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Bazaar Trail Walking Tour in George Town

Bazaar Trail Walking Tour in George Town

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See the eclectic marketplaces and colorful bazaars on this memorable walking tour of Chennai. Explore George Town and uncover the stories of daily life and local people as you listen to your friendly local guide share historical legends and old folklore. You'll navigate the crowded markets and narrow lanes as you experience the life of a local on this interactive and engaging tour that's not to be missed.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.13
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$25.13

Mahabalipuram & Kanchipuram in a day from Chennai with Guide & pick up drop

Mahabalipuram & Kanchipuram in a day from Chennai with Guide & pick up drop

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Get a primer on Pallava-style architecture on this full-day private tour to Mahabalipuram and Kanchipuram. Benefit from personal attention and the ability to travel at your own pace while visiting the Ekambareswar and Kailasanathar temples, then a local saree weaver. Moving on to the port of Mahabalipuram, see the Five Rathas, the shore temple, and Arjuna's Penance, learning about them through guided commentary.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$135.00
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$135.00
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Day trip to Pondicherry from Chennai

Day trip to Pondicherry from Chennai

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Gallic culture and history is alive and well in the old French colony of Pondicherry, a short day trip from Chennai. With this day tour, you'll not only get to walk through the historic old city, but you'll also get to visit Auroville, a gargantuan international community that has been bringing generations of people from around the world to live together in harmony since it was founded in the 1960s.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$173.89
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$173.89
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Peacock Trail Walking Tour in Mylapore

Peacock Trail Walking Tour in Mylapore

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Explore Chennai's Mylapore neighborhood with a local guide and learn about the rituals of daily life, hear stories of gods and demons, and gain a deeper understanding of local customs and traditions. This popular walking tour showcases the highlights and the history of this incredible city and is not to be missed.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.13
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$25.13

An extraordinary - UNESCO Monuments Tour to Mahabalipuram from Chennai

An extraordinary - UNESCO Monuments Tour to Mahabalipuram from Chennai

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Travel by private, climate-controlled vehicle to Mahabalipuram, the seaside Tamil Nadu city famous for its UNESCO-listed rock-cut caves and monuments. See impressive, three-dimensional illustrations of the Mahabharata—India’s national epic—cut from colossal stones, and marvel at the ancient coastal Shore Temple. Tours include complimentary hotel pickup and drop-off in Chennai.
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  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$42.62
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$42.62
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Private Tour: Pondicherry Day Trip from Chennai

Private Tour: Pondicherry Day Trip from Chennai

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Escape the kinetic energy of urban Chennai on this private daylong tour of Pondicherry. Gain insider’s insight into the spiritual heritage of this region with a stop at Sri Arubindo Ashram and learn more about its colorful cultural heritage on a visit to Pondicherry Museum. Listen in as your personal guide shares stories and trivia about its French colonial past, and search for hints of this ancient rule in the language, food and people of the region. Finally, journey to Auroville, where you’ll visit the domed Matrimandir temple where Integral yoga is practiced and learn more about the spiritual community that surrounds it.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$126.00
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$126.00
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Full-Day Private Tour to the Kanchipuram Temples from Chennai

Full-Day Private Tour to the Kanchipuram Temples from Chennai

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Explore a medieval kingdom’s capital and visit its renowned sari makers on this all-day tour. After a convenient pickup from your Chennai hotel, travel by private vehicle or your own motorcycle to Kanchipuram. Stop by two architecturally significant 7th-century temples before immersing yourself in the craft of sari-making. Meet a weaver and see how traditional looms are used to transform mulberry threads into gorgeous garments.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$116.58
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$116.58
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Private Tour to Mahabalipuram from Chennai

