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Elephanta Caves

Elephanta Caves, Elephanta Island, India
+91 98677 07414
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World Famous Ancientness Elephanta Caves Tour with Toy Train Ride
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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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  • Average18%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“boat ride” (175 reviews)
“an hour” (158 reviews)
“toy train” (114 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Elephanta Caves, Elephanta Island, India
+91 98677 07414
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Small island which starts with a boat ride and then a toy train ride. The old age caves are good. Guides help you understand the stories sculptured on caves. Would recommended this place on week days to avoid rush.

Thank suraj r
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Travelled here today with my Mum and partner. Boat was cheap, good value and took about 50 minutes. Grab some sickness pills if you are easily queasy! 5rs each island tax on entering which was fine. Walked up the steps and looked at lovely stalls...More

Thank ManifestMonkey
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the beautiful cave in India. This is a must see location if u visit Mumbai. The cave is in Island

Thank Rakesh s
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A visit to Elephanta caves has eluded me for all of 45 years in Mumbai. It was on a trip with my and my brother's family to Gateway that we decided impromptu. The ferry ride was enjoyable especially for kids. Also, the mini train was...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Elephanta caves are one of the best sightseeing place in mumbai.... travelling is by boat for an hour to reach the destination.... Be careful while visiting the place.... Best experience you wont get bored... One full day is sufficient to spent at this place

Thank bibin k
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best island in Mumbai to visit the elephanta caves .Elephanta caves are the best example of the ancient architectue .The shiva statue is very nice.The surroundings are very beautiful.

Thank chitwan7874
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One one the best Island to visit in Mumbai to see the ancient art of shivlinga and shiva staue beautifully sculptured on stone so many years before a true art and the stupid british had destroyed it specially the local people are so good selling...More

Thank tony011063
Reviewed 1 week ago

You will really love the Boat ride and you get to see the vastness of Arabian sea and Bombay High. There are many small caves and each one of the them is beautiful. Do visit and have fun. Just beware of Monkeys.

Thank Santosh J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The trip to Elephanta caves is a very exhausting trip and enervating. The only good thing about visiting the caves is the boat trip and refreshing sea breeze. Once you reach the Elephanta Island, you have to walk for about 1 km to get to...More

1  Thank Sai C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and i took a trip to this cave and it was just amazing. We took a ferry from the Gateway of India which was about 20 minutes and enjoyable. This caves on the other hand was awesome. Dedicated to Lord Shiva we were...More

Thank Ronnie M
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12 April 2017|
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Response from Stephen B | Reviewed this property |
There are lots (from memory, circa 70+) of steep steps to reach the plateau of the cave entrance. The locals do offer a sedan chair ride up, but not sure how comfortable / stable that would be. Don't forget it's also circa 1... More
14 January 2017|
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Response from michaelpoto4 | Reviewed this property |
Depends on the number of people, but usually within 30 minutes or less, you are on the ferry
20 December 2016|
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Response from JAY S |
Yes there is a post office at the ticket window