Elephanta Caves (Gharpuri Caves) on an island

Elephanta Caves (Gharpuri Caves) on an island

Elephanta Island is a popular tourist destination because of the island's cave temples, the Elephanta Caves, that have been carved out of rock.

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Elephanta Island is a popular tourist destination because of the island's cave temples, the Elephanta Caves, that have been carved out of rock.

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  • Languages: English
  • Participants: 1 - 10
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Easily accessible by ferry from Mumbai, being about 10kms (6.2 mi) from the south east coast of the island city. Boats leave daily from the Gateway of India, taking about an hour each way.

The first ferry leaves at 9am, the last at 2pm. From the boat landing stage on the island, a walkway leads to steps that go up to the famous caves. There is also a narrow-gauge toy train from the boat area on the dock to the base of the steps leading up to the caves about 600 m).

Along the path, hawkers sell souvenirs Small monkeys play along the sides of the path, occasionally thieving items from the hawkers or trashcans. Known in ancient times as Gharapuri,present name Elephanta, was given by 17th century Portuguese explorers, after seeing a monolithic basalt sculpture of an elephant found here near the entrance. Later, this sculpture was moved Dr.Bhau Daji Lad Museum.

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Additional information

People with partial walking disabilities can do the tour by paying extra cost for the palanquins up & down the hill directly.

Included in the price

  • Guide Fees
  • Entrance Tickets to Sites, Ferry Charges, Train ride tickets & entry to the Island of Elephanta.Pick-up & drop -off charges to & from Hotel.

Meeting point

Ferry Terminal At Gateway Of India. Pick up & drop at Hotel at extra cost.Can find me with the photo or by cell number.

Cancellation Conditions

60% o the booking amount if cancelled prior 15 days of the tour excluding day of the tour. Post that 100% even on no show on the day of the tour.

This offer cannot be cancelled for free.

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