The Elephanta caves are famous caves of maharastra that are very attractive caves. These caves are very oldest caves. The elephanta caves is located on Elephanta Island or Gharapuri in mumbai, Maharashtra. The Elephanta Caves tour is a best tour for local and global tourist.
The Elephanta caves were not created by local tradition man. That created by the Pandavas, the heroes of the Hindu epic Mahabharata, and Banasura, the demon devotee of Shiva, are both credited with building temple or cut caves to live. The Elephanta caves have a popular history of pandavas.
The island, located on an arm of the Arabian Sea, the caves are consists in two groups. The first is a large group of five Hindu caves, and the second is a smaller group of two Buddhist caves. The Hindu caves contain rock cut stone sculptures, representing the Shaiva Hindu sect, dedicated to the god Shiva. And second Buddhist caves dedicated to the god Buddha.
The main cave (Great Cave) was a Hindu place of worship until Portuguese rule began in 1534, after which the caves suffered severe damage. This cave was renovated in the 1970s after years of neglect, and was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987 to preserve the artwork. It is currently maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).