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The continuous tradition of Buddhist rockcut dwellings and 'Chaityas' find their prime example in the magnificent rock cut caves of Elephanta. It was between 533-566 AD that these splendid caves were carved from the rock face. These temples lie nine kilometers northeast from Apollo Bunder. They are Mumbai's most famous tourist attraction apart from the famed nightlife. Elephanta Islands, in earlier days was called Gharapuri, the fortress city. It was named as Elephanta by the Portuguese, after they saw a large stone elephant on its shore. All art in the caves is dealt in the Shaiva tradition, all related to Lord Shiva. The most famous is the impressive 'Trimurti' where God Shiva takes the form of Brahma, the Creator, Vishnu, the Preserver, and Maheshwar, the Destroyer. The best time to visit is the weekdays, since the weekends are usually jam packed. Launches leave Apollo Bunder (next to Gateway of India) regularly. A guided tour is recommended. Guides are easily available at the Gateway. Call the tourist information center on +1 800 233 5050 for further details.
The Juhu Club Millennium, makes a grand statement, with its magnificent architecture at the prime location of Juhu. Spread across 5 acres, this club has every luxury amenity a member deserves. From sports facilities like squash courts, swimming pools, tennis courts, and a gym, to convention centers; from a beauty salon to its very own cafe and restaurant, everything you need to relax and have a great time with your family is right here at this club.
If your looking for the best place to go Karting in Mumbai, then look no further than Hakone Go-Karting at Powai. The place has the best Karting rink in all of Mumbai and is regularly used for Karting competitions. There are two different tracks used, one for professionals and another one for rookies, which is considerably smaller and oval shaped. There is a rock climbing arena there as well, making it an interesting place to visit if your game for the ultimate adrenaline rush.
Formerly known as Borivali National Park, this 110 sq. km protected area on the northern outskirts of Mumbai, provides a fresh breath to this congested megapolis. Originally planned as a wildlife retreat outside Mumbai, most of its area still remains wild but breathtakingly beautiful. It is filled with dense forests and picturesque lakes. The highlights of the Park are the several animal species like the Hyena, four-horned antelope, panther, deer, leopard along with plenty of fauna, making it a birdwatcher's paradise with over 274 species. You can enjoy the Lion Safari park inside or take a ride on the toy train.