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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.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Elephanta Caves, Mumbai, India
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a bit tricky to get to Elephanta Caves since there are no signs showing which line you should go to at Gateway to India. It is best to ask other tourists because there are many people trying to make you buy or do...More

Date of experience: November 2019
1  Thank BGK190479
Reviewed 1 week ago

The ferry to the island costs approximately Rs. 205. for the ferry you can get ticket around the gateway india to Mumbai. In addition to the fare, there is a small cost to enter the cave complex, which is approximately equivalent to 15 Indian rupees....More

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank Mehdi G
Reviewed 1 week ago

An amazing place where history meets the present. A guide is adviced but a flyer where to read about the Elephanta Caves is good too.

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank Cristina F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was on my list for quite some time. Finally, got a chance to visit. We took a ferry ride from Gateway of India and it took around 1hr to reach to the Elephanta Island. One has to...More

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank Kedar-KeKu
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After reading the history of the caves, we were really looking forward to this visit, but came away very disappointed. We paid to go across to the island on a boat, which was great to see the coastline of Mumbai. When we got there, the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
3  Thank Debbie P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The boat ride over was definitely the best part of this trip. It was rather magical. The caves were interesting, but there wasn’t too much to see, and it was a little disenfranchising to see the metal rose where the pillars etc had been re-moulded....More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Katie O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Huge difference in pricing for foreign tourists and Indian tourists for no reason, Charging ₹15 on top of entry fee that is ₹40 for no reason when asked they simply says Panchayat Tax , Toy Train is a joke ₹10 fees for 2-3 mins ride...More

Date of experience: October 2019
4  Thank Sumitwriter
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

These caves are nice but they are situated on an island and hence a boat ride is invovled. The rode takes about 30 min from Gateway and can be choppy in the monsoon. Caves are good to see once. Carry water and your own food,...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank kodasrivatsa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Its a historical venue with 5 caves, one of which has the Antient statues of Shiva and Parvati. Its beautiful carved and worth the visit. The motorised boats from Gateway are very convinent. We encountered a bunch of young boys, who were wanting to get...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank DineshDabhade
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Elephanta is beautiful and amazing caves . That means elephanta in many old is gold object and I like this one caves. Thank you

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank pipaliyaj
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Nellie B
October 10, 2019|
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Response from Vikram55591 | Reviewed this property |
I am not very sure, but I guess they accept cashless mode of payment also.
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21varad
August 6, 2019|
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Response from meenaln2019 | Reviewed this property |
Actually for sightseeing it's good, but it's quite risky as there are heavy rains in Mumbai region. The route to walk up to elephanta caves might be very slippery now. Plus due to high tide very less ferries go. I think you... More
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367jenniferl
April 2, 2019|
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Response from Undago | Reviewed this property |
From gateway To Elephanta Caves Ferry start at @ 9 am from gateway till Afternoon 2pm every 30 min From Elephanta last ferry leaves on 6p.m
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