Elephanta Caves at risk from rising sea levels

The iconic Elephanta Caves, a declared World Heritage site is being at long-term risk from rising sea levels. Located on Elephanta Island, 10 km off Mumbai consists of seven caves.

The report was published by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), and the US based the Union of Concerned Scientists. The study had found that around 130 World Heritage sites at long-term risk from sea level rise.

The island of Elephanta depicts the past glory of civilization through its decorated temples and the images of deities. The date of the famous caves is still very much debated and varies from the 6th Century to the 8th Century

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