KOCHI: India's iconic Elephanta Caves , the glorious abode of Lord Shiva and an epitome of Hindu cave culture, is facing a long-term risk from sea-level rise, according to a new report. The Elephanta caves, a world heritage site, consists of seven caves situated on an island close to Mumbai.
"India's Elephanta Caves are one of 130 cultural world heritage sites identified in a recent academic study as being at long-term risk from sea-level rise," the report titled 'The World Heritage and Tourism in a Changing Climate' said.
The report was published last week by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation ( UNESCO ), and the US-based Union of Concerned Scientists.
The new report quoted a 2014 global analysis by researchers at the University of Innsbruck and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research.