Private Tour to Mahabalipuram from Chennai

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Mahabalipuram is an ancient port town known for its 6th-century rock-cut temples, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore exquisite stone statues on this exclusive city tour, which gives an in-depth overview of sites like the famous Five Rathas, a set of Dravidian rock temples, and the Sea Shore Temple, an 8th-century granite shrine facing the Bay of Bengal. Round out the day with visits to DakshinaChitra, a “living museum” dedicated to showcasing South Indian culture, and the Madras Crocodile Bank.
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  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.00
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$45.00
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Chennai City Sightseeing Tour

Chennai City Sightseeing Tour

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Chennai is full of old heritage buildings, from ancient Pallava-era temples to colonial-era churches and public buildings constructed under British rule. This tour takes you to some of the most interesting structures, from the 7th-century Kapaleeswarar Temple to the 20th-century Ripon Building, all in the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle.
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  • 4 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$36.00
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$36.00
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Private Tour to Kanchipuram and Mahabalipuram from Chennai

Private Tour to Kanchipuram and Mahabalipuram from Chennai

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Expore the Pallavas Grand architectural masterpiece on this full day tour from Chennai. Kanchipuram is a spectacular temple city known as city of thousand temples which reflects the Glorious Traditions of South India with its noted temples. Then experience UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Mahabalipuram group of Monuments, which was carved out of rock along the Coromandel Coast in the 7th and 8th centuries rathas (temples in the form of chariots), mandapas (cave sanctuaries), giant open-air reliefs such as the famous Descent of the Ganges, and the Shore Temple, with thousands of sculptures to the glory of Shiva
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  • 12 to 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$67.57
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$67.57
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Ancient Temples Tour in Chennai

Ancient Temples Tour in Chennai

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Chennai is home to some of India's most beautiful examples of Dravidian temple architecture, and you'll get to see some of the city's finest with this tour of sacred and religious sites. Highlights include the Kapaleeshwarar Temple (Mylapore), which dates back some 300 years and the even older Sri Parthasarathy Temple (Triplicane), which was first established way back in the 8th century.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$32.22
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$32.22
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Mahabalipuram day trip from Chennai by Wonder tours

Mahabalipuram day trip from Chennai by Wonder tours

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The coastal town of Mahabalipuram makes an ideal day trip from bustling Chennai, but organizing admission fees and transportation to explore independently takes up valuable sightseeing time. On this tour, reach Mahabalipuram in comfort by private vehicle—with entry fees and round-trip transportation from your Chennai hotel included. Explore the Cave temples and rock sculptures with your guide to lead the way, and gain insight into Mahabalipuram’s fascinating 7th-century history.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$117.95
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$117.95
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Kanchipuram Day Trip

Kanchipuram Day Trip

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Kanchipuram is one amongst the major historical towns of India. Situated on the banks of Vegavathi River, it has been an important learning and religious centre in the past and the ancient temples and other architectural arts exhibit its significance. Today, Kanchipuram is extremely famous for its Hindu temples and obviously, Kanchipuram sarees. Also considered as one amongst the seven pilgrimage sites of India, this spiritual town has become the destination for Hindu devotees to get themselves surrounded by spirituality and attain salvation. Kanchipuram is also famous amongst history lovers. For those who tend to walk along the historical lanes and explore its roots buried deep down the layers of time, this beautiful town is a quintessential stoppage. Ruled by Pallavas, Cholas, Vijayanagar Empire and British before independence, Kanchipuram has seen everything ranging from flourished periods to dark times.
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  • 1 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.89
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$95.89
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The founding of Chennai at Georgetown, a heritage walk

The founding of Chennai at Georgetown, a heritage walk

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This walk is led by a cultural evangelist who will bring alive the heritage and legacy of Chennai's first settlement. Trace the evolution of George Town as the trading post for East Indian Company in the 17th century to its modern avatar as the trading hub of Chennai. Experience cultural diversity as we walk to ancient temples predating the British Era and an iconic Church of Armenian traders.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$71.80
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$71.80
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Private Tour: Half-Day Chennai Sightseeing with Government Museum and Kapaleeshwar Temple

Private Tour: Half-Day Chennai Sightseeing with Government Museum and Kapaleeshwar Temple

