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Mumbai Elephanta Caves Private Half-Day Tour including Guide

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Visit the Elephanta Caves on this 4-hour tour. Explore the more enormous Hindu caves, the smaller Buddhist caves as well as the main cave, also known as the Shiva Cave. See the numerous sculptures depicting various aspects of Shiva’s life.
  • Informative guided tour of Elephanta Caves
  • Enrich your visit with detailed commentary on the UNESCO-World Heritage Site
  • Travel with your guide from Mumbai port for added convenience (tickets own expense)
  • Explore smaller, more remote caves as well as the main attractions
What to Expect
Disembark with your guide on Elephanta Island after a short ferry ride from the Mumbai port. At this bonafide open-air museum, Hindu and Buddhist sculptures are displayed within cavernous shrines, well-preserved despite centuries of worship. Learn about the long tradition of Hindu worship that ended with the beginnings of Portuguese colonial rule, and explore smaller, off-the-beaten-track Buddhist caves away from the main sights. Wander at your own pace through the spectacular rock-cut architecture and come face-to-face with timeless icons, like a 20-foot sculpture of Trimurti, or the three forms of the Hindu cosmos. Listen to detailed commentary on the Hindu pantheon of gods, including Shiva, who occupies a place of honor in the largest cave.
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Departure Point
Regal Cinema, Colaba Causeway, Opposite Prince of Wales Museum, Shahid Bhagat Singh Rd, Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400005, India

Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from your accommodation


  • Mumbai Airport, Maharashtra 400099, Mumbai India

Alexander Dock(Green Gate)
Departure Time
9:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Professional, English-speaking guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off by air-conditioned vehicle (available for extra charge of USD 24 for 1-4 people)
  • Entrance fee: USD 8 per person
  • Return ferry ticket: USD 3 per person
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Elephanta Caves
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Minimum age is 10 years
  • No strict dress code is enforced at tour sites. However, please be advised to dress accordingly for places of worship; spaghetti straps and short shorts are not recommended
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved; comfortable walking shoes, and sunglasses/sunscreen are highly recommended, as well as a hat or scarf for ladies
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • prices for English,Spanish and German are different
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This week we have visited Mumbai. Our Elephant Island followed by a city tour couldn’t have been better. Kheersana our guide is one of the best guides we have had. Wonderful local knowledge followed by a fabulous sense of humour and gentleness. We highly recommend...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing tour - our gude know all about elephanta caves. Its should be on your list „must see”. I hope to visit this place one again

Date of experience: September 2019
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MysticalMumbaiTours, Owner at Mystical Mumbai, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks a lot for writing a review and it is highly appreciated

Reviewed June 22, 2019

To reach this place, you have to take one & half hours boat ride from Gate of India with charge of Rs.205/- Once, you enter the island you have to climb to reach this cave. Advisable that aged persons not to climb atleast during summer.

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank selvam1231
MysticalMumbaiTours, Owner at Mystical Mumbai, responded to this reviewResponded June 23, 2019

Thanks alot

Reviewed February 8, 2019

If you are reading this I would not recommend that you go on this tour as it is unfortunately a scam. My friend accidentally booked this tour as our trip to Mumbai was concluding and we had an extra day. On the day of the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
3  Thank Nessieg23
MysticalMumbaiTours, Owner at Mystical Mumbai, responded to this reviewResponded February 10, 2019

Hello Nessieg23, My sincerest apologies for your disappointing experience with us. Customer service is extremely important to us but clearly we made a mistake here. Guide was trained and having Guiding License from Ministry of tourism for Elephanta caves.we will improve more strictly for screening...More

Reviewed January 3, 2019

Had a Sunday to look at Mumbai. Elephant Island was recommended by other tourists, so I took a taxi to Colaba. On the way an interesting stop was the laundry, where 10.000 men (no women allowed there) wash laundry from hotels, hospitals etc. - Amazing....More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Jukka T
MysticalMumbaiTours, Manager at Mystical Mumbai, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2019

Thank you so much for lovely review .we are glad that you really enjoyed the tour and we would really appreciate your recommended this tour to your friends and family.

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