"Elephanta Caves of Bombay!" Elephanta Caves Tip by goutammitra

Elephanta Caves, Mumbai: 19 reviews and 52 photos

The cave temples to Siva, on the island of Elephanta, in the Bombay harbour, contain some of the most magnificent sculptures in the Deccan. The dating of the caves seems to be controversial. They were probably finished some time between 450 and 750 AD. The complex is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Access from Mumbai is by boats leaving from the Gateway of India. The 10 Km journey takes a little less than an hour each way. The boat service may be suspended during the monsoon. Tickets and timings for the boats are available at the Gateway. From the landing stage on Elephanta Island there are stairs that lead to the cave. Tickets are available at the top, near the entrance to the caves. There is a good view of the city across the harbour from the terrace of the Tourism Department's hotel next to the cave complex.

Address: Bombay Sea
Directions: Take a boat from Gateway of India, it leaves every 10mts depending on the nos of passengers. But the best way to travel to take the Catamaran, which leaves at 10.00 AM. Please dont miss that slightly expensive but worth its' value.
Phone: +91 22 2204 4040
Website: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/244

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Mar 21, 2007
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