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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Elephanta Caves, Elephanta Island, India
+91 98677 07414
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Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Very long boat trip (1hour and a half each way) For a quite poor site seeing. Long stairway along a market for tourists . Only funny thing were the monkeys!

Thank Vera V
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed the day! As you ride the boat out to Elephanta Island, you are circled by flocks of seagulls. Beautiful! Once there, there is a train you can ride that will drop you off near the entrance. You will need to walk up many...More

1  Thank AStewardess
Reviewed 2 December 2016

Carved out of solid rock, UNESCO has appropriately recognised the world heritage value of this site. After a somewhat long ferry ride, a rickety train along the pier (walking is better) and a moderately strenuous climb surrounded by craft stores vying for your rupees, you...More

Thank Rod H
Reviewed 2 December 2016

The Boat ride was reasonable affordable and the main cave is a pretty good sight. The rest of the caves you can skip. Be aware that the Indian Government has pretty much doubled the price for foreigners to get in here, I think it was...More

Thank Tim S
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Elephanta Caves complex is one of the few Buddhist caves complex dotting the state of Maharashtra. Along with Kanheri and Jogeshvari Caves on mainland, these three sites constitute all major caves in Mumbai. As I mention in the title, my...More

Thank HrishabhModi
Reviewed 30 November 2016

I walked 2km south from Residency Hotel to India Gate for the Elephanta Island Ferry($3). The sunny 9AM boat was a pleasant 50 minute(11km) sail passing Coastal Battery Island, offshore oil tanker pipeline, and the coal fired electric plant. The pier is 1/2km long(with a...More

1  Thank Gene J
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Nice boating , nothing much to do on the island. Lot of monkeys trouble you and eat from ur food packets

Thank 592abck
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

I was blown away by this place! The pics and things I had read about it don't do it justice. The boat is slow but relaxing and you get a nice view of Mumbai. There are plenty of food stalls and even a couple restaurants...More

Thank MEG331
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Take the boat to Elephanta island and you get a great view of the Gateway to India that is spectacular. The sea air is also a welcome relief. Once at the island there are 3 different walks 1. To the caves - amazing carvings worth...More

Thank Annette H
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

A Unesco world heritage attraction which will blow your mind. Huge caves furnished with statues all excavated in the mountain many centuries ago. Makes you wonder what it took and how long. Must-visit place, just be careful with the monkeys trying to steal your water...More

Thank filolo
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Kristel C
16 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.
1 August 2017|
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Response from chitwan7874 | Reviewed this property |
Near elephanta caves there are no hotels but lots of restaurants where you can take rest and the visit of elephanta caves for 4 to hours