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, island, c.2 sq mi (5.2 sq km), in Mumbai harbor, Maharashtra state, W India. It is noted for six Brahmanic caves, carved (8th cent.) from solid rock some 250 ft (76 m) above sea level.
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I spent an hour posing with locals as we headed by boat to the cave temples of Elephanta Island, a Unesco heritage site.
It also has sites like the Gateway of India monument and cave temples at Elephanta Island. To the south is the rustic, beach-lined Konkan Coast.
Back in Mumbai, a boat ride crossing the waters of the Sea of Oman brought me to Elephanta Island. The island is celebrated for its five rock-cut caves that house what are considered as the zenith of the artistic achievements associated with the cult of Shiva.
You can, in the space of a few days, take a boat trip to Elephanta island, with its ancient cave temples, explore the sets of Bollywood, try historic Iranian recipes in a historic Parsi cafe, or cycle through the city in the early morning as it slowly wakes up from a heavy sleep.
Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass), an independent society providing ship classification and certification, said it has successfully assisted public electricity distribution utility, Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL), in the marine cable installation works for the electrification project of Gharapuri Island (popularly known as Elephanta Island), in Mumbai, India.
"I was just watching the TV news two days ago that electricity has reached three villages of the Elephanta Island after 70 years of independence, and this has led to much joy and enthusiasm among the people there," he said.
Summary: There are three villages on Elephanta Island, where locals are mostly engaged in tourism, fishing, rice cultivation and boat repairing
Investment in "off-grid" energy schemes such as that on Elephanta Island could be the way forward for hard-to-reach rural areas, he said, as "the centralized system has failed to deliver" with power cuts widespread where supplies exist.
Investment in 'off-grid' energy schemes such as that on Elephanta Island could be the way forward for hard-to-reach rural areas, he said, as 'the centralised system has failed to deliver' with power cuts widespread where supplies exist.
Escape the chaos of the city to relax on the hour-long ferry to the Unesco world heritage site of Elephanta Island. A steep climb through the trees is rewarded by a series of hill-top caves housing awe-inspiring eighth century carvings depicting the legends of Shiva.
WHAT TO DO For families Take a boat to Elephanta Island and explore the magical cave temples.