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Elephanta Caves

Elephanta Caves, Elephanta Island, India
+91 98677 07414
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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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“boat ride” (192 reviews)
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“toy train” (120 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Elephanta Caves, Elephanta Island, India
+91 98677 07414
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Elephanta Island is a nice way to spend a morning or afternoon and is a plesant 60 minute boat ride from Mumbai. The cost is only 180 Rupees for the return trip. The Island and the caves are very interesting and there’s plenty of shopping...More

2  Thank Z9231UDmarkuss
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Elephanta Caves were disappointing as I expected to see more carvings and statutes and the island. It turned out to be a tourist trap with vendors lined up on both sides of the walkway from the moment you stepped off the unusually long ferry...More

Thank dkhonestreview
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was working in Mumbai, so I was always happy when I could get out of the city for awhile and didn't have to listen to the traffic. So just taking the boat and being there on the island was okay. Especially the view point...More

Thank E5255YG_
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our trip to the Elephanta Island was a great experience. Especially our guide Chandra Khand (+91 9870473673) made our trip worthwhile. He grew up at this beautiful island and knew a lot about everything we wanted to know, he could give us all the interesting...More

Thank Steffi D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this on recommendation of a Mumbai local. The boat ride was fun - although prepare to be jostled and fight the local queues especially to get upstairs which I would recommend. The views as you leave the harbour are great. Make friends with...More

Thank Darryl P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can read about what they are, here are some helpful things to know: Yes, it’s a one-hour boat ride each way. No point in buying the luxury ticket, seems all the same. You’ll have to pay to get upstairs so have cash ready. It...More

Thank LAinGA
Reviewed 1 week ago

This fascinating island experience, about an hour's ferry ride from the Gateway of India is an absorbing insight into the cultural heritage of this wonderful part of the world. Hewn from the very rock, the graceful pillars, cool caverns and imposing stone sculptures emerge from...More

Thank Mirella111
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From Indian Gate you will take 1 hour boat trip to the island. People will try to sell you the luxury ticket for 180Rs, but the normal ticket will offer the same. But as a tourist, you have little chance to get the normal tickets......More

1  Thank Tony N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

180 rupees gets you a return boat ticket from the Gateway of India, extra 10 gets you a upstairs seat. Takes about 1 hour 15mins. Disembark at the end of the pier and if you want there is a toy train that take you to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is a good place to have a large number of caves and this place is situated in the middle of the sea. The view on the four sides is quite beautiful and here are the major idols made of ancient times and in the...More

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Siddhartha G
20 November 2017|
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Response from Outtoroam | Reviewed this property |
Yes...almost everywhere
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.