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Address: Elephanta Caves, Elephanta Island, India
Phone Number:
+91 98677 07414
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

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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Mumbai Private Tour: Full Day Mumbai City Tour with Elephant Caves

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Ferry ride is fun

Do not expect too much. It's a fun ferry ride. Toy train is ok with lots of crowd, on weekends its almost like Mumbai locals. Getting there is the fun part. There is a set of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Angers, France
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

It was a great deception. First, they increased the price : 500 rps. Plus, there is the boat ride 180 rps, plus the village taxe 5 rps. It is a lot of money for nothing much as empty caves (except the first one). I am not recommanding it at all !

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Do not expect too much. It's a fun ferry ride. Toy train is ok with lots of crowd, on weekends its almost like Mumbai locals. Getting there is the fun part. There is a set of steep stairs, not for senior citizens. The caves themselves are ok. Not too many sculptures. You feel bad about the destruction wrecked by the... More 

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Udaipur, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited in December 2016 with family, boat ride was excellent. Pros: 1. awesome boat ride above 1 hrs 2. Ducks & Birds were all around the boat. 3. Large Ships can be viewed from boat. 4. Toy train also run for 1 k.m. at Rs 10/- Cons: 1. Caves were not maintained. 2. had to walk around 1000 stairs 3.... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Better quality motor boats can be started.once we get down and walk towards cave, the hawkers havecencroached all the way selling all sort of foodstuff and handicrafts.I don't thinks tourists are going for shopping there.Local panchayat charge 5 rs tax in addition to entry fees,but cow dung and waste is commonly seen. Monkey menace is another headache. Unauthorised guides are... More 

Thank akjnia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I are from Melbourne Australia and took the ferry ride from The Gate of India to Elephanta island on a Thursday. The ferry took us across and was at least an hour one way. It is a very slow ferry trip that gives you an opportunity of looking back on the city of Mumbai, or what you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Most old caves maintained at the island which is far away from mumbai polluted environment & u can travel a see journey if u didn't do in ur life & u can find some sculptures which are not in good condition now

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

an easy boat ride away from Gateway of India. A must do when you visit Bombay. Give yourself a half day, don't expect toilets or food.Look out for the monkeys but please don't feed them. Take a cap and sunscreen and good walking shoes. Ancient caves with amazing carving. Try to get a good knowledgeable guide who can point out... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Apart from the one hour two way boat ride which is carried out in less than average conditions, the actual visit is very interesting. Understanding the historic, religious and cultural background adds a lot to the visit to India

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Even though I'm a Mumbaikar, this was my first visit to Elephanta - one of the iconic attractions close to Mumbai. In fact the image of Lord Shiva's statue at this Heritage structure is the identity of tourism in Mumbai. So needless to say, I was very eager to visit Elephanta caves for a very long time. The caves are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This great excursion begins with an hour and twenty minute or so boat ride from the Gateway to India to the famous Elephanta Island and caves. When you get there, you trek up through some trails where there are tent markets along the way, with goats and cows standing around in various places (classic Asia). It's like National Geographic. There... More 

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