This morning we visit the Prince of Wales Museum, where we enjoy viewing a range of art and artefacts, housed in a magnificent 20th century colonial-style building. This afternoon leave by Motor Launch & travel across the hrabour to the world famous to the Elephanta Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage site located on Elephanta Island, where two cave systems dating back to the 5th century display delicate sculptures of Shiva and Buddha.
The island stone elephant was found when they landed there in the 16th century. These eight-century rock-cut caves were hewn out of the hills and sculpted intricately. Three avenues made from four rows of massive columns cut into the main rock lead to the 18-ft high imposing structure of Maheshmurti - depicting Shiva as the creator, destroyer & Preserver. It has been often erroneously called the Trimurti.Overnight stay [B, D]