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Elephanta Caves

Elephanta Caves, Elephanta Island, India
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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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“boat ride” (192 reviews)
“an hour” (161 reviews)
“toy train” (120 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Elephanta Caves, Elephanta Island, India
+91 98677 07414
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

Visited in December 2016 with family, boat ride was excellent. Pros: 1. awesome boat ride above 1 hrs 2. Ducks & Birds were all around the boat. 3. Large Ships can be viewed from boat. 4. Toy train also run for 1 k.m. at Rs...More

Thank bhadviya
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Better quality motor boats can be started.once we get down and walk towards cave, the hawkers havecencroached all the way selling all sort of foodstuff and handicrafts.I don't thinks tourists are going for shopping there.Local panchayat charge 5 rs tax in addition to entry fees,but...More

Thank akjnia
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I are from Melbourne Australia and took the ferry ride from The Gate of India to Elephanta island on a Thursday. The ferry took us across and was at least an hour one way. It is a very slow ferry trip that...More

1  Thank Kaz J
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Most old caves maintained at the island which is far away from mumbai polluted environment & u can travel a see journey if u didn't do in ur life & u can find some sculptures which are not in good condition now

Thank Alok C
Reviewed 16 January 2017

an easy boat ride away from Gateway of India. A must do when you visit Bombay. Give yourself a half day, don't expect toilets or food.Look out for the monkeys but please don't feed them. Take a cap and sunscreen and good walking shoes. Ancient...More

Thank Zsud
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Apart from the one hour two way boat ride which is carried out in less than average conditions, the actual visit is very interesting. Understanding the historic, religious and cultural background adds a lot to the visit to India

Thank udihc
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Even though I'm a Mumbaikar, this was my first visit to Elephanta - one of the iconic attractions close to Mumbai. In fact the image of Lord Shiva's statue at this Heritage structure is the identity of tourism in Mumbai. So needless to say, I...More

Thank sasha1904
Reviewed 11 January 2017

This great excursion begins with an hour and twenty minute or so boat ride from the Gateway to India to the famous Elephanta Island and caves. When you get there, you trek up through some trails where there are tent markets along the way, with...More

Thank michaelpoto4
Reviewed 11 January 2017

It is a very nice place.Caves and Sculptures are really beautiful. Moreover it has been nicely maintained. Its neat and clean and taken care off. Only beware of monkeys as they see any eatables in your hand they pounce upon. Ferry ride is good and...More

Thank Mayurharia
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Take the boat from the pier at the Gateway of India (buy your ticket at the pier and hop on the first boat available: 180 rupees for a return ticket), and you will be off to the caves. The journey there takes about an hour...More

1  Thank Cindy C
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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.