Every trip has at least one “Epic Fail Moment” and ours was yesterday.
The Elephanta Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage Site – http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/244, was on my to-see list and, not wanting to battle any weekend crowds, was chosen as the Monday to-do activity.
As we picked up our tickets to ride from the Gateway to India to the Caves there was a sign that read “Closed on Mondays”….BUT the man at the counter assured us that there was some stuff still open and we could still go.
The boat ride was 1 hour and it was nice to see some of the Navy vessels and a nice view of Bombay from the sea. Upon arrival to the island, walking a mile, hiking a mile up-hill, we found the following sign:
So sweat soaked, 2lbs lighter, muscles screaming, we trekked back to the boat and back to Bombay.
Lesson learned: Next time a sign says that a monument is closed – visit a museum and don’t listen to the little man behind the ticket counter.
All was not lost…here are some photos