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The Elephanta Caves are among the most beautiful, historically significant attractions in Mumbai. Situated on an island off the coast, this UNESCO World Heritage Site features multiple rock-hewn cave temples and statues dating back to around the 7th century AD, including a celebrated statue of Shiva in his three-faced form.

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Private Full-Day Mumbai City Tour with Elephanta Caves Excursion

Private Full-Day Mumbai City Tour with Elephanta Caves Excursion

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Explore Mumbai and beyond on a private full-day tour that begins with an excursion to Elephanta Caves—a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After touring the rock-carved temple caves, return to Mumbai for a comprehensive city tour that includes the Gateway of India, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (Victoria Terminus), Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Mandai (Crawford Market), Marine Drive, the Hanging Gardens on Malabar Hill, the Gandhi Museum, Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat, and the Prince of Wales Museum. Includes private guide and vehicle, and pickup and drop-off.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$172.00
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$172.00
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Mumbai Elephanta Caves Private Half-Day Tour including Guide

Mumbai Elephanta Caves Private Half-Day Tour including Guide

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Rewind to Mumbai’s pre-colonial days on a private half-day tour of the Elephanta Caves. With a private guide, ride a ferry to Elephanta Island in Mumbai Harbor, and explore its UNESCO-listed caves and rock art, believed to date from the 500s. Explore the main Shiva Cave with its huge sculptures of Shiva and Hindu mythologies, and admire the smaller Buddhist caves as your guide shares their history. Ferry and entrance tickets at own expense and option to include a family lunch.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.00
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$45.00
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Elephanta Island Tour in Private Vehicle

Elephanta Island Tour in Private Vehicle

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Elephanta Caves are a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a collection of cave temples predominantly dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. They are located on Elephanta Island, or Gharapuri in Mumbai Harbour, 10 kilometres to the east of the city of Mumbai in the Indian state of Mahārāshtra. Trimurti is the most renowned sculpture in mandapa of the Great Cave is Trimurti (Trimurthy) – sculpture with three faces of Shiva. It is located on the south wall of mandapa and is 6.1 m high. Trimurti resembles a Trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh (Shiva) – royal insignia of Rashtrakutas.
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  • 6 to 8 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.68
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$69.68
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Elephanta Cave & Mumbai Chor Bazaar, the Thieves market tour

Elephanta Cave & Mumbai Chor Bazaar, the Thieves market tour

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Just a short boat ride away from Mumbai is the UNESCO-listed Elephant Island and its rock temples. Explore the caves that are dedicated to various Hindu gods and date as far back as the 5th century. After your ride back, take a tour of the Chor Bazaar, also known as the Thieves Market, and browse for items at rock bottom prices.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$57.34
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$57.34
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Dabbawala Tour With Elephanta Caves Tour

Dabbawala Tour With Elephanta Caves Tour

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The UNESCO–listed Elephanta Caves are widely considered among Mumbai’s must-see attractions, but exploring independently means missing their 7th-century history. On this tour, begin with pickup at your Mumbai hotel and visit the Elephanta Caves with your guide. Learn of powerful deities like Lord Shiva, and decipher panels depicting stages of his life. Along the way, find out how Mumbai’s hard-working dabbawalas keep the city ticking.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$96.00
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$96.00
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Mumbai, Ajanta & Ellora Caves Tour (7 Days)

Mumbai, Ajanta & Ellora Caves Tour (7 Days)

The private tour will begin in Mumbai a city famous as the heart of the Bollywood film industry, the country's financial powerhouse, the nation's industrial heartland, and economic nerve center. Get up close look at the stunning Ajanta and Ellora Caves two unique UNESCO World Heritage sites. Explore 34 caves at Ellora, dating from between the 6th and 11th centuries AD, as well as 29 caves at Ajanta, dating back to between 2nd century BC and 6th century AD.
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  • 7 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,264.64
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$1,264.64
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3 Days Complete Mumbai Tour Inclusive of Bollywood Studio Experience

3 Days Complete Mumbai Tour Inclusive of Bollywood Studio Experience

This tour is perfect for those who have enough time to spend in Mumbai. Explore  Mumbai completely. We will take you to the sightseeing spots, Markets, Elephanta caves, Dharavi slum and of course Bollywood studio Tour.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$246.16
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$246.16
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12-Day Private Tour from Mumbai to Rajasthan & Taj Mahal

12-Day Private Tour from Mumbai to Rajasthan & Taj Mahal

Explore the flourishing commercial city Mumbai, one of the predominant port and home to Bollywood the globally-influential Hindi film & TV industries. Move on for a taste of the life of the Maharajas in Rajasthan. Wooded hills, amazing lakes, rugged forts & palaces, men and women in colorful turbans and skirts, bustling towns and quiet villages, harsh sunlight and the cool evening breeze, are all there in abundance. Witness the beauty of awe-inspiring Taj Mahal and Finally reach the Imperial city Delhi to see the Mughal & British architecture. Tour can be either start from Mumbai and end in Delhi or start in Delhi and end in Mumbai.
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  • 12 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$2,295.00
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$2,295.00
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Trip to Elephanta caves from Mumbai

