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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 via mobile

Around 1 hour in a ferry from Gateway of India (Mumbai) takes you to the island where the caves are located. The to and fro ticket for ferry costs Rs. 180 and this ferry ride is the best part of this trip. The caves can...More

1  Thank Outtoroam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These are rock cut temples situated on a hillock on Gharapuri island. a ferry takes one hour to reach here from Gateway of india. Ferry charges Rs. 200 for a round trip. Choose the upper deck to avoid fumes from the engine. FRom the jetty...More

1  Thank guptasanjeev65
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Again Bollywood Tours was right on time to pick me up my driver S m duvet was polite and courteous. He also knew this town he got me to the gate of India in record time, he knew all the shortcuts I got to see...More

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

1 hr boat ride from Gateway of India, Mumbai, will remind you of our ancient times and art and craft prevalent at that time. The entrance to the cave has many stairs so senior citizens need to exercise caution. Has many restaurants to have Lunch...More

Thank PG-Dwarka
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

if you are visiting Mumbai don't forget to visit this island , made by Pandavas and ancient shiva temple

Thank ranahemant08
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can get to the Elephanta Island by a ferry from Gateway Of India. It can get very hot and humid on a sunny day. As you reach the island, there's a lot of garbage strewn across the beach but it can be ignored. There's...More

3  Thank shounak10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well, what a disappointment. We traveled from the Gate of India by boat. The trip is about an hour or so on a "local" day boat with around 70 other people. The trip cost around 180 rupees return. You sail to the island through what...More

3  Thank Alan F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're interested in history, then this is a perfect spot for you. You nee a full day because you nee to take ferry bat service from Gateway of India, which itself is a quite adventurous voyage. You also get to see Indian Navy vessels...More

Thank Varun1212
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Elephanta caves is the one of the beautiful place in Mumbai. You have to go to see it. The Ride through Sea is awesome. And you can see awesome ancient caves there.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Museum was not open this day. Cave is not so big and a lot is broken but you have an idea of what they made. It's monsoon now. Trip to the island with the boat was fine. On the way back it rain 'a lot'...More

1  Thank Kristel C
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Kristel C
15 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