Goa Gajah or more commonly known as the Elephant Cave is a temple situated on the outskirts of Ubud, Bali.
How to get to Elephant Cave
You can walk but it’s quite a trek from central Ubud. We hired a motorbike for the day so we could see this amongst many other sights in and around Ubud.
Adress: Goa Gajah, Bedulu, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia. See on google maps
Elephant Cave Price
The entrance fee is 15,000 IDR and a 2000 IDR parking fee. You can also book tours with different companies but this is not necessary.
Where to stay
We stayed at Tagel Karsa guesthouse which I would highly recommend as they’re a very helpful and lovely family run business close to central Ubud.
Also see: UBUD ACCOMMODATION GUIDE
How much time will you need there
I would say you need to spend minimum of an hour because after the cave there’s a nice walk through the garden and plenty of photo opportunities but depends on how much time you have as you might be restricted if you’ve booked a tour.
Get there early to avoid the crowds as we were advised.
What to do there
The main attraction is the Elephant Cave but there’s also a nice walkway through the garden and some other temples to see.
Elephant Cave Tips
- Before you enter don’t get scammed into buying a sarong to cover up as they give them out for free once you have paid the entrance fee.
- Try to get there early to avoid the crowds
- If you decide you want a guide organise beforehand as the ones in the Temple charge way too much.
Why should Elephant Cave be on my bucket list ?
It should be on your bucketlist as it’s quite unusual to other temples I’ve visited and worth seeing if you’re staying in or around Ubud.