Yeah good historic place
Been here twice....would still go a 3rd time......don't pay for the guide books....just look it up.
A mystical place which has the spirits speaking to you through the ages. Certainly one of the most interesting places I have visited.
Cave 1 is the most impressive. But the other caves are good to see and enjoy the history.
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
Must Visit in Autumn the Environment is Awesome
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.
Government guides leave between 1030-1430. Ask staff at entrance where you pay your toll of 250rs. They are free and have good English!
Do check out the Lake !
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 ;)
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.
Boring place with few caves and a lot of people.You better go to Kanheri Caves in Gandhi National Park!
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.
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.
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.....
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.
Ignore the train. It sits there while you reach the entrance to the park. Also, get ready for a hike up some steps.
Avoid walking and take the toy train at the Jetty. It is more than 1km from Jetty to the entrance of caves.
Raj Mahal Restaurant provides tasty veg food. Fried rice and Veg Thali are recommended.
Carry some water and snacks. Walking will surely make you thirsty.
Don't forget to visit the Canon hills. There are two huge Canon's about 10-15 mins walk from entrance.
Historical place ......attraction beautiful caves .............foreigner do visit this place..........disadvantage - electricity for few hours
MDTC Restaurant !! Nothing like boozing there and enjoying the sea breeze :)
Its amazing how beautiful they still are
My colleagues from Austria were impressed with the Ancient Architecture. A must take for the tourist.
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