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Elephanta Caves

Elephanta Caves, Elephanta Island, India
+91 98677 07414
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Private Elephanta Caves Tour
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World Famous Ancientness Elephanta Caves Tour with Toy Train Ride
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Mumbai Elephenta Caves Private Tour
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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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Elephanta Caves, Elephanta Island, India
+91 98677 07414
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

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...More

1  Thank Alf_Kain
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Excellent place for a day out in Mumbai. We started by around 9.30 Am from gate way of india. The boat journey was superb. My kids like it so much. It took around 1 hour to reach elephanta. Then the toy train was really helpful....More

1  Thank Prijy G
Reviewed 1 January 2017

These caves are a amazing bit of history. Well worth the visit. The ferry was a pleasant trip , from the Gateway of India. Which was also worth a visit. Very busy place great atmospheric.

Thank 379marcia
Reviewed 31 December 2016

If you are on a trip to Mumbai, Elephant caves should be in your list. There is a ferry from Gateway of India to the island. It takes around 1hr. Its a beautiful ride with photo opportunity of Gateway of India and Taj hotel together....More

1  Thank Sathish_Raja_S
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Do not miss these caves. Be sure to take an early boat, depart by 10 AM of it gets very crowded. It takes an hour to get to the island and about 2 hours to see the caves. Guides can be very aggressive in offering...More

2  Thank wsw23
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Elephanta caves are on an island so you need to take a ferry from Gateway of India. Ferry ride is good experience which is of one hour from Gateway to Elephanta caves. Ferry services starts at 09:00 am and continues till 2 pm from Gateway...More

1  Thank AnkurChaudhary28
Reviewed 30 December 2016

The Elephanta Caves are a complex of ancient cave temples on Elephanta Island, an hour-long ferry ride from Gateway of Mumbai. Ferry charges for Adult is 180, to go to top deck of ferry extra 10 INR per person you need to pay after entering...More

Thank Shona_Deb
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Its a very good experience to reach the Elephanta Island through Ferry from Gateway. Small trip will refresh you from your daily schedule. Elephanta Caves were literally amazing to watch along with different sculptures. View from Cannon Hill was really good. In order to enjoy...More

Thank gsd385
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

This is a good place to visit ,if you enjoy the Hindu temples then it's good . I recommend you get a guided tour as we did as the guide can explain the different status and significant of each carving.

Thank Kay J
Reviewed 26 December 2016

Trip to Elephanta caves, I would say is a mix of experiences of different modes of Travel. You take Local train to reach VT, take cab to reach Gate way of India and than take a ferry to Elephanta. The ferry ride is about an...More

1  Thank skagarwal74
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Siddhartha G
21 November 2017|
Response from Alan F | Reviewed this property |
In some places but not once you are in the Caves.
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.