Day trip

Elephanta Cave Tour with Bollywood Tour

4.1 / 5

9 reviews

Activity provider: Bollywood tours
Day trip

Elephanta Cave Tour with Bollywood Tour

Activity provider: Bollywood tours

From US$ 125 per person

This combo-tour of Elephanta caves with Bollywood tour gives you the opportunity to see both famous attractions in the same day.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pick-up is provided at your hotel, home, or the airport in Mumbai, in an air-conditioned private cab. Drop off is provided at the same location. If you are staying at a hotel, the guide will come at the agreed time and have the hotel’s concierge call your room. If you are arriving at the airport, the guide will meet you outside the arrivals area at the agreed time, and will be holding a card with your name.


  • See the majestic Elephanta caves monument in Elephanta caves Island
  • Ferry ride to Elephanta caves
  • Visit live movie shooting sets
  • Experience art of making movies in India
  • Lunch in a fine hygienic restaurant
  • Drive past famous movie stars homes
Full description
This 8-hour tour takes you from Mumbai to the rock art of the Elephanta Caves of Elephanta Island. You will be picked up from your hotel and taken to the Gateway of India at Mumbai. From here, cruise by boat to reach the Elephanta Caves. On your arrival at the island you will proceed to the Elephanta Caves which contains a collection of rock art linked to the sect of Shiva. At Elephanta, Indian art found one of its most perfect expressions, particularly in the huge and high reliefs of the main cave. There are seven cave excavations in the Elephanta group, all carved from solid basalt rock and dating from approximately the 6th through to the 7th-Centuries AD. Among the cave excavations, Cave 1 is the most impressive, representing a superb example of evolved Brahmanical rock-cut architecture. The full-day tour showcases all aspects of Mumbai, from the city’s narrow geographical layout, its coastline, the neighborhoods that make up the city, the old heritage district, the old commercial and residential districts, the up-and-coming areas, and the movie studios of Bollywood. This is an ideal opportunity to learn about the history and culture of Mumbai, and to experience the phenomenon of Bollywood.
  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Bottle of drinking water
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned private car
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Lunch at a fine restaurant (Minimum of 2 Participants)
  • English-speaking guide
  • Boat transfer
  • Entrance fees for Studio and Elephanta caves
  • Things which are not mentioned in descripion
  • Lunch if there is less than 2 participants
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Please note the following:
  • For security purposes, your cooperation is needed whenever personal frisking and checking of baggage is mandatory. Except for your valuables, hand baggage is not allowed at film shooting locations
  • Photos cannot be taken unless permission is given (Professional cameras are not allowed at shooting sites, unless permission is granted)
  • Please keep your mobile on silent mode when shooting is in progress and keep silent
  • Lunch is meant for 2 or more participants
  • For cruise passengers:
  • When you disembark from your cruise ship, make your way to the meeting point at the green gate. It is around a 5-8 minute walk, or you can take a shuttle bus which are free of cost
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 9 reviews

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The guide at the caves was born there and actually lives there and gave a lot of interesting information and stories about Shiva, the god of the main cave. The Bollywood tour was a dream came true to see behind the scenes how the films are made. The guide and driver went out of their way to help me to join the night activity I booked, a food tour, in time, which I appreciated very much.

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March 24, 2023

This was a really fun dual tour! It helped that the same company handled both tours because the Elephanta Caves are quite far from the Bollywood studio, with traffic. If we had had two separate tours, we would have been very late for the Bollywood tour coming from the Elephanta caves, but because it was the same company they were able to communicate every step of the way and make sure we didn't miss a thing! They also handled the entry to the Gateway of India & ferry transportation and handled the tour guides, drivers, and English-speaking escorts. The guide for the Elephanta Caves was local to the island and knowledgeable. Because our Bollywood tour was in the afternoon it didn't include the dance show, so if that's important to you check to make sure you are booking the right tour. However, we visited a live set and standing sets and had our own time in a recording studio. I recommend doing the Bollywood tour in a group with friends so you can feel comfortable making dramatic scenes.

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March 24, 2023

Elephanta island is absolutely worth a visit! The local guide Nitin pointed out the Hindu background perfectly and helped me to get the best pictures. The afternoon was fantastic with the visit of Siraf Jahangir studio with local guide Naren and expert on Bollywood movies who knows all the good sets and I was lucky to watch the filming of a dancing show.

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March 24, 2023

Product ID: 47733