Elephanta Caves Tour

Journey back in time to explore the majestic Elephanta Caves Tour, a UNESCO World Heritage site located on Elephanta Island in Mumbai Harbour. With our expertly guided tour, delve into the intricate rock-cut sculptures, ancient temples, and captivating legends that make this site one of India’s most fascinating historical treasures. Here’s what you can expect from this enriching experience:

Tour Highlights:

  1. Ferry Ride from Gateway of India: Begin your adventure with a scenic ferry ride from the iconic Gateway of India. Enjoy the panoramic views of Mumbai’s coastline and the Arabian Sea as you make your way to Elephanta Island.
  2. Elephanta Island: Arrive at Elephanta Island and embark on a guided tour that delves into the history and significance of the island, originally known as Gharapuri or “City of Caves.” Learn about its transformation and the cultural heritage it holds.
  3. Main Cave (Cave 1): Explore the Main Cave, the most prominent and largest of the rock-cut temples, dedicated to Lord Shiva. Marvel at the grand entrance, intricately carved pillars, and the magnificent 20-foot-tall Trimurti sculpture depicting the three-faced Shiva.
  4. Shiva Parvati Temple: Discover the captivating sculptures depicting various aspects of Lord Shiva, including the marriage of Shiva and Parvati, the Andhakasura Vadha (killing of the demon Andhaka), and the revered Nataraja (Lord of Dance) in his cosmic dance form.
  5. Other Caves: Visit the other smaller caves, which contain more sculptures and historical artifacts, each narrating a unique story from Hindu mythology. Understand the significance of these carvings and the craftsmanship involved in their creation.
  6. Historical and Cultural Insights: Learn about the origins of the Elephanta Caves, dating back to the 5th to 7th centuries, and their role in India’s religious and cultural history. Your guide will provide fascinating insights into the art, architecture, and legends associated with this site.

Package Details:

  • Duration: 4-5 hours (including ferry ride)
  • Batch Timings: Morning Batch: 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM | Afternoon Batch: 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Cost: INR 3,000 per person (inclusive of taxes)
  • Inclusions:
    • Round-trip ferry ride from Gateway of India to Elephanta Island
    • Guided tour of Elephanta Caves with a knowledgeable local guide
    • Entrance fees to the Elephanta Caves
    • Bottled water and light refreshments
  • Exclusions:
    • Transportation to and from the Gateway of India (can be arranged at an additional cost)
    • Personal expenses
    • Any additional activities not mentioned in the inclusions


  • Participants are advised to wear comfortable walking shoes, carry sunscreen, a hat/cap, and a small backpack for essentials.
  • Photography is allowed, but please respect any restrictions and avoid using flash inside the caves.
  • The tour involves walking and climbing steps, so a moderate level of physical fitness is recommended.

Join India Trip Explore on this captivating Elephanta Caves Tour and uncover the ancient mysteries, artistic brilliance, and historical grandeur of one of India’s most treasured heritage sites. Book your tour now and step into a world of timeless beauty and mythological wonder.