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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
Fee: No
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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

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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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Basrah, Iraq
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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Ahmedabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

After 45 minutes boat ride one reaches Elephanta island jetty. Ticket for ferry is @160/ two way. You can walk upto caves or take toy train ticket to reach base of cave. Climb stair surrounded by shops and covered by plastic roof. After taking entry ticket one can see 3 parts of caves. Nice history written on boards. Takes about... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

I loved visiting Elephant Island and the caves. The walk up to the caves through the local markets, and past the restaurants was really cool. I loved the cafes, and hearing the history of the Portuguese attack, causing damage to some of the carvings. Beautiful stories and lovely photo opportunities. Wonderful boat trip there too.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Just a time pass visit. Ferry ride is decent but there isn't really much to do once you get down on the island. There are lots of stairs leading up to the caves and several vendors keep selling collectibles etc on the way. Caves are poorly maintained, not very exciting for laymen like me, unless you are deep into exploring... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I loved the caves. They put you in deep contact with an ancient culture and a deep religious dimension. There are some access barriers in reaching the caves, which require a lot of stair climbing, but it is not too bad and definitely a must. I went in April and the sun was so hot I wish I had the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The ferry was ok, don't expect too many safety concerns for tourists, some of us did get sea sick so motoin sickness tablets are recommended. Its about an hour ferry from Mumbai. The island itself was lush and green but very very humid and hot (in monsoon season). The ruins were very interesting. It is considered sacred ground so we... More 

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

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