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Elephanta Caves

Elephanta Caves, Elephanta Island, India
+91 98677 07414
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good44%
  • Average18%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
2 days ago
“The best part is the ferry”
4 days ago
“Monkeys instead of elephants”
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Elephanta Caves, Elephanta Island, India
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+91 98677 07414
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The elephanta caves are really beautiful and a must visit if you have interest in ancient hindu mythology​. We took the 9am boat from the gateway which i believe is the best one to take, especially during the hot summer months as the early morning...More

Thank ARV2907
Reviewed 2 days ago

Caves are good, mostly ruined but still preserves great history. Take a ferry from Gateway of India (return fare Rs185). You need to pay village panchayat tax Rs5, Entry ticket Rs30. You can easily get food and water there. Bargain well when you are shopping....More

Thank AakashT91
Reviewed 3 days ago

Went to this place through Ferry, one hour journey along the Arabian sea then around 10 mins 'trekking' to reach the caves. Saw the idols of Lord Shiva & family. Very beautifully crafted at one rock, incredibly amazing!!! Don't forget to see garden & two...More

Thank Manoj k
Reviewed 4 days ago

It's an interesting place to visit. You want to catch the first ferry (at 9am) to be the first on the island (meaning you get less people around and more space for exploring). We made a quick trip and caught the first ferry that went...More

1  Thank atveritinova
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a personal guided tour of the caves it was truly amazing. there are quite a lot of quite steep steps but the climb is well worth it. If your are not so nimble on your feet you can take one of the sedan...More

Thank Eric W
Reviewed 5 days ago

These caves are located on Elephanta island which is off the coast of Mumbai. You have to take a ferry from Gateway of India that takes about an hour to reach the island. From there, you can take a toy train with 5 mins ride...More

1  Thank webtriptourist
Reviewed 6 days ago

It’s a long way from the mainland – about an hour in ferry and then it’s a very long walk up to the caves, and fighting the gauntlet of store owners and pushy merchants on the long climb is not very pleasant. If you have...More

Thank Kate_Tascott
Reviewed 6 days ago

We took time out from our visit to Mumbai to visit Elephanta Island and see the caves. Access is by boat from the Gateway of India. It doesn’t seem far on the map but the boat takes an hour to get there chugging across the...More

Thank DJS54
Reviewed 1 week ago

loved the escape from the mumbai congestion. It was just amazing the ferry ride, the ride on local train replica to the caves... It a huge place with lot of

Thank tiskue l
Reviewed 1 week ago

This excursion to Elephanta Island is worth it. You take the open ferry in Mumbai from the dock at "The Gateway to India". The relaxing ride is just over an hour. The Island is interesting as very few people live there permanently, and they have...More

Thank snoopy647
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Honeyduke2014
can a pregnant woman travel here ? is there anything like climbing stairs / trekking ?
12 April 2017|
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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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deepakbalani
How frequent is the ferry
14 January 2017|
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Response from Shona_Deb | Reviewed this property |
During weekends every 20-30 mins, weekdays depending on number of people are visiting.
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JAY S
Is there any post office near elephanta caves ? if yes then how near is it to the caves? thank you.
20 December 2016|
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Response from JAY S |
Yes there is a post office at the ticket window
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