Elephanta Island Tour in Private Vehicle

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Elephanta Caves are a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a collection of cave temples predominantly dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. They are located on Elephanta Island, or Gharapuri in Mumbai Harbour, 10 kilometres to the east of the city of Mumbai in the Indian state of Mahārāshtra.

Trimurti is the most renowned sculpture in mandapa of the Great Cave is Trimurti (Trimurthy) – sculpture with three faces of Shiva. It is located on the...
Elephanta Caves are a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a collection of cave temples predominantly dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. They are located on Elephanta Island, or Gharapuri in Mumbai Harbour, 10 kilometres to the east of the city of Mumbai in the Indian state of Mahārāshtra.

Trimurti is the most renowned sculpture in mandapa of the Great Cave is Trimurti (Trimurthy) – sculpture with three faces of Shiva. It is located on the south wall of mandapa and is 6.1 m high. Trimurti resembles a Trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh (Shiva) – royal insignia of Rashtrakutas.
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Stop At: Elephanta Caves, Mumbai India

Elephanta Caves are a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a collection of cave temples predominantly dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. They are located on Elephanta Island, or Gharapuri in Mumbai Harbour, 10 kilometres to the east of the city of Mumbai in the Indian state of Mahārāshtra.

Duration: 5 hours

Stop At: Gateway of India, Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai 400001 India

The Gateway of India is an arch monument built during the 20th century in Mumbai, India. The monument was erected to commemorate the landing of King-Emperor George V and Queen-Empress Mary at Apollo Bunder on their visit to India in 1911.

Duration: 1 hour

Important Details

Included
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • Private transportation
  • Local English Speaking Guide
  • Entry/Admission - Gateway of India
  • Entry/Admission - Elephanta Caves
  • Pickup & Drop
  • Village Entry, Caves Entry Fees, Ferry Ride, Toy Train, Toll Tax & Parking Fees
Not Included
  • Gratitude
  • Any Meals
  • Personal Expenses
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We provide free pickup service from Hotel / Residence / Airport / Railway Station & Port and also free drop service.

We only provide pickup & drop service from the hotel located in Suburb / North Mumbai or South Mumbai.

Pickup & drop service from Navi Mumbai area or far away from Mumbai City (North / South Mumbai) will charge extra.

Information Related to Elephanta Caves:

Approach to Caves: To reach Elephanta it takes 1 Hrs 30 Min in Ferrry from Gateway of India and there are 120 staircases to Elephanta caves. Same it will take 1 Hrs 30 Min return to reach Gateway of India.

Elephanta Boat Timing: The first boat for Elephanta leaves Gateway of India ferry point at 9 am. The first return boat leaves from Elephanta Island at 12 noon and the last return boat leaves at 5.30 pm from Elephanta.

Elephanta Cave Timing: Elephanta is open on 6 days a week. Closed on Mondays.

Season: Elephanta is open throughout the year. Winter months (November to February) are pleasant. Avoid peak monsoon season (June to August) as boat schedules could get interrupted due to the rough seas and heavy rain.

Airports

  • Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400099, India


Ports

  • Mumbai Port Trust, Krupanidhi Building, Walchand Hirachand Marg, Ballard Estate, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001, India


9:00 AM
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Must carry cap or hat, trekking shoes or sport shoes
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Voucher Requirements

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.