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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.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Elephanta Caves, Mumbai, India
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Reviewed yesterday

The Elephanta Caves has recently been given a face lift. The caves are nice and the journey by boat is also great. You can travel to elephanta from ferry Wharf or from Gate way of India. You can spend half a day in the island....More

Thank mbalajicool
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice place to be in for a change. From mumbai 30 to 45 minutes via boat depending on speed. Approx INR 200.00 for return journey. Mini train is there costing 15 to 20 rs. Depends on availability. Good for couple n family. Surrounded by Arabian...More

Thank jigneshvjc
Reviewed 2 days ago

Elephanta caves is an experience that everyone visiting Bombay should take in. It is fun to hop onto a boat and travel for about an hour to get to Elephanta islands. Many unique birds etc. can be seen along the way. The caves themselves are...More

Thank FreeBird312
Reviewed 2 days ago

We are always fascinated by archaeological sites and this is an interesting one. A bit disappointing that you have to take an extremely slow, decrepit boat to get there, then flight through hundreds of hawkers, climb 150+ stairs and survive an assault of some pretty...More

Thank DarrenHumphrey
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Straight off the boat was met by starving/crippled dogs which both tourists and locals were purposely standing on, kicking and hitting with sticks. Everywhere we saw was covered in litter and not to forget the scammer that kept trying to sell us a tour straight...More

Thank felixwhiteaway
Reviewed 3 days ago

Had to scramble over one ferry to get to another but interesting to see the ghats: people washing self and clothes in river. Then toy train to the steps...... many, to get up to the Unesco World Heritage site. Steps have stalls either side so...More

Thank KDTtree
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited Elephanta island today with high expectations. After an hour ferry journey past numerous oil rigs we were greeted to the island by the locals as well as tourists kicking and beating dogs. The island is overrun with hundreds of starving dogs who are abused...More

Thank clarabrown2017
Reviewed 4 days ago

one has to go ferry from gate way of india... the fast ride is good. there are caves with old statues and reasonably maintained. it is more a picnic spot for mumbaikars.

Thank 1Jayanthi
Reviewed 5 days ago

I have visited this place very recently in the month of October 2018. The place is quite good for one day picnic and cleanliness is terrible. It is 10km from Gate of India and should reach there by a ferry ride which costs 200 per...More

1  Thank Tour818236
Reviewed 1 week ago

I dreaming to see this place since long time and i am very happy that finally i could visit this place.I boarded the ferry on Saturday morning around 9'o clock and reached the Elephanta Island by 10.30 am.It is very pleasant ferry ride even though...More

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curlylynn
19 September 2018|
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Response from SharmisthaD61 | Reviewed this property |
hello, the steps are covered with stalls on both side so there is no chance of vertigo attack, I myself suffer from the same and have asthma. Once you reach the caves it's plain land and rocky where you can very comfortably... More
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DayD115
12 August 2018|
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Response from Lccolumbus | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I hired a local guide when I arrived on Elephanta Island, who was very knowledgeable & very nice. I was a solo traveler at the time, but I’m sure that he would most likely handle a small group. His name was Madu... More
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nidhig379
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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