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Elephanta Caves Tours

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Elephanta Caves
The Elephanta Caves are among the most beautiful, historically significant attractions in Mumbai. Situated on an island off the coast, this UNESCO World Heritage Site features multiple rock-hewn cave temples and statues dating back to around the 7th century AD, including a celebrated statue of Shiva in his three-faced form.
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Elephanta Caves Tour including Lunch and Transport

Elephanta Caves Tour including Lunch and Transport

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Elephanta caves are one of the most Enigmatic, fascinating and Extraordinary heritage sites in India as these caves are surrounded by water on all sides. The peaceful Elephanta island stands in stark contrast to the hectic and noisy Mumbai City. It is a 60 minutes enjoyable boat journey / Ferry ride from the Gateway of India.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$180.00
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$180.00

Mumbai Elephanta Caves Private Half-Day Tour including Guide

Mumbai Elephanta Caves Private Half-Day Tour including Guide

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Rewind to Mumbai’s pre-colonial days on a private half-day tour of the Elephanta Caves. With a private guide, ride a ferry to Elephanta Island in Mumbai Harbor, and explore its UNESCO-listed caves and rock art, believed to date from the 500s. Explore the main Shiva Cave with its huge sculptures of Shiva and Hindu mythologies, and admire the smaller Buddhist caves as your guide shares their history. Ferry and entrance tickets at own expense and option to include a family lunch.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.00
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$45.00
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Private Full-Day Mumbai City Tour with Elephanta Caves Excursion

Private Full-Day Mumbai City Tour with Elephanta Caves Excursion

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Explore Mumbai and beyond on a private full-day tour that begins with an excursion to Elephanta Caves—a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After touring the rock-carved temple caves, return to Mumbai for a comprehensive city tour that includes the Gateway of India, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (Victoria Terminus), Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Mandai (Crawford Market), Marine Drive, the Hanging Gardens on Malabar Hill, the Gandhi Museum, Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat, and the Prince of Wales Museum. Includes private guide and vehicle, and pickup and drop-off.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$172.00
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$172.00
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Elephanta Caves with Village tour.

Elephanta Caves with Village tour.

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The Elephanta Caves are located on a small island an hour’s boat ride from Mumbai. Take a guided tour to learn about the history the history of the beautiful caves and how the colossal images were carved into the hard rock. A trip to the Elephanta Caves is a perfect way to escape the bustling city of Mumbai and discover a unique attraction on your trip to India.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$46.16
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$46.16
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Delightful Elephanta Caves Excursion Mumbai (Guided Half Day Sightseeing Tour)

Delightful Elephanta Caves Excursion Mumbai (Guided Half Day Sightseeing Tour)

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1. Experience the Elephanta Caves located on Elephanta Island, seven major excavations in the area showcasing huge sculptures of Shiva, Hindu mythologies and Buddhist caves. 2. Take toy train ride and at the plateau admire the complex and astoundingly detailed reliefs and carvings depicting narratives of the goddess Shiva; unique experience for you to remember for life and share with your family and friends. 3. By the end of the tour, you will develop a great perspective of the city, its culture, the life of a local and you will also get some great insider tips and tricks to save money and to explore the best of the city."
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.44
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$49.44
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Elephanta Caves Mumbai Excursion

Elephanta Caves Mumbai Excursion

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Meet your fluent English speaking guide at your hotel lobby, then head on towards to Gateway of India, We will take a ferry boat to reach Elephanta island & start the guided tour there. You can customize this private tour according to your requirements.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$42.94
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$42.94
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Mumbai: Full-Day Elephanta Caves Tour

Mumbai: Full-Day Elephanta Caves Tour

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A guided tour to Elephanta Caves, collection of temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. Traveling on a cruise to reach this UNESCO world heritage site accompanied by your professional English speaking guide. You would also get a chance to visit Victorian-style architecture, Gateway of India.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$71.80
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$71.80
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Elephanta Caves Tour

Elephanta Caves Tour

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The Peripheral culture and heritage of Mumbai yet remain to be unaffected. Being just 34 km away from Gateway of Mumbai lays the hidden beauty of Elephanta Caves. These historic caves have attracted millions of tourist with its worthy while charming right from 7th Century AD. In order to reach here, it is required to take the help of ferry boats. Most fascinating spots that are worth exploring are enchanting caves of Lord Shiva and various sculpted forms of Natrajaya.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$56.42
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$56.42
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Mumbai Day Tour With Elephanta Caves

Mumbai Day Tour With Elephanta Caves

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Marvel at the labyrinth of ancient rock-carved cave temples when you visit the Elephanta Caves, a UNESCO world heritage site. Get there without the hassle when you book this package tour with a professional guide. Enjoy seamless transportation to and from Elephanta Island, then spend the afternoon touring Mumbai’s iconic landmarks. This tour Includes private guide and vehicle, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
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$137.00
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$137.00
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Private Shore Excursion MUMBAI Elephanta Caves Tour with WiFi on board

