ELEPHANTA CAVE TOUR (0800 Hrs to 1430 Hrs)

Elephanta Island



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Elephanta Island was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987 to preserve the artwork. Elephanta Island is located 10 km away from the Gateway of India at Mumbai. The island is about an hour away by boat ride from Gateway of India. Elephanta Island houses caves known as Elephanta Caves in the Arabian Sea near Mumbai, India.

These caves are rock cut temple/statues of Lord Shiva, Ganesha, Brahma, Vishnu, Mahesh dating back to the 5th century. Elephanta Island was named by the Portuguese, after the statue of an Elephant was seen near the landing area of the island.Elephanta showcases legends of Lord Shiva carved in rock cave temples. The cave complex is a collection of shrines, courtyards, innercells, grand halls and porticos arranged in the splendid symmetry of Indian rock-cut architecture and filled with exquisite stone sculptures of Hindu Gods and Goddesses. The temple complex is also said to be the abode of Shiva.

Itinerary:- After Pickup from hotel at 8 AM and drive to the ferry station.

First, board a ferry for a 1-hour ride to Elephanta Island. Upon arrival we will switch to a toy train for 2 minutes. This is a fun and quirky way to travel and takes us right up to the climbing point leading to the entrance of the caves. The Temple can be reached by 693 steps. If you are feeling indulgent, you can be carried up the stairs on a wooden chair. This option costs an additional 15 USD.

The enigmatic image of Trimurthu Sadadiva cannot fail to impress as you pass through the cave entrance. Considered to be a masterpiece of Indian art, this colossal 20-foot image is simply awe-inspiring.

You’ll have 1 hours 30 minutes to explore the caves, also seeing the sculpted images of Kalyansundara, Gangadhara and Ardhanriswara, so remember to bring a camera! Afterwards you will board the ferry again heading back to Mumbai where the tour will end and transfer you back to your hotel / location.

TOUR END

Tour by Sedan Car (Subject to 2 pax travelling together) INR 4500 Per Person
Tour by Innova Car (Subject to 4 pax travelling together) INR 4000 Per Person



Package includes
  • Bottle of water
  • English speaking Guide fees
  • Ferry ticket
  • Pickup and drop from hotel
  • Toll, parking & tax’s

Package does not includes
  • Monument entry fees
  • Any Meal
  • Tips & gratitude’s

NOTE :-
  • The packages are subject to availability of reservations in respective transportation and monuments on the desired dates.
  • Price may change subject to without prior notice.

For Bookings and Other Tailor Made Tour Packages Please Contact: Mr. Ravinder Rawat
Mobile: +91- 991 020 8703
Tel: +91 124 461 7707 (D)
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