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Half Day Guided Tour of Elephanta Caves

 Mumbai    5 Hours 29 people interested today
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Trip Overview

A half-day guided tour from Mumbai which takes you back in time to the ancient Elephanta caves which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and lets you explore the architectural gems of this significant place.

Highlights

  • A ferry ride to the Elephanta island from Mumbai.
  • Explore all the three caves on this island namely the Hindu, Buddhists and grandest of all the Shiva cave.
  • Take a toy train ride and enjoy the local's favourite complimentary snacks.
  • Company of a local knowledgeable guide during the tour.

 

Detailed overview

Explore the main Shiva Cave with its huge sculptures of Shiva and Hindu mythologies and Buddhist caves popularly known as the Elephanta Caves. Get insight into UNESCO-listed caves and rock art, believed to date from the 500s, Buddhist sculptures and relief carvings, paintings and inscriptions. Archaeologists date them between the 5th and 9th century and attribute them to various Hindu dynasties. Enjoy a boat ride across Mumbai Harbour, ride a toy train and experience the intricately carved Cave Temples.

 

Itinerary

  • You will have to report at the entrance gate of Gateway of India, Mumbai at your preferred time slot which can be either 9:00 AM or 2:00 PM.
  • Meet your guide and after a short meet and greet, board a ferry to the Elephanta island and enjoy this one hour ride which offers you picturesque seaside views.
  • After you arrive at the island, explore seven major excavations in the area showcasing huge sculptures of Shiva, Hindu mythologies and Buddhist caves.
  • Explore the 3 caves - the large Hindu cave, Buddhist cave and the main Shiva cave.
  • Your guide will explain the influence of Buddhism and Hinduism and also about the Indian gods.
  • You will also take a toy train ride and at the plateau, admire the complex and astoundingly detailed reliefs and carvings depicting narratives of the goddess Shiva.
  • Enjoy a local's favourite snack which is complimentary during the tour.
  • After the completion of the tour, you will board a ferry back to Mumbai.

Basic Details

Start Point
Gateway of India, Mumbai
Finish Point
Gateway of India, Mumbai
Start time
9:00 am 2:00 pm
Category
Walking ToursTours & Sightseeing
Trip Code
O793A2867

Inclusions

  • Service of a knowledgeable guide.
  • Guided tour as per the itinerary.
  • Ferry Ride to Elephanta island.
  • Toy Train Ride, island village entry tickets.
  • Water Bottle and Snacks.

Exclusions

  • Monument entry charges.
  • Hotel/residence pick up or drop off.
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions above.
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Important Information

  • Tour involves a moderate amount of walking.
  • All guests are requested to wear comfortable walking shoes, sunglasses/sunscreen, umbrella, hats or scarf and camera if interested in photography.
  • Children below 5 years of age (accompanied by an adult) are not charged for the tour.
  • Children aged between 5 to below 12 years will be charged half the adult price.
  • 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

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Meet-up Information/Reporting Point

  • Entrance Gate of Gateway of India, Mumbai.
  • The local person details and phone number will be shared in the booking voucher, sent to you via email.
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₹ 2990 (Save 33% )
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