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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.
  • Excellent30%
  • Very good47%
  • Average18%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
5 days ago
“Enjoyable ferry ride”
6 days ago
“Ancient Beauty!”
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Elephanta Caves, Elephanta Island, India
+91 98677 07414
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Reviewed 9 November 2016

To reach the place, take a ferry ride from Gateway of India, then you can walk towards the stairs or you can sit on a small toy train. From there, there are 50-60 stairs that you need to climb. The stairs are full of hawkers...More

Thank joyienjoy
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

We were here on Sunday 6th November 2016, took ferry for 180 rs return journey from gateway of india, Mumbai, there are 5-6 people taking care of tickets in the premises.. ferry started in morning 8, frequency is about every half an hour, recommend to...More

Thank Bijal_traveller
Reviewed 1 November 2016

The ferry takes about 90 minutes despite the guides saying 45 but its worth the wait. There are great market stalls on the way to the caves as well as a beautiful lake and gardens. The caves themselves you will either love or not be...More

1  Thank Zubi06
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Went to see the caves. Never actually got there. The ferry was nice and you got a nice view of the bay from the boat. You paid for the crossing and to get on the island, which we knew about. But after climbimg up the...More

Thank Callum M
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Beginning with a nice beat trip, that will give you a view of the port of Mumbai as long lost travellers saw it, the elephant caves will bring you up close to the culture and religion of this part of India. As everywhere, don't expect...More

Thank Antonia M
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Visited this UNESCO world heritage site.it was really amazing.a historical cave with statues carved in it.you can get to island by ferries from gateway of india with 3 dollars.locals sell their hand made stuff from stones and wood and amethyst gems and there is also...More

Thank hadi s
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Elephanta Caves is part of the Unesco World Heritage list. The caves are accesses via ferry from the Gateway of India, it takes about an hour to reach the caves. The caves have beautiful carvings which depict the historical significance dating back to the 5th...More

Thank bsd3214
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Went to see Elephanta caves with my children in oct 2016. Ferry ride from gateway of India to this small island makes it unique. Once we reached the caves, we were mesmerised by the grand and ancient statues of Hindu gods. It was sad to...More

Thank Amitagrawala2
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Elephanta Caves is situated in the Elephanta Island which is formerly known as fortress city or Gharapuri.The elephanta caves have beautiful sculptures and carvings,encompassing a Lord Shiva temple.It is also declared as a UNESCO world heritage site.

Thank kmegha911
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Elephanta Caves on the Elephanta island are a wonderful place to see some history and monuments related to the Hindu religion. These caves (mainly Cave 1) contain Hindu religious sculptures that are cut out of rocks. For the historical value that these monuments bring out...More

Thank bpd1983
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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