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Elephant festival : This festival is held across the Mumbai harbour, on the Elephanta Island, near the world-renowned Elephanta Caves. This feast of music and dance, celebrated under the stars, transforms the entire island into a large auditorium.

Ellora festival : It is a festival of dance and music held every March in the splendid surroundings of the world-heritage listed cave temple of Ellora, about 30 km from Aurangabad, Maharashtra. There are 34 caves cut out of the sloping side of the Chamadri hills. Excavated between 600-1000 AD, the caves belong to Buddhists, Jain and Hindu faiths.Ellora represents some 300 years of experiments carried out by different faiths with their very different iconography and structural compulsions.