A Trip to Elephanta Island in Mumbai: Ferry Ride Included

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- In the middle of Mumbai Harbor, 9 km northeast of the Gateway of India, the rock-cut temples on Elephanta Island are a spectacle worth crossing the water in a ferry.
- Believed to be as old as the 6th century, the Elephanta Caves are UNESCO-listed monument, where the various features from 5th to 9th Century dedicated to the Buddhist and Hindu gods have been built by various Hindu Dynasties.
- Bask in the ancient architectural wonders of the island under a knowledgeable guide, there is also a small museum on site, which has some informative pictorial panels about the origin of the caves.
- This tour takes you on a ride like never before, as the guide for the day will also be a great storyteller and will meet you at the starting point of the tour. The guide will accompany you on the ferry, relaying interesting stories about the tour and the location to you.

Starting Point: Entrance Gate of Gateway of India, Mumbai
Ending Point: Gateway of India, Mumbai
Morning Slot 9 AM to 1 PM | Afternoon Slot 1 PM to 6 PM
Transportation: Boat
Activities: Elephanta Island tour

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Day 1

  • From the Gateway of India, you will ride a ferry to the Elephanta island and enjoy this one hour ride which offers you picturesque seaside views.
  • 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
  • Take a toy train ride and at the plateau admire the complex and astoundingly detailed reliefs and carvings depicting narratives of the goddess Shiva.
  • You will also enjoy the local's favorite snacks (complimentary) during the tour.

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