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ELEPHANTA  CAVES SIGHTSEEING TOUR 

This is 10 km (6.2 mi) far from the Mumbai coastline from The Gateway of India Mumbai Harbour, it’s an island in Arabian Sea.  A typical (not Luxury) common boat / the catamaran runs between Apollo Bunder (The Gateway of India Mumbai Harbour ) and Elephanta Island. Earlier this island was called ‘Gharapuri’ and was a Hindu place of worship until Portuguese rule began in 1534. The Portuguese called the island ‘Elephanta’ on seeing its huge gigantic statue of an Elephant head at the entrance. That Statue is now infamous Museum ‘The Prince of Wales Museum’ in Mumbai. This is one of the best monuments of Buddhism and Hindus Religions Gods. Here is a complex of sculpted caves which consist of two groups of caves—the 1st  is a group of 5 Hindu’s cave’s -  The Hindu caves contain rock-cut stone sculptures, representing The Lord Shaiva Hindu. And the 2nd is a smaller group of 2 Buddhist caves. The rock-cut architecture has been dated to between the 5th and 8th centuries, although the identity of the original builders is still unknown and a search is still on. The caves are made from a solid single rock. All the caves were also originally painted, but presently only outlines remain. This cave was renovated in the 1970s after years of neglect, and was designated under ‘UNESCO’ - The World Heritage Site in 1987 to preserve the artwork. It is currently maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI)Here we are showing you the layout of the Elephanta Cave Layout of Temples and caves with caves Numbers.
The Main Hall
1. Ravana lifting Kailash,   2. Shiva-Parvati on Kailash    3. Ardhanarishvara,   4. Trimurti,    5. Gangadhara 6. Wedding of Shiva,7. Shiva slaying Andhaka  8. Nataraja,9. Yogishvara  16. Linga
East Wing Shrine
10. Kartikeya,11. Matrikas,12. Ganesha  13. Dvarapala
West Wing Shrine
14. Yogishvara   15. Nataraja

Mumbai Elephanta Caves Private Half-Day Tour including Guide/Excluding Guide             

Overview Rewind to Mumbai’s pre-colonial days on a private half-day tour of the Elephanta Caves. With a private guide, ride a ferry to Elephanta Island in Mumbai Harbor, and explore its UNESCO-listed caves and rock art, believed to date from the 500s. Explore the main Shiva Cave with its huge sculptures of Shiva and Hindu mythologies, and admire the smaller Buddhist caves as your guide shares their history. Ferry and entrance tickets at own expense and option to include a family lunch. Private half-day Elephanta Caves tour from Mumbai Catch a public ferry to see the UNESCO-listed ‘City of Caves’ on Elephanta Island Tour the main, Shiva Cave with its giant Hindu rock statues of Shiva, Nataraja, and Yogishvara Explore other Hindu and Buddhist caves, filled with statues and reliefs of religious scenes Discover why the caves were carved, and the symbolism of their rock art Personalized attention from a private, professional guide

What's Included Expert Guide (English, Spanish or German speaking depending on option selected) Family Lunch (Only if Lunch Inclusive Option Selected) Hotel pickup & dropoff by air-conditioned vehicle (available for an extra charge of USD 24 for 1-4 pax) Entrance fee: USD 8 per person Return Public sharing ferry ticket: USD 3 per person Gratuities Any other meals or drinks

Itinerary

1 Elephanta Caves

2 hours • Admission Ticket Not Included

Elephanta Caves Disembark with your Tour Guide After an hour-long boat ride to Elephanta Island from the Gateway 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 depicting various aspects of Lord Shiva including his wedding, his slaying of Andhaka and more. There will also be 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. Book and explore this UNESCO World Heritage site with a guide from Gharapuri, which is a small village on the south side of the island.

2 Gateway Of India Mumbai (Pass By)

Gateway Of India Mumbai The Gateway of India is an arch monument built during the 20th century in Mumbai. The monument was erected to commemorate the landing of King-Emperor George V and Queen-Empress Mary at Apollo Bunder on their visit to India in 1911.

Overview

Rewind to Mumbai’s pre-colonial days on a private half-day tour of the Elephanta Caves. With a private guide, ride a ferry to Elephanta Island in Mumbai Harbor, and explore its UNESCO-listed caves and rock art, believed to date from the 500s. Explore the main Shiva Cave with its huge sculptures of Shiva and Hindu mythologies, and admire the smaller Buddhist caves as your guide shares their history. Ferry and entrance tickets at own expense and option to include a family lunch. Private half-day Elephanta Caves tour from Mumbai Catch a public ferry to see the UNESCO-listed ‘City of Caves’ on Elephanta Island Tour the main, Shiva Cave with its giant Hindu rock statues of Shiva, Nataraja, and Yogishvara Explore other Hindu and Buddhist caves, filled with statues and reliefs of religious scenes Discover why the caves were carved, and the symbolism of their rock art Personalized attention from a private, professional guide

Tariff-2022

Rs 5600/- for pp ( Minimum 02 pax basis)

Departure Point

  • Regal Cinema 

    Colaba Causeway, opposite Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400005, India

Return Details

This activity will end right where it started. ie.at Regal Cinema Colaba Casueway.

Please Note

We pick you up from your accommodation also.

What's Included

Expert Guide (English, Spanish or German speaking depending on option selected) Family Lunch (Only if Lunch Inclusive Option Selected) Hotel pickup & dropoff by air-conditioned vehicle (available for an extra charge of USD 24 for 1-4 pax) Entrance fee: USD 8 per person Return Public sharing ferry ticket: USD 3 per person Gratuities Any other meals or drinks

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