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Elephanta Island

Elephanta Island, Mumbai. Courtesy of

Daily; not Mon
Hours: Elephanta Caves Tue-Sun; boats operate daily 9am-2.30pm (weather permitting); last boat leaves Elephanta Island 3.30pm
Cost: Rs250 (entry to caves); Rs120 (boat)
UNESCO Heritage Site Elephanta Island is named after the elephant sculptures discovered there. Its famous caves contain 5th-8th-century stone carvings, dedicated to Hindu gods. The highlight is the imposing six-metre high carving of Shiva. Beware of the aggressive monkeys.
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