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Mumbai - Elephanta Caves

Elephanta Tour

  • 8 hours
  • 6,000 Indian rupees
  • Mumbai

Service Description

Elephanta Island Tour Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site and a collection of cave temples dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva... The Elephanta Caves are a great tourist attraction in the vicinity of the large Mumbai metropolis. The Elephanta island is located 10 km away from the Gateway of India in Mumbai. These caves house rock-cut temples dating back to the 5th century CE. Elephanta island was so named after the Portuguese, after the statue of an elephant near the landing area of the island. These rock-cut temples dedicated to Shiva Mahadeva are rich in sculptural content… ITINERARY You will be picked up from your hotel or pickup point and taken to the Gateway of India in Mumbai. From here, cruise by ferry to reach the Elephanta Caves. On your arrival at the island, you will proceed to the Elephanta Caves, which contain a collection of rock art linked to the sect of Shiva. At Elephanta, Indian art found one of its most perfect expressions, particularly in the huge and high reliefs of the main cave. There are 7 cave excavations in the Elephanta group, all craved from solid basalt rock and dating from approximately the 6th through 7th-Centuries A. D. Among the cave excavations, Cave 1 is the most impressive, representing a superb example of evolved Brahmanical rock-cut architecture. Later back to Mumbai via Ferry & Drop back to the hotel for Relaxation… MEETING POINT + TOUR DURATION Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building Duration: 5 hours -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pickup and drop off by an air-con private car from hotel/guesthouse centrally located. English speaking local guide. Ferry and Entrance ticket. Fuel charges, parking fees, toll and taxes.

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