Elephanta caves are a confabulation of three small villages nearby Mumbai located at Gharapuri Island. Dating back to the period 9th to 13th century AD, the caves are believed to be famous for the ancient sculptures and the temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Thousands of domestic and foreign travelers visit to see a UNESCO world heritage site.
The prime idol in the temple is Ardhanarishwara, a combination of half man and half woman characterizing Shiva and Parvathy. The temple is constructed by rock cuts and its designing is based on the Hindu astrological knowledge base. It is famed as a wonderful sculpture of elephants representing three faces of Trinity, Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshwara. Thus, a fascinating cave, gained a high worth attraction to visit.
Marine Drive is a natural bay in C shape linking Malabar hills and Nariman Point in Mumbai officially known as Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. The drive is built over the area retrieved from the Arabian Sea. The prime attraction of the Marine Drive is the well-maintained pathways which are especially made for the people to refresh their minds in the evenings. These beautiful pathways are surrounded by lush green palm trees to have deep breath and calm surroundings.
Gateway of India
Gateway of India is an exceptional monument located in Mumbai and has been constructed with reinforced concrete and yellow colored basalt. The direction of this monument is perfectly in South Mumbai, which is really the Gateway of India. It has been height of 26 meters and has a inner width of 15 meters. The construction of this monument lies in the style of Indo-Saracen along with various features of 16th century Muslim architectural excellence. It also has gained maximum popularity of all kinds of tourists. One can also enjoy boats facilities to enjoy the fantastic boat travel from gateway of India to Elephanta Island.
Colaba Causeway is a prominent as well as entertaining spot of vibrant tourist activities. It is a major road connecting a bank between Mumbai’s Old Woman’s Island and Colaba. It is established by English east India Company located parallel to Gate way of India. It has number of shops, hotels, cinema halls and restaurants inside it.
Colaba Causeway is a flexible shopping suburban area which is perfect for all shopping tourist freaks. Here, one can get plenty of clothing materials, electronics equipments, Indian and imported high values items and cosmetics.