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From Mumbai: Half-Day Elephanta Cave Tour

Product ID: 117441
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On this tour, explore the caves of Elephanta Island, a UNESCO World Heritage site with a guide from Gharapuri, a small village on the south side of the island.
About this activity
Duration 4 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live guide
English
Easy cancellation
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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore a UNESCO World Heritage site at Elephanta Island
  • Learn more about Hindi gods
  • See the numerous sculptures depicting various aspects of Shiva’s life
Full description
After an hour long boat ride to Elephanta Island from the Gateway of India, explore the magnificent caves. The outer caves were used as a place of Hindu worship until Portuguese rule was established. The caves further in are smaller and are Buddhist caves. 

The main cave, otherwise known as the Shiva Cave, contains numerous carvings throughout depicting various aspects of Lord Shiva including his wedding, his slaying of Andhaka and more. There will also be a sculpture of the Trimurti in the main cave that is approximately 20 feet tall.

Other wings of the caves have shrines dedicated to Shiva’s sons, Kartikeya and Ganesh. Book and explore this UNESCO World Heritage site with a guide from Gharapuri, which is a small village on the south side of the island.
Includes
  • Private
  • English-speaking guide
What’s Not Included
  • Pick-up and drop-off by air-conditioned car (USD 24 for 1 to 4 persons)
  • Entry charge (USD 8 per person)
  • Boat ferry cost (USD 4 per person)
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Lunch

When you get there

Meeting point

Regal Cinema, Colaba.

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