Located in the Mumbai Harbour, the Elephanta Caves are an incredible and awe-inspiring creation of medieval Indian architecture.
Created between AD 450 and 750, the enthralling labyrinth of caves feature detailed sculptures of deities, and an intriguing network of aisles, porticoes, and pillars.
A testament to India’s rich religious and cultural history, the caves are dedicated to both Hindu and Buddhist deities.
Adorned with incredibly detailed and imposing sculptures – looming over the caves at an impressive height of 7 metres – it is not surprising that local belief rumours that these mythical monoliths were not built by the hands of men.
The rock cut caves are nationally revered as replete with “Rasas” – an Indian aesthetic which translates as “nectar, essence or taste” connoting an artistic creation which evokes an emotion that cannot be described…. Much like the phrase “Je ne sais quoi”.
You will have the opportunity to explore these celestial caves aboard our Madras Mail and Darjeeling Mail voyages. During our stay in Mumbai, we will enjoy a short cruise from the iconic “Gateway of India” to this incredible UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Read on to find out more information on our unique and exclusive India itineraries.
Alternatively, take the opportunity to book a consultation with our experts and begin a journey that extends the boundaries of luxury train travel in India.
A sensational journey across Northern India by private luxury train
MUMBAI – UDAIPUR – JAIPUR – DELHI – FATEHPUR SIKRI – AGRA FORT – AGRA (TAJ MAHAL) – VARANASI – DARJEELING
Our stunning voyage aboard the Deccan Odyssey train travels coast to coast, from the Arabian Sea to the Bay of Bengal.
Highlights include Darjeeling, with its old-world charm and breath-taking views from the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway’s ‘Toy Train’. Plus, experience the sunrise on the sacred Ganges at Varanasi; and visit the amazing sights of Agra, including the incomparable Taj Mahal.
Discover the mysteries, diversity and traditions of Southern India in style
MUMBAI (BOMBAY) – GOA – OOTY – KOCHI (COCHIN) – TRIVANDRUM – KANYAKUMARI – MADURAI – PONDICHERRY – CHENNAI (MADRAS) – HYDERABAD
Feed your wanderlust with our tailor-made luxury voyage of Southern India. From palatial temples to tropical beaches, India is a treasure trove of unrivalled diversity. From the opulent grandeur of the Deccan Odyssey, the Madras Mail meanders through the bustling hubs of Mumbai (Bombay) and Chennai (Madras), before sinking into a tropical, more tranquil India.