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Address: Elephanta Caves, Elephanta Island, India
Phone Number: +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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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our first visit to the island. The boat trip was pleasant but an hour long, although cold refreshments were available. We are not really strong walkers so took the train to the steps. Toilets are available before you start your climb up the 100 plus steps.We found it tough going, but there were some pleasant drinks stops on the way... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Ferries start from gateway of india Its a hour long ride to the Island which is not the that enjoyable. Once you reach the island, yoi can take the train to reach starting of stairs. It will take 15-20 mins to reach caves. The caves are nice. Guide can be hired for detailed information. Dont carry any items to eat... More 

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Paris, France
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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 steps to tbe top. Vendors are on both sides of the staircase sells souvenirs. Once... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 are amply rewarded by wonderful hindu carvings. These would have been even better if not... More 

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 500 or 900 rupees which is pretty pricey, but if you are in Mumbai check... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 experience to this wonderful place is more about the journey we took to reach here.... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 10Rs mini train if desired), but one cannot escape the 100+ steps lined with souvenir... More 

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Pune, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 on the island.

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