I had a trip to Elephanta in July 2013. I got boat ticket from the guy who was standing at Appolo Bunder. The boat was so old and had not safety equipments but cheap (100 Rupee + 10 rupee more if you are intrested to sit in upeer floor). after 45 minues we arrived to the island. You need to pay 10 rupee as tax (so funny) and also some more rupee if you are intrested to get in the small train which take you to the next of the mount which the cave exists.
As I got out of the train, I saw so many monkeys which were waiting for new commers. They rushed to the people and took (Stole!) all foods (corn + potato chips + fruits , ...) from visitors. If you have a camera with you I can recommend to put it in your back pack in order to be protected from being stolen by monkeys. by the mount there is a long stareway. 15 min marching will take you to the intrance of the caves. Nice to know that there are some sellers during the way which sells indian hand crafts with a fair price. Anyhow you can ask for some discount if you like.
Before entering you have to pay entrance fee (10 rupee for indian and 100 for foreigners!!! anyhow because of this fact that I look like Indians I just paid 10 rupees !!!)
Inside the cave There is no Elephant! There are some Statues from Indian Gods. It is really nice to know that theses statues were created by hands and simple tools houndred years ago.
Unfortunately there is no light inside the cave so it is good to visit this place when it is sunny and not cloudy (when I visited!!!).
On the way back because the rain just started, after some minutes it was raining cats and dogs and the sea became stormy. I have to confess that it was so tribble after 2 hours we reached to the bunder. I remember when I got out the boat I was fully wet inside and outside. anyhow I beilive it worthes to visit this place just for one time not more.
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