From Colaba: Half-Day Sightseeing Tour with Elephanta Caves

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Explore the UNESCO-listed Elephanta Caves on a guided tour from Colaba. Take a ferry to Elphanta Island and admire the huge sculptures of Shiva and Hindu mythologies in the caves.

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Highlights

  • Explore unesco-listed caves and rock art dated dated back 500 BC.
  • Explore 7 major caves showcasing hindu & buddhist deities.
  • enjoy the local's favorite snacks
  • one hour ferry ride which offers you picturesque seaside views.
  • Take a toy train ride along the island.

Description

Get the insight into UNESCO-listed caves and rock art, believed to date from the 500bc, Buddhist sculptures and relief carvings, paintings and inscriptions, date them between 5th and 9th century, and attribute them to various Hindu dynasties. Enjoy a boat ride across Mumbai Harbor, ride a toy train and experience the intricately carved Cave Temples. Explore the main Shiva Cave with its huge sculptures of Shiva and Hindu mythologies and Buddhist caves popularly known as the Elephanta Caves deeply nestled among the soothing surroundings of the Elephanta Island in Mumbai Harbor in chaotic Mumbai City. '1. From the Gateway of India, we will ride a ferry to the Elephanta island and enjoy this one hour ride which offers you picturesque seaside views. 2. Explore seven major excavations in the area showcasing huge sculptures of Shiva, Hindu mythologies and Buddhist caves. 3. Explore the 3 caves - the large Hindu cave, Buddhist cave and the main Shiva cave 4. Take toy train ride and at the plateau admire the complex and astoundingly detailed reliefs and carvings depicting narratives of the goddess Shiva. 5. You will also enjoy the local's favorite snacks (complimentary) during the tour.'

Includes

1. Highly trained and friendly Storyteller/ Guide who can speak English & Hindi 2. Ferry Ride to the Caves 3. Toy Train Ride, island village entry tickets 4. Water Bottle and Snacks 5. Great local tips and recommendations 6. Experience the long history stretching back 2000 years and great conversations to explore religious aspect, beliefs and local importance'

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