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Elephanta Caves

Elephanta Caves, Elephanta Island, India
+91 98677 07414
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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
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Elephanta Caves, Elephanta Island, India
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Elephanta Caves are not an easy side trip while in Mumbai-the boats leave from the famous Gateway of India (to the left if standing in front) and the trip takes ~ 1 hour each way. Once on the island there is a small train to...More

Thank Rob S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

REACH: Reached through clean and well organised ferries from Gateway of India. Food and water available on the way from jetty to the cave gate. Paid Public washrooms available on the way. Leaving a very few steep steps, the about a 15 to 20 minit's...More

Thank mvijay_153
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Reviewed 1 week ago

wonderful! what a site to behold! right in the middle of the sea imposing caves, the most wonderful thing being the carving of lord shiva! although away from land, it is indeed a MUSt VISIT place for those interested in history!!!. one can simply marvel...More

Thank McQueen M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Elephanta Caves are a collection of hand chiseled caves from the 5th-7th century dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. We went with an outstanding Government of India tour guide, Mala Bangera (mala_bangera@hotmail.com) who made the entire experience worthwhile because she explained the fascinating history...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The ferry ride from the Gateway of India to the Elephanta Island is enjoyable. You can see the entire skyline of the city and come across some oil drilling platforms and various ships, boats and yachts. The cave is an ancient temple of Lord Shiva....More

Thank AGNIDEEP
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's Totally Related To History... If you love to see sculptures of different Gods... Go visit there... It's amazing!!! Consist so many Caves ❤️ The fretwork is beautifully done by the Architect centuries Ago!!! There are so many Shops of accessories .... To visit there...More

Thank SaloniGarg
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A long ferry ride out and back, half mile walk to the steps make this an arduous journey. Then the 120 stone steps are flanked by vendors anxious for a sale, but a relief from the sun as it is COVERED! The caves are interesting,...More

Thank tonythemagnificent
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Perhaps worth the visit if you are running low on things to do in Mumbai – it takes a while to get there via ferry, the path up to the ruins are maggoty with touts, and the caves / ruins are not all that competitive...More

Thank Chris G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Elephant Caves are a World Heritage Site and require a ferry ride to Elephanta Island. The 9 panel carvings narrate Hindu mythologies and dedicated to the hindu god Shiva. The carvings date between 5th and 9th century. Portuguese soldiers damage all 9 panels but...More

1  Thank Brian B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is my second time to the caves and every time I learn something new. The toy train is quick. However for those who have difficulty walking the 100+ steps up to the caves are difficult. Bring water and a hat and then enjoy this...More

Thank Eelvander
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Rohini H
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Response from Shailesh G | Reviewed this property |
it works well. however data services are bad.
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Response from Francois T | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we booked through Mumbai Moments and can highly recommend it. It included everything, from hotel pick-up, quick visit to Gateway, boat ride and about 2 to 3 hour tour on Island including a walking tour of village on... More
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