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Elephanta Caves

Elephanta Island, India
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Type: Religious Sites, Islands, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Owner description: Elephanta Caves are situated on Elephanta Island about 7 kms from...
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Type: Religious Sites, Islands, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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. Open from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. Closed on Monday.
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Nashik, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Elephanta Caves are just amazing. I visited this place along with my friend. first you have to board a boat from Gateway of india. Charge is 100-120 Rs Per person.When boat departs, you will experience waves,blue ocean and much more. You can also see Naval Base Of Indian Navy,Warships etc It will take 1-1.5 Hours to reach Elephanta Island (Gharapuri).... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

its pride of mumbai and the place in the middle of the sea and u can find the ancient and its a place to see the stone craftsmanship

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Guri, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

C1 ( 2014.12.06 ) This caves was good place to see ancient civilization of India. The way to there was by ship in the Gate of India about 1 hours. The sculpture of caves was very impressive to me. How make elaborated sculpture in ancient time.. The cave was worthing to see was only one, but this was very impressive.... More 

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Navi Mumbai, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

As usual, to photograph an archaeological wonders, myself and my friend decided to venture to the Elephanta caves which is 1 hour boat ride from the Gateway of India (Mumbai). The journey is fun from the Gateway of India, where we took a boat and passed the Naval ships and also the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, which can be seen... More 

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Bellaire, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

The boatride there and back ( which takes about one hour each way ) is fun and a great way to see the Mumbai skyline.. There is a pretty long,steep climb up to the caves which is lined with shops and vendors trying to get your business The caves themselves contain the carvings which our guide helped us understand. There... More 

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Englewood, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

The boat trip & hike up to the cave was the best part. The boat provided a view of Mumbai harbor & the city through smog. Once on the island, don't take the train - it's a very short ride. Walk the path & up the steps that are lined by vendors. This is a very crowded place where Indians... More 

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Penang, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Good is that you can visit the historical place that somehow well-preserved with their ancient art. If you feel the distance from the jetty to the cave is long, you can ride the train. However, the ship from Mumbai harbour to Elephanta cave jetty is not well-maintained.

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Even though the place is a must watch,i feel the place should be cleaned and beautified. Will attract more people if did so.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The journey is very nice. Rs 160 for a up and down basic ferry which takes one hour each way. You then pay Rs10 to go the deck. Once you reach Elephanta the toy train takes you in till the stars for another Rs 5 if you want. If you are an Indian after that you pay only Rs15 to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Best attraction in Mumbai by far. Ancient Shiva Cave temple. Very well preserved statues and amazing atmosphere. Wear comfortable shoes though as its a bit of a walk to the top and get tour guide as it gives you real insight into the carvings.

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