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Guided Elephanta Caves Tour

Mumbai, India
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3 to 4 hours  (Approx.)
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Situated on an island, a short boat-ride out from Mumbai's iconic Gateway of India, the Elephanta Caves feature some of the most beautiful and well-preserved cave structures, dating back to the 6thand 7th centuries. With this tour, you and your guide will take a ferry out to the caves, where you'll spend a couple hours seeing the Hindu and Buddhist religious sculptures, including a huge three-headed Shiva.
  • See the historic religious sculptures in the UNESCO World Heritage Elephanta Caves
  • Take a round-trip ferry ride from Mumbai to Elephanta Island
  • A professional guide will take you through the caves
  • Entrance fees to the caves are free for guests up to 15 years old


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Local guide makes it more interesting
, Feb 2019
This was a delightful trip with a native that grew up on Elephanta Island. Not only did Mr. Khan give us a tour of the main caves, he provided information on the boat ride over about the ships and islands on the way. After touring the caves, he invited us to visit his village and home. There are three villages with about 1600 people living on the island. We enjoyed being exposed to the local way of life. We then all shared a meal at a local restaurant before returning across the bay. I highly recommend this tour if you are interested in getting to know the people of India.
Certainly, the Elephanta Caves, a...
Scott L
, Mar 2018
Certainly, the Elephanta Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage site, are amazing. The tour delivered as advertised. We party of 4 meet our guide at the rendezvous site at the appointed time. We were joined by 4 more folks the tour is limited to 8 people. Our guide led us through the Gateway of India to the ferry R/T included to Elephanta Island where we boarded a narrow gauge train to get from the very long pier to the entrance to the monument which is up 120 steps. Admission to the caves is not included as clearly stated in the tour description: 500 rupees per person. Our guide provided a detailed narration though the principal cave and the one immediately adjacent there are 9 total. Because of our time constraint, we left after about 75 minutes at the cave. It would have been possible to take the next ferry an hour later...this was our decision. All in all, a good value for the money 26/pp and you don't need to sweat the details yourself.
La visita alle grotte di Elephanta è certamente da raccomandare
, Jan 2019
La guida (abitante di Elephanta con la famiglia, originaria proprio di quest'isola) è andata oltre ogni aspettativa con le sue spiegazioni che andavano decisamente al di là delle più rosee aspettative. L'amore per la propria isola e per la sua storia ha voluto condividerlo con il nostro gruppo eterogeneo di sei persone con una grande naturalezza e con altrettanto amore, dandoci infinite spiegazioni sull'Induismo e sui vari ruoli e rappresentazioni della Trimurti. Da non perdere!

Product code: 10200P26

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