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These caves were carved from the rock on Elephanta Island between the fifth and eighth centuries, to be used as Hindu and Buddhist temples.
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Gateway of India
The Gateway of India, located on the waterfront in Mumbai, was built in 1911 to commerate a visit from King George V and Queen Mary.
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Passengers on our ferry back to Mumbai as we approached the city.
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A view of Mumbai from the ferry on the return from Elephanta Island.
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Elephanta Island Train
Miniature train on Elephanta Island.
The walkway from the ferry terminal at Elephanta. The tracks are for a miniature train that transports people from the entrance to the caves area to the ferry terminal.
Elephanta Island Ferry Boats
Two ferry boats on Elephanta Island.
Elephanta Island Monkeys
The island is overrun with monkeys, who love to steal food and drinks from the tourists.
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Booths selling various items along the entrance to the Elephanta Caves. The caves are located in the hills in the background.
Ferry boats docked on the shore of Elephanta Island.
These wooden ferry boats transport people from the wharf at the Gateway of India in Mumbai to various islands. We took these ferries to Elephanta Island and back.
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Taj Mahal Palace
The Taj Mahal Palace hotel in Mumbai.
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Prince of Wales Museum
Exterior of the Prince of Wales Museum in Mumbai.
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University of Mumbai
Main building of the University of Mumbai.
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Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Mandai, formerly known as the Crawford Market, is one of Mumbai's largest marketplaces.
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Our guide, Mala, purchases spices for her kitchen in the Crawford Market.