Mumbai Elephanta Caves and Heritage City Tour
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Product Code : AGORA244
This tour include excursion visit to UNESCO World Heritage site of Elephanta Island with ferry transfer from Gateway of India and drive through Heritage city which include Chhatrapati Shivaji Train Station, Mumbai University, the Rajabai Clock Tower, the Oval Maidan, Mani Bhavan, Bombay High Court, Dhobi Ghat, the Jain temple, Banganga tank, Kamala Nehru Park and the Hanging Gardens near the Tower of Silence. Ride along Marine Drive, and see many British heritage buildings such as the Prince of Wales Museum, Maharashtra Police Headquarters, the Flora Fountain and Hutatma Chowk, the Telegraph Office, the India Post Office Building, the Kala Ghoda area, David Sasoon's Library and the National Gallery of Modern Art. Pick up and drop off from your hotel, entrances to monuments mentioned in the itinerary and English speaking guide service is well included.
Pick up from your hotel and transfer to Gateway of India, Mumbai's most iconic monument, built to welcome King George V and Queen Mary to India. Just around the corner from the Gateway of India is The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel. The original building was commissioned by Jamshedji Tata and first opened its doors to guests on 16 December 1903.
Board a ferry from here to Elephanta Island A UNESCO World Heritage Site, a specimen of rock-cut art and architecture from the times of medieval India. The caves are located on the Elephanta island at a distance of 11 km from Gateway of India. This collection of cave temples dates back to 5th to 7th centuries and most of them are dedicated to Lord Shiva. There are two groups, the first is a large group of five Hindu caves and the second one is a smaller group of two Buddhist caves. The Hindu caves contain the stone sculptures representing the Shaiva Hindu sect. The caves are an expression of art and a number of important imageries are sculpted here, which include 'Trimurti' or three-headed Shiva, 'Gangadhar' which is a manifestation of the river Ganga as she descends to the earth and 'Ardhnareshwar', which is a representation of Shiva and Parvati in the same body. In addition to being an important heritage site, the Elephanta Caves are also an unlikely trekking destination.
After sightseeing board ferry back to Gateway of India and begin the city tour. Drive pass visit the Chhatrapati Shivaji train station, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Mumbai University, the Rajabai Clock Tower (the Big Ben of India), the Oval Maidan, where cricket, the most beloved sport of India is played. See Bombay High Court, a beautiful British heritage building and Asia’s largest open-air laundry at Dhobi Ghat, where clothes are washed in full public view. Stop to see Mani Bhavan, Mahatma Gandhi's residence in Mumbai. Visit the Jain temple, Banganga tank and Kamala Nehru Park and the Hanging Gardens near the Tower of Silence. Ride along Marine Drive, also known as The Queen’s Necklace, and see many British heritage buildings such as the Prince of Wales Museum, Maharashtra Police Headquarters, the Flora Fountain and Hutatma Chowk, the Telegraph Office, the India Post Office Building, the Kala Ghoda area, David Sasoon's Library and the National Gallery of Modern Art.
After sightseeing drop off to your hotel.
Transport by A/C Delux car
English speaking guide for all 3 days as per programme
ferry ticket from Gateway of India to Elephanta Caves
Entrances to monument
Any meal during sightseeing.
Any other sightseeing not mentioned in the itinerary