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Address: Elephanta Caves, Elephanta Island, India
Phone Number: +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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Mumbai Private Tour: Full Day Mumbai City Tour with Elephant Caves

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Take the boat to Elephanta island and you get a great view of the Gateway to India that is spectacular. The sea air is also a welcome relief. Once at the island there are 3... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Carved out of solid rock, UNESCO has appropriately recognised the world heritage value of this site. After a somewhat long ferry ride, a rickety train along the pier (walking is better) and a moderately strenuous climb surrounded by craft stores vying for your rupees, you are amply rewarded by wonderful hindu carvings. These would have been even better if not... More 

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Boat ride was reasonable affordable and the main cave is a pretty good sight. The rest of the caves you can skip. Be aware that the Indian Government has pretty much doubled the price for foreigners to get in here, I think it was 500 or 900 rupees which is pretty pricey, but if you are in Mumbai check... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Elephanta Caves complex is one of the few Buddhist caves complex dotting the state of Maharashtra. Along with Kanheri and Jogeshvari Caves on mainland, these three sites constitute all major caves in Mumbai. As I mention in the title, my experience to this wonderful place is more about the journey we took to reach here.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I walked 2km south from Residency Hotel to India Gate for the Elephanta Island Ferry($3). The sunny 9AM boat was a pleasant 50 minute(11km) sail passing Coastal Battery Island, offshore oil tanker pipeline, and the coal fired electric plant. The pier is 1/2km long(with a 10Rs mini train if desired), but one cannot escape the 100+ steps lined with souvenir... More 

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Pune, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice boating , nothing much to do on the island. Lot of monkeys trouble you and eat from ur food packets

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I was blown away by this place! The pics and things I had read about it don't do it justice. The boat is slow but relaxing and you get a nice view of Mumbai. There are plenty of food stalls and even a couple restaurants on the island.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Take the boat to Elephanta island and you get a great view of the Gateway to India that is spectacular. The sea air is also a welcome relief. Once at the island there are 3 different walks 1. To the caves - amazing carvings worth seeing. 2. A walk up to the cannons on the hill - tricky uneven walk... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

A Unesco world heritage attraction which will blow your mind. Huge caves furnished with statues all excavated in the mountain many centuries ago. Makes you wonder what it took and how long. Must-visit place, just be careful with the monkeys trying to steal your water bottles. They can be quite nasty!

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is definitely worth visit. There are huge rock carvings in the caves which makes us wonder how they did it. Buy tickets from near the entrance to Gateway of India.Not sure about A/C boat but you wont miss it much during the ride. If u start in the second half then while returning back u will see amazingly... More 

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Ludhiana, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a brilliant Architecture! The ferry ride is around 1 HR. One has to walk 30 min to reach caves. When you reach and see the wonderful architecture you are spell bound . Preferably take a guide

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