Mumbai, India

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commentOffered in: English

Overview

Rewind to Mumbai’s pre-colonial days with 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

Reviews

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, 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.

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, 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 .

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, 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.

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, 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.

K
, 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!

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, 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.

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, Jan 2017

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