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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
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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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Good to see caves, nice ferry trip.

Good to see cave, 5-6 Caves group togather. club with visit of gateway of India. Ferry trip to island is worth to enjoy. It take 2-3 hour of visit, so plan accordingly.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good to see cave, 5-6 Caves group togather. club with visit of gateway of India. Ferry trip to island is worth to enjoy. It take 2-3 hour of visit, so plan accordingly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Best place to visit just before mumbai monsoons weather of the place will make u feel awesome .. Going by boat takes average 1hours time this island also has mini train to u can also enjoy it train running just 1ft. Above water for 200m distance and good place for shopping fancy and small items cave no.1 &2 are must... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Elephanta Caves are a great tourist attraction in the vicinity of the large Mumbai. These caves have ornate displays of the most important collections of the culture of Shiva.

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Panchkula, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Historically value place and awesome place and there is huge sculputure on the walls. Really good place to visit and huge number of stairs to go these caves

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Solana Beach, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

An hour on the ferry from the Gateway to India are the Hindu and Buddhist Elephanta Caves, dating from the 7th century. This was originally a Hindu religious site dedicated to the Lord Shiva. The caves suffered from neglect after the settlement of the Portuguese in the 1500's until the 1970's when renovation began. The caves were originally called Gharapuri... More 

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Cooch Behar, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

In our recent visit to Mumbai in the month of July 2016 we spent half day at Elephants Caves which is in Elephanta Island I.e. around 10-11 km away from Gateway of India, Mumbai. It is one of the rare caves wherein you will find mixture of Hindu and Buddhist architecture. You can reach there from Gateway of India through... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have heard a lot about Elephanta caves. So this time when I was in Mumbai I find some time go there. It is 1 hour approx. journey from gateway of India to Elephanta Island. Ticket booths are near to Gateway of India. Tickets are cheap approx. ₹150 which include the return journey.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome carvings of LORD SHIVA.....morerever one will enjoy the ride of ferry too from gateway of india to gharapuri i.e. elephanta caves island as on the way one can see many cargo ships from nearby..

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Doha, Ad Dawhah, Qatar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was raining when we went there and the ferry ride going back was crazy fun! The caves has not much to offer but still its a place to see. Over all its worth it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We are deeply awed by the ancient masterpieces of stone work remaining in the cave temples, so much history and culture there! Visiting during Monsoon had the advantage of fewer visitors, during high season in winter ten times more tourists. The island should be called monkey island, though they are generally harmless and fun to watch, keep your lemonade out... More 

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