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Elephanta Caves Private Half-Day Private Tour

by Le Passage to India Duration 5h Picks up from select hotels Picks up from select hotels Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per traveler Price is $49
Pricing based on group of 4 travelers

Across the bay from Mumbai lies Elephanta Island, where you can explore a labyrinth of caves, temples, and shrines on a half-day tour with your own private guide. Enjoy a short cruise to the enthralling site as you discover some of the most impressive temples and shrines in the whole of India.

Board your boat at the impressive Gateway of India, the stone archway overlooking the Arabian Sea. Admire the city and surrounding region from a fresh angle as you glide across the water.

As you walk into the heart of the island, the great temples reveal themselves. Most impressive of all is the one dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. Wander through the maze of courtyards and shrines and marvel at the centerpiece, a giant bust dedicated to the famous deity.

Continue walking across the site with your knowledgeable guide, and listen to the informative cultural and historical context they provide. See caves that have been hewn from the basalt rock, with enchanting Buddhist architecture and the remains of curious artwork on the walls.

Across the bay from Mumbai lies Elephanta Island, where you can explore a labyrinth of caves, temples, and shrines on a half-day tour with your own private guide. Enjoy a short cruise to the enthralling site as you discover some of the most impressive temples and shrines in the whole of India.

Board your boat at the impressive Gateway of India, the stone archway overlooking the Arabian Sea. Admire the city and surrounding region from a fresh angle as you glide across the water.

As you walk into the heart of the island, the great temples reveal themselves. Most impressive of all is the one dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. Wander through the maze of courtyards and shrines and marvel at the centerpiece, a giant bust dedicated to the famous deity.

Continue walking across the site with your knowledgeable guide, and listen to the informative cultural and historical context they provide. See caves that have been hewn from the basalt rock, with enchanting Buddhist architecture and the remains of curious artwork on the walls.

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8:00 AM, Tour in English

Duration 5h No booking or credit card fees

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Elephanta Caves Private Half-Day Private Tour

Activity Location

Elephanta Island

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Mumbai City Center (Hotel Pickup)

    Mumbai


Highlights

  • Fascinating ancient Hindu & Buddhist caves

  • UNESCO World Heritage Site on an Arabian Sea island

  • Intriguing architectural & cultural artistry

  • Great views of the city from a fresh perspective in the bay

  • Private guide for a personalized tour experience


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Elephanta island and caves

  • Admission fees

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from your central Mumbai hotel via air-conditioned vehicle

  • Ferry ticket


Exclusions

  • Meals and beverages


Know Before You Book

  • Children 2 and younger are complimentary.

  • Maximum vehicle capacity is 6 passengers.

  • You must be able to walk on unpaved or uneven terrain.

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

  • If you have limited mobility, you should not take part.

  • During the monsoon season (mid-June until mid-September), tours of the Elephanta Caves will be subject to weather. The tour will not operate under rainy conditions or during high tide.

  • Please select the correct booking option for your total group size. If you select an option that does not match the total number of travelers in your group, your booking maybe cancelled and you will be asked to rebook the appropriate one.


Elephanta Caves Private Half-Day Private Tour ratings based on 2 Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

3.9 out of 5

Dec 21, 2017

Annand was a great tour guide. It was clear after overhearing some of the others around that he knew his facts far better. Very impressed with the whole service - would recommend to anyone.

A verified traveler

United States

Feb 10, 2017

Picked up early at hotel. Great driver. Tommy was my guide. Very knowledgeable, answered questions, ensured I got what I needed. I've done countless tours across this globe and this had to be in my top 3. Cannot recommend this tour and especially Tommy enough.

A verified traveler

United States