The Elephanta Caves are located in Western India on Elephanta Island which is locally known as the Island of Gharapuri. It is about 10 km east from the Gateway of India.

The Elephanta cave timing is from 09:30 am to 05:30 pm.


  •   Monday To Saturday
  •       9:30am – 5:30pm
  •   Sunday
  •       9:30am – 5:30pm

Quick Facts

  • You can find seven cave excavations dating back to the 6th-7th centuries A.D. here.
  • The rock caves found here are made from solid rock.
  • Elephanta Caves got the status of UNESCO World Heritage Site in the year 1987.

How To Reach ?

  • By Sea:It takes 1 hour to reach Elephanta island (the place where Elephanta caves are located) from Gateway of India, Mumbai.