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Address: Elephanta Caves, Elephanta Island, India
Phone Number: +91-98677-07414
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Description: 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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Just only one statue is imp to see!

If u r an explorer its a must watch! If u r with small kids n babies please avoid! Bring ur snacks n water!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

If u r an explorer its a must watch! If u r with small kids n babies please avoid! Bring ur snacks n water!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Catch a small boat from the Gateway of India vicinity to Elephanta Island and see some beautiful nature. Compared to Mumbai this island is a relief as far as natural setting go. Some interesting caves, but it seems like the main attraction are the swarms of monkeys running all around the paths and snatching anything shiny from the visitors. Worth... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

It is really the only ancient monument of Mumbai, which is more a business city than a tourist attraction. The hour-long boat ride to the island is a good way to get a view of the city, and the island itself is a lush tropicel jungle with the caves up on the hillside. The main temple is truly monumental, on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Ferry trip was relaxed and quite long - about an hour and a half with us needing to pay more if we wanted a better view. The island itself is completely overrun with tourist stalls etc, which unfortunately spoiled the beautiful views walking up to the caves. The caves themselves, especially the main cave, were beautiful - especially the sculptures... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Elephanta caves is situated on an island where you have to take a ferry to. The ferry starts early morning and runs till 5 or 6 in the evening. The tickets should cost around Rs. 150 and you readily get them at the Gateway entry. After you cross the sea, from the elephanta jetty you can take a toy train... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

It is approachable by sea route from Gateway of India.Small dhows and boats operate from Gateway and there are fixed timings for departure and arrival, you may live early say by10 a.m. but ensure that you check fro last boat departing from elephant, otherwise you will get stuck at elephant for the night.It is a very old structure, tourism dept... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This was one of my favourite places!! Soon as you walk into the caves you can feel the spiritual energy, so powerful. The carvings are so beautiful (even though a lot of them have been damaged). Must GO!! I still think of Elephanta Caves in my meditations.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This place is an eye opener, my first experience ever in caves and its very uniquely attractive. It appears to be a holy place with the Indians praying and doing their religious ritual. Its nice to watch their culture.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Its very good place to take a good pic also you can the LN ppl to take you in around and explain what ia there, but the weather is so humid there ypu need to go while its good like in February or March i went there in June it is humid, also they need to have a steps there... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Elephanta caves are monolith caves dating back in history. The experience starts with a ferry ride from the Gateway of India, Colaba viewing the naval ships docked nearby as well as the defence installations in the sea. The there is the toy train ride from the ferry landing to the steps that lead to the caves. Both sides of the... More 

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Address: Elephanta Caves, Elephanta Island, India
Phone Number: +91-98677-07414
Location: Asia  >  India  >  Maharashtra  >  Elephanta Island

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