Private Shore Excursion MUMBAI Elephanta Caves Tour with WiFi on board

Learn how over 1000 years ago Hindu craftsmen excavated the caves in the volcanic rock high up on the slopes Elephanta Caves are a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a collection of cave temples predominantly dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. The Elephanta Caves contain rock cut stone sculptures that show syncretism of Hindu and Buddhist ideas and iconography. They were named Elefante – which morphed to Elephanta – by the colonial Portuguese when they found elephant statues on it. They established a base on the island, and its soldiers damaged the sculpture and caves. The island is 2.4 km (1.5 mi) in length with two hills that rise to a height of about 150 m (490 ft). A narrow deep ravine separates the two hills and runs from north to south. On the west, the hill rises gently from the sea and stretches east across the ravine and rises gradually to the extreme east to a height of 173 m (568 ft).
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  • 5 to 6 minutes
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$69.78
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$69.78
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Private Tour: Customizable Mumbai Sightseeing Including Elephanta Caves or Kanheri Caves

Private Tour: Customizable Mumbai Sightseeing Including Elephanta Caves or Kanheri Caves

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Sightseeing in Mumbai? Dodge the crowds and see the sights in style with a private guide and driver, and a personalised itinerary. This full-day tour is yours to customise as you want, so you can visit the landmark Gateway to India, drive down Marine Drive and admire the Mahalaxmi Temple, or venture off-the-beaten-track to Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat. Add on a tour of either the Elephanta Caves or Kanheri Caves, or spend time browsing the capital’s leading art and history museum.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$216.00
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$216.00
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From Mumbai: Full Day tour of Elephanta Caves

From Mumbai: Full Day tour of Elephanta Caves

A guided tour to Elephanta Caves, collection of temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. Traveling on a cruise to reach this UNESCO world heritage site accompanied by your professional English speaking guide. You would also get a chance to visit Victorian-style architecture, Gateway of India.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$71.80
Price varies by group size
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$71.80
Price varies by group size

Excursion to Elephanta Caves

Excursion to Elephanta Caves

Just off the coast of Mumbai is an island home to the UNESCO-listed Elephanta Caves. On this private excursion, board a boat from the Gateway of India to the island and spend the day exploring the 7th-century rock-cave temples. Learn about the history of the island from your tour guide as you admire the many statues of Lord Shiva carved into the hard rock.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$114.00
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$114.00
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Elephanta Caves Experience - Shore Excursion from Mumbai

Elephanta Caves Experience - Shore Excursion from Mumbai

Take part in this 5 hour tour, exploring the famous Elephanta Caves, a popular tourist attraction when porting in Mumbai and located six miles east of Mumbai. On this tour you will experience the enchanting sculpted caves and your guide will be giving you the cultural history behind this UNESCO World Heritage Site. This is a tour you truly cannot miss, so make sure you bring your camera for the beautiful sites this destination has to offer.
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  • 5 hours
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$77.76
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$77.76

Trip to Elephanta caves from Mumbai

Trip to Elephanta caves from Mumbai

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Get Ready to experience one of the amazing tours to Elephanta caves from Mumbai via a ferry ride. • Visit the Elephanta Caves; a UNESCO World Heritage site, accessible from the Gateway of India • Learn about the 7 cave excavations at Elephanta, all carved from solid basalt rock • Discover the temples which honor the Hindu God Shiva and contain many intricate sculptures • A fun journey to the caves, learning about each of their features and the story behind each one • An English speaking guide will be available to help you with your tour
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.00
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$60.00
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Half Day Gateway of India and Elephanta Caves Tour

Half Day Gateway of India and Elephanta Caves Tour

Watch the city come to life during this morning tour of Mumbai that showcases the top attractions and landmarks in the city. Follow your friendly, local guide through the historical sites, including the Gateway of India and the iconic Elephant Caves. Learn about local culture and traditions as you take in the incredible beauty and culture that surrounds you.
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  • 5 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$102.00
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$102.00
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Mumbai One Day Sightseeing Tour with Elephanta Caves

Mumbai One Day Sightseeing Tour with Elephanta Caves

Morning 9.00 AM our guide will pick-up your from your hotel, and proceed for a guided tour of Mumbai ‘The City that Never Sleeps’. The first spot is at Mumbai harbor where you will take a ferry ride to Elephanta Island, explore the heritage site famous for the ancient caves - which were used during 5th century BC. Later in the afternoon, take a ferry back to the land. After lunch at any restaurant, you will be taken to Gateway of India for photoshoot and sightseeing. Later, you will be taken to Prince of Wales Museum. You can find interesting artifacts of Indus Valley civilization here. Later visit Mani Bhavan, a memorial for Mahatma Gandhi. Later our representative will transfer you back to your hotel in Mumbai.
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  • 8 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$102.57
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$102.57
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Dabbawala Tour With Elephanta Caves Tour

