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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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“an hour” (161 reviews)
“lord shiva” (55 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Elephanta Caves, Elephanta Island, India
+91 98677 07414
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Jump on a tourist boat at the India Gate. Travel through a maze of commercial and military boats in the harbor and an out later you arrive at Elephanta Island. Despite being defaced by Portuguese explorers centuries ago, this World Heritage site still amazes. The...More

Thank David N
Reviewed 2 days ago

Its an Awesome and Fun Trip for me,I went with my Friends to the Elephanta Caves, All you need to take a Ship(Jetty) from Gateway of India (CST,Mumbai) which takes around Rs 100 /- for a Trip. This Elephanta Caves is an Island which is...More

Thank vijay amrit raj v
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Recommended, if you have few spare hours it’s place to go, we have had great day, travel by boat walking through souvenir shops and photographing not only views and caves but cheeky monkeys 🐵 🐒, entry for foreigners is 500 rupees per person, recommended.

Thank Marta F
Reviewed 5 days ago

First of all, trip to get there takes about 1h (1.30h) on the slowest boat ever under +30 and humidity. Boat goes from Gateway gates each 30 min.(can buy ticket in the entrance of Mumbai gate). When you reach the island you have to pay...More

Thank Gulim A
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It is very rare for me to find I need to give a negative review but sadly I feel I need to here. Firstly I was looking forward to the boat ride mainly to see the city skyline. Unfortunately smog and haze meant not much...More

Thank MommaDeels
Reviewed 1 week ago

boats departs from gateway of india, mumbai ferry ghat. luxury ferry will cost 180 rs/head for a round trip. you can sit on the 1st floor deck by giving 10 rs to the boatman. luxury boats are not luxurious as per common standards. most of...More

Thank Onkitaa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I visited Elephanta Island as part of our 3 day stay in Mumbai. We loved the city and the people however this trip is a complete rip off. Firstly the Island name is a complete misnomer because the Elephant statue for which...More

1  Thank Alan D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great time exploring the Elephanta Caves. The journey over to the Island is well worth it. I takes about an hour to reach the Island and there is so much to see. We had a tour guide which I suggest you have to...More

Thank Maggie O
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stunning 5th-9th century Hindu caves, mainly focussed on Shiva. Lots of monkeys and cafes on the island too - always a plus. Go and marvel.

Thank rmckeown
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It takes around an hour by boat to reach the island but the caves are worth seeing. You definitely need an expert guide and the carvings would not make sense without one. The climb up is over a hundred steps and 180 feet so not...More

Thank Alan F
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Siddhartha G
21 November 2017|
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Response from Outtoroam | Reviewed this property |
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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.