Anachronism : Mumbai & Elephanta

Among the largest mega-cities in the world, Mumbai also has an anachronistic satellite island about an hour away from its shores. An island that is only a few kilometers away in space but hundred of years away in time. The Elphanta island. Home to caves sculpted out of rock and decorated with figures and architectural artefacts, this world heritage site was created in the 6th -7th century. The contrast between the hustle & bustle of Mumbai and the serenity of the caves cannot be explained - it has to be experienced. Even the poorly taken photos on my phone-camera allow a glimpse of the beauty hidden away on the island. IMG_2640 IMG_2641 IMG_2642 IMG_2644 IMG_2645 IMG_2647 IMG_2648 IMG_2650 IMG_2652 IMG_2654 IMG_2656 IMG_2658 IMG_2659 IMG_2663 IMG_2664 IMG_2665 IMG_2667 IMG_2669 IMG_2670 IMG_2672 IMG_2676 IMG_2678 IMG_2682 IMG_2686 IMG_2687 IMG_2688 IMG_2689 IMG_2691 IMG_2692 IMG_2696 IMG_2697 IMG_2698 IMG_2699 IMG_2703 IMG_2704 IMG_2705 IMG_2706 IMG_2707 IMG_2710 IMG_2713 IMG_2716 jm April 2013  

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