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Elephanta Caves

Elephanta Caves, Elephanta Island, India
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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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  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
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“an hour” (161 reviews)
“toy train” (120 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Elephanta Caves, Elephanta Island, India
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Only a ferry ride to get to this beautiful island that houses marvelous cave temples built between the 5 th century, The island got its name from the Portuguese who found a massive rock cut elephant structure at the entrance of the island, The cave...More

Thank 223siraj
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

The place is very nice and you can spend 2 hours going through the various caves and scenery of the sorroundings. For the few people travelling from outside Mumbai, can buy small monuments at reasonable prices. The best part is the travel from Mumbai to...More

Thank BhubanPadhy
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Very near to Mumbai. Overcrowded on weekends. Probably mid November to mid February is the best period to visit considering humidity experienced during the visit in October. Be careful while opening food items in open as monkeys are too smart to grab & run with...More

Thank Sunil S
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

First you have a pleasant ferry ride maybe a bit long. Then a toy train ride to begin the climb. 120 steps , I think, but feels like more to reach the entrance. A fair bit of carvings into the stone walls of the cave....More

Thank TAMAN1951
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

If you seen Ellora or Ajanta Caves this one will be a big dissapointment not worth your time and your money (its 200rs for a boat, 10rs island taxes and 500rs for an entrance). There is one cave looks good, other looks like a pile...More

Thank Michał B
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Neither our guidebook (Rough Guide) nor the many operators selling tickets for the boat trip prepared us adequately for this trip. There are a multitude of operators selling tickets in the concourse just before security. I couldn't work out the differences between the options. We...More

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Reviewed 30 October 2017

I took a ferry ride from Mumbai to Elephanta caves. The ride was lot of fun with view of the Mumbai harbor. The caves are lot of fun to visit around. Beware of the monkeys..

Thank Arindam S
Reviewed 30 October 2017

A ferry ride from Gate way and a toy train ride in the island and some 100 steps climb to reach this amazing five rock cut caves. Massive scluptures of Hindu gods and goddesses takes you about 15 centuries behind. Will definitely make one wonder...More

1  Thank yesarar
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Good place for a one day picnic. Parents must take the children's as they can have a close look to the monuments and also they will learn about our history. Suggestion please carry water and food since the food is very costly and beware of...More

Thank mhaldankar7
Reviewed 22 October 2017

We went across to Elephanta with a wonderful guide. It took about 1 hour from Mumbai by boat, which gives you also a great view of the harbour area in Mumbai. Well worth a visit, very spiritual place. Learnt a lot about the Hindu religion...More

Thank md0yle
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Siddhartha G
21 November 2017|
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Response from Outtoroam | Reviewed this property |
Yes...almost everywhere
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Kristel C
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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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