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Once you have gained access to the Rock Temples you can either wander around them as we did or hire a guide, there was reputed to be a free English speaking guide included in the price of the luxury launch ticket but we saw neither hide nor hair of him !!
Not to much is known of the history of Elephant Island, The Rock Templed are believed to have been carved out around AD 450 to AD750
The Island was originally called Gharapuri (Place of Caves) But the Portuguese re-named it Elephant Island after a Large Stone Elephant located near the shore . This statue collapsed in 1814, The British consequently moved and rebuilt the statue in Victoria park where it still stands.

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  • Written Apr 5, 2007
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