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Address: Elephanta Caves, Elephanta Island, India
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+91 98677 07414
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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Elephanta Caves are situated on Elephanta Island about 7 kms from Mumbai’s...

Elephanta Caves are situated on Elephanta Island about 7 kms from Mumbai’s mainland shore. The caves can be reached by an approx. 1-hour boat ride from Gateway of India.

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Amazing symbol of architecture

The Elephanta island is 1-1.25 hrs boat ride from the Gateway of India. Once you get down from the boat it is a bit of trekking to reach the caves. The way up is mostly covered... read more

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Thrissur, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Elephanta island is 1-1.25 hrs boat ride from the Gateway of India. Once you get down from the boat it is a bit of trekking to reach the caves. The way up is mostly covered, both sides have shops selling souvenirs. The caves are huge, with some good stone carving works. Spend time to appreciate the work. There many... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There are a few costs that are allocated to get to Elephanta Caves. To take the ferry, to enter the island and then to actually go up to the caves. It was about an hour ferry ride....so it was pretty nice to take in the breeze and the sea. Once you get there it is a bit of a trek.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in Mumbai, it's a must visit place if you have half a day to spare. We went on a Saturday and it was an easy boat ride to the island. We were expecting queues at the ticket counters at the gateway of India, however we were pleasantly surprised to see fewer people, possibly because we were there... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visit to elephanta caves is a day long affair. You start in the morning by availing a boat from the gateway of India. It takes 1.5hrs to reach the caves. Along the journey you can witness some of the biggest cargo ships you have ever seen harboured in the Mumbai port. You might see the Indian Navy ships as well... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brave the polluted sea and air and head over to this popular attraction! The boat ride over gentle swell is accompanied by seagulls flying alongside the launch scavenging snacks. The first view of the island after crossing the causeway is very depressing. Mangroves are choked by plastic rubbish and garbage sludge. This is in spite of a laughable sign urging... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tried to do some sightseeing while staying in Mumbai, and Elephanta Caves was at the top of the recommended locations. We got to the port early in the morning and were able to jump on a 10am ferry, which was great for watching the harbor. The boat ride was slow and relaxing (we had to pay an extra few rupees... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Elephanta Island or Gharapuri to use its local name, is a pleasant 40 minute ferry ride from the Gateway of India jetty. The Elephanta Caves are a UNESCO world heritage site, though if you are expecting anything on the lines of Ellora or Ajanta you may well be disappointed. Even so, this is a pleasant half day trip. The ferry... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

To arrive it takes approximately 1 hour by boat from the Gates of India. You can get on actrain or do it by walk to arrive at a ramp with many Shop to buy souvenir. Then you arrive at the cave where there are many statues dated since 3 Centuries bc. Really outstanding they deserve a visit. Last boat to... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You don't need to book a tour. Go to the entry to India Gate and before going in go down the 3 to 4 stairs on your right to the first ticket window. 'Luxury' boat ride is 180 rupees return. It's a 1 hour ride out and allow 2 hours max visiting. You need to be reasonably fit to walk... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great boat trip to the caves takes about an hour each way. But time flies is not noticeable. The caves themselves are very interesting. In Bombay you need to allocate more than 2 days, which would see everything.

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