Elephanta festival, Mumbai 2020 at 2nd century BCE rock cut caves of Elephanta on 13th to 15th February 2020

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Location : Elephanta caves,Mumbai,India

Destination Type: Cultural destination

Elephanta festival is a two days festival conducted by Maharashtra Tourism Department to promote tourism and Indian art form. Artists from around the world come and perform here. Other than an oppertunity to witness the best talents perform, the venue itself is an attraction. The festival is conducted at Elephanta caves which consists of five Hindu caves and a few Buddhist stupa mounds that date back to the 2nd century BCE

History of  Elephanta festival

  1. The festival was started in 1989
  2. The biggest idol in the rock cut caves is a 20 feet tall idol of Trimurti Sada shiva
  3. Since its inception, every year Elephanta festival is conducted for two days

Activities for tourists at Elephanta festival

  1. Attend week long performances in classical dance forms and musical concerts
  2. Enjoy the folk dance form of local fishermen-“Koli”
  3. Explore Elephanta caves
  4. Attend the Shehnai program at Gateway of India Mumbai

How to reach there


The Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (formerly Sahar International Airport) is the main aviation hub in the city and the second busiest airport in India in terms of passenger traffic.It is well connected to many of the major cities of the world


Long-distance trains connecting most of the major cities in India originate from Mumbai’s railway stations such as  Chhatrapati Shivaji TerminusDadarLokmanya Tilak TerminusMumbai CentralBandra TerminusAndheri and Borivali


Mumbai is served by two major ports, Mumbai Port Trust and Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, which lies just across the creek in Navi Mumbai.Mumbai Port has one of the best natural harbours in the world, and has extensive wet and dry dock accommodation facilities


Mumbai is connected to most of the major destinations in India by National Highway 3, National Highway 4, National Highway 8, National Highway 17 and National Highway 222 of India’s National Highways system.The Mumbai-Pune Expressway  connects Mumbai to Pune


The winter months are the most pleasant in Mumbai. Being a coastal area, winters are mild and the temperature goes to a minimum of 10°C. The days are cool and perfect for outdoor activities and sightseeing. Humidity starts rising from March and as summers start approaching. The maximum temperature in May can go as high as 40°C. It may not be the ideal weather to head out in the sun but evenings are pleasant

Nearby destinations for tour operators / travel agents

  1. Mumbai ( 14 kms away)
  2. Lonavala ( 96 kms away)
  3. Nashik ( 184 kms away)
  4. Karla Buddha Caves (107 kms away)
  5. Shri bhimashankar jyotirlinga wildlife ( 107 kms awy)

Some hotels in Mumbai for tourists and tour operators with room tariff less than Rs.5000/- per night

Ginger Mumbai, Andheri East https://www.gingerhotels.com/ginger-mumbai-andheri-east/?utm_source=Google_Business_Listing&utm_medium=google&utm_campaign=GINGER_MUMBAI_ANDHERI_EAST_BUSINESS_LISTING 

Hotel Le Grande http://www.hotellegrande.com/ 

Mogul Palace Hotel http://www.mogulpalace.com/ 

The Oriental Residency http://www.theorientalresidency.com/ 

Hotel A. K. International http://www.hotelakinternational.in/ 

Carlton Hotel – Colaba http://www.carltonhotel.in/

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 Photo courtesy: By Christian Haugen – Elephanta Caves, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=9435150


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