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“nice hangout but unmaged”
Review of Elephanta Caves

Elephanta Caves
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed June 29, 2010

good place to go in rainy season, has a lot of greenery around but the monuments are all broken so not worth seeing

6  Thank GHUMAKADMumbai
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Reviewed May 31, 2010

From the Gateway to India you take a rather long ferry ride to the Island which showcases historic carvings in hand-hewn caves. Take a guide with you as it is very interesting but no information is provided on site. Be warned though - it is a long steep climb to the caves up steps that are lined with stalls selling all the usual trinkets. At least it gives you a break from the climb! You can take a palaquin carried by 4 men (I don't know how they do it and earn every rupee).
There are macaques at the top but are affected by goitre from rubbish tourist food.

20  Thank NewcastleCatty
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Reviewed April 29, 2010

we once visited elephanta caves, in the month of march on the ocassion of mahashivratri. people from oher countries also participated in the festival.
this island is one of the peaceful places in india, where real life exists.

16  Thank laderohit_18
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Reviewed April 14, 2010

While the areas around the most popular caves are kept relatively clean, the overall waste management policy on the island is a disgrace. There are plastic bottles and paan wrappers everywhere. The drink vendors appear to take no responsibility at all for the areas around their stalls. Clearly visitors to the site are also content to add to the problem by leaving rubbish behind. I have visited many other sites in India where such potential problems have been dealt with by more active and considered supervision: the Taj Mahal has a no-eatables policy; Mysore zoo sells drinks in glass bottles which must be returned to the vendor. As a foreigner visiting many of the popular sites in India, I have found some inconsistency in the overall maintenance of sites, but Elephanta is by far the worst. UNESCSO should be ashamed to have its name associated with this site.

24  Thank IndiaJM
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Reviewed January 21, 2010

Good historical location where u can buy awesome artificial jewellery. Great historic wall paintings---good for exploring Indian cultural heritage

Thank AnkurSrivastava
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