Elephanta caves are the major attraction of Mumbai. Located on Gharapuri Island in Mumbai's harbor, consists of an array of collection of inner cells, grand halls, courtyards and shrines. The architecture of these attractions is designed in the splendid symmetry form of Indian rock-cut style. This place is also embellished with beautiful stone sculpture of Hindu Gods and Goddesses. The complete construction of this complex was created through a process of rock removal. Some of the rock surfaces are highly accomplished by untreated bare rock.
From the period 9th to 13th century AD, the caves have been dedicated to Lord Shiva and widely renowned for its ancient sculptures. It is also declared one of the best UNISCO sites being praised by thousands of tourist around the world. Presiding idol of this temple is Ardhanarishwara, displaying half man and half woman representing Shiva and Parvathy. This shrine is very close to the spiritual power of India. Symbolic to this, three faces of Trinity, Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshwara describes the feelings of spirituality
The entire attractive cave temple complex spans an area of about 60000 squares combining with a chamber, courtyards and some shrines. Consisting of three entrances, one is on the east and other is on the west marking to the axis of this temple.