Elephanta Caves

Elephanta Caves

highlights

Trip Highlights

 Marvel at the intricate carvings of the Elephanta Caves

 UNESCO World Heritage Site

 Hindu and Buddhist culture experience

travel itinerary

To start off your tour of Elephanta island, choose a pickup time that fits your schedule, though it’s best to get an early morning start. Take a beautiful, hour-long ferry ride across the bay from Mumbai to Elephanta Island, and begin your exploration of a labyrinth of caves, temples, and shrines with your own private guide.

An elaborate system of man-made caves cut directly into solid basaltic mountains, the Elephanta Caves were used as sacred places of Hindu and Buddhist worship starting in the 5th to 7th century. Amble through the vast columns and arched colonnades, gazing at elaborately carved sacred shrines to deities.

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. The most significant sculpture in the cave is the 20-foot-tall, three-headed Shiva, known as the Trimurti. Other wings of the caves have shrines dedicated to Shiva’s sons, Kartikeya and Ganesh, with similarly spectacular carved statues.

All the while, enjoy insightful commentary from a local guide, expert in the history of the Elephanta Caves, as well as Hinduism and Buddhism as a whole. After touring the magnificent island, you will be ferried back to the harbour. From there, your driver will drop you back at your hotel, marking the end of a memorable tour through over 1,500 years of history.

inclusions

Tour guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Entrance tickets

Ferry tickets

Train tickets

exclusions

x Meals and drinks
x Souvenirs

x Photography and videography charges (if applicable)

information

Customization of the tour can be done for solo, family or group travel. Prices will vary in the peak season.

Terms/conditions

Cancellation Policy

1. Cancellations up to 30 days prior to departure date – 5% deduction.

2. Between 30 days to 7 days prior departure date – 50% deduction.

3. Less than 7 days of departure – on the refund.

4. If the tour is canceled by wovoyage for any reason – a 100% refund will be provided.

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Contact

+919911194194

Address

 119B, 1st Floor, Pitampura, New Delhi, 110034, India.

 1-chōme-1-7 Kabukichō, Shinjuku City, Tōkyō-to 160-0021, Japan

 912,11 Wentworth Point, New South Wales, Australia, 2127

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