Elephanta Caves are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After seeing a monolithic basalt sculpture of an elephant near the entrance, Gharapuri was named as Elephanta by Portuguese. One of the must visit place if you are exploring Mumbai city.
Reaching elephant caves is very easy. Ferry from Gateway of India will take you to this island. Return journey fare is INR 200, tickets easily available near gateway of India and there is no need for prior booking. It takes around one hour to reach the island.
There is a mini/ toy train that carries passengers from the alighting point to the gate. Charges for this ride is INR 10. Highly recommend if you are visiting this place with kids. Entry fee to the island is INR 5 per person.
You can find lot of stalls on the pavement and can enjoy snacks, drinks, and deliciously tangy fruits here.