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Elephanta Island



Elephanta Island is one of the islands in Mumbai Harbor. This island is also known as the Gharapuri islands or the place of caves. This island is a very renowned and famous tourist spot. The famous rock cut, Elephanta Caves are situated here. The island has an area of 16 km².
The Elephanta island is easily accessible by ferry from Mumbai. This island is around 10 km from the south east coast of the island city. The boats or the ferries leave daily from the Gateway of India to the Elephanta islands. It takes about an hour each way for the journey.

The island is thickly forested with palm, mango, and tamarind trees.
 
 
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