Elephanta Cave Tour from Mumbai

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Tour Number

Activity Level

362740


Categories

City, First Time Visitor, Religious Heritage, Shore Excursion

Details

Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), Hindi (fluent)

Explore the World Heritage Site with your own Private Guide


Explore World Heritage Site in Bollywood city and See the numerous sculptures depicting various aspects of Lord Shiva's life.

After an hour long boat ride to Elephanta Island from Gate way 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 is also 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.

Itinerary

- We'll take an hour long boat ride to Elephanta Island from the Gate Way of India,

- We'll explore the Magnificent Caves, including the outer and main caves

- After touring the caves, your boat will be waiting to return you to Mumbai.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Your accommodation In Mumbai

End location: Your accommodation In Mumbai

Duration: 5 hours

What’s Included

Other: - My time and service as your private guide
- Pick up and drop by aircon car
- Entry Cost
- Ferry boat cost
- Mini train cost
- Tax

Estimated Local Cash Needed

700 INR - For Lunch

What’s Extra

Other: - Lunch
- Any personal purchases or expenses

Restrictions

no restrictions

A Recent Review of this tour

the tour was excellent. Shailesh met me at the appointed time; had everything arranged (there was quite the series of taxis, ferry, admission fees, train...) he had all the paperwork and tickets pre-arranged. He was extremely knowledgeable, and was able to tailor the tour to my specific interest. I commend the company for assigning a tour guide who actually lives on the island! it's very different to get the perspective from someone who actually lives there. I will definitely use TBL again!
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