Dabbawala Tour With Elephanta Caves Tour

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The UNESCO–listed Elephanta Caves are widely considered among Mumbai’s must-see attractions, but exploring independently means missing their 7th-century history. On this tour, begin with pickup at your Mumbai hotel and visit the Elephanta Caves with your guide. Learn of powerful deities like Lord Shiva, and decipher panels depicting stages of his life. Along the way, find out how Mumbai’s hard-working dabbawalas keep the city ticking.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
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$92.31
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$92.31
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One-Day Private Mumbai CityWalk: Gateway of India, Elephanta Caves, Dhobi Ghat

One-Day Private Mumbai CityWalk: Gateway of India, Elephanta Caves, Dhobi Ghat

A guided tour with private transportation is highly recommended when visiting Mumbai. This full-day city tour will take you to Mumbai's most recognized monument - The Gateway of India, a famous UNESCO World Heritage Site - Elephanta Caves, the world's largest outdoor laundry - Dhobi Ghat, Mumbai’s biggest and best museum - Prince Wales Museum and Gandhi's Former Residence. Discover incredible India in your way. • Private English-speaking tour guide service. • Comfortable vehicle with air-conditioning. • Visit the landmark of India and UNESCO World Heritage Site in one day. • Immerse yourslef in the colorful culture and history.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$174.00
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$174.00
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Excursion to Elephanta Caves

Excursion to Elephanta Caves

Dating back between the 5th and 8th centuries, the Elephanta Caves in Mumbai are the UNESCO World Heritage Sites that represents the diorama of the Hindu and Buddhist culture dilating from the rock cut sculptures. It is safely nestled in an island on the harbor channel of Mumbai. The tour include ferry transfer, English speaking guide service an entrances to monuments.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$169.00
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$169.00
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Private Full Day Mumbai City Tour with Elephanta Caves

Private Full Day Mumbai City Tour with Elephanta Caves

This exclusive tour covers the beautiful bustling island city of Mumbai which is home to stunning architecture and some of the world’s busiest streets. This tour covers the beautiful Elephanta Caves and later other iconic landmarks of the city in South Bombay. The tour can be customized according to your preferences.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
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$341.90
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$341.90
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Mumbai Elephanta Caves and Heritage City Tour

Mumbai Elephanta Caves and Heritage City Tour

This tour include excursion visit to UNESCO World Heritage site of Elephanta Island with ferry transfer from Gateway of India and drive through Heritage city which include Chhatrapati Shivaji Train Station, Mumbai University, the Rajabai Clock Tower, the Oval Maidan, Mani Bhavan, Bombay High Court, Dhobi Ghat, the Jain temple, Banganga tank, Kamala Nehru Park and the Hanging Gardens near the Tower of Silence. Ride along Marine Drive, and see many British heritage buildings such as the Prince of Wales Museum, Maharashtra Police Headquarters, the Flora Fountain and Hutatma Chowk, the Telegraph Office, the India Post Office Building, the Kala Ghoda area, David Sasoon's Library and the National Gallery of Modern Art. Pick up and drop off from your hotel, entrances to monuments mentioned in the itinerary and English speaking guide service is well included.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$238.98
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$238.98
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Mumbai Heritage Tour With Elephanta Caves

Mumbai Heritage Tour With Elephanta Caves

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A private guided tour to the Elephanta Island Caves (UNESCO World Heritage Site) & Mumbai Highlights.(Art Deco Marine Drive, Chowpatty beach, Dhobi Ghats, Mani Bhavan, Gandhi’s Bombay residence, Prince of Wales Museum...etc)
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$220.00
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$220.00
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Excursion to Elephanta Caves & City Tour of Mumbai

Excursion to Elephanta Caves & City Tour of Mumbai

Full day city tour include visit to Gateway of India, Elephanta Caves, Hanging Garden, Mani Bhawan & Prince of Wales Museum. Entrances to monuments mentioned in the itinerary and English speaking guide service is well included. We provide pick up and drop off from city hotel. We are further flexible to adjust the guest requirement during the tour if possible.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$245.00
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$245.00
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A Heritage Excursion to the UNESCO Listed Elephanta Caves

A Heritage Excursion to the UNESCO Listed Elephanta Caves

A ferry will take you from hectic Mumbai city to Elephanta Island.  On the island, we will visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Elephanta Caves.  They are a network of sculpted caves with rock art linked to the cult of Shiva, dating back to the 5th century.    Highlights    •     Ferry Ride from Gateway Of India •     Visit Elephanta Island •     UNESCO World Heritage Site - Elephanta Caves
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$198.00
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$198.00
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Should I book Elephanta Caves tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Elephanta Caves can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 70 Elephanta Caves tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Elephanta Caves 2020?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Elephanta Caves costs USD 180.00. Guided Elephanta Caves tours start around USD 180.00 per person. See all 70 Elephanta Caves tickets and tours on Viator.
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