Mumbai: Elephanta Caves Ticket and Optional Ferry Pass

Mumbai: Elephanta Caves Ticket and Optional Ferry Pass

From US$ 0.57 per person

Skip the long lines and pre-book your Elephanta Caves Ticket, with an optional ferry ticket pass, and explore one of the must-see religious sites in Mumbai.

About this ticket

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Printed voucher required
Valid 1 day
Starting time 9:00 AM
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English, Hindi, Marathi


  • Visit one of the must-see religious sites in Mumbai
  • Explore a collection of temples dedicated to the Hindu God Shiva
  • See stunning artifacts and earn about India's religious history
  • Skip the long lines with a pre-booked ticket
  • Enjoy the convenience of a greeter to guarantee a spot on the ferry
Full description
Visit the Elephanta Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage site, which is the site of a collection of temples dedicated to the Hindu God of Shiva. Upgrade your booking to include roundtrip ferry tickets to Elephanta island.  Discover the historical site got its name because it was found with elephant statues by colonial Portuguese soldiers.  After an hour-long ferry from Gateway of India, arrive Elephanta Island filled with carved rock masterpieces and sculptures depicting stories of Shiva.  Take an hour’s walk and climb 120 steps to the plateau, where you will show your ticket to enter the caves.  Each cave has 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 with a massive three-headed Shiva sculpture. Explore the seven major excavations in the area and see the artifacts and structures found inside them.  Admire stunning halls supported by huge pillars and learn about India's religious history along the way.
  • Elephanta Caves ticket
  • Roundtrip ferry ticket (if option selected)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and Drinks
  • Guide
  • Mini-train ticket
  • Local tax at Elephanta Island
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • You will need to pay a local village tax on the Island of the Elephanta Caves
  • There will be about a 1 km walk from the island’s pier to the historic site. You can pay on-site to take a mini-train to avoid the walk
  • There are 120 steps to climb up to the caves
  • The ferry service to the Elephanta Caves is not operational during the Monsoon season (Mid June to Mid September) or during rainy days
  • The ferry tickets will be handed over to you in person on the day of the activity
  • When booking, you will be requested to provide the full name, age, and passport numbers for all participants. This information is needed to issue your tickets
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