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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Elephanta Caves, Elephanta Island, India
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Reviewed yesterday

Embarking from the gateway to India arch, our boat took us on a 45 minute journey to the island which houses the caves. As with most things in India, it is an experience! There followed a short tourist train ride to the foot of the...More

1  Thank steven w
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is an amazing experience. The launch takes you from in front of Gateway of India through the beautiful blue waters with accompanying Seagulls to one island which has these caves. The creator of these massive sculptures is yet unknown. The massiveness will give anybody...More

Thank Sharmistha D
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Elephanta caves is a must watch for those who want to indulge in some history. It is a group of 5 caves situated at an island about 15 km from Gate way of India. The caves are beautifully carved out of rocks and have temples...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Wonderful caves. In fact the journey to it by boat of 1.5 hr is so good to enjoy. The island in the middle of the sea makes the place even more beautiful.

Thank jmvyas2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Made of basalt rock, the caves and especially the sculptures here are unique, never saw something like this before. Unfortunately the Portugues damaged a lot when they arrived years ago, but what is left looks impressive. Totally clear why this here is an UNESCO Heritage....More

Thank Dev2simtrav
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A visit to Elephanta caves will take a few hours but it is worth it. To reach the caves you need to take a ferry from gateway. The first ferry is at 9am. Though there are tickets of different denominations -- 145/-(economy) and 200/-(luxury) you...More

2  Thank mousumi_mukh10
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The trip to Elephanta starts with the one hour ferry service. The ferry services charges Rs.150 and 200 for the round trip for economy and luxury ticket respectively. But there is no separate seating or facility to differentiate the two. It is a complete sham...More

Thank deepaklovestravel
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Located on Elephanta Island, 11 km to the east of the mainland in the enormous Mumbai Harbor, these cave temples consist of five Brahmanical caves dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva and two smaller Buddhist caves and are an excellent example of the tradition of...More

Thank Vibroxx
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took a one hour boat ride from the Gateway of India to Elephanta Island, we were pounced on the minute our feet touched land in Elephanta by a local who didn't introduce himself as a guide to start with, it wasn't until we had been...More

Thank Sharon M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An enjoyable boat ride takes you to this pleasant island where you walk past several stores as you wind your way up the the train stop to travel onto the caves a Unesco world heritage site dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva They were named...More

2  Thank topsy779
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Rohini H
April 10, 2018|
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Response from Shailesh G | Reviewed this property |
it works well. however data services are bad.
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Response from Barbara S | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I have not responded, but I have been travelling in Vietnam. You do not really need a guide unless you really want the full insight into the carvings and Hindu religion. I would offer $10. There are tours to the... More
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