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Elephanta Caves

Elephanta Caves, Elephanta Island, India
+91 98677 07414
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Mumbai Elephanta Caves Private Half-Day Tour
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Elephanta Caves Private Tour with Train Ride and Gateway of India From Mumbai
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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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“boat ride” (196 reviews)
“an hour” (165 reviews)
“lord shiva” (58 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Elephanta Caves, Elephanta Island, India
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It took 3 trips to Mumbai to finally see this attraction and I was really glad for it. I am not a huge history buff but loved seeing the caves and the sculptures. It is a bit of a mission to get there - we...More

Thank Yogeshn
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a friend that suggested we visit elephanta island and we are so Happy we did. We hired a private tour guide and she explained all the temples as well as the statues and structures. A must see

Thank 40something2008
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It was awesome journey to elephanta cave from gateway of India, through ferry. I like it so much and when reaching out their it's worth it and very beautiful

Thank Jigmet D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Reaching via Ferry from Gateway of India. Approx 1 hour and than walking around 500-600 m in between dogs and stray cows, after surrounded by monkeys on nearly 120 steps to reach elephanta caves. All path surrounded with shops on both sides. Reaching on top...More

1  Thank narendrermahajan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very beautiful and interesting, there are mani steppa to get there but it worth. It takes around 30 minutes by ferry to get there plus around 40 minutes of walk. But in General is quite Pleasant. Also Monkeys around the island are very funny.

Thank massibbb
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are extremely corrupt officers at the entrance gate. At the counter one sells the expensive tickets to the foreigners and and the officer at the entrance gate takes the ticket and gives it back to the man at the counter for resalling! Do not...More

Thank Daniel B
Reviewed 1 week ago

These amazing rock cut cave temples, 1300 years old and dedicated to Shiva are a must see to anyone interested in Indian religion and history. The small guide book, readily available, is an invaluable aid to understanding the magnificent carvings. Incredibly detailed and impressive, although...More

Thank Gregory D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is magical, after a one hour boat ride, you reach to an island and you need to climb 120 stairs but you don’t feel it as you will find a lot of souvenirs and gift items to look at and buy during your...More

Thank Arabianman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The caves are located on Elephanta Island so I took a ferry from the Gateway of India. The journey takes about an hour each direction & it was great to see the skyline of Mumbai as well as experiencing another form of transport in the...More

Thank Daniel P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my brother's family decided to spend 31st December at Elephanta caves which isost famous tourist place to be visited on Sunday.31st it was really crowded as many people throng to explore the Island which is 1hrs away from Mumbai.Kods really enjoyed their day...More

Thank narvekar75
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Siddhartha G
21 November 2017|
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Response from Outtoroam | Reviewed this property |
Yes...almost everywhere
Kristel C
15 August 2017|
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Response from VIPIN_GOEL_TP_Impex | Reviewed this property |
You have to buy ticket for you at Gate Way of India. Many small ships/boats are there. No need for special or prior booking.