Maharashtra Tourism
The two-day Elephanta Festival, Mumbai is an attempt to expose the living heritage of Indian dance, sculpture and art.

Elephanta Festival

Elephanta Festival, MaharashtraElephanta Festival is another festival for dance and music organised by the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC). It is organised in the month of February. Renowned dancers and musicians perform outside the caves of Elephanta under the starry sky in front of the selected and appreciative audience. Special launch services and catering arrangements are also provided for visitors.

A boat ride from the Gateway of India in Mumbai to the Elephanta Islands is also included as a part of the festival. Elephanta is just one-and-a-half hours drive away from Mumbai. The island was once known as Puri or Gharapuri. Portuguese found a monolithic stone elephant at this place so as named derived 'Elephanta'.