Discover the Secret of Elephanta Caves: Day Trip from Mumbai
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Embark on a journey to the ancient world of Elephanta Caves on a day trip from Mumbai, complete with round-trip ferry transfer. Discover the hidden secrets of the rock-cut temples and intricate sculptures that depict the mythology of Hinduism. Marvel at the 20-feet tall statue of Sadashiva, a three-headed depiction of Lord Shiva. Enjoy stunning views of Mumbai's skyline and the Arabian Sea on a scenic ferry ride to the Elephanta Island.
8:00 AM - Meet your tour guide at your hotel lobby in Mumbai. You will be picked up in an air-conditioned vehicle for the journey to the Gateway of India.
8:30 AM - Arrive at the Gateway of India and board the ferry to Elephanta Island. Your guide will help you purchase tickets for the ferry and guide you through the boarding process. The ferry departs from the Gateway of India. During the one-hour journey, you will get to enjoy stunning views of the Mumbai skyline and the Arabian Sea.
9:30 AM - Arrive at Elephanta Island and disembark from the ferry. Your guide will lead you to the entrance of the Elephanta Caves. There are two routes to reach the caves, one is to take the toy train, and the other is to walk. You can choose which one to take based on your preference.
9:45 AM - Start your tour of the Elephanta Caves. The caves are a UNESCO World Heritage Site and are home to numerous rock-cut temples and sculptures depicting various aspects of Hindu mythology. Your guide will take you through each cave and explain the history, architecture, and significance of each structure. The most famous attraction is the 20-feet tall statue of Sadashiva, a three-headed depiction of Lord Shiva. The tour typically takes around 2 hours.
11:15 AM - Take a break and enjoy a light snack at the local food stalls near the caves. You can try some local specialties such as vada pav or samosas, and wash it down with a refreshing drink. You can also browse through the souvenir stalls and pick up some local handicrafts.
12:00 PM - Take a leisurely walk around the island and enjoy the scenic views of the sea and the surrounding hills. There are several walking trails on the island, and your guide can recommend the best ones based on your preferences.
1:00 PM - Board the ferry back to the Gateway of India. During the return journey, you can relax and enjoy the sea breeze and the views of Mumbai's skyline.
2:00 PM - Arrive back at the Gateway of India and have lunch at a nearby restaurant. Your guide can recommend some good local restaurants where you can try some delicious Indian cuisine.
3:00 PM - Drive back to your hotel in Mumbai, with the memories of the beautiful Elephanta Caves and the stunning views of the Mumbai Harbor.
4:00 PM - Arrive back at your hotel, and your tour of Elephanta Caves Day Trip comes to an end.
Private AC car/van for pick up and drop off from/to your hotel.
English speaking local guide, if option selected.
Entrance fees to monuments, if option selected.
Lunch, if option selected.
Bottled water in the car.
Camera charges at monuments.
Gratuities and optional activities.
Anything not mentioned in the inclusions.