India: see ElephantaElephanta
, 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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Dating back to the 5th-7th centuries, the group of caves were carved out in rocky terrain of the green and hilly Gharapuri Island, around 10km off Mumbai in the Arabian Sea, and declared a World Heritage site in 1987.
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.
25 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday described the electricity supply to Gharapuri Isle, which houses the UNESCO World Heritage site Elephanta Caves, as a 'new phase of development'.
Gharapuri Island (Elephanta caves), a famous tourist spot is located on the north side of the creek.
Gharapuri Island (Elephanta caves), a famous tourist spot is present on the north side of the creek.
Making his way by crowded train to the village of Gharapuri, he's met by Purohit N.
A 7.5-km long undersea cable has brought electricity to the world-famous Gharapuri Isle, which houses the UNESCO world heritage site.
There are three villages - Shetbandar, Morabandar and Rajbandar - on this island also known as Gharapuri, where the locals are mostly engaged in tourism, fishing, rice cultivation and boat repairing.
The Elephanta Caves was earlier known as Gharapuri. This land was renamed Elephanta by the Portuguese, after seeing a majestically carved elephant on this island.