Elephanta Caves: It’s located on a small island called Gharapuri (city of caves). There are 7 caves on this island. Its approx 10 km east of the Gateway of India.
This is one of the top 11 places you should visit in Mumbai. This is not actually in Mumbai but its located on an island. There is something for every age group on this island. If you have kids they will enjoy the Toy train and monkeys the most.
How To Reach Elephanta?
You can reach Elephanta caves by taking Boat from Gateway of India.
Boat cost approx Rs.200 for the return journey. There are ticket for cheaper option as well. So checkout with the vendors selling ticket.
Duration: It takes about 1 hour by boat. (There is no other means of transport to reach there)
First boat from Gateway of India to Elephanta: 9 am (boat at every 15 mins)
First, return boat from Elephanta to Gateway of India: 12 noon and LAST boat at 5.30pm from Elephanta
Attractions: Rock-cut temples, statue, Shivalingam, Trimurti Sadashiva, Cannon Points
Best time to Visit: It’s open throughout the year. November to February is the best time to visit but you will also enjoy in rainy season. Rains might interrupt the boat timing and do not plan when it’s heavily raining or expected to rain heavier as you will have to take the boat.
Elephanta Caves Timing: 09:30 am and 05:30 pm (Monday Closed)
Entry Fees: Rs.40 for (Indian, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Maldives, and Thailand citizens and Rs.600 for Foreigners.
It’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site.