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About the Activity:

- In the middle of Mumbai Harbor, 9 km northeast of the Gateway of India, the rock-cut temples on Elephanta Island are a spectacle worth crossing the water in a ferry.
- Believed to be as old as the 6th century, the Elephanta Caves are UNESCO-listed monument, where the various features from 5th to 9th Century dedicated to the Buddhist and Hindu gods have been built by various Hindu Dynasties.
- Bask in the ancient architectural wonders of the island under a knowledgeable guide, there is also a small museum on site, which has some informative pictorial panels about the origin of the caves.
- This tour takes you on a ride like never before, as the guide for the day will also be a great storyteller and will meet you at the starting point of the tour. The guide will accompany you on the ferry, relaying interesting stories about the tour and the location to you.

Starting Point: Entrance Gate of Gateway of India, Mumbai
Ending Point: Gateway of India, Mumbai
Timings: 
Morning Slot 9 AM to 2 PM | Afternoon Slot 2 PM to 7 PM
Transportation: Boat
Activities: Elephanta Island tour
Minimum no. of people required: 2

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Trip to Elephanta Caves, Mumbai

    From the Gateway of India, you will ride a ferry to the Elephanta island and enjoy this one hour ride which offers you picturesque seaside views.

    Explore seven major excavations in the area showcasing huge sculptures of Shiva, Hindu mythologies and Buddhist caves.

    Explore the 3 caves - the large Hindu cave, Buddhist cave, and the main Shiva cave

    Take a toy train ride and at the plateau admire the complex and astoundingly detailed reliefs and carvings depicting narratives of the goddess Shiva.

    You will also enjoy the local's favorite snacks (complimentary) during the tour.

Activity

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  • Sightseeing

Other Inclusions

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  • Highly trained and friendly Storyteller/ Guide who can speak English & Hindi
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  • Toy Train Ride, island village entry tickets
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  • Water Bottle and Snacks

Transport

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  • Ferry Ride to the island is included

Things To Carry

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  • Water
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  • Sunglasses
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  • Sunscreen
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  • Umbrella (in case of rainy season or summers)
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  • Camera if you enjoy photography

Advisory

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  • Entry fee to any historical site (Caves) and any personal expenses are not included in the package.

Tour Type

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  • This activity can be availed as a private or group tour

Cancellation Policy

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  • If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made 15-30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made within 0-15 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases the operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However no refund will be provided for the same.

Refund Policy

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  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days

Confirmation Policy

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  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking
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  • In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
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  • Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking and a full refund will be processed.

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