Elephanta Caves is a place located 15 km from Mumbai, the capital of the Indian state of Maharashtra, which is famous for its artistic caves. Elephanta Caves is about one hour from Gateway of India by Ferry Service. Sea gulls accompany you on the way. Elephanta has a total of seven caves. There are 3 pillars in the main cave on which Shiva Bhagnan can be seen in various forms. The historical name of Elephanta is Dharpuri. Elephanta Caves are a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a collection of cave temples predominantly dedicated to the Hindu God Shiva.