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ELEPHANTA CAVES - Elephanta Caves are located nine kms by sea from the Gateway of India, must visit place in every excursion itinerary. The Elephanta Caves are characterised by rock temples carved out of two hills that emerge from the centre of the island. At Elephanta sixth century built cave shrine to Lord Shiva, , and a massive three-headed sculpture representing Brahma the creator, Vishnu the preserver, and Shiva the destroyer.

- A small trip of about four miles to the famous Kanheri Caves are a must visit excursion spot of Mumbai. The caves are believed to have been carved out by Buddhist monks between the 2nd and 9th centuries Situated in the centre of Mumbai's Borivili National Park, the Kanheri caves are also regarded as one of the biggest Buddhist monastic establishment on the Konkan coast.

-The Karla Caves in Maharashtra are one of the finest examples ofcut structures which are one of the most primitive forms of architecture found in several parts of India. Built by Buddhist monks, the caves are in keeping with the Buddhist ideas of simplicity. The caves are characterised by many halls and a huge stone stupa along with the 2000-year-old teak wood ceiling which is still intact. Outside the cave is a pillar crowned with lions. This was an emblem of the Buddhist King Ashoka, now adopted by the Indian Government as the state emblem.

LONAVLA - Located at a distance of 120 kms from Mumbai, Lonavla is a favourite hilly destination around Mumbai. Ideal for a day or weekend trip, Lonavla is beautiful and cool hill station. The waterfalls of Tungarly or trek up to the Duke's Nose (a gigantic hillock ) gives the complete feeling of being close to mother nature.

MATHERAN - is one of the nearest hill stations of Mumbai, Calm and undisturbed. It was discovered in 1850, it provides very nice view of the nearby places from the Hart point. A buggy is the main mode of transport in Matheran. Interestingly one thing that dominates the market is chikki, a confection made of gram flour, jaggery and cashew nut. Matheran has retained the tranquility and peace of a hill station by not allowing any kind of motor vehicle into the town.

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