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“worth going all the way to elephanta caves.”
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Elephanta Caves
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World Famous Ancientness Elephanta Caves Tour with Toy Train Ride
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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.
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“worth going all the way to elephanta caves.”
Reviewed February 12, 2011

ferry ride 1 hour.. definitely take a hat or a cap to avoid sun burns its quote a long walk as soon as you get down from the ferry in elephanta caves .. but if you want to take the toy train service , that will be better... very good idea by whoever it is to install a toy train there cos its quite a long walk to the caves..

Visited February 2011
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“Historic Caves.. Preserved well according to Indian standards!”
Reviewed February 4, 2011

I'm glad that I didnt miss this one during my Mumbai trip. After this visit only I came to realize the historic greatness of Mumbai. Amazing caves and its sculptures - truly a gem, if you love history and antiquity. The island is very beautiful and lot of handicraft vendors to shop around.

Visited December 2010
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“Waste of Time”
Reviewed January 24, 2011

The place is falling apart, and like a lot of India's tourist attractions, ill-managed.
Takes anything up to an hour to get there, then a long walk up some stairs. All to see my broken rocks & relics of a supposed god like character.
You are better of visiting the Siddivanayak temple in Mumbai.

Visited January 2011
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“Little getaway in Mumbai”
Reviewed January 19, 2011

It is a nice place to go to spend some time away from the burst of city.
You got to take a 45 minutes boat ride, the boat pick up is just behind the Gateway of India, to get in the boat can prove to be an adventure by itself in the week end as there is generally a large crowd trying to do the same, so it's first come first serve basis and rest of the crowd is arguing on to why not hem ;-)

The boat ride as not much of romance as you pass in front of oil treatment plants and reservoirs. Elephanta island is not very big, there is an antic little train to carry people till the entrance of the site, big hat and strong sun cream is a must as there is no shade to be found around.

The visit will take a maximum time of 1h30, it is a nice first approach of this kind of carved cave, it's a good appetizer before going to Ajanta or Ellora, but not the other way around.

Even thought the site is maintained, a lot of people are coming here and they unfortunately don't have the education to keep it clean.

Visited February 2010
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“Breathtaking!”
Reviewed January 3, 2011

Visiting the Elephanta Caves threw me into a reverie, almost instantly pushing me into a world of awe, wonder and astonishment. The carving of Bhairava struck fear into my heart the moment I looked upon it, and when was this carved? 10,000, 15,000 years ago? Who was the sculptor who could strike fear into my heart so many thousands of years later? I wish I knew his name, and thank him or her. The sculpture of the beautiful Goddesses left me with respect and wonderment.
Don't miss visiting this place. The place isn't very well taken care of, but it's survived this long, hopefully it'll survive another 20,000 years or more...
The short boat ride to the island costs about Rs.150. Catch the boat from the Gateway of India location.

Visited February 2010
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