Trip to Elephanta caves from Mumbai

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3 reviews   (4.33)

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Departs: Mumbai, Mumbai

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Get Ready to experience one of the amazing tours to Elephanta caves from Mumbai via a ferry ride.
• Visit the Elephanta Caves; a UNESCO World Heritage site, accessible from the
Gateway of India
• Learn about the 7 cave excavations at Elephanta, all carved from solid basalt
• Discover the temples which honor the Hindu God Shiva and contain many
intricate sculptures
• A fun journey to the caves, learning about each of their features and the story
behind each one
• An English speaking guide will be available to help you with your tour

What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

Bottled water

Entrance ticket

Fuel surcharge

Private transportation

What's Not Included


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 3
  • ADULT: Age: 4 - 99

Additional Info

  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Specialized infant seats are available

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Elephanta Caves
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Elephanta Caves is a specimen of rock-cut art and architecture from the times of medieval India. Natively known as Gharapurichi Leni, the Elephanta Caves that exist today are ruins of what were once elaborately painted artworks. It also provides an amazing view of the Mumbai skyline. You can reach the Elephanta Caves via a ferry ride from Gateway of India. There are two groups of alcoves in the site of the Elephanta Caves, the first is a large group of five Hindu caves and the second one is a smaller group of two Buddhist caves. The Hindu caves contain the stone sculptures representing the Shaiva Hindu sect.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Not Included


Nice day away from Mumbai's rush
Tommi_S, 09-11-2022
The caves contain a wealth of Shiva related sculptures, that really opened up with in-depth stories by our guide Manush. We took the ferry to the island, assisted by our driver Narendra. After a misunderstanding about roles had been sorted out, we got our money's worth of views on impressive, ancient works of art plus some monkeys. Special thanks to Manush who turned out to be a photography buff - nice pics of us.
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nishanya, 03-03-2020
Booked a guided tour to Elephanta was a great experience with Arshad Sir.Very polite and knowledgable.
Don’t use this driver
Susan_B, 14-12-2022
I really wanted to love the Elephanta cave tour. Our hotel pickup was scheduled for 12:00 (latest time offered). That morning time was changed by driver Naresh to 12:30; then 12:45; by the time he arrived it was almost 1:00. Traffic was heavy & parking difficult. Driver provided no information on the drive & answered questions with one word answers. Rushed to make last ferry to island, with driver always 10 paces ahead of us & not looking back. Luckily 2:00 ferry left at 2:20 so we just made it. Ferry trip took 90 minutes; it was 4:00 by the time we disembarked. More rushing to meet local guide, Manoj, who was wonderful. He had to give us a fast-paced tour as the island closed at 5:00. He took great photos for us, provided lots of info about island life & the cave carvings. Manoj even gave a few photography tips! He deserves a 5star review & is the only reason I gave this tour 3 stars. More rushing to make last ferry off island & same experience chasing after our driver on the way back to the car. Tour was not worth what we paid, especially since we purchased 3 tickets & one person could not make the tour. I was asked for feedback after the tour & after sharing our disappointing experience, response was “sorry ma’am”.

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