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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Elephanta Caves, Elephanta Island, India
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Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Went to see Elephanta caves with my children in oct 2016. Ferry ride from gateway of India to this small island makes it unique. Once we reached the caves, we were mesmerised by the grand and ancient statues of Hindu gods. It was sad to...More

Thank Amitagrawala2
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Elephanta Caves is situated in the Elephanta Island which is formerly known as fortress city or Gharapuri.The elephanta caves have beautiful sculptures and carvings,encompassing a Lord Shiva temple.It is also declared as a UNESCO world heritage site.

Thank kmegha911
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Elephanta Caves on the Elephanta island are a wonderful place to see some history and monuments related to the Hindu religion. These caves (mainly Cave 1) contain Hindu religious sculptures that are cut out of rocks. For the historical value that these monuments bring out...More

Thank bpd1983
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Awesome island. If you visiting gate way of india then do take ferry to this place from there. Its just 2~ hours from mumbai. Awesome place to hand out.

Thank Rahul T
Reviewed 19 October 2016

This is a great half-day trip to this heritage site, offers a whole new world of art and culture there.

Thank Suvarghya
Reviewed 17 October 2016

The Journey from India gate to Elephanta caves was a complete change from the fast life of Mumbai. There is a lot to see at Elephanta caves but considering the bad condition of the maintenance, it won't be there after another 5 years - so...More

Thank Psingh1409
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Managed to get a boat Saturday afternoon a little after 2pm. The crossing takes about 75 minutes and i returned during a beautiful sunset which rounded off the trip nicely. If you ignore all the tourist tut and rubbish that's lying around this poorly maintained...More

Thank noahoxford1
Reviewed 16 October 2016

You'd need to keep aside around 75% of your day for this visit. There are 5 caves, out of which, only the first one is worth the visit. Rest all are just there. If you've already been to Ajanta & Ellora, you'll get the similar...More

Thank rakhsup
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Well worth the boat trip to see astonishing caves and superb carvings. Tips if you go - take the 9am ferry to avoid the crowds and avoid the scammers telling you timing is wrong and better caves they want to take you to. We caught...More

Thank Erin L
Reviewed 12 October 2016

This was one of the most fun days out we had, fun boat trip with great views. The Caves were awesome, the Island was really nice with wild monkeys, it was very littered though which was a shame. This is a good half a day...More

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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.
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ad7862001
1 August 2017|
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Response from chitwan7874 | Reviewed this property |
Near elephanta caves there are no hotels but lots of restaurants where you can take rest and the visit of elephanta caves for 4 to hours
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Honeyduke2014
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Response from Stephen B | Reviewed this property |
There are lots (from memory, circa 70+) of steep steps to reach the plateau of the cave entrance. The locals do offer a sedan chair ride up, but not sure how comfortable / stable that would be. Don't forget it's also circa 1... More
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