We purchased tickets in the queue for Elephanta Island near the jetty. Each ticket costs Rs. 160 ( for adults and children alike) and is a return ticket. We got into the Elephanta boat from the Gateway of India and grabbed our seats. No one is allowed to go to the upper deck.
The weather was pleasant because of the cool breeze. As the boat moved away from the Gateway of India, everyone moved from their seats. The children were already munching snacks and the passengers were clicking pictures - selfies, group photos and photos of the harbour we left about five minutes back.
This photo shows you the view of the Gateway Of India, Mumbai's iconic 5 star hotel - the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel and the Taj Mahal Tower from the Arabian sea.
There were lovely white private speedboats zooming past us every few minutes.
We also started spotting seagulls. I will show you these in my Skywatch post.