Mumbai: Elephanta Caves Private Tour with Ferry Ride

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Discover the rock art and ancient Shiva temples on a private trip to the Elephanta Caves in Mumbai. Sail to the island on a ferry, ride on a mini train, stroll around the ancient temples, and more.


  • Gaze at the stunning Mumbai skyline on a relaxing ferry ride to Elephanta Island
  • Travel around the island on board a miniature train so you can enjoy the scenery
  • Discover ancient Shiva caves as you appreciate the ancient art which adorns them
  • Stroll past the ancient sculptures that represent different aspects of the Shiva
  • Learn many fascinating facts about the UNESCO World Heritage Site from the guide


Meet at the Gateway of India, a monument near the waterfront. Next, take a ferry across the Arabian Sea and admire the view of the Mumbai skyline on the way. After a short while, get off the boat on Elephanta Island to begin exploring the UNESCO World Heritage cave complex that is there. Ride around the island on a toy train, which runs along the pier. Sit back and relax as you travel along on this miniature railroad vehicle. Take in the view of the island along the way. Afterward, get off the train when it stops. Then, go on a short walk to the famous ancient cave complex. Follow your guide up a short series of stairs and arrive at the cave complex, famous for its intricately crafted sculptures and temples, which date back to the 5th century. Visit 3 caves, including a Hindu cavern, a Buddhist cave, and the Shiva Cave, which is the main cave in the complex. Walk past huge sculptures of deities on the way into the Shiva Cave, which depict the main aspects of Shiva, including the destroyer, the preserver, and the creator. Roam around the caves and learn fascinating facts about the rocky temples from your guide, and ask questions if you are curious. Finally, get back on the ferry. Enjoy the scenery on the way back to Mumbai. Get off the ferry and then make your own way back to your accommodation.


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