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Elephanta Caves

Elephanta Caves, Elephanta Island, India
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Elephanta Caves Private Tour with Train Ride and Gateway of India From Mumbai
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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” (166 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Elephanta Caves, Elephanta Island, India
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

After an hour long journey via boat (admittedly fairly pleasant + the highlight of the day) you arrive on the island. After a short walk ~200 steps you arrive at the caves. Theses were overwhelming average and seemed like a tourist trap. The entry fee...More

Thank James B
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The ferry trip from gateway was lovely once we got on the boat but many people were pushing and jumping the queue. It took about an hour to reach and was very crowded when we got off the boat. There was a long walk up...More

Thank cotton32
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The temples are interesting, but the entry ticket is very expensive as for India. Not only the temples - walking, monkeys, restauranst and an old train too. 4-5 hours with boat trip and lunch.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

The place is over hyped by the visitors. I read reviews of the place before visiting and was much excited to visit the place. But the irony of the fact is, the moment you reach your destination after trekking for an hour, your loose all...More

Thank vmohanv
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The trip to the island is very nice: beautiful and colorful collective ships offer a great view of Bombay (the Taj, India Gateway, etc). There are small stores of handicrafts and a funny train to access the caves. Little monkeys escort you around these impressive...More

Thank RaquelitaNYC
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have to say frst of all; this excursion does’nt have any relationship with elephants. These caves keep some figures and monuments of Shiva,Brahma and Vishnu related to Hindu belief It’s good to find out new things related to Indian History and pioneers coming from...More

Thank Serdar S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

These Caves and the carvings inside them are interesting if you have a good guide. (I recommend Mr A Prem) But the place is suffering the fate of so many of these ancient sites in third world countries - it is expensive get into, poorly...More

Thank Alastair D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The boat trip across is interesting and cheap,It takes about an hour."Guides" are waiting to show you around,dont bother. Walk along the causeway to where the shops begin.Lots of steps and shops lead to the entrance.It cost 500 r for foreigners and 30r for Indians.the...More

1  Thank STUARTbfc
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It took one hour by boat to get there. The first boat for the island leaves about 9:00 a.m. It is quite chilly in the morning so it is advisable to get something to protect oneself from the wind. Once there it is quite pleasant....More

Thank Lovetotraveldubai
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Slightly chaotic locating boat at the other side of Gateway to India but don’t let that put you off taking this trip. Great to take boat and see Mumbai from the sea. Main cave has some fantastic carvings and it’s v.easy to walk around without...More

Thank Karen S
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Siddhartha G
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Yes...almost everywhere
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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.
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