Visited elephant island on my recent trip to Mumbai
Went on a saturday and tried to leave early as I knew it would be busy, picked up our tickets from the booth at the Gateway to india where we were pestered to buy the usual toot but did buy a book which was cheaper on island but people need to make a living. The costs was 120inr each.
Paid the extra 10 inr to sit on the top of the boats I thought we'd get a breeze but just got hotter so didn't bother on way back.
Got the train at the other end but this was also pointless as this was the easiest part of walk.
The walk to get to the caves is up a very long set of steps avenued by tourist sellers all the way up, ok if you are fit and good on your feet but did see a lot of people fit to drop at the top.
If your European you pay more to enter but it is still reasonable at 250 inr.
The caves are impressive and quite close together so once your there you can do them within an hour and get some good photos.
The resturant at the bottom of the hill was very good, brilliant fish curry and nice cold beer.
My advise is go early, take good walking shoes and cold drinks to start because if you are European you will be charged 3 times as much as non europeans for drinks on boats. But coming from near London I know how much tourists are charged there so not surprised.
Have been to better heritage monuments in India but this is well worth a visit.
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