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From Mumbai: Full-Day Elephanta Caves Tour

Product ID: 174417
Believed to be the homestead of Lord Shiva, the Elephanta Caves are an encapsulation of Hindu cave culture, a unique affirmation to bygone human civilization. Visit this marvel on a full-day tour from Mumbai.
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Duration: 7 hours
Starting time 8:30 AM
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Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

Mumbai hotels

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the UNESCO-listed 7th-century Elephanta Caves
  • Visit Mumbai’s most famous landmark, the Gateway of India
  • Enjoy a boat ride across Mumbai Harbour
  • Ride a toy train from the jetty to the base of the hill
  • Visit the intricately carved Cave Temples
Full description
After hotel pick-up, explore the Gateway of India, a prime landmark of Mumbai. Opposite to the Gateway stands the Royal Taj Mahal Hotel. Board the ferry to reach Elephanta Island, and listen to an introduction to Hinduism.

Hop off the boat and explore Elephanta Cave, a kilometers' stroll from the wharf. Ride a toy train from the jetty to the base of the hill. Trek the 120 steps to the caves. Step into an enormous hall upheld by a large pillar and see the vast Mahesamurti statue. The whole cave complex is around 60,000 square feet and is made out of natural rock. Capture excellent pictures with the Arabian Sea in the backdrop, and head out of the caves to see the beautiful Elephant-shaped rock structure. 

After completing your Elephanta tour, head back to the ferry at 1:30 PM to travel back to India's Gate. On reaching the harbor, the chauffeur will drive you back to your hotel.
Includes
  • Entry fee to Elephanta Caves
  • Roundtrip boat trip
  • Toy train ticket
  • Hotel pick-up by private air-conditioned car
  • Expert English-speaking guide
  • All taxes and service charges
What’s Not Included
  • Air and train fare
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
  • Camera fee at monuments

From US$ 70 per person

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Product ID: 174417