The journey to Elephanta Island may appear daunting - a boat ride on boats with unscheduled departures and unpredictable vessels - but the risk is well worth the reward. The detail in the sculpture is amazing, and the callous damage many of the pieces experienced under the British is glaringly obvious, and disappointing. Of course the Shiv Trimurti sculpture is the most impressive - and remarkably unblemished - and it alone is worth the trip.
For anyone unfamiliar with the Hindu mythos and deities, a guide is recommended to be able to understand the full scope of the artwork.
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