Elephanta Caves Tour From Mumbai

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 6 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    8am
  • Departure Details :
    Your hotel in Mumbai
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

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 that make up this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Hotel pickup and drop-off, guide, private vehicle, ferry passage, and entrance fees included.

Highlights

  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city

Know More about this tour

After 7am pickup at your hotel in Mumbai, travel in a private carto the Gateway of India terminal to board a ferry to Elephanta Island. During the 1-hour crossing, enjoy views of the coastline and the city of Mumbai. After arriving, begin exploring each of the seven caves in the Elephanta Caves complex including five Hindu caves and two Buddhist caves.

Enter the main cave, where your guide will point out details of the impressive sprawling structure including high ceilings and towering support beams, columns, and pillars.The caves are hewn from solid basalt rock. The rock cut architecture of the caves has been dated to between the 5th and 8th centuries, although the identity of the original builders is still a subject of debate. Admire what remains of the original wall art including detailed reliefs and carvings depicting the goddess Shiva.

Next, follow your guide to the eastern part of the island and Stupa Hill where two more caves can be found. Admire the excavation work and the wall art which depicts scenes from Buddhism before taking the ferry back to Mumbai where your car and driver wait to return you to your hotel around 2pm.

Inclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Guide
  • Private vehicle
  • Ferry between Gateway of India and Elephanta Island
  • Entrance fees

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

A moderate amount of walking is involved

The duration of transfers is approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic condition

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately