Sunday, 26 June 2016

Elephanta Island

It's been quite a long time I haven't visited any heritage site in India. Had a chance to visit Agra (Taj Mahal) during the 4th semester with my room partners but couldn't go due to some reasons.

Now that I am in Mumbai for some days, I found out that there are few places I can visit which will help me know a different side of Mumbai. Elephanta Island was one of them. 

One of the interesting part about visiting Elephanta Island was the ride of ferry from Gateway of India to the Island. This was the first time I was on a ferry ride and the experience was a refreshing one. 

Have captured some moments from our sightings. Here it goes - 

Ferry Ticket

Colleagues: Sandeep, Aditya, Shashank, Pawas and Rohit

Group Selfie at Gateway of India, Mumbai

Aditya posing for me :)

The other side of Mumbai :) 

Selfie with Pawas, Rohit (Backgrund)

Train ride inside Elephanta Island. 

Elephanta Cave 1

Elephanta Cave 2

Elephanta Cave 3

Overall the sighting was enjoyable. Someone should have told us before that we have to climb a huge numbers of stairs before reaching the caves. By the time we reached the caves, we were very tired. One mistake we committed was that we had lunch before climbing the stairs. That made the climbing more difficult. 

Anyways, it's a good place to visit. If people wants to escape from the buildings and traffic of Mumbai, this is one place I would recommend :)