The Elephanta Festival is an excellent opportunity to visit the Elephanta Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Elephanta Island is about an hour’s drive from Mumbai and is considered one of the best venues in India.
The Elephanta Festival features a variety of Indian classical dance and music forms. This festival is a fantastic opportunity for those who prefer culturally rich trips. Consider turning the entire Elephanta island into an auditorium. Huge, beautifully carved pillars provide an excellent backdrop, highlighting the rich heritage of art and sculpture.
The Elephanta Festival will take place in Mumbai from February 13 to 15. The Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) organizes the cultural festival to promote tourism and culture in Mumbai.
What can the Elephanta Festival offer?
Plays, skits, classical dances, live music, folk performances (song and dance), folk performances by the fishing community (Koli), and instrumental and vocal recitals are among the highlights of the festival. All of these performances will take place outside under the stars! The festival is completely free to attend.
How do I get to Elephanta Island?
By ferry, Elephanta Island is an hour away. The ferry can be taken from the Gateway of India; the first boat leaves at 9 a.m. There are ferries every 30 minutes, so don’t be concerned about missing one. At 2 p.m., the last ferry to Elephanta Island departs.