Elephanta Caves Current Affairs, GK & News
The Elephanta Festival of art and culture commenced at the iconic Gateway of India in Mumbai, Maharashtra. The festival was inaugurated by state Tourism Minister Jaykumar Rawal who highlighted government’s commitment towards boosting Elephanta island tourism in all possible ways. Key Features Background: The Elephanta Festival of art and culture was started in 2012 and ..
Month: Current Affairs - June, 2019
Category: Art & Culture Current Affairs
Topics: Archaeological Survey of India • ASI • Elephanta Caves • Elephanta Festival of Art and Culture • Elephanta Island • Gharapuri Island • Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation • rock-cut Caves • UNESCO World Heritage Site
Currently, Maharashtra has total five Unesco World Heritage Sites and this number is highest among all states and UTs in India. The sites include Ajanta Caves, Ellora Caves, Elephanta Caves, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus and the Victorian Gothic and Art Deco buildings of South Mumbai. The last one was included on 30 June, 2018.
Topics: Ajanta Caves • Buddhist caves in India • Buddhist pilgrimage sites in India • Chalukya dynasty • Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus • Elephanta Caves • Ellora Caves • India • Indian rock-cut architecture • Mumbai • South Mumbai • States and union territories of India