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Address: Elephanta Caves, Elephanta Island, India
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+91 98677 07414
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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Elephanta Caves are situated on Elephanta Island about 7 kms from Mumbai’s...

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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an interesting place

you can get to the Elephanta Island by boat from the India Gate, it takes around one hour, there you have to pay extra to visit the caves, in my opinion overpriced attraction... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Piotr M
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Warsaw, Poland
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Enjoyable trip started with travel from Boating.. Once reached at the island, you can thousand of interesting things to purchase.. Finally enjoy the site seeing view of the ancient Indian culture with the Sculptures.

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Warsaw, Poland
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

you can get to the Elephanta Island by boat from the India Gate, it takes around one hour, there you have to pay extra to visit the caves, in my opinion overpriced attraction, there are many stands with souvenirs and restaurants

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you only have limited time in Mumbai and/or are going to see Ajanta Caves or Ellora then I would definitely consider skipping the Elephanta Caves. The entrance is very expensive for foreigners and as the caves are rather underwhelming, it is pricey for what you get. You wouldn't be asked to pay these prices in Northern Europe. The boat... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We took the afternoon boat and enjoyed the late day sunshine at the caves. Really excellent day out. go early. We arrived for a 10am boat but we were approached by a vendor trying to sell us other excursions. we were delayed by this for a few hours so beware of agents trying to get you to buy other excursions.... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

It's an amazing place with monkeys running around. Comical really. Great rock sculptures. Bit of advice...don't go during summer. It's almost 45degrees on the way to reach the island.

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Thank Russell D
Patiala, India
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

the overall experience is fine because you board a ferry to reach the cave island. Then you take a lot of stairs to reach the actual caves which are not maintained well. there is a lot of darkness inside. There are idols of hindu gods. you can appreciate the history of caves and how they were built

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a small island for which you have to carry a ferry from Gateway of India. Charges are Rs 180 /Adult and 120/Kid above 4 years. Ferry runs at regular interval, from backside of Gateway of India. They don't wait to get full. Its about 1 hr ride to island. You can enjoy open sea view by travelling on upper... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have time in Mumbai, is good option for spend half of day, because you need 1 hr in boat to arrive and 1 hr for return in boat, plus time in Island. Boat Ticket at arround 150 Rs. that you buy at Booth at Gate of India. One detail for me was in lsland Ticket for Indian at... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Took around an hour to reach in ferry to reach to the Island. Once you get out of ferry there was toy train which was great help in that hot weather. You need to walk bit to reach to the cave. Still the statues are in good condition except few which were broken. Good place to visit while in Mumbai.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It only costs about 50p more. Interesting trip such an active bay. This is an easy trip to do yourself especially if your hotel is near the gate of India. If you can get past the guides on the dock great, otherwise haggle. Unless you are really interested in the various gods and goddesses you do not need a guide.... More 

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