Trip to Elephanta caves from Mumbai

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Get Ready to experience one of the amazing tours to Elephanta caves from Mumbai via a ferry ride. • Visit the Elephanta Caves; a UNESCO World Heritage site, accessible from the Gateway of India • Learn about the 7 cave excavations at Elephanta, all carved from solid basalt rock • Discover the temples which honor the Hindu God Shiva and contain many intricate sculptures • A fun journey to the caves, learning about each of their features and the story behind each one • An English speaking guide will be available to help you with your tour
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.00
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$60.00
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Delightful Elephanta Caves Excursion Mumbai (Guided Half Day Sightseeing Tour)

Delightful Elephanta Caves Excursion Mumbai (Guided Half Day Sightseeing Tour)

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1. Experience the Elephanta Caves located on Elephanta Island, seven major excavations in the area showcasing huge sculptures of Shiva, Hindu mythologies and Buddhist caves. 2. Take toy train ride and at the plateau admire the complex and astoundingly detailed reliefs and carvings depicting narratives of the goddess Shiva; unique experience for you to remember for life and share with your family and friends. 3. By the end of the tour, you will develop a great perspective of the city, its culture, the life of a local and you will also get some great insider tips and tricks to save money and to explore the best of the city."
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$52.40
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$52.40
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Full Day Elephanta And Dharavi Slum Tour In Mumbai

Full Day Elephanta And Dharavi Slum Tour In Mumbai

This tour includes two iconic UNESCO World Heritage sites, the Elephanta Caves and the Chhatrapati Shivaji Railway Terminus, previously known as Victoria Terminus. Get a breathtaking view of the Arabian Sea and the iconic buildings near the Gateway of India - the Taj Mahal Hotel and Air India’s Headquarters to name a few. Also visit Dharavi, of Slumdog Millionaire fame, home to a million people and small scale enterprises. Highlights • Gateway of India, a UNESCO World Heritage site • The 2nd century B.C. Elephanta Caves • Chhatrapati Shivaji Railway Terminus, another UNESCO World Heritage site • Asia’s largest slum, Dharavi
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$310.00
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$310.00
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Vadodara to Mumbai Man-made Wonder of India

Vadodara to Mumbai Man-made Wonder of India

Vadodara to Mumbai Man-made Wonder of India tour will begin with pick up from Vadodara airport. Visit grand palaces, museum & garden in Vadodara. Then proceed to visit the UNESCO World Heritage archaeological site of Pavagadh-Champaner & 182 metres high world’s tallest Statue of Unity in the backdrop of Sardar Sarovar Dam. Continue drive to Nashik a spiritual city with jyorirlinga temple and wine-yard. Next head to Aurangabad and explore the archaeological monuments and caves of Ajanta & Ellora. Fly to Mumbai a city famous as the heart of the bollywood film industry & the country's financial powerhouse, dotted with colonial era buildings and cave temples.
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  • 9 days
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$1,809.07
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$1,809.07
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Private Shore Excursion MUMBAI Elephanta Caves Tour with WiFi on board

Private Shore Excursion MUMBAI Elephanta Caves Tour with WiFi on board

Learn how over 1000 years ago Hindu craftsmen excavated the caves in the volcanic rock high up on the slopes Elephanta Caves are a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a collection of cave temples predominantly dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. The Elephanta Caves contain rock cut stone sculptures that show syncretism of Hindu and Buddhist ideas and iconography. They were named Elefante – which morphed to Elephanta – by the colonial Portuguese when they found elephant statues on it. They established a base on the island, and its soldiers damaged the sculpture and caves. The island is 2.4 km (1.5 mi) in length with two hills that rise to a height of about 150 m (490 ft). A narrow deep ravine separates the two hills and runs from north to south. On the west, the hill rises gently from the sea and stretches east across the ravine and rises gradually to the extreme east to a height of 173 m (568 ft).
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  • 5 to 6 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.08
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$79.08
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Elephanta Caves Mumbai Excursion

Elephanta Caves Mumbai Excursion

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Meet your fluent English speaking guide at your hotel lobby, then head on towards to Gateway of India, We will take a ferry boat to reach Elephanta island & start the guided tour there. You can customize this private tour according to your requirements.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$43.84
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$43.84
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Mumbai & Goa Sightseeing & Beach Tour

Mumbai & Goa Sightseeing & Beach Tour

6 Days private tour include sightseeing & leisure activities in Mumbai & Goa. Explore Mumbai a densely populated city with landmark monuments built by the British Raj & ancient cave temples. Then fly to Goa a state in western India with coastlines stretching along the Arabian Sea. Known for its beaches, ranging from popular stretches at Baga and Palolem to those in laid-back fishing villages such as Agonda. Private airport transfer, sightseeing with guide, accommodation & monuments entrances are part of your package tour.
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  • 6 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,010.36
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$1,010.36
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Private 10 Nights 11 Days South India With Mumbai Tour Package

