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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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Better quality motor boats can be started.once we get down and walk towards cave, the hawkers havecencroached all the way selling all sort of foodstuff and handicrafts.I don't... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Better quality motor boats can be started.once we get down and walk towards cave, the hawkers havecencroached all the way selling all sort of foodstuff and handicrafts.I don't thinks tourists are going for shopping there.Local panchayat charge 5 rs tax in addition to entry fees,but cow dung and waste is commonly seen. Monkey menace is another headache. Unauthorised guides are... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I are from Melbourne Australia and took the ferry ride from The Gate of India to Elephanta island on a Thursday. The ferry took us across and was at least an hour one way. It is a very slow ferry trip that gives you an opportunity of looking back on the city of Mumbai, or what you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Most old caves maintained at the island which is far away from mumbai polluted environment & u can travel a see journey if u didn't do in ur life & u can find some sculptures which are not in good condition now

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

an easy boat ride away from Gateway of India. A must do when you visit Bombay. Give yourself a half day, don't expect toilets or food.Look out for the monkeys but please don't feed them. Take a cap and sunscreen and good walking shoes. Ancient caves with amazing carving. Try to get a good knowledgeable guide who can point out... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Apart from the one hour two way boat ride which is carried out in less than average conditions, the actual visit is very interesting. Understanding the historic, religious and cultural background adds a lot to the visit to India

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Mumbai, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Even though I'm a Mumbaikar, this was my first visit to Elephanta - one of the iconic attractions close to Mumbai. In fact the image of Lord Shiva's statue at this Heritage structure is the identity of tourism in Mumbai. So needless to say, I was very eager to visit Elephanta caves for a very long time. The caves are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This great excursion begins with an hour and twenty minute or so boat ride from the Gateway to India to the famous Elephanta Island and caves. When you get there, you trek up through some trails where there are tent markets along the way, with goats and cows standing around in various places (classic Asia). It's like National Geographic. There... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a very nice place.Caves and Sculptures are really beautiful. Moreover it has been nicely maintained. Its neat and clean and taken care off. Only beware of monkeys as they see any eatables in your hand they pounce upon. Ferry ride is good and it takes about 1 hour from Gateway of India. But its a must visit place.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Take the boat from the pier at the Gateway of India (buy your ticket at the pier and hop on the first boat available: 180 rupees for a return ticket), and you will be off to the caves. The journey there takes about an hour (pay 10 rupees extra on the boat if you want to be on the top... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I started to go there at 9 am. It takes 1 hour from the gateway of India to Elephanta island. And walk to the cave about 15 min, sightseeing for 15 min, and go back to the port. But people said "next ship will start at 12 am and if you need to go back soon, you need extra money... More 

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