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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 4 days ago via mobile

Unfortunately when I visited the weather was raining but I still made the best of it! You can take a ferry from Gateway of India for Rs180 return which is on a wooden, this is a little bumpy in poor weather! Once you arrive there...More

Thank Angela J
Reviewed 1 week ago

The journey to the island is an adventure in itself. One needs to take a ferry which leaves from the Gateway of India. There is a ferry leaving every half an hour starting from 9am in the morning. It charges around Rs 90 return fare....More

Thank reenakandal
Reviewed 1 week ago

The boat trip to the Island from The Gateway to India was fine. The long line of old wooden boats take hundreds of tourists, one after the after. There's a culture of littering which is awful. The sea is full of trash and the constant...More

Thank James W
Reviewed 1 week ago

The caves in Elephanta caves have to be reached by boating from the gateway of India. We had a short train ride and walk to reach the caves. The sculptures and the architecture reminded me of Mamallapuram near Chennai. Most of them are damaged and...More

Thank Aaqarsh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located in an island about 45-50 minute boat ride from the gate way of India is this wonderful rock cut sculpture. After getting down from the boat you will have to walk about 1 km to reach the caves. There is also a toy train...More

Thank Dineshu86
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Elephanta Caves can be reached from the Gateway of India by boat. It takes a good hour to get to the island harbouring the caves. After another 30 minutes walk across the pier and then up a hill you reach Elephanta Caves. As in Kanheri...More

1  Thank erdenkind
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Small island which starts with a boat ride and then a toy train ride. The old age caves are good. Guides help you understand the stories sculptured on caves. Would recommended this place on week days to avoid rush.

Thank suraj r
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Travelled here today with my Mum and partner. Boat was cheap, good value and took about 50 minutes. Grab some sickness pills if you are easily queasy! 5rs each island tax on entering which was fine. Walked up the steps and looked at lovely stalls...More

2  Thank ManifestMonkey
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

One of the beautiful cave in India. This is a must see location if u visit Mumbai. The cave is in Island

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Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

A visit to Elephanta caves has eluded me for all of 45 years in Mumbai. It was on a trip with my and my brother's family to Gateway that we decided impromptu. The ferry ride was enjoyable especially for kids. Also, the mini train was...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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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
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