The rock-cut Elephanta Caves were constructed about the mid-5th to 6th centuries AD. The most important among the caves is the great Cave 1, which measures 39 metres from the front entrance to the back. In plan, this cave in the western hill closely resembles Dumar Lena cave at Ellora, in India.
How do I get to Elephanta Caves?
How to Reach Elephanta Caves. To get to the Elephanta Island, you need to take a ferry from the Gateway of India jetty. The ferry charges around INR 150 for a two-way trip. Career across the bay towards Mumbai Harbour for an hour and then you will arrive at Gharapuri or the Elephanta Island.
Is Elephanta Caves worth visiting?
It consists of a large connection of Stone Art formations all dedicated to the life of Lord Shiva. The Elephanta Caves has set high standards in the minds of travelers and explorers around the world, as an absolutely perfect expression of Indian Art.
How long is the ferry ride to Elephanta Caves?
about an hour
The first boat leaves from the Gateway of India for Elephanta at 9 am. The last one for elephanta leaves at 2pm. And typically there is one leaving for Elephanta every 30 minutes, between 9 am and 2 pm. The ferry travel time is about an hour.
Which day Elephanta Caves closed?
It is closed on Mondays and the Elephanta Caves timings are from 9am to 5pm.
Is Elephanta Caves ferry timings and cost?
leaves at 5.30 PM. You will get the return tickets from Gateway of India itself. The Elephanta Caves ferry costs between ¹100 and ¹200 depending on the boats you board. And a boat leaves the jetty every half an hour.
Is there a ropeway in Elephanta Caves?
Top Hotel Collections. India’s longest ropeway project over the sea from Mumbai to Elephanta caves is soon to be cleared and executed. The ropeway is going to save time as you will be able to get to Elephanta Caves in under 14 minutes and how!
Can I go to Elephanta Caves alone?
You can visit the caves with your friends or with family, but if you are planning a visit to Elephanta Caves as a solo traveller, there are some very specific things that you need to know.
What is the best time to visit Elephanta Caves?
Winter months from November to February are the best time to visit the caves. Avoid peak monsoon season (June to August ) as the sea becomes unpredictable and ferry schedules get disrupted. Morning hours are better to visit this destination.
Are there washrooms in Elephanta Caves?
Yes there are two bathrooms one located at climbing of stares behind bar and another is located near 5th elephanta cave.
Entry Fee & Timings
Elephanta caves open from 0 am and 0 pm all days in week, Entry fee for Indian Rs 40 and for Rs 600 per person.