Elephanta is easily one among the most enigmatic heritage sites in India. Who created this spectacular sculptural and architectural feast is still mysterious.
Elephanta represents the pinnacle of rock cut architecture and sculptural art medieval India achieved. Despite the mindless destruction, Elephanta's art suffered during the colonial past, it still reserves the right to awestruck any ordinary visitors.
Elephanta island stands in stark contrast with hectic Mumbai city, which is an hours ferry ride away..
Elephanta Boat Timing: The first boat for Elephanta leaves Gateway of India ferry point at 9 am. The first return boat leaves from Elephanta island at 12 noon and the last return boat leaves at 5.30pm from Elephanta. See how to travel to Elephanta
Elephanta Cave Timing: Elephanta is open on 6 days a week. Closed on Mondays
Elephanta Entrance Fee: Rs10 (Indian, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives,Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand citizens) ; Rs250 (other foreign citizens ). Village entry fee for all (Rs10).
Other Charges for Elephanta visit: Photography : Free. Videography: Rs 25. Toy Train in the Elephanta pier (optional) : Rs10.
Boat Ticket : Rs 130 to Rs 150 for two way, based on the type of boat. There is also a concessional child fare.
Season: Elephanta is open throughout the year. Winter months (November to February) are pleasant. Avoid peak monsoon season (June to August ) as boat schedules could get interrupted due to the rough seas and heavy rain.
Elephanta Festival : Two day dance and music festival in February every year. See Elephanta in a Nutshell