Elephanta Caves Tour - Mumbai Moments

Elephanta Caves Tour

Home of Lord Shiva
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Tour Type




Group size

1 - 12 people

Meeting Point

Roundabout of Regal Cinema, Colaba


Elephanta Caves, located on Elephanta Island, are the most picturesque Hindu caves dating back to the 4th to 5th century BC. The Elephanta Caves tour is a fascinating way of learning one of the oldest religions available to mankind: Hinduism, which is over 5000 years old and the abode of one of the most popular Hindu gods – Lord Shiva.

The Elephanta Caves complex has a rich and beautiful collection of holy shrines, courtyards, inner cells, grand halls, and porticos arranged in a splendid symmetry of Indian rock-cut architecture, and filled with exquisite stone sculptures of Hindu God Shiva and his wife Goddess Parvati.

Our Mumbai Elephanta group tour, led by a local and professional tour guide will explain the fascinating mythological stories and interesting history behind every statue and a great way to understand Hindu mythology and God Shiva.

In the year 1987, Elephanta caves were designated a UNESCO World Heritage site to preserve the amazing artwork.

We welcome you to join us for an ode to Lord Shiva though there are around 120 footsteps to climb but its surely worth a visit!

Timings and Availability

  • The cost of the Elephanta caves tour is 59 US$ per person and to be paid full upon reservation and is not refundable.
  • Available everyday EXCEPT Mondays
  • Meeting Point:  Roundabout of Regal Cinema, Colaba
  • Finishing Point: Gateway of India (5 minutes walk from Regal cinema)
  • Tour lasts for 4 to 4.5 hours including the boat ride through the Arabian sea.
  • The tour runs at 9.00 am & 2.00 pm/14.00 sharp
  • We request participants to meet 15 minutes before the tour starts. We won’t be able to accommodate late arrivals.
  • Our Mumbai group tours are exclusively for a maximum of 12 people or less.
  • Please book in advance to guarantee your seat on our website:www.mumbaimoments.com

Inclusions and Convenience

  • Throughout the tour, you will always be accompanied by our English-speaking, local & professional tour guide.
  • All entrance & boat charges including Guide fees.
  • Drinking Masala chai – National health drink. 
  • Bottled Mineral Water.
  • A small parting gift - A BIG Thank you for choosing us & becoming a part of Mumbai Moments family.


  • A socially responsible tourism company
  • Requires walking and climbing footsteps
  • Please carry sun block lotion, cap, sunglasses and wear comfortable shoes
  • You can keep a jumper handy as it might get windy during the boat ride  
  • Clean washroom facilities are available at the Elephanta Island.

We recommend you staying in South Mumbai (Colaba/Fort) if you haven't already booked a hotel as that's where all the tourist sites, temples, markets, shops, food and the Cruise Terminal are located, including the very famous Gateway of India & the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel.

By booking a reservation you agree to our terms and conditions.

For any other inquiries for private tours, please contact our sister company at:Info@mumbaimoments.com

If you wish you can also merge this tour with our other best & exciting group sharing tours that we offer daily on our website including the famous: Mumbai city tour, Dharavi slum tour and the Food Tasting tour.

We also specialize in private Mumbai tours and small shared cruise group tours in Mumbai.

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