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panvel to elephanta caves

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panvel to elephanta caves

Hi all.I am going to mumbai on 29th.actually reaching panvel around 6 am.return flight on the same day at 19.55.so is it possible to visit elephanta caves.if yes then what is the best way to reach there.if no suggest somewhere else.thanx in advance.

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1. Re: panvel to elephanta caves

Easiest way is to get to Gateway of India and then get on a boat. From Panvel you will have regular local trains reaching out to CST. From CST, Gateway is quite close.

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Thanx. Is it possible to take a tour to caves considering my timings?

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Once you are at Panvel, deposit your luggage in luggage room at the station and take a local train to CST. It would take around 1.30 hours max.

By the time you come to CST, it would be around 8.00 a.m. Just walk to Gateway of India which is around 3 kms. or take a bus just outside CST. Please exit from left hand side that is platform no. 6 side. Once you are out you will find a bus island. (In case you wish to take breakfast please head straight ahead of bus stop and cross the horizontal road and there would be a small lane in front of you and on your left in the lane you will find Pancham Puriwala shop, where you can have wonderful breakfast of puri bhaji)

At Gateway of India, take a boat, which may take around 30 to 45 minutes to reach the elephanta island. Going up may take 20 minutes. moving around may take 1 hour minimum, you can relax there for two hours also. Come back by lunch time and have lunch in Colaba area. You can also see the Museum which is near gateway of India.

Please do not forget to reach CST before 5 p.m. as you have to reach Panvel to take your train. After 5.00 crowd increases hence the precaution.

Have nice time.


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4. Re: panvel to elephanta caves

Thanks sanjiv.thats gonna be really helpful.

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Dear Sanjiv. Do you know of any expert guide who has in depth knowledge of Elephanta caves? Someone who is beyond a normal guide and can provide details with passion?

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