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Mumbai: Private Day Tour with Elephanta Caves

4.7 / 5

12 reviews

Activity provider: Amaze Tours

Mumbai: Private Day Tour with Elephanta Caves

Activity provider: Amaze Tours
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See Mumbai's most beautiful destinations and tourist attractions along with the Elephanta Caves in this 8-hour tour. Create a day to remember together with your English speaking at one of the world's most colorful cities.

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Duration 8 - 9 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup optional
Please wait in the hotel lobby at the concierge 15 minutes before your scheduled pickup time with a flag with "GetYourGuide" Logo.
Private or small groups available


  • Enjoy a day with local insights of the fascinating Mumbai
  • Visit many must-visit spots in a well-arranged tour, including the Dhobi Ghat, Mani Bhavan and more
  • Visit the UNESCO heritage site of Elephanta Cave
Full description
Explore Mumbai's most stunning locations and tourist attractions in this eight-hour tour with an English speaking guide. Start the day with a pickup and head towards the gateway of India for the ferry to Elephanta Caves. Enjoy the must-see destination for history lovers.  After an-hour ferry ride climb 120 steps to the plateau where the caves can be entered. There are seven major excavations in the area, and you'll be able to explore the history behind the artifacts and structures found inside. Explore the hall which is supported by huge pillars and this masterpiece of 6th-century architecture.  Discover 3 caves and learn about India's religious history. Each cave has a unique feature: one is a large Hindu Cave, the other is a Buddhist cave, and the final one is a cave dedicated to the God Shiva with a massive three-headed Shiva sculpture. After the Elephanta Caves, go back to explore Mumbai, starting with the iconic Taj Mahal Palace Hotel and the Gate Way of India.  Head to the UNESCO World Heritage Site and see the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Train Station. Continue towards Crawford Market, a British era market that has been standing for over a century and a great place to see an array of spices.  Visit Mahatma Gandhi's residence (Mani Bhavan) and head to Malabar Hill to witness the Banganga water tank and take a breathtaking view of the Queen's Necklace below at Kamala Nehru Park. On your way back see another spectacular panorama along the marine drive and visit a temple in Mumbai. Before ending the tour take a train ride with the Mumbai train and experience what the locals call the lifeline of Mumbai. Your guide shows you Dhobighat, a colorful landmark outdoor laundry where hundreds of workers wash and dry huge quantities of clothing. Your tour will end by driving back to your hotel by taking all the extraordinary memories along with you.
  • Private tour
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Ferry Tickets to/from Elephanta Caves
  • Entry fee and village taxes
  • Bottled drinking water
  • Personal expense
  • Tips (optional)
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Please note that there is no elevator, you will climb more than 100 steps to reach the top of the Elephanta Caves
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 12 reviews

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This was an incredible experience. It was moving. Dave is extremely humble and kind, with an incredible wealth of knowledge. He also has a lovely sense of humour. Being able to see this island with someone who was raised there made it authentic. The village and the caves are difficult to describe, it’s something that must be seen. From taking a ferry, walking the earth, observing the architecture, seeing the peaceful way in which people live in unity, to hearing the ancient history of the place was all nothing short of incredible. Many many many thanks. Kavendren

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November 13, 2022

A perfect combination between rural & urban places starting with the pleasant ferry tour to Elephanta island & the amazing caves. Very interesting explanations by David, our guide on the island. Back in Mumbai a fascinating and very dedicated private tour by Dinesh, our second guide which even included a short ride on the local train and a walk through the world’s largest outdoor laundry DhobiGhat. Highly recommended!

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November 6, 2022

Well organised, everything was on time and seamless. The guides knew their subject matter well and were friendly and helpful. The ferry ride was a bit damp as it's an open ferry so a spray jacket is recommended and the steps on the island are slippery when wet. Carvings were magnificent!

September 20, 2022

Product ID: 388283