About a month passed from Mumbai travel !!
I’m gonna write down about Mumbai travel before I’ll forget it.
It was so funny difference in culture in Japan.
This time talking about, Elephanta Caves!!
How to get to the
There are not many tourist destinations in Mumbai.
So always taken up the Island as a Mumbai-tourist spot.
This time I went there by myself. (Not Tour)
I’m gonna summarizing How to way of doing, and How much does it takes, and more…
Pls, check it out!!
How to get ①
Buy a boat ticket
From the Indian gate we’ve started off to the Elephanta Island.
You must buy the round trip-boat ticket in front of the entrance.
Boat ticket fee is Adult: Rs.200 Child: Rs.125
If you’ll get it, Do not lose it until you’ll return here.
Because it’s a round trip ticket.
The boat is staying near the harbor, walk to there.
How to get ②
Get on the boat
If you buy a ticket, go through the gate and go to the port.
There is staff has with the same ticket, so if you give the ticket, so you can get on the boat
・Boat 2nd floor takes more Rs.20
Bort has 2nd floor, but it takes more Rs.20
If you want to go 2nd floor, you’ll pay extra the front of the stair on the ship.
Boat travel time
It takes a long time, about 40-50mins.
If you get easy to seasick, you should take medicine beforehand.
Gas smells so bad around the engine and behind the one.
Also bad splashes ahead of the ship.
and the 2nd floor is too hot…
I think the best seat in the middle of the boat.
When you get to the island, get off the boat and explore the island!
From here I will introduce the island!
Mini train Rs.10
I recommend taking the mini train !! It’s Rs.10/per
Because of a little bit far from the harbor to the central area!
It takes about 5-10min.
Really hot outside and get tired than usual, so make it better.
Let’s climb the long long looooong staircase!!
But beforehand, stop by the common restroom.
There is the right side of the central area and behind the restaurant.
It takes a few tips(below Rs.1), but not so dirty and safe!!
Souvenir shops rip-off
There are many souvenir shops but that’s too high-price!!
I got a small Elephant figurine, the first price was Rs.2000!!
and then, I bought Rs.1500..but!!
I found out the same one in the city shop, how…!!
Even at the airport-shop about Rs.1000 !!
I can’t recommend that shop.
Admission fee: Rs.600
Little bit high price, isn’t it??
This is the Foreigners admission fee…
Indians’ admission fee is…
It’s also rip-off !?
Indian’s admission fee is only Rs.40/per!!?
What is the difference!?!?
I hate it here at this moment. I couldn’t believe it…
The remains are good. mean, so so.
There are some big remains.
If you like watching remains could be enjoying it here.
and I’m not so interested in it, I didn’t feel a big impression…
There is a lot of wild monkeys!! so cute!
I think better that I saw a lot of wild monkeys!!
They are used to people, so they are safe if we don’t hands out or having food. (a person having food was stolen by a monkey)
Be careful to persistent tour guides after getting off a boat.
I was caught up to a local tour guide as soon as get off a boat. I told him “I don’t need it” over 10times, then he told me ” It’s okay just Rs,20/per”. But it’s uncertain that it can be enough. It was quite tough but finally gave him up.
Surely he is innocent and his English is clear, so I think he’ll do perfectly. But I did it better. Because as you can see, there was an unusual fee for foreigners!!
I bet It’ll not finish only Rs.20 !!
It doesn’t have to go but it able to killing time.
That’s all about Elephanta caves.
It takes Rs.800 only boat ticket and admission fee and takes about 3hours.
If you don’t have another plan, better to go there.
But I think you don’t have to go take the trouble to do.
I strongly recomｍend the Sulm tour there !!
It takes more money BUT It can get more things.