We are going to stop doing Elephanta Caves Tour from January 2018, since its very easy for tourists to go their by themselves and it would save a lot of money for the tourists.
We offer Elephanta caves tour for visitors who wish to visit the Elephanta Islands to see the ancient rock cut caves. The elephanta islands and caves are located 34 km from Gateway of India.
These were named as Elephanta islands when the portuguese found a stone statue of an elephant at the entrance of these caves. Elephanta caves tour are offered by Grand Mumbai Tours during the months of November and May.
Our cave tour takes you to see the rock carved caves located on the elephanta islands in the arabian sea. You will see a collection of rock cut elephanta caves dedicated to lord Shiva and diaplying the ancient hindu heritage and architecture.
You will be taking a ferry boat to reach the Elephanta islands from where you will be walking towards the Elephanta caves. There are seven caves in total amongst the group of elephanta caves, which are carved through a basalt rock. They are believed to have been carved in 7th century AD
The caves are a get away for many Indians and foreigners who want to explore and experience the amazing energy and adventure hidden in these caves.
Our tour guide in Mumbai will give you the most accurate history about mumbai, facts and reasons behind the construction of the British heritage buildings built during the British Colonial Raaj. Our private mumbai tours are so personalised that you will get amazing insights and first hand experiences into the lives of Mumbaikars, the colourful Indian culture, customs, traditions and even the exciting mythology of hindu religion.
During your private tours or mumbai customised tours, please feel free to ask our mumbai tour guides any and every question that comes to your mind. Our private guided tours in mumbai have only one aim, to make you fully understand India, its history and our very own Mumbai locals.
Prices of our Mumbai tours, depend upon the number of people in your family or friends, Prices will be emailed to you as soon as we recieve your inquiry. Payment is to be made at the end of the tour.
Tour Cost Includes
A highly skilled driver experienced to drive safely and calmly in the chaotic city and a highly knowledgible english speaking professional tour guide who knows the city like the back of his hand. Beware of tour companies, who will charge you for a private tour with a tour guide and ask their driver to double up as a tour guide.
Tour cost includes chauffeur driven air conditioned car. We use yellow number plated tourist vehicles, avoid travelling in private white number plated vehicles as they do not cover your insurance cost. We use spacious cars like Toyota Etios(one to two passengers) and Toyota Innova (three to four travelers) and not small tiny cars. We use a spacious Airconditioned Mini Bus if you are a group of friends or a huge family (8 - 12 pax)
Pick Up and Drop Back & Meeting Locations
We can provide a free pick up and drop back from your hotels, appartments, hostels as long as they are located in South Bombay. We also have some meeting locations exactly 2 minutes away from Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Trident Hotel, Oberoi Hotel, Green Gate of Cruise Ship Terminal.
If your hotel is in North Mumbai or if you are coming from anywhere in North Mumbai, we highly recommend you to take an UBER which is much cheaper then us providing you a pick up and drop at an additional cost. Our cars are based in South Mumbai and would have to do four trips up and down South and North which is why the additional pick up and drop back cost increases considerably. Choice is yours, you can use UBER or you can avail a pick up and drop back at an additional cost.
If you are coming from an airport or want to go to the airport, our honest advice would be to take the services of an official airport prepaid taxi which is available at the official airport prepaid taxi counter. They charge you only Rs 800 for a taxi from airport to your hotel in South Mumbai. If you want to go to airport from South, honest recommendation is to take UBER as it costs only USD 4 to USD 6 from South Mumbai to North Mumbai.
We believe in honesty and giving honest recommendations which would save your money and we are not like other tour companies who will focus on making more and more money from you. We focus on making you smile and happy and taking more and more blessings and good wishes from you.
Mumbai Travel Advice
If you have not yet booked any hotel or accomodation, we would advice you to book one in South Mumbai.
Most of the tourist sites are located in South Bombay, including monuments, clubs, bars, museums, gardens, markets, colaba, Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, art galleries and green gate of India Gandhi Docks or the Cruise Ship Terminal are all located in South Bombay.