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Elephanta Caves

Elephanta Caves, Elephanta Island, India
+91 98677 07414
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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” (200 reviews)
“an hour” (172 reviews)
“toy train” (142 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Elephanta Caves, Elephanta Island, India
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Located 10 km from gateway of India. U can get ferry ship at affordable price. It's a Buddhist rock cut cave under UNESCO world heritage site. Must visit this place.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Its about 45 minutes Boat ride. The stones are carved into building like caves leaving apart the statues. It is on the top of the hill.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Take a boat ride from Mumbai. Carved from rock/mountain awesome historical monument, had a great time exploring. Worth a visit for history lovers and highly recommend it. Near Taj hotel in south mumbai.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recently visited wid friends, About one hour ferry boat ride from gateway of India ,farry boat return ticket is 200₹, after a toy train ride about 10 min also you can walk, total 4 caves, 1st cave has major significance, beautiful place, best time for...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Taking a public ferry from the Gate of India- a nice sailing. Try not to arrive to the island in the heat- as you'll have to go from the dock to the caves- half of the way by climbing many stairs- most of it unshaded....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Must see place so take an extra day for this while you are in Mumbai. Boats leave from Gateway of India to reach the island. It takes about an hour one way. Last boat leaves in the afternoon at 2pm, but check this. Once you...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First, to go there you have to get a boat a the Indian gate. Basically, this is already original. Ok then the trip is a bit long, but, you have time to understand the city from an other point of view. You can see the...More

Thank pmartelli
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is approximately 40 min journey in the sea. It is one of the famous and prominent caves in India. Please do visit if you find time

Thank karthik d
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Reviewed 10 June 2018

An hours boat ride and it started to rain just as we arrived......hard! Well, it was monsoon season so what did we expect? The steps up to the caves became a waterfall so we took respite in one of the many cafes en route and...More

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Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

Went by boat on a very hot Summer afternoon.Totally exhausted.Overcrowded and tourists polluting the sea.Very disheartening.Yet the caves were surreal.

Thank echowa
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nidhi g
14 June 2018|
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Response from Kirit_J_Patel | Reviewed this property |
cave close on Monday however ferry on daily basis.ferry person cheat us.
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Rohini H
11 April 2018|
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Response from Shailesh G | Reviewed this property |
it works well. however data services are bad.
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9 March 2018|
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Response from Barbara S | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I have not responded, but I have been travelling in Vietnam. You do not really need a guide unless you really want the full insight into the carvings and Hindu religion. I would offer $10. There are tours to the... More
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