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Elephanta Caves

Elephanta Caves, Elephanta Island, India
+91 98677 07414
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US$ 61.00*
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Mumbai Private Tour: Full Day Mumbai City Tour with Elephant Caves
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  • Average18%
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1 week ago
“Good Visit”
2 weeks ago
“One of a kind”
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Elephanta Caves, Elephanta Island, India
+91 98677 07414
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Reviewed yesterday

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...More

Thank Kate_Tascott
Reviewed yesterday

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...More

Thank DJS54
Reviewed 2 days 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

Thank tiskue l
Reviewed 6 days 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...More

Thank snoopy647
Reviewed 1 week ago

the caves were very interesting, but for people to be aware that.. you pay to go over on the boat which is about an hour or so... then you get off and walk along the pier, there is a small train ride if you have...More

3  Thank Alan278
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Make sure you start with an early ferry so that you can escape the heat of the sun. Feeding seagulls on the way is truly one of a kind experience.

Thank Abhinav K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Elephanta Caves are situated on Elephanta Island which is an hour boat ride away from Gateway of India or Taj Hotel in the Arabian Sea. On the way hundreds of Sea Birds fly along your boat if you feed them with any snacks. Elephanta island...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is very good for photography lovers. Caves are not much attractive but place is good for enjoy with group. Best part is journey of approx 45-50 minutes on ferry ride from Gateway of India to Cave. Also travelling on slow running train is...More

Thank Arpan T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

** Hot tip! Do not hire a guide on mainland. They cannot give you a tour on the island. You must hire a guide on the pier/jetty after getting off the ferry. It's a very hot tour in April/May but doable. You'll climb quite a...More

1  Thank Ttrrkk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Taking a boat ride from the Gateway of India, was a bonus to this one of kind destination. Once we arrived it was a mile walk (or train ride if it is running) from the dock to the start of the climb to the caves....More

1  Thank DERtravels
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can a pregnant woman travel here ? is there anything like climbing stairs / trekking ?
12 April 2017|
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Response from Stephen B | Reviewed this property |
There are lots (from memory, circa 70+) of steep steps to reach the plateau of the cave entrance. The locals do offer a sedan chair ride up, but not sure how comfortable / stable that would be. Don't forget it's also circa 1... More
How frequent is the ferry
14 January 2017|
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Response from Shona_Deb | Reviewed this property |
During weekends every 20-30 mins, weekdays depending on number of people are visiting.
Is there any post office near elephanta caves ? if yes then how near is it to the caves? thank you.
20 December 2016|
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Response from JAY S |
Yes there is a post office at the ticket window