Explore one of Mumbai's most important temples. Elephanta Caves will amaze you with their ancient stone terraces, statues and wall carvings dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva.
Elephanta Caves Tour Itinerary
Having been picked up from your hotel on the morning of your tour, we'll head to the iconic Gateway of India, where you'll hop aboard a tourist boat to head to the stunning Elephanta Caves, a recognised World Heritage Site and one of Mumbai's most impressive temples.
After a little over an hour sailing, you'll arrive on Elephanta Island, where the complex of seven caves are located. In complete contrast to the bustle of Mumbai, enjoy the peace and tranquility of Elephanta as you explore the most important of these temples dedicated to the Hindu sun god, Shiva.
The immense carvings covering the temple walls tell various stories from the life of Shiva, and the island's most impressive sight is undoubtedly the central statue of three-headed deity, representing the god's three aspects: as creator, protector and destroyer.
As well as delving deep into Hindu history and mythology, you'll also have the opportunity to explore Gharapuri, the small fishing village located at the south of Elephanta Island. Take a stroll through its picturesque streets, chatting to locals as you admire the typical houses.
Once you've made the most of your time on the island exploring the fascinating sanctuaries, terraces and engraved stone passageways of the caves, you'll head back on your way to Mumbai around 1:30 pm.
|Up to 5 people||Up to 10 people|
|Tour in English||
Tour in English
Up to 5 peopleUS$ 139.80
Up to 10 peopleUS$ 279.70
4 hours 30 minutes.
The tour is exclusively in English.
Pick up and drop off at hotel or another central location.
English speaking guide.
Transport by boat to Elephanta Island.
Entrance to the Caves.
Private and exclusive tour, there will be no other people in your group.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
If there are still places available, you can book until the previous day (local time in Mumbai).
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).