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  • Address: India
  • Hours: Open Tue - Sun, 9am - 5:30pm
  • Admission: Adults: Rs 250

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Elephanta Caves Tours

Protected as a Unesco World Heritage Site, the Elephanta Caves are among Mumbai’s most astounding temple sites, home to one of India’s most precious collections of Hindu temple art.

In Elephanta Island’s labyrinthine network of subterranean caves, highly prized statues of Shiva and other deities, shrines, pillars, courtyards and halls are carved out of rock in high relief.

Elephanta’s collection of cave-temples date back to around AD 600, and were named for the elephant statue that once stood near the shore. The statue now stands in Mumbai’s Victoria Gardens.

Tours are essential to get the most from a visit to the island, revealing the stories and history of the island’s carvings and artworks. The highlight is the temple to Shiva with its towering statue of the three-faced deity, surrounding by latticework screens, carved pillars and winding corridors.

Practical Info

The Elephanta Caves are on Elephanta Island in Mumbai Harbour, 9km (5.5 miles) northeast of the city’s Gateway of India monument.

Take a tour or ride a half-hourly launch over to the island from Colaba on the peninsula (the trip takes an hour). Once on the island, ride the tiny train to the steps leading up to the caves (beware of the monkeys!).

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Elephanta Caves Private Tour with Train Ride and Gateway of India From Mumbai

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An hour-long ferry ride from Mumbai reaches you to the Elephanta Island, a representative of the past eras. This island houses the ancient Elephanta Caves and ...  Read more

Location: Mumbai, India
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

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Visit the Elephanta Caves on this 4-hour tour. Explore the larger Hindu caves, the smaller Buddhist caves as well as the main cave, also known as the Shiva ...  Read more

Location: Mumbai, India
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Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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Private Tour: Customizable Mumbai Sightseeing Including Elephanta Caves or Kanheri Caves, Mumbai, ... 
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Cruise around Mumbai in an air-conditioned private vehicle during a customizable sightseeing tour. Choose up to five main attractions and lesser-known gems to ...  Read more

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Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Traverse to the iconic Elephanta Caves to witness this marvel fortress tucked away from Mumbai. See the marvellous Shiva sculptures and listen to tales about ...  Read more

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Duration: 4 to 5 hrs

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Enjoy a scenic ferry ride to reach the Elephanta Caves on Elephanta Island in Mumbai Harbor. During this 6-hour guided tour, explore all seven art-filled caves ...  Read more

Location: Mumbai, India
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

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Private Full-Day Mumbai City Tour with Elephanta Caves Excursion, Mumbai, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Discover some of the city's most popular destinations on this 10-hour tour including an excursion to the intricate rock carved temples of Elephanta Caves. You ...  Read more

Location: Mumbai, India
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

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Private Elephanta Caves Tour Including Classical Dance Performance in Mumbai, Mumbai, Private Day ... 
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Take a glimpse into the culture and legacy of Mumbai with this 6-hour private tour. Visit the Elephanta caves located on Elephanta island in Mumbai Harbour. ...  Read more

Location: Mumbai, India
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

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Mumbai Morning Tour Including the Gateway of India, the Elephanta Caves and a Mumbai-Style ... 
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