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Private Elephanta Caves Tour
"A private car with chauffeur will pick you up from your hotel in Mumbai and transfer to the Gateway of India to board a ferry to Elephanta Island. During this 1-hour cruise enjoy the view of the coast of Mumbai. Upon arrival explore all seven caves on the island some of which are so small and hidden that they’re often easily missed. You will enter the main cave an impressive sprawling structure with high ceilings and towering support beams columns and pillars. On each wall admire the complex and astoundingly detailed reliefs and carvings
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Mumbai Elephenta Caves Private Tour
"After meeting your local expert guide walk to the jetty and board the ferry to Elephenta. You will see the Gateway of India a structure which was erected to commemorate the landing of King George V and Queen Mary in 1911 before departing the jetty. The one hour ferry ride gives a great opportunity to take pictures and see the development of the marine industrial revolution along the way.On arrival to the island you will take a short ""Toy Train"" ride the Elephanta Caves which contain a collection of rock art linked to the sect of Shiva. At Elephanta Indian art found one of its most most memorable canvases
From $39.00
 
Private Full-Day Mumbai City Tour with Elephanta Caves Excursion
"8am - Excursion to Elephanta Caves Pick-up from Hotel or Airport in Mumbai and reach The Gateway of India from where you board an hour-long ferry offering panoramic views brings you to the Elephanta Island famous for The Elephanta Caves UNESCO World Heritage site. The walk from the jetty to cave temple is less than a mile away board a small toy train from the jetty to the base of the hill. There are seven cave excavations in the Elephanta group and these are datable from circa 6th – 7th centuries A.D. 12pm - Visit Gateway of IndiaThe colossal structure was con bordered by the Arabian Sea in the Colaba district.1pm - Lunch Break (at your own expense) Lunch at one of the best local restaurants in the area.2pm - Drive Past Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) formerly Victoria TerminusChhatr which serves as the headquarters of the Central Railways.2.30pm - Visit Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Mandai (Crawford Market)The very old Iconic and famous wholesale market dealing in just about every kind of fresh food and domestic animal imaginable. A preferred location to purchase many festive decoration stuff dry fruits
From $82.00

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To Elephanta Island

Boats to Elephanta Island leave from Gateway of India. They leave every half an hour during the day, except Mondays when the caves on Elephanta Island are closed. I bought my ticket just by the boat...
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How to get to Elephanta Island and Back

Elephanta Island is a popular day trip from Bombay for tourists and locals alike. Boats leave about every 15 minutes from Apollo Bunder, the dock by the Gateway of India and take an hour to get to the...
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Palanquins

These guys are waiting for you at the bottom of the steps that lead you up from the jetty to the cave entrance. They're there beside wooden chairs known as palanquins in order to carry you up the...
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Miniature train

When you arrive on Elephanta Island, it's quite some walk from where the ferry drops you off at the end of the jetty to the caves. To solve this problem, there's a miniature train that runs along the...
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Ferry to Elephanta Island

Ferries to Elephanta Island are available from behind the Gateway of India. I took a "deluxe" one which cost Rs120 return, Rs20 more than a standard ferry but I couldn't tell the difference between...
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Elephanta Island Train

I’m not sure I can really call this a train, its more like a children’s amusement however I took it because it was organised for me and pretty much everyone else did too just for the novelty of it. It...
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Regular Service

Boats leave from Apollo Bunder around every half-hour from 9 am to 2 pm and between 1 pm and 5 pm from Elephanta Island. You can buy tickets at the booths near the Gateway or you can book a tour with...
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Ferries To The Island

Ferries leave from Apollo Bunder at the Gateway of India for Elephanta Island. You may find yourself crossing over one or two other boats just to get to your ferry moored on the outside of the others....
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Toy Train from the jetty to the steps!!!

The toy train is a highly polluting diesel engine train that is used for a short ride to go from the ferry jetty to the entrance to the steps that lead up to the caves. It is actually a tourist trap...
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Chair Car!!!

If you think you cannot make it up the steps that lead to the Elephanta Caves then the other option is the chair car!!! Well, not exactly a car but just a chair with two wooden poles on it's sides...
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Boat to Elephanta Island.

There are two types of motor launches (ferry boats) that leave from the Gateway of India to Elephanta Island every day except Mondays when the caves are closed. The luxury boat costs Rs110 and the...
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little train..

At the peer at Gharapuri Island there is a small train the ticket of which is very cheap but also the distance it covers is very small so why not enjoying the sea and the views it offers while walking...
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boatride..

You need a boatride of about 1 hour to reach Gharapuri Island and its Elephanta Caves.The peer is just down the Gateway of India.The ordinary fare costs 80 Rs., the luxury 100 Rs. (about 1,70 €), then...
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Ferry to Elephanta

There are boats to Elephanta Islands from the Gate of India. They cost 85 Rs and take 1 hour to get there. Buy the tickets just there, by the boat, and don't pay more than 85 Rs!!
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Hotels Near Elephanta Island

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70(0), Central Avenue Road, Mumbai (Bombay), 400071, India
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Plot No L-2, Sector No 19, Mumbai (Bombay), 400705, India
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Opp: Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan, Girgoan Chowpaty, Next to wilson college, 400007
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221/225 P.D'Mello Road, Opposite St. George Hospital,Near (V.T.) C.S.T. Station, Mumbai (Bombay), Ma
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163/165, P D Mello Road, Near Yellow Gate Police Station, Masjid, 400003
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167 PD Mello Road, Carnac Bunder, Front of New CST Entrance,, Mumbai (Bombay), Maharashtra, 400001,
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Things to Do Near Elephanta Island

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Elephanta Caves

The Elephanta Caves designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987, are believed to have been created over 1500 years ago and are both an important ancient monument and a revered shrine of the Hindu...
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Chowpatty Beach

Juhu Beach is located on the shores of Arabian sea and is one of the biggest beaches of India. Ville Parle station is the closest railway station to Juhu Beach. Nice place to be if you love Indian...
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Juhu Beach

Juhu is a nice neighborhood where a lot of movie stars have their homes. The beach has a center for chaat and other street food, don't miss. Back on the main street there are also more upscale...
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Sanjay Gandhi National Park

After getting tired of the concrete jungle visit Sanjay Gandhi National Forest for a real jungle. The lion Safari and Bus service is closed on Monday. You can see the Kanheri Caves. Take a treck to...
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High Court Building

On the fringes of what was once the walled Fort of Mumbai, stands the High Court, another hauntingly beautiful (some say haunted!) structure, in brooding black stone. Opposite it lies the Oval Maidan,...
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Nehru Planetarium

Planetarium, Discovery of India, Art Gallery, Antique Exhibits , Inside the planetarium, there are several cubicles that can guesstimate your weight on each of the nine planets of the Solar System....
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"The Elephanta Caves Really Rock!!!"
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"Keeweechic's Elephanta Island"
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Willettsworld

"Elephanta Island - Don't miss whilst in Mumbai!"
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