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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Elephanta Caves, Elephanta Island, India
+91 98677 07414
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Reviewed 1 February 2017

the only way to reach Elephanta Island is through a boat ride. It takes an hour and the leisure ride takes you past the naval base and very close to oil and chemical tankers jetty. if you are into photography then this is a must...More

6  Thank STalapatra
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Best place to visit. Boat ride is enjoyable. Very good food. No tension of toilet facility. Big crowd but lovely . Monkeys are very calm. Only people should not pollute the place. You also get very scenic view of Gateway of India and Taj hotels...More

1  Thank harshrajgor1
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Situated on a small island, roughly an hours boat ride from Mumbai. The boats leave from the harbour just behind the Gate of India. Entrance fee is 30rs for locals and 500rs for tourists, which may seem a little steep but definitely worth the journey....More

2  Thank benjnew121
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Travel to Elephanta Island by boats which leave from the Gateway of India. Once on the island it is a long walk up shallow stairs to reach the caves which are full of carved statues; the stairs are lined with vendors

Thank dsl652
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

You can plan 4 attraction in a same day starting from gateway of India 🇮🇳 and ending with girgaon chopati, of course depending if you are traveling with kids or not. 1. You can start early in the morning and can be reached around 9...More

7  Thank nitin_shm65
Reviewed 28 January 2017

From Gateway of India, you get boat for elephanta caves, a small island. The boat ride itself is entertaining. YOu can enjoy ships on your way to island. Thee is lot of walking and trekking so be prepared. Its not a place to visit under...More

1  Thank ArwaSS
Reviewed 27 January 2017

You catch a water taxi to the Island from India Gate, takes about 1 hour to get to the Island, not much to see of the Mumbai Harbour on your way, smog obliterates the skyline for most of the year. Elephanta Island and it's rock...More

2  Thank Carrie W
Reviewed 27 January 2017

If you are energetic and fit to walk and climb the stairs this is the right activity for you for almost 5 hours. Hindu and Buddhist caves dating back thousands of years back. Traveling here is by one hour boat ride and then the walk....More

1  Thank Rajesh K
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Boat from gateway of india is 45 mins to island, train on island is ridiculous may for the kids or very old people go by foot its quickier and better. there waiting many steps on you and on every side many sales with india suveniers....More

Thank Joll32
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Fun begin with riding the ferry, mingle with locals who want to be friend with tourists. At the island, take a long walk to the foot of the hill. Then on the way up to the cave, there are steps where shops located on both...More

Thank Danaiya T
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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.