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Elephanta Caves

Elephanta Caves, Elephanta Island, India
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Elephanta Caves Private Tour with Train Ride and Gateway of India From Mumbai
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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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“an hour” (166 reviews)
“lord shiva” (58 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Elephanta Caves, Elephanta Island, India
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"lord shiva"
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"main cave"
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"both sides"
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"gateway to india"
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"arabian sea"
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"world heritage site"
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"be careful"
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"the upper deck"
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"small train"
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"mini train"
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"long walk"
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Reviewed 29 March 2017

We took the ferry today over to Elephanta Island to see the caves. Tickets are bought at The Gateway to India and cost 180 rupees each return. If you wish to climb up to the top deck, you pay 10 rupees extra each to the...More

1  Thank appleblossom81
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Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Elephanta is the island near Mumbai. From gate way of India (ferry ride) it takes 1.5 hours to reach this island. Ticket for ferry 180 rs for adult n 100rs for children. On island you can seat in a toy train which runs 1km (10...More

Thank Tejashri I
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Reviewed 28 March 2017

You can either arrange your trip to elephants caves through arranged trip or do it yourself. We chose to purchase ticketnat boat side which is very cheap. When you arrive at island you can get train to caves then decide if you need guide. Caves,...More

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Reviewed 24 March 2017

Part of the enjoyment of this attraction is the getting there on one of the many small motor ferries, as long as you pay the 20 rupees to sit up top, away from the diesel fumes. The caves are stunning, although the route lined with...More

1  Thank Brian P
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

This was an interesting site, however the one hour boat ride each way, while pleasant, made it a time consuming one. Although I am glad I went, if time was an issue it could have been skipped. If stairs are a problem for you, do...More

Thank saunderslaurenl
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

Best place to visit. Boat ride is enjoyable. If you are energetic and fit to walk and climb the stairs this is the right activity for you for almost 5 hours. Steps can be steep, there are just enough to get your heart rate up,...More

Thank aziz005
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

Visit again with friends enjoying lots at here most joy full palace at Mumbai now i decided that when we come again at mumbai must visit at here very very attractive palace you can spend your golden time at here

2  Thank Asif A
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Such a lame place. First, you need to take a feri from gateway of india. It takes almost an hour to reach the place. Then a mile long walk. You then need to give entry fee of 20 to enter the island and market. Then...More

3  Thank soham c
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

To reach this place , well planning is required . To go this spot , we have to go to Gate way of India , from there , you have to take boat service to reach this island . Boat fare is only Rs 180/-...More

Thank SAKTEVEL
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Maybe it was better because we'd read some of the other reviews. Maybe you just need to be prepared. First, the line to get into Gateway to India was confusing. Looked like there was a long line to that ran to a sign for "Elephanta...More

4  Thank a-travelin-foodie
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Siddhartha G
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Response from Outtoroam | Reviewed this property |
Yes...almost everywhere
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Kristel C
16 August 2017|
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Response from VIPIN_GOEL_TP_Impex | Reviewed this property |
You have to buy ticket for you at Gate Way of India. Many small ships/boats are there. No need for special or prior booking.
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