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Elephanta Caves: Private Tour from Mumbai
Discover ancient art and spirituality at Mumbai's Elephanta Caves – a UNESCO site with stunning rock-cut sculptures, a testament to India's 1500 years rich heritage.
Our Top Experiences and Tours in Mumbai:If youʻre booking your trip to Mumbai last minute, we have you covered. Below are some of the top tours and experiences!
- Explore the ancient wonders of Elephanta Caves with its rich culture.
- Enjoy the Ferry ride with the spectacular view of the Gateway of India.
- Experience the spiritual caves with a history of more than 1500 years.
- Learn about the culture of Hindu and Buddhism.
- Admire the grand Trimurti sculpture and know the real meaning of God.
DescriptionEmbark on an unforgettable journey to Elephanta Island, starting with a convenient pickup time of your choice. Cruise across the bay on a scenic ferry ride, arriving at the ancient Elephanta Caves. These man-made wonders, carved into solid mountains, served as sacred sites for Hindu and Buddhist worship from the 5th to 7th century. Your private guide will lead you through the labyrinthine complex, showcasing intricately carved shrines and temples. Marvel at the main attraction, the Shiva Cave, adorned with depictions of Lord Shiva's stories and the iconic 20-foot-tall Trimurti sculpture. Explore other wings with shrines dedicated to Shiva's sons, Kartikeya and Ganesh, each with stunning carved statues. Throughout the tour, your knowledgeable local guide will provide insights into the history of the caves, Hinduism, and Buddhism. Conclude your journey with a return ferry ride and having experienced a captivating tour spanning over 1,500 years of history with it's rich culture.
IncludesEntry tickets for Ferry, Toy Train ride, Elephanta Island and Elephanta caves
- Elephanta caves are closed every Monday. Please note that during periods of high tides or heavy rainfall, ferry operations might be disrupted, leading to potential activity cancellations. In such instances, the tour operator will make efforts to provide advance notice or arrange for rescheduling when available. Appropriate clothing is required for entry. On-Site Wheelchair Rental: For those in need, wheelchair rental is conveniently available on-site. Please be advised that an additional fee is applicable and should be settled directly at the designated counter.