Private 10 Nights 11 Days South India With Mumbai Tour Package

* Approved by: Govt. of IThe Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) * TripAdvisor 2018 and 2019 Winner - Certificate of Excellence * With the trust quality of more than 10+ years in the industry and recommended by thousands of our satisfied customers * 24/7 Assistance * Get a personalized day-by-day itinerary for your vacation * Quality of service
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  • 10 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,199.51
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$1,199.51

Elephanta Caves Tour

Elephanta Caves Tour

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The Peripheral culture and heritage of Mumbai yet remain to be unaffected. Being just 34 km away from Gateway of Mumbai lays the hidden beauty of Elephanta Caves. These historic caves have attracted millions of tourist with its worthy while charming right from 7th Century AD. In order to reach here, it is required to take the help of ferry boats. Most fascinating spots that are worth exploring are enchanting caves of Lord Shiva and various sculpted forms of Natrajaya.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$50.00
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$50.00
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Mumbai Day Tour With Elephanta Caves

Mumbai Day Tour With Elephanta Caves

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Marvel at the labyrinth of ancient rock-carved cave temples when you visit the Elephanta Caves, a UNESCO world heritage site. Get there without the hassle when you book this package tour with a professional guide. Enjoy seamless transportation to and from Elephanta Island, then spend the afternoon touring Mumbai’s iconic landmarks. This tour Includes private guide and vehicle, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
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$142.67
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$142.67
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Elephanta Caves Tour including Lunch and Transport

Elephanta Caves Tour including Lunch and Transport

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Elephanta caves are one of the most Enigmatic, fascinating and Extraordinary heritage sites in India as these caves are surrounded by water on all sides. The peaceful Elephanta island stands in stark contrast to the hectic and noisy Mumbai City. It is a 60 minutes enjoyable boat journey / Ferry ride from the Gateway of India.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$180.00
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$180.00

Tropical South India Journey

Tropical South India Journey

Located on the tropical Malabar Coast of southwestern India, Kerala has been named as one of the ten paradises of the world by National Geographic Traveler. Peace and serenity await you. Visited cities: Cochin, Alleppey, Thekkady, Munnar & Mumbai
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  • 10 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,060.00
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$1,060.00
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Highlight of North & West India (10 Days)

Highlight of North & West India (10 Days)

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This 10 days trip include visit to few UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Mughal and ancient India. Qutub Minar, Humayun’s Tomb, Taj Mahal, Agra Fort are Mughal monuments of north India while Ajanta Caves, Ellora Caves, Elephanta Caves & Kanheri Caves are the monuments of ancient time in western India. The Statue of Unity a colossal statue of Indian statesman and independence activist Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel (World Tallest statue) is also part of you itinerary. You will explore many more stunning & historical sights in this tour.
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  • 10 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,711.84
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$1,711.84
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Grand Architecture & Goa Beach Tour from Mumbai

Grand Architecture & Goa Beach Tour from Mumbai

The private tour will begin in Mumbai a city famous as the heart of the Bollywood film industry & the country's financial powerhouse. The heart of the city contains some of the grandest colonial-era architecture on the planet, unique bazaars, hidden temples, hipster enclaves and India’s premier restaurants and nightlife. Fly to Kolkata & witness the culture that fused European philosophies with Indian tradition & discover colonial buildings the British left behind. Then drive to Sundarbans to explore world's largest coastal mangrove forest by cruising in buffer zone. The delta is densely covered by mangrove forests, and is one of the largest reserves for the Bengal tiger. It is also home to a variety of bird, reptile and invertebrate species, including the salt-water crocodile.
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  • 15 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,491.36
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$1,491.36
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Full-Day City Tour of Mumbai visit Elephanta & Dharavi Slum

Full-Day City Tour of Mumbai visit Elephanta & Dharavi Slum

Experience different perspectives on Mumbai during a private full-day tour that includes two UNESCO World Heritage sites and a Dharavi slum walking tour. Your private guide helps you to navigate the busy city and provides commentary as you visit the Elephanta Caves complex, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Dharavi slum, and the Gateway of India. Includes private vehicle, entrance fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 8 to 9 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$88.00
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$88.00
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Golden Triangle with Architecture & Backwater of South India

Golden Triangle with Architecture & Backwater of South India

Begin the tour and explore the Golden Triangle (Delhi, Agra & Jaipur) to get a full-fledged glimpse of India’s royal and cultural heritage. Fly to Mumbai a city famous as the heart of Bollywood film industry. Fly to Goa and unwind on the Hippy loved beaches. Explore the Hindu collection of temples at Pattadakal & Aihole, Hampi, Belur & Halebid. Visit magnificent palaces in Mysore & Bangalore then fly to Cochin. Visit Tea Estate in Munnar, explore the picturesque Periyar National Park, cruise in enchanting backwater at Alleppey and then rejuvenate on the Kovalam beach.
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  • 25 days
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$4,532.00
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$4,532.00
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Elephanta Caves can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 68 Elephanta Caves tickets and tours on Viator.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Elephanta Caves costs USD 43.84. Guided Elephanta Caves tours start around USD 43.84 per person. See all 68 Elephanta Caves tickets and tours on Viator.
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