Elephanta Caves Tour

Home of Lord Shiva (Private tour)
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4 - 4.5 Hours


Elephanta Caves Tour focuses on learning about the Hindu God Lord Shiva. Different statues dating back to the 4th-5th centuries BC can be found in the caves.

Elephanta Caves are situated on Elephanta Island, about 10 km and an hour by boat from the Gateway of India.

The Portuguese named the Island ‘Elephanta’ after the statue of an elephant near the landing site. The caves house rock-cut temples dating back to the 5th century. Elephanta Island has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987 to preserve the artwork. The Elephanta Caves went through a complete renovation process in the 1970s.

The Elephanta caves complex is a collection of shrines, courtyards, inner cells, great halls, and porticoes arranged in the magnificent symmetry of Indian rock-cut architecture and filled with exquisite stone sculptures of Hindu gods and goddesses.

There are about 120 steps to climb but it’s definitely worth a visit! The tour to Elephanta Caves in Mumbai will give you a great understanding of Hindu mythology and Lord Shiva, in particular.

So come you are invited to feel the divinity & the tranquility of the home of Lord Shiva – Elephanta Islands!!

Inclusion and Convenience

  • Pick up from the hotel, home, or at the International Cruise Terminal known as the Green Gate, will be in a chauffeur-driven air-conditioned car/mini-bus or on a scooter.
  • Throughout the tour, you will always be accompanied by our English-speaking, local, and professional Mumbai tour guide.
  • Well-researched and personalized tour itinerary to make your Elephanta caves tour an experience of a lifetime.
  • We specialize in local & real Mumbai tours.
  • All entrance fees wherever applicable during the tour.
  • Soft Tissues.                                           
  • Bottled Mineral Water.
  • Drinking Masala chai – our National health drink.
  • A small parting gift - A BIG Thank you for choosing us & becoming a part of our Mumbai Moments family.
  • Drop back at the hotel, home, or the cruise terminal.


We recommend you stay 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.

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We also specialize in daily small shared group tours and cruise group shore excursions in Mumbai.  

For any other inquiries on our group tours and other private tours, please contact us at: Info@mumbaimoments.com.

Airport Transfers

At any time of the day or night, we can accommodate any individual or corporate requirement regarding airport transfers from or to Mumbai Airport.  From sedans to SUVs, minivans to small buses & large coaches, we can arrange it all.

Our drivers will be there on time and meet you at the airport with your name written on a board/placard in the arrival lobby. 

Since it’s a door-to-door service, our driver will load/unload all your luggage onto the vehicle so that you can travel to your destination safely and comfortably without worry.

Let us know if you wish to add airport transfer to your tours.

If you wish you can also merge this tour with our other exciting Best of Mumbai tours that we offer on our website including the famous: Mumbai city tour, Market tour, Temple tour, Shopping tour, Solo woman traveler tour, Scooter tour, Dharavi Slum tour & the Food Tasting tour.

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