Elephanta Caves Tour

Home of Lord Shiva (Cruise Group tours)
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Tour Type




Group size

1 - 8 people


4 - 4.5 Hours

Meeting Point

International Cruise Terminal, Green Gate


The Elephanta Caves Tour is a tour to learn more about the Hindu God Lord Shiva, who creates, protects, and transforms the universe.  

Elephanta Caves are situated on Elephanta Island, about 10 km and an hour by boat from the Gateway of India, and date back to the 4th-5th century BC.

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!!

Timing and Availability

  • Available on the days of the cruise liners arriving in Mumbai.
  • Meeting Point:  International Cruise Terminal also known as the Green Gate, Ballard Pier, Colaba.
  • Finishing Point: Green Gate.
  • The tour lasts for 4 to 4.5 hours including Masala chai.
  • The meeting time may vary according to the ship's arrival times.
  • Please email us to confirm the exact meeting time.
  • We request all the participants to meet 15 minutes before the tour starts.
  • Our Mumbai group tours are exclusively for a maximum of 8 people or fewer.  
  • To guarantee your seat please book in advance on our website at www.mumbaimoments.com

Inclusion and Convenience

  • The cost of the Elephanta Caves city tour will be 79 US$ per person and to be paid fully upon reservation and is not refundable.
  • Pick up and drop back is in a chauffeur-driven air-conditioned car or a minibus based on the number of people.
  • Throughout the tour, you will always be accompanied by our English-speaking, local, and professional tour guide.
  • We specialize in local and real Mumbai tours.
  • All entrance fees wherever applicable during the tour.
  • Drinking Masala chai – our National Health drink.
  • Soft Tissues.
  • Bottled Mineral Water.
  • High-Speed Internet connectivity – 4G WIFI.
  • A small parting gift - A BIG Thank you for choosing us and becoming a part of our Mumbai Moments family.


It requires walking and climbing footsteps.

Please carry sunblock lotion, a cap, and 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 Elephanta Island.

We guarantee that you will be back on your cruise ship on time. If by an extraordinary circumstance, you miss your departure, we will pay for your flight tickets to your next port of call.

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

For any inquiries on other shared tours or private tours please contact us at: Info@mumbaimoments.com

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