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Elephanta Caves Guided Tour from Mumbai

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Trip Overview

A guided tour to the Elephanta Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a collection of cave temples predominantly dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva.


  • A private guided tour of the Elephanta Caves.
  • UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • Rock cut stone sculptures that show syncretism of Hindu and Buddhist ideas & iconography.
  • Caves date back to the 5th and 9th century and are attributed to various Hindu dynasties.


Detailed Overview

The Elephanta Caves are a great tourist attraction in the vicinity of the large Mumbai metropolis. The Elephanta island is located 10 km away from the Gateway of India at Mumbai. These caves house rock-cut temples dating back to the 5th century CE. The Elephanta island was so named by the Portuguese, after the statue of an elephant near the landing area of the island. These rock cut temples dedicated to Shiva Mahadeva are rich in sculptural content.



  • The driver will reach the hotel address at the pick-up time selected by you while booking.
  • The driver will drop you at the Gateway of India, where you will meet your guide for the tour.
  • After a quick introduction, you will board the ferry boat with the guide to reach the Elephanta Cave entrance.
  • The guide will take the entrance tickets for the caves and the tour will begin.
  • The guide will take you through all the caves sharing the history and religious significance of the structures. 
  • At the end of the tour, you will board the ferry back to the Gateway Of India where you will meet your cab driver.
  • The cab will drop you back to the hotel.

Basic Details

Start Point
Mumbai city limits
Finish Point
Mumbai city limits
Start time
8:00 am 9:00 am 10:00 am 1:00 pm
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  • English speaking guide
  • Private cab for hotel pick-up and drop
  • The driver and fuel charges
  • Ferry ride tickets
  • Elephanta cave entrance charges
  • Parking and toll charges


  • Meals
  • Tips or gratuities
  • Anything not specified in the inclusions

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Important Information

  • The first ferry starts from Mumbai at 9:00 am. The pick up would be done accordingly
  • Kids below 7 years, accompanied by an adult are not charged for the tour
  • All guests are requested to wear comfortable walking shoes, sunglasses/sunscreen, umbrella, hats or scarf and camera if interested in photography
  • The guests are requested to bring the following during the tour - Water bottle, camera, and its accessories to you enjoy photography, sunglasses, sunscreen and umbrella (in case of rainy season or summers)

Cancellation Policy

  • Full refund if cancelled before* 24 hour
  • No refund after that


1 - Add-on Available
Available during booking
₹ 500/vehicle
Pick up from Thane or Navi Mumbai
The pick up from outskirts can be added as an add-on (cannot do outside Kalyan)

Meet-up Information/Reporting Point

  • Hotel/Residence in Mumbai city limits
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₹ 6900 (Save 13% )
₹ 6000 Per Vehicle
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Next Available: 03 Oct
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