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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
Elephanta Caves, Elephanta Island, India
+91 98677 07414
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Reviewed 2 days 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
Reviewed 6 days ago

Housing a labyrinth of rock-cut temples, their artwork represents some of the most intricate and impressive carvings in India.

Thank SAIrine
Reviewed 1 week ago

Depart Gateway of India and spend a pleasant hour on the ferry to Elephanta Island, and the catch the small train a long the jetty to conserve energy for the climb up to the caves. The climb of about 120 steps is through a passage...More

Thank Duncan S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful rock cut architecture mainly of Lord Shiva. There are 5-6 caves but the major rock cuttings is in the cave no 1. Guides can be hired for better understanding. The onward ferry ride should be taken in the afternoon, the last ferry departs around...More

Thank Asish D
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place definitely holds a lot of historic beauty, the ancient caves of lord shiva are situated on a small hilly island. It takes about 45 minutes from the Gate of India by ferry, and the ferry ride in itself is a great experience. The...More

Thank aditinona
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a sea trip of 11 km from Gateway of India, Mumbai, which takes you off the shore and the noise of city. These are the traditional Elephanta caves known for its mesmerizing art and ancient culture. You can roam there for around 3-4...More

1  Thank Chirag N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mainly Lord Shiva Temple Called, Elephanta Caves are sculpted caves located on Gharapuri Village a island near Mumbai harber. Elephanta caves UNESCO World Heritage Site. Beutiful caves can see by visiter. A one hour distance from Gateway of India by motor Botes, Regular ferry service...More

Thank dhyan400
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My colleague and I were on business and took a rest to visit this island. First tip, don"t believe does at the ferry area who tell that sunlight is only good at 3pm, they just want to make sell you a driven root while you...More

2  Thank begonya s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really fun boat ride. Great opportunity to mingle with the locals. The caves were amazing to be cut from solid rock.Feeding the monkeys were loads of fun. They have lots of personality. Enjoyed the monkeys almost as much as the caves.

Thank beagleshnout
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We got to the island by local ferry and it took roughly an hour. When we got to the island, instead of walking in the heat, took the small train to the start of the stairs. Along the pier and the staircase are stalls selling...More

Thank Jo S
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can a pregnant woman travel here ? is there anything like climbing stairs / trekking ?
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
How frequent is the ferry
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
Is there any post office near elephanta caves ? if yes then how near is it to the caves? thank you.
20 December 2016|
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Response from JAY S |
Yes there is a post office at the ticket window