Incredible India: Elephanta Caves, Maharashtra

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Elephanta Caves, Mumbai, Maharashtra, West India, located on an island called Gharapuri/Dharapuri, has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site. This site contains rock-cut cave Temples with huge pillars and sculptures, that are estimated to have been built during 4 – 6 CE. The idols (some of them over 5 m tall) and carvings represent mythological events both in Hindu and Buddhist religions. One can take a ferry from Gateway of India, Mumbai, to reach this picturesque and historic island. More…

Photo by Philip Larson (originally posted to Flickr as DSC04527) [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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