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Elephanta Caves

Historic Site and Other Great Outdoors
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  • Raji N.
    "Ancient Architecture."(2 Tips)
    Bijan Y.
    "But the other caves are good to see and enjoy the history."(13 Tips)
    Vivek V.
    "site has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage"(2 Tips)
    Sunita H.
    "Dont remove snacks in front of them ."(2 Tips)
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  • Adhun R.
    Adhun RameshSeptember 5, 2015
    Yeah good historic place
  • Sean Rene M.
    Been here twice....would still go a 3rd time......don't pay for the guide books....just look it up.
  • Valon T.
    Valon TuojaMarch 7, 2015
    A mystical place which has the spirits speaking to you through the ages. Certainly one of the most interesting places I have visited.
  • Bijan Y.
    Bijan YoungJanuary 30, 2015
    Cave 1 is the most impressive. But the other caves are good to see and enjoy the history.
  • Bijan Y.
    Bijan YoungJanuary 30, 2015
    Take the mini train to the caves once stocked up with water. Grab one of the cooked maize as you get to the caves. Once off the train there are a number of steps so make sure any elders can beforehand
  • Ashutosh K.
    Ashutosh KoriNovember 23, 2014
    Must Visit in Autumn the Environment is Awesome
  • Jesse H.
    Jesse HouwingNovember 2, 2014
    Buy your ticket in front of gateway to India, directly from the ticket booth. Once on the island you don't need a map. A guidebook can helpful if you want to learn about the different depictions.
  • David John S.
    David John SimpsonFebruary 18, 2014
    Government guides leave between 1030-1430. Ask staff at entrance where you pay your toll of 250rs. They are free and have good English!
  • Varun G.
    Varun GuptaJanuary 13, 2014
    Do check out the Lake !
  • aman n.
    aman nandaDecember 21, 2013
    ancient, groovy
  • Aprajit A.
    Aprajit Appy SharmaOctober 26, 2013
    I really don't care about the caves but all I wanted to see is the sunset from the island. It's was like Mumbai city is swallowing the sun. Anyways! Beware of Monkeys ;)
  • Sunita H.
    Sunita HerediaAugust 22, 2013
    The Monkeys are wild & dangerous. Dont remove snacks in front of them . Dont even think of clicking their photographs. They sit in clusters & will attack if you tease or interact with them.
  • Gato M.
    Gato MongeJuly 18, 2013
    ELEPHANTA CAVES - World Heritage UNESCO The 'City of Caves', on an island in the Sea of Oman close to Bombay, contains a collection of rock art linked to the cult of Shiva. Read more
  • Wotabout City Discovery App
    Elephanta owes its name to a gigantic stone elephant at site seen by Portuguese sailors which was later carved into pieces. Read more
  • Andrey B.
    Andrey BezotechestvoMarch 29, 2013
    Boring place with few caves and a lot of people.You better go to Kanheri Caves in Gandhi National Park!
  • HISTORY TV18
    HISTORY TV18February 11, 2013
    It is a temple complex of caves which is the abode of Shiva, depicted in widely celebrated carvings which reveal his several forms and acts. The complex covers an area of 60,000 square feet.
  • HISTORY TV18
    HISTORY TV18January 23, 2013
    The Elephanta Caves are a network of sculpted caves located on Elephanta Island, or Gharapuri (literally "the city of caves") in Mumbai Harbour, 10 km. to the east of the city of Mumbai.
  • Master M.
    DO NOT PAY anything extra for guide books etc at the dock, people will come up to you to try to sell you guide books but you really don't need one, just ignore whatever they say.....
  • Sameer B.
    Sameer BanerjeeJune 2, 2012
    Wonderful location
  • Vivek V.
    Vivek VenkatramMarch 20, 2012
    The Elephanta caves date back to 9th-12th centuries, the period of the Silhara kings. This site has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage and are a must on all tourist itineraries.
  • Alex S.
    Alex SabadosMarch 13, 2012
    Ignore the train. It sits there while you reach the entrance to the park. Also, get ready for a hike up some steps.
  • Fuyuhiko T.
    Fuyuhiko TakayaJanuary 14, 2012
    Fine ! See the link for the photo ! Read more
  • Fuyuhiko T.
    Fuyuhiko TakayaJanuary 14, 2012
    Fine !! See the link for the photo !!! Read more
  • GuttuG
    GuttuGOctober 15, 2011
    Avoid walking and take the toy train at the Jetty. It is more than 1km from Jetty to the entrance of caves.
  • GuttuG
    GuttuGOctober 15, 2011
    Raj Mahal Restaurant provides tasty veg food. Fried rice and Veg Thali are recommended.
  • GuttuG
    GuttuGOctober 15, 2011
    Carry some water and snacks. Walking will surely make you thirsty.
  • GuttuG
    GuttuGOctober 15, 2011
    Don't forget to visit the Canon hills. There are two huge Canon's about 10-15 mins walk from entrance.
  • Ganesh N.
    Ganesh NakhawaOctober 8, 2011
    Historical place ......attraction beautiful caves .............foreigner do visit this place..........disadvantage - electricity for few hours
  • Suhas M.
    Suhas MandrawadkarSeptember 4, 2011
    MDTC Restaurant !! Nothing like boozing there and enjoying the sea breeze :)
  • INDEBO India
    INDEBO IndiaJuly 30, 2011
    Its amazing how beautiful they still are
  • Raji N.
    Raji Nair HegdeMarch 1, 2011
    My colleagues from Austria were impressed with the Ancient Architecture. A must take for the tourist.
  • Obay M.
    Obay MinoralSeptember 24, 2012
    Bisa di bawa pulang gak gajahnya
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