Tracing history at the Elephanta caves
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Tracing history at the Elephanta caves

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: Daily except Mondays and from15 May until 15 August
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 4 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • See the most prominent landmark of Mumbai, Gateway of India
  • Visit the world-famous Elephanta Cave
  • Enjoy a ferry ride as part of the tour
What to expect

Today, a memorable day of historical sightseeing awaits you. You will be picked up from the hotel and driven to the Gateway of India, one of the most prominent landmarks of Mumbai. From here, you will board a ferry to an island, which is home to the world-famous Elephanta Caves. The ride takes around one hour and after reaching the island, you will have to climb around 120 steps to reach the caves. This UNESCO World Heritage site is an intriguing labyrinth of rock-cut cave temples dating back to AD 450 to 750. The main temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and has a 6-meter tall statue depicting him as the creator, preserver, and destroyer of the universe (Trimurti). Other notable carvings are those of the dancing Shiva (Nataraja) avatar as well as the half man-half woman avatar (Ardhanariswara). The tour will end with a drop at the hotel.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • What's included
    • Air-conditioned transport
    • English speaking local guide
    • Monument entrance fee
    What's not included
    • Tips
    Reduced price
    • Child (6-11 years)
    Where

    Pick-up from your hotel in Mumbai. The pick-up is only from city hotels (within 10km) and if guests wish to be picked up in the outskirts there will be a supplement to be paid on site.

    Meeting point:

    During booking, you will be asked to provide your pick-up address. Please confirm the pick-up place and time directly with the local operator whose contact information can be found in the voucher after booking.

    What to remember
    • Children below 6 years old are not allowed to join this tour
    • Comfortable clothing is suggested
    • Bring your own water bottle, sunglasses, and caps
    • Please confirm the pick-up place and time directly with our local partner. You can find their contact information in the voucher after booking
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    When
    • Daily except Mondays and from 15 May until 15 August
    • Pick-up starts from 8.30am
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    Provider
    Le Passage to India Tours and Travels Private Limited
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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