Caves of Elephanta

Half-Day Mumbai Elephanta Caves Tour

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Key Details
Duration
4 hours
Mobile Voucher Accepted
Live Guide
English

Pick-up service

Pick-up from your hotel in Mumbai.

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What You'll Do
  • Visit the unique Elephanta Caves in the Sea of Arabia
  • Cruise over to Elephanta Island
  • Enjoy round-trip transfers
  • See one of the best examples of Brahmanical rock-cut architecture
Overview
Tour the Elephanta Caves or “City of Caves,” on a unique island close to Bombay. See a collection of rock art linked to the Shiva sect and discover Indian art at its most perfect expression in the high reliefs of the main cave.
What to Expect
This 4-hour tour takes you from Mumbai to the rock art of the Elephanta Caves of Elephanta Island. You will be picked up from your hotel and taken to the Gateway of India at Mumbai. From here, cruise by boat to reach the Elephanta Caves.

On your arrival at the island you will proceed to the Elephanta Caves, which contain a collection of rock art linked to the sect of Shiva. At Elephanta, Indian art found one of its most perfect expressions, particularly in the huge and high reliefs of the main cave.

There are 7 cave excavations in the Elephanta group, all craved from solid basalt rock and dating from approximately the 6th through 7th-Centuries A.D. Among the cave excavations, Cave 1 is the most impressive, representing a superb example of evolved Brahmanical rock-cut architecture.

The cave is also famous for its exquisite and vibrant sculptures, which you will have time to explore before the return journey back across the Arabian Sea and to your hotel.
What's Included
  • English speaking guide
  • Boat transfer
  • Entrance fees
What's Not Included
  • Tips to driver & chauffeur
  • Camera & video charges to the sites
Meeting Point

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Know Before You Go
• Air-conditioned vehicles
• Guided commentary
• This tour is not wheelchair accessible
• Other language guides (German, Italian, French, Spanish, Russian, etc.) are available for an extra fee of USD 10, payable directly to the driver (requires minimum of 2 travelers)
• Pick-up from the cruise ship port is possible for an extra fee of USD 20 per person, payable directly to the driver (requires minimum of 2 travelers)
• Pick-up from hotels outside of the city center is possible for an extra fee of USD 10, payable directly to the driver (requires minimum of 2 travelers)
• During the Monsoon period (15 June 2014 to 15 September 2014), the tour of Elephanta caves will be subject to weather conditions (the tour cannot run in the event of rain or high tide)

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