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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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It was a amazing place for couples and family ,and one of the memorable is the ferry ride of an hour to reach elephanta caves from gateway of India,,you can find a lot of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

An excellent day trip from Mumbai, the ferries form India gate are rather 3rd world, but at least you get a life jacket, however the cave system is amazing, worth getting one of the many guides at the jetty as they can really give you an insight to the carvings and all for £5-10. The train from the pier to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

It was a amazing place for couples and family ,and one of the memorable is the ferry ride of an hour to reach elephanta caves from gateway of India,,you can find a lot of souvenirs shops where price is affordable can do bargain to get a good deal,Must visit place

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Visited in December 2013 I enjoyed the ferry to the island, and found the island very interesting and so much to see. Make sure to have enough time to walk around and see the caves and their amazing sculptures. lots of small stall on the way up to the island, drinking, eating facilities available. The walk up to the caves... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Took the wonderful ferry round on the Arabian sea to visit elephants caves,Awesome mango slices to be eaten during the journey and nice small souvenirs shops on both side of the pathway to reach the caves at the top Wonderfu

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

We took the ferry to the island and hired a guide for 700 rupees. It was well worth it. The shops have many reasonably priced souvenirs. It was a good experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

You get there by an hours boatride often with lot of Indians who as well love to see this historical place on UNESCOS world heritage list. Have time to walk around see the caves the view and enjoy eating in this nice area. As you sail out there there can only be a certain amount of people and there was... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

It is an exciting trip from Gateway of india by ferry. Once on the island, one can walk or take a toy train ride to reach the starting point. Nearly 100 steps take you near the caves. The first cave is the best preserved and the only one worth spending time. Lots of restaurants make the visit comfortable. The best... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Had expected this to be a tourist trap nightmare but was very pleasantly surprised. Nice hour long boat journey, offering haze dependant views of mumbai. Reached the island and opted to walk the short way to the steps. There is a cute wee train to make the journey if you prefer. A guide started chatting to us as we left... More 

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Noida, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The boat from gateway of India is crowded and very basic. It is worthwhile to pay Rs. 20 extra in the boat and go to upper deck. It is not crowded and the views are good of the surrounding sea, ships, islands and the coast. After about an hour of boat ride you reach the island. The toy train to... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

After being lured by the promise of the Elephana Cultural Festival all we got on our arrival was from the bottom of the steps to the top was the same old souvenier tack that's the same as you can purchase all over India - some culture On reaching the entrance I blew my top at the entrance fee- for FOREINERS... More 

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