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- 70%Family Travelers
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- 51%Outdoor Enthusiasts
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User Reviews (20 Reviews)
- Elephanta CavesMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 7Dec 21, 2013
If you're staying anywhere near Colaba Causeway, Mumbai's main tourist strip, make it a point to take a boat trip out to the Elephanta Caves, a group of basalt caves on a small island, about 6 miles offshore in the Arabian Sea. The caves are notable for their rock-cut shrines that are believed to have been carved somewhere between the 5th-8th centuries AD. There are seven caves in total; five contain Hindu shrines and two have Buddhist shrines. Boats leave regularly from the dock next to Colaba's India Gate.
- Elephanta CavesMember ofLocal CultureFamily TravelersFoodies+ 3Dec 12, 2013
Just a ferry ride away from the Gateway of India, these exquisite caves are like taking a step back into ancient history. Be careful of the monkeys though! They will take whatever you have to offer -- and don't offer.
- Elephanta CavesMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily TravelersFoodies+ 2Oct 24, 2013
Definitely a must when in Bombay. Catch a ferry boat near the Gateway to India and go explore the beautiful carvings on these island caves.
- Elephanta CavesMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFirst to ReviewOct 21, 2013
The Brahmanical caves on Elephanta Island in Mumbai harbor are an expected stop for the tourist to Bombay. That said, they're still pretty nifty, with excellent scuptures, and the boatride out gives the visitor a real sense for how enormous the harbor really is. If a bit of solitude in Mumbai is what you're seeking, wander just a little ways away from the crowds here for a quiet moment.
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