Elephanta Caves Tour from Mumbai

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Marvel at an archaeological and religious wonder

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  • Free Cancelation - 24 Hrs Notice
  • Show Mobile or Printed Voucher
  • 5 Hrs Duration
  • English
  • Join In Group
  • Optional Hotel Pick Up
  • Visit to the Elephanta Caves; a UNESCO World Heritage site, accessible from the Gateway of India
  • Learn about the 7 cave excavations at Elephanta, all carved from solid basalt rock
  • Discover the temples which honor the Hindu God Shiva and contain many intricate sculptures
  • A fun journey to the caves, learning about each of their features and the story behind each one
  • An English speaking guide will be available to help you in your tour
  • Enjoy great price benefits when traveling with 2 or more adults
Most Recent Review

  • 4 Dec 2017
    Great experience. Guide was helpful, well prepared and flexible. As we proceeded quickly through the caves, we also had the chance to climb up the hill to have a look at one of the cannon and the landscape from there. Would recommend such experience! The island isn’t kept really clean, and the boat trip is rather harsh for western standards, but this has nothing to do with the tour operator.

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  • Elephanta Caves Tour

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    • Join in tour
    • Official Elephanta tour English speaking guide
    • Visit to Gateway Of India
    • Ferry transfers
    • Admission fees to the caves (INR 500 per adult)
    • Bottled drinking water

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    • Join in tour
    • Official Elephanta tour English speaking guide
    • Visit to Gateway Of India
    • Ferry transfers
    • Admission fees to the caves (INR 500 per adult)
    • Bottled drinking water
  • Elephanta Caves Tour + Car Transfers (Group of 4)

    Package Details
    • Join in tour
    • Official Elephanta tour English speaking guide
    • Visit to Gateway Of India
    • Ferry transfers
    • Admission fees to the caves (INR 500 per adult)
    • Bottled drinking water
    • Hotel transfers in private air conditioned car (4 seats)

    US$ 41.1

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    Package Details
    • Join in tour
    • Official Elephanta tour English speaking guide
    • Visit to Gateway Of India
    • Ferry transfers
    • Admission fees to the caves (INR 500 per adult)
    • Bottled drinking water
    • Hotel transfers in private air conditioned car (4 seats)
  • Elephanta Caves Tour + Van Transfers (Group of 6)

    Package Details
    • Join in tour
    • Official Elephanta tour English speaking guide
    • Visit to Gateway Of India
    • Ferry transfers
    • Admission fees to the caves (INR 500 per adult)
    • Bottled drinking water
    • Hotel transfers in private air conditioned car (6 seats)

    US$ 41.1

    58.8

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    Package Details
    • Join in tour
    • Official Elephanta tour English speaking guide
    • Visit to Gateway Of India
    • Ferry transfers
    • Admission fees to the caves (INR 500 per adult)
    • Bottled drinking water
    • Hotel transfers in private air conditioned car (6 seats)
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.

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Depart and arrive back at the Gateway of India, a noteworthy national landmark
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Ride a toy train up to the plateau of 120 steps!
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Enter the caves and discover their history
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Marvel at the archaeological wonders of the Elephanta Caves
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This is an engaging journey into the local history and religious culture
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  • Meals and beverages
  • Tips and gratuities (optional)
Itinerary

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

(Note: In case of transfers, the operator will arrange a pick up and drop off by car/van accordingly)

Additional Information

Additional Information:

  • Child ticket: Age 3-11
  • Children under 0-2 years old can participate free of charge
  • This tour does not operate on Monday
  • No strict dress code is enforced at tour sites. However, please be advised to dress modestly for places of worship
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved. Comfortable walking shoes, sunglasses/sunscreen, hats or scarf are highly recommended
  • This tour is not recommended for pregnant women, guests with heart problems or other serious medical conditions and those with walking disabilities or guests who will need use of a wheelchair
  • The transfers option includes roundtrip hotel transfers. Pick up and drop off are available only for hotels in areas between Colaba-Andheri and Colaba-Kurla-Powai. For areas beyond Andheri and Powai, additional charges are applicable to be paid in cash to the operator
How To Use
  • You can present either a printed or a mobile voucher for this activity
  • This voucher is valid only on the date and time specified
  • Please Note: During monsoon season (15 June-15 September), the tour of Elephanta Caves will be subject to favorable weather conditions since it cannot run in the event of rains or high tide
  • If you have opted for the car transfer service, the operator will reconfirm the pick up time in advance
Meet Up Details:
  • Meet up time: 9:30am
  • Meet up location: outside Pizza Express Restaurant
  • Address: Dhanraj Mahal Shivaji Marg, Opposite Yacht Club, Appolo Bunder, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001
Cancelation Policy
  • Full refunds will be issued for cancelations made at least 24 hours prior to the activity
  • A full refund will be given in the event the tour is cancelled due to weather conditions
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Reviews (6) 4.8
  • Fabrizio 4 Dec 2017
    Great experience. Guide was helpful, well prepared and flexible. As we proceeded quickly through the caves, we also had the chance to climb up the hill to have a look at one of the cannon and the landscape from there. Would recommend such experience! The island isn’t kept really clean, and the boat trip is rather harsh for western standards, but this has nothing to do with the tour operator.
  • Zin 26 Sep 2017
    Good trip, good places to go, overall the service is value for money.
  • ollie tam 2 Sep 2017
    The tour was amazing! Our guide was very knowledgeable!
  • Billy C 6 Oct 2017
    Good half day line, recommended ~ ~ ~
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  • YU CIAO 27 Aug 2017
    Activities are very satisfied with the trip, the tour guide is very friendly, explain the clear and detailed, carefully take care of every detail.
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  • Siew Yee 25 Aug 2017
    The embankment in the cave is really amazing! The knowledge of the tour guide tells us a lot about the story behind the historical monuments.
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