Elephanta Caves Tour
A Unesco World Heritage Site dates back to 600 AD, Elephanta Caves is a must-see destination if you are fascinated by archaeology. You will have a first-hand experience of the spectacular temple sites and precious collections of Hindu temples. It is named after the elephant statue that once stood near the island’s shore and is now at one of the museums of Mumbai.
The Elephanta Caves, an archaeological marvel, are nestled on Elephanta Island in Mumbai Harbor, India. These ancient rock-cut caves, dating from the 5th to 7th centuries CE, showcase remarkable sculptures and temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. The centerpiece is the imposing Trimurti sculpture, symbolizing Shiva’s three divine aspects. Neglected for centuries, these caves now enjoy UNESCO World Heritage status since 1987, sparking an influx of Elephanta Caves Tours. Visitors flock to this sacred site, captivated by its historical significance, architectural grandeur, and spiritual resonance, making it a must-visit destination for those seeking a glimpse into India’s rich cultural tapestry.
Your tour will begin with exploring the biggest fish trading centre of Mumbai Sassoon dock where they unload the freshly caught fishes. We will then hop on a 45 min ferry ride to the island and climb 120 steps to enter the cave. Once entered you’ll be able to explore the history behind the artifacts, statues of Lord Shiva and other deities. There is a massive three-headed Shiva sculpture carved out of a rock, and you would listen to the tales and stories behind these sites, which is one of the major attractions in the caves. You will discover a beautiful cultural heritage site and gain a deeper understanding of India’s religious history and archaeological site in this 5 hours tour.
Notice: We have no photography policy in some of the place on this tour due to the government’s regulation.
Tuesday – Sunday
5 hours of Ancient recap tour
8.00 am Entrance of Eros cinema
(Outside of Churchgate station 10-15 min walk from Colaba)
Please note: Available spots are limited so please book now.
English speaking guide
All travel expense on the tour
Local tea and snacks
Packaged drinking water
Visit to biggest fish trading center of Mumbai where large boats unload the fishes.
Iconic monument of Mumbai built in 1911 to welcome King George V and Queen Mary.
We take 45 minutes ferry to reach the island and give ourself a joyful toy train ride to reach the cave.
Meeting point location
Meeting point: Entrance of Eros cinema (Outside of Churchgate station 10-15 min walk from Colaba)
End point: Gateway of India