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

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herzlia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW

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

It is a very nice place.Caves and Sculptures are really beautiful. Moreover it has been nicely maintained. Its neat and clean and taken care off. Only beware of monkeys as they see any eatables in your hand they pounce upon. Ferry ride is good and it takes about 1 hour from Gateway of India. But its a must visit place.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Take the boat from the pier at the Gateway of India (buy your ticket at the pier and hop on the first boat available: 180 rupees for a return ticket), and you will be off to the caves. The journey there takes about an hour (pay 10 rupees extra on the boat if you want to be on the top... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I started to go there at 9 am. It takes 1 hour from the gateway of India to Elephanta island. And walk to the cave about 15 min, sightseeing for 15 min, and go back to the port. But people said "next ship will start at 12 am and if you need to go back soon, you need extra money... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent place for a day out in Mumbai. We started by around 9.30 Am from gate way of india. The boat journey was superb. My kids like it so much. It took around 1 hour to reach elephanta. Then the toy train was really helpful. The steps to caves are bit tiring but okay. The food in the restaurants are... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These caves are a amazing bit of history. Well worth the visit. The ferry was a pleasant trip , from the Gateway of India. Which was also worth a visit. Very busy place great atmospheric.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are on a trip to Mumbai, Elephant caves should be in your list. There is a ferry from Gateway of India to the island. It takes around 1hr. Its a beautiful ride with photo opportunity of Gateway of India and Taj hotel together. They charge Rs 180. If you can spend half day, then its must visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They have been carved out of rock. The island is easily accessible by ferry from Mumbai. Popular among tourists. Daily ferry can be found out from the gateway of India.

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