Soon, you will be able to reach Elephanta Caves from Mumbai within 15 minutes instead of travel 60 mins now.
Whomsoever has ever visited the city of Bollywood is aware of Elephanta Caves. They are the beautiful caves with some gorgeous rock art dedicated to Lord Shiva and are located on an island about 10 kilometers far from Mumbai city.
Currently, who wants to travel to this historical monument has only 1 option and that is to take a ferry ride from Gateway of India to the caves. It takes almost an hour to reach from Mumbai. The ferry ride is a great experience in itself, but it is always a good idea to have another travel, especially when that option helps you save a good amount of time. The central government has sanctioned a project to make a 8-km long ropeway connecting Mumbai to Elephanta Caves. It will take just 14 minutes to reach from Mumbai to Elephanta once this ropeway gets completed.
The estimated date of completion of the project is in 2022, which is 3 years from now. This ropeway will be constructed over the Arabian Sea, thus making it the first over-the-ocean ropeway of the country. Once it gets completed, a total of 30 cable cars will run on the route.