Elephanta Caves & Island Guided Private Tour | La Vacanza Travel

Elephanta Caves & Island Guided Private Tour

Duration: 5 to 6 hours
Destination: India, Maharashtra, Mumbai
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Mumbai
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable

Overview

The Elephanta Caves are situated in Western India on Elephanta Island (also called the Island of Gharapuri), which highlights two hillocks isolated by a tight valley. The little island is dabbed with various old archeological remaining parts that are the sole declarations to its rich social past. These archeological remaining parts uncover proof of occupation from as soon as the second century BC. The stone cut Elephanta Caves were built about the mid-fifth to sixth hundreds of years AD. The most significant among the caverns is the incomparable Cave 1, which estimates 39 meters from the front access to the back. In plan, this cavern in the western slope intently looks like Dumar Lena cave at Ellora, in India. The principal body of the cavern, barring the porches on the three open sides and the back passageway, is 27 meters square and is upheld by lines of six sections each. Elephanta Caves are an UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Elephanta Caves, Gharapuri, Mumbai 400001 India

Elephanta Caves are a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a collection of cave temples predominantly dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. They are located on Elephanta Island, or Gharapuri (literally "the city of caves") in Mumbai Harbour, 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) to the east of the city of Mumbai in the Indian state of Mahārāshtra. The island, located offshore about 2 kilometers (1.2 mi) west of the Jawaharlal Nehru Port, consists of five Hindu caves and a few Buddhist stupa mounds that date back to the 2nd century BCE, as well as a small group of two Buddhist caves with water tanks.

Duration: 5 hours

Inclusions
  • Expert Guide (English,Hindi,Marathi Language )
  • Hotel / Port pickup and drop-off(not offers to option without Transport)
  • Air-Conditioned Vehicle(not offers to option without Transport)
  • Entry/Admission - Elephanta Caves,Ferry Tickets
  • Mineral Water Bottles
  • Entry/Admission - Elephanta Caves

Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and Drinks
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

Regal Cinema, Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001, India
Traveler pickup is offered

Ports

  • Mumbai Port Authority, 20, Shoorji Vallabhdas Rd, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001, India


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

5 to 6 hours


User's Reviews

Carolanne_N

22 May, 2024

This was a great trip. The boat takes an hour each way. We met Sam our guide on the island. To go the caves is up a large number of steps to we opted to be carried. It’s a fun experience as we are both older. It costs 1600r one way or 2000r for up and down. We did both but wish we had walked down as so many little shops to see. Sam our guide was great with information and taking photos. Our driver Mr Lucas was extremely helpful as we needed to do a couple of ver important things and he helped us every step of the way, five star

982brendanr

22 May, 2024

Manoj guide was brilliant and had a lot of knowledge about the caves. Highly recommend. He took us to his home and made sure we were safe along the journey with awesome photography skills.

Passport29993770416

21 May, 2024

Manoj was extremely helpful and a wonderful tour guide!! Lots of information and very informative! Definitely recommend them and taking the speedboat for privacy and a quicker trip. Thanks so much!

D5605RMgraceb

21 May, 2024

Manoj was a fantastic guide, giving us a great and in depth history of Elephanta Caves. Abhi was also a brilliant guide assisting us throughout the tour.

528lizzien

21 May, 2024

Manoj was an excellent guide for the caves. He told us the story of each carving in the caves and was very kind. So helpful in the heat as well and with local information.

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