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Mumbai Elephanta Caves Private Half-Day Tour including Guide

Mumbai, India
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4 hours  (Approx.)
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Offered in: English and 2 more


Rewind to Mumbai’s pre-colonial days on a private half-day tour of the Elephanta Caves. With a private guide, ride a ferry to Elephanta Island in Mumbai Harbor, and explore its UNESCO-listed caves and rock art, believed to date from the 500s. Explore the main Shiva Cave with its huge sculptures of Shiva and Hindu mythologies, and admire the smaller Buddhist caves as your guide shares their history. Ferry and entrance tickets at own expense.
  • Private half-day Elephanta Caves tour from Mumbai
  • Catch a public ferry to see the UNESCO-listed ‘City of Caves’ on Elephanta Island
  • Tour the main, Shiva Cave with its giant Hindu rock statues of Shiva, Nataraja, and Yogishvara
  • Explore other Hindu and Buddhist caves, filled with statues and reliefs of religious scenes
  • Discover why the caves were carved, and the symbolism of their rock art
  • Personalized attention from a private, professional guide
  • Return ferry tickets and cave admission at own expense


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Driver's knowledge
, May 2019
Guide has a very good knowledge of the Elephanta Caves. He also took us to his village to visit his home which was very interesting.
Response from Host , Jun 2019
Thanks alot for writing a review
This tour was really cool, visit the...
, Oct 2018
This tour was really cool, visit the cave and seeing Shiva 9 forms were super cool. The only thing is I didnt enjoy the 45 minutes boat ride. To the island. Our guide was really helpful. Both Anthony and Amish was helpful.
Amazing private tour with lots of history .
Aaron L
, Oct 2018
I had an amazing time learning about Elephanta island's history. Sameer was a fantastic guide who brought a lot of local knowledge to the tour. Highly recommended .
My tour guide Sameer with Mystical...
Sanjay M
, Jan 2018
My tour guide Sameer with Mystical Mumbai was excellent! He was very knowledgeable and provided great insight on my tour to Elephanta Caves. I had such a great experience that I would use Sameer and Mystical Mumbai again! Thanks again for making my trip enjoyable and memorable.
A breathtaking tour of the Elephanta...
Zee A
, Jan 2018
A breathtaking tour of the Elephanta Caves. Go early before the ferry crowds come in. Our tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. We didn't feel rushed. All of our questions were answered efficiently. What I truly loved what that Samir took care of us the entire time, even after the tour when we were ushered to our private car. Highly recommend tour.
This was an amazing day of wonder...
Karlie M
, May 2017
This was an amazing day of wonder! These caves are truly spectacular and our guide was so informative and thorough that I learnt a lot about the Hindu religion that I didn't know before and the stories were great! There is great little market stores lining the steps on the way in and out that are hard to go past without bagging a bargain Unfortunately I had problems when my computer uploaded my photos from iCloud and lost them! But the memories will always be there!
Vishal was our guide getting to and...
derek m
, Feb 2017
Vishal was our guide getting to and from the island. He got us there and back safely and was very friendly. Samir gave us the tour of the caves. He was friendly and very knowledgeable. By the end we felt we had made new friends. Vishal helped us get to the Taj Palace afterwards which he didn't have to do. Thank you for a great experience. Highly recommended.
Increible experiencia
, Sep 2019
Te recogen en el Cine Regal, te llevan andando hasta la puerta de la india, pagas el billete de ida y vuelta (205 rupias) te dejan en barco a la Isla de la Elefanta, 1 hora de trayecto, te espera el guía que te lleva hasta las cuevas (600 rupias) y te hace todo el recorrido y te acompaña al muelle nuevamente.
Tour a las Cuevas de Elephanta 100...
, Sep 2017
Tour a las Cuevas de Elephanta 100 recomendable. Nos recogieron puntualmente en el hotel. Excelente trato. El guía muy atento y cordial nos proporcionó mucha información durante todo el viaje. Fue una experiencia increíble. Vovería a reservar con ellos sin lugar a dudas.

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