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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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This is a great visit as it combines a boat trip and a sightsee. After getting off the boat you have to run the gauntlet of souvenir stands to eventually get to the caves but... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2016
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Newick, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

This is a great visit as it combines a boat trip and a sightsee. After getting off the boat you have to run the gauntlet of souvenir stands to eventually get to the caves but persevere as its well worth it. The caves are amazing, huge statues and columns carved into the rocks and you can wander around at your... More 

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Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Ferry ride from Gateway of India (mumbai). Takes about an hour . Definitely not a place to visit for people with mobility problem. The caves are pretty clostrophobic. Hand carved statue of gods. Enjoyable thing is only the ferry ride open air sea ride.

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Navi Mumbai, India
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Reviewed 22 August 2016

It was an amazing experience to be here. You need to go via ferries,which you get from Gate way of india. Small boats are lined up on the left side of Gate way of India. You can ask any of the boat guys for ticket. Once you board the ferry , it takes around an hour to reach the elephanta... More 

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Thank Pals2002
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Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

We were expecting something better but it is still worth the time to go there. Hiwever be prepared to pay INR500pp for this, which is definitely too much. The first cave is impressive compared to the rest (5 caves in total). The boat trip to the island offer a great view on the Gateway of India and the Taj Mahal... More 

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Thank Julien D
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Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

The way to elephanta is via ferry from Gateway of India...The ferry ride is so awesome..U will see many cargo ships, navy ships on the way( naval dockyard is in close vicinity but not allowed to go there) ...The caves are today neglected and ruined but still u will love main cave.... The way up is little tiresome as it... More 

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Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

There is nothing other than boring caves. You will be tired and sweating too much. Moreover the caves are not even maintained. It will cost you more than 500 INR per person. You have to walk around 4-5 km. Good place if you are interested in caves.

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Bangalore, India
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Reviewed 18 August 2016

The ferry from Gateway of India was SLOW in the extreme, and crowded. It was hot too, and the setting sun was in our eyes :( However, by the time we reached the island, the toy train was waiting, and we hopped on it rather than walk to the caves. Then followed a half a km climb through shops, which... More 

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Chandigarh, India
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Reviewed 16 August 2016

Traveled to Mumbai on 13th Aug16 and visited the Caves on 14th Aug.16. The ferry has two types of tickets: Rs.145 and then Luxurious Rs.180. Guys there is no difference. We purchased the Luxurious and found no difference in the boat. We also inquired from the boat man and reply was " it's same". Journey to caves via sea is... More 

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Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

You called elephanta caves or gharapuri,The island ,located on the arm of the arbian sea,how to reach there- you reached by ferry from the gateway of india in rs 150 to 200 INR and for oustside india its 5 $ The caves is closed on monday. Beautiful place for one day picnic spot,nice sculptures.

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Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Took a boat from near Gateway of India. Kot of fun going There. View if the city is very good. Dirty, needs to ne kept clean.

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