Elephanta Caves - AHM : 1219
Arrive at the Indira docks / Green Gate, complete the immigration formalities and meet our representative and guide at the exit gate of the arrival hall.
No visit to Mumbai is complete without visiting the Elephanta Caves. This is a must see for all history lovers. This place you would explore the true excavations pertaining to the rich ancient history of India.
We take the first boat at 0900 hrs from the jetty at the famous Gateway of India. The boat takes an hour to reach the Elephanta Island. There are a total of seven major excavations and you'll be able to explore the history behind the artefacts and structures found therein. There exist a spacious hall supported by huge pillars, which are characteristic of architecture as old as 6th and 7th centuries. A massive three-headed Shiva sculpture stands therein, which is one of the major attractions in the caves. The Guide will take you through 3 caves. He would explain you the unique feature of each of these caves in detail. These 3 caves are all distinct from each with a unique feature: one is a large Hindu Cave, the other is a Buddhist cave, and the final one is a cave dedicated to the God Shiva. The central sculpture represents Shiva's three aspects as creator, preserver and destroyer. Return back to the pier at 1330 hrs.Open from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. Elephanta Caves are closed on Mondays.
Elephanta Caves TourEntrances as applicable:-
Citizens of India and visitors of SAARC(Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Maldives and Afghanistan) and BIMSTEC Countries (Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Myanmar) - Rs. 10 per head.