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+91 91679 66042 | +91 98695 09488 | +91 83695 80471
+91 99306 91186 | +91 99202 51847

Heritage walk @ Elephanta Caves- 25 Dec'18

Event Details

Elephanta Caves are a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a collection of cave temples predominantly dedicated to Lord Shiva. The Caves are located on Gharapuri island near Mumbai harbor, which features two hillocks separated by a narrow valley. The small island is dotted with numerous ancient archaeological remains that are the sole testimonies to its rich cultural past. These archaeological remains reveal evidence of occupation from as early as the 2nd century BC. The rock-cut Elephanta Caves were constructed about the mid-5th to 6th centuries AD. The most important among the caves is the great Cave 1, which measures 39 mtr from the front entrance to the back. This cave closely resembles Dumar Lena cave at Ellora, in Aurangabad. The main body of the cave, excluding the porticos on the three open sides and the back aisle, is 27 mtr square and is supported by rows of six columns each.

The 7-metre-high masterpiece “Sadashiva” dominates the entrance to Cave 1. The sculpture represents three aspects of Shiva: the Creator, the Preserver, and the Destroyer, identified, respectively, with Aghora or Bhairava (left half), Taptapurusha or Mahadeva (central full face), and Vamadeva or Uma (right half). Representations of Nataraja, Yogishvara, Andhakasuravadha, Ardhanarishwara, Kalyanasundaramurti, Gangadharamurti, and Ravanaanugrahamurti are also noteworthy for their forms, dimensions, themes, representations, content, alignment and execution.

The layout of the caves, including the pillar components, the placement and division of the caves into different parts, and the provision of a sanctum or Garbhagriha of sarvatobhadra plan, are important developments in rock-cut architecture. 
Itinerary
Tuesday 25 Dec'18-

  • Meeting Point - Gateway of India at 8.00 am
  • Introduction & Breakfast by 8.15 a.m
  • Proceed to Gharapuri island by ferry by 9.00 am
  • Reach Gharapuri island by 11.00 am
  • Guided tour & photography till 2:00 pm
  • Return Journey by 3.00 pm
  • Reach Gateway of India by 5.30 pm
  • Event end with happy memories.
Event Cost
Rs. 500/- (Rs. Five hundred only) per person only

Includes-

  • Ferry charges to & from Gateway of India to Gharapuri island
  • Bf/Tea, & Evening tea
  • Guide and Expertise Charges
  • Entry fee
  • NB Expertise

Excludes-
  • Lunch for the day
  • Camera/ Mobile phone Entry fees
  • Bottled water / Cold drink charges 
  • Any Personal Expenses
  • Medical/Insurance
  • Anything else not included in Inclusion
Registration

For Registration, Contact – 9920251847 / 99306 91186 / 91679 66042/ 98695 09488 

To register your seat please transfer event cost in the account below:

Account Name: Nisarga Bhraman Eco Tours
Account No.: 50200024447001 (Current)
RTGS/NEFT/IFSC Code: 0000414
Bank: HDFC Bank
Branch: Shantivan, Borivali (East)

After making the payment through net banking or mobile, please take a screenshot of the transaction and mail it to nisargabhraman@gmail.com or send it over Whatsup.

Limited seats, entry on first come first served basis

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Things To Carry

  • Lunch for the day
  • At least 2 Liters of water
  • A haversack to put in everything to be carried
  • Napkin, Cap, Sunglasses
  • Camera (optional)
  • Personal medicines required if any
  • Identity Proof
Rules & Regulations

Rules-
  • Consumption of alcohol, Drugs, Narcotics is strictly banned on the event & should lead to expulsion from the trek
  • The leader’s decision will be final and binding on all members. No arguments will be entertained
  • Each member will be responsible for his/her own safety and baggage
  • Please do not wear any jewellery or gold chains/rings
  • Please do not litter, we believe in the saying, “Wherever you go, leave only your footprints and take back only memories.”

Disclaimer:

Hiking / Trekking / Rock climbing is an adventurous activity and accidents can happen in spite of taking utmost caution and care. The organization will not be responsible for any injury / accident / death to the participant while on trek.

Medical Disclaimer:

It is Important to be physically fit while on treks. If suffering from any allergy or ailment, please bring prescribed medicines to prevent serious health problem including heatstroke, severe headache, cough, dehydration and hypothermia. Participants suffering from chronic conditions like asthma bronchitis, blood pressure, migraine, diabetes etc. should take permission from their physicians before treks.


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