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From Mumbai: Full-Day Elephanta Caves Tour

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Activity provider: INDIATOR

From Mumbai: Full-Day Elephanta Caves Tour

Activity provider: INDIATOR

From US$ 100 per person

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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  • 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
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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.
  • 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
  • Air and train fare
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
  • Camera fee at monuments

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We had the best tour guide ever who was very attentive to details. I can recommend this your to anyone

September 2, 2022

Hotel collection and drop off made this trip easy. Our guide on Elephanta Island was very informative and as he lived locally was able to give us additional information about life on the island.

March 5, 2020

Very nice visit with many explanations by a very interesting guide

March 15, 2019

Product ID: 174417