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Guided Elephanta Caves Tour

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    What to Expect
    Elephanta Caves is a must-see destination for history buffs or archaeology afficionados who would like to see true excavations pertaining to the ancient histories of India. From the Gateway of India, your tour will ride a ferry to the island where the Elephanta Caves are found. You will climb 120 steps to the plateau where these caves can be entered. There are seven major excavations in the area, and you'll be able to explore the history behind the artifacts and structures found therein. There is a spacious hall supported by huge pillars, which are characteristic of architecture of the 6th and 7th centuries. A massive three-headed Shiva sculpture stands therein, which is one of the major attractions in the caves. You will be able to explore 3 caves, each with a unique feature: one is a large Hindu Cave, the other is a Buddhist cave, and the final one is a cave dedicated to the God Shiva. You will discover a beautiful cultural heritage site and gain deeper understanding of India's religious history.

    Itinerary:
    • 9:30am meet up with guide outside Pizza Express restaurant and proceed to Gateway of India
    • 10:00am ferry ride on the Arabian sea from Gateway Of India to the Elephanta Caves (duration: 1 hour)
    • 11:00am on arrival to the island, walk or take a short toy train from the jetty to where you need to climb 120 steps to the plateau where the caves are located
    • 11:30am see the large three-headed Shiva sculpture. Explore the 3 caves - the large Hindu cave, Buddhist cave and the main Shiva cave
    • 1:00pm after exploring, the guide will drop you back to the ferry point and see you off from there on the return hour long ferry ride back to Gateway Of India
    • 2:15pm tour ends at Gateway Of India
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Outside Pizza Express, Opposite Royal Bombay Yacht Club, Colaba, Mumbai.
    Duration
    3h
    Return Details
    Returns to the Departure Point
    Inclusions
    • Guide Services
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    Exclusions
    • Entrance fees to caves ( Rs.500 per person
    • Entrance free to caves for Children upto 15 years
    • Food and drinks
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option not selected)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Starting point : Outside Pizza Express Restaurant, Opposite Royal Bombay Yacht Club, Colaba
    • Time : 9:30 am
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    Good value for money! Our local guide from Elephanta Island, Nitin, was kind and helpful and went out of this way to show us the other facets of the island (apart from the caves).
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    Was amazing to see first hand theses caves . Great stories and history behind elephanta caves . Our guide rushed us through very quickly. Would be very possible to do this on your own
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