Sacred Serenity, The Caves of Elephanta Island

A short ferry ride from Mumbai lies Elephanta Island, home to ancient rock-cut caves that date back to the 5th century. These UNESCO World Heritage sites, dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva, showcase intricate carvings and sculptures that are monumental in both size and artistry. The central Maheshmurti statue, depicting a three-faced Shiva, is especially awe-inspiring. The tranquil island offers both spiritual reflection and a break from the city's hustle and bustle.