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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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The best part is the ferry

Caves are good, mostly ruined but still preserves great history. Take a ferry from Gateway of India (return fare Rs185). You need to pay village panchayat tax Rs5, Entry ticket... read more

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Mumbai, India
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The elephanta caves are really beautiful and a must visit if you have interest in ancient hindu mythology​. We took the 9am boat from the gateway which i believe is the best one to take, especially during the hot summer months as the early morning breeze provides some relief from the sun! As others have mentioned, there are a lot... More 

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Mumbai, India
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Caves are good, mostly ruined but still preserves great history. Take a ferry from Gateway of India (return fare Rs185). You need to pay village panchayat tax Rs5, Entry ticket Rs30. You can easily get food and water there. Bargain well when you are shopping. Also, you need to climb some steps, which are well built. Overall, amazing experience.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went to this place through Ferry, one hour journey along the Arabian sea then around 10 mins 'trekking' to reach the caves. Saw the idols of Lord Shiva & family. Very beautifully crafted at one rock, incredibly amazing!!! Don't forget to see garden & two Canons placed at height around 10 mins walking distance. Also please don't pollute the space... More 

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's an interesting place to visit. You want to catch the first ferry (at 9am) to be the first on the island (meaning you get less people around and more space for exploring). We made a quick trip and caught the first ferry that went back to the city. To see the caves you must pay 500 rupees (50 for... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a personal guided tour of the caves it was truly amazing. there are quite a lot of quite steep steps but the climb is well worth it. If your are not so nimble on your feet you can take one of the sedan chairs and get carried up, my wife did it, it was quite an experience. don't... More 

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New Delhi, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

These caves are located on Elephanta island which is off the coast of Mumbai. You have to take a ferry from Gateway of India that takes about an hour to reach the island. From there, you can take a toy train with 5 mins ride or even walk that distance. Then you have to climb stairs for about 10 mins... More 

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Tascott NSW Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It’s a long way from the mainland – about an hour in ferry and then it’s a very long walk up to the caves, and fighting the gauntlet of store owners and pushy merchants on the long climb is not very pleasant. If you have an interest in ancient Hindu rock sculptures, then this is the place for you but... More 

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Braintree, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We took time out from our visit to Mumbai to visit Elephanta Island and see the caves. Access is by boat from the Gateway of India. It doesn’t seem far on the map but the boat takes an hour to get there chugging across the harbour. Local birds seem to enjoy hitching a ride of the various boats swooping down... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

loved the escape from the mumbai congestion. It was just amazing the ferry ride, the ride on local train replica to the caves... It a huge place with lot of

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Victoria, BC Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This excursion to Elephanta Island is worth it. You take the open ferry in Mumbai from the dock at "The Gateway to India". The relaxing ride is just over an hour. The Island is interesting as very few people live there permanently, and they have no electricity. The caves are the big attraction for the Island. The caves house rock... More 

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