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First time in Chennai? Make the most of a private guide and flexible itinerary on this 4-hour sightseeing tour. Unveil the secrets of Chennai’s rich history and heritage as you tour the fascinating Government Museum and admire the 17th-century Fort St George. Then, keep your camera poised as you drive along the scenic Marina Beach and visit the stunning Kapaleeshwar Temple.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$84.62
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$84.62
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Full Day Tour of Chennai with Guide and Lunch

Full Day Tour of Chennai with Guide and Lunch

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Spend your day exploring Chennai's cultural hub of Mylapore, with this day tour. Your morning will be spent visiting the iconic 7th-century Kapaleeshwar Temple and the San Thome Basilica, followed by a traditional South Indian lunch in a local restaurant and visit the shrine at Ramakrishna Math, followed by a visit to the 17th-century Fort Saint George before returning to your hotel.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$95.00
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$95.00
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Ancient Temples Tour to Kanchipuram from Chennai

Ancient Temples Tour to Kanchipuram from Chennai

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Kanchipuram, known as the “City of a Thousand Temples,” is one of India’s seven holy cities. Visit five different temples on this convenient day trip from Chennai, which includes round-trip transportation in a comfortable, private vehicle. Get a peek at local masterpieces, including a thousand-pillared sculpted hall and buildings from the Pallava and Vijayanagar dynasties, all in one whirlwind visit.
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  • 9 to 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$46.77
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$46.77
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Chennai Cultural Heritage Tour

Chennai Cultural Heritage Tour

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Explore several of Chennai’s most must-see religious landmarks during this three-for-one guided tour. Admire the Dravidian architecture of world-famous, 7th-century Kapaleeshwarar Temple, follow worshippers to bustling Parthasarathy Temple, and learn about the city’s Portuguese heritage at St. Thomas Cathedral Basilica. Tours include hotel pick-up and drop-off in a private air-conditioned vehicle for added comfort.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$36.38
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$36.38
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Tamil Nadu Temples Tour Package from Chennai

Tamil Nadu Temples Tour Package from Chennai

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South India Tours and Travels welcomes you to feel the divine by visiting religious places in Tamilnadu that starts from chennai and ends at trivandrum in 12 days.
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  • 12 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$881.61
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$881.61
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Trip to Visit Sripuram Golden Temple from Chennai

Trip to Visit Sripuram Golden Temple from Chennai

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Visit one of India’s most impressive, contemporary-built temples on this full-day tour of Sri Lakshmi Narayani Golden Temple, with round-trip transportation from Chennai. Explore a unique architectural wonder, landscaped in the shape of a five-pointed star and covered in real gold foil. Tours include hotel pickup and drop-off, plus stops at Jalakandeswarar Temple and Vellore Fort.
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  • 10 to 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$83.16
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$83.16
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2 Days - Private Tour to Mamallapuram and Pondicherry from Chennai

2 Days - Private Tour to Mamallapuram and Pondicherry from Chennai

Have time to take in the top attractions of Pondicherry and Mahabalipuram on a 2-day tour from Chennai. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Monuments of Mahabalipuram to see ancient rock-cut temples and carvings, then continue for an overnight in Pondicherry. On day two, your guide takes you to Auroville, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry Museum, and other landmarks, before your evening return to Chennai. Includes 4-star hotel accommodation with breakfast, and round-trip transportation.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$155.93
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$155.93
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Mahabalipuram and Kanchipuram in a day trip from Chennai by Wonder tours

Mahabalipuram and Kanchipuram in a day trip from Chennai by Wonder tours

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You can easily spend a full day exploring Kanchipuram and Mamallapuram's marvellous temples, caves and rock carvings. Most were carved from the rock during the 7th-century reign of Pallava king Narasimhavarman I, whose nickname Mamalla (Great Wrestler) gave the town its name. Official Archaeological Survey of India guides can be hired at sites.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$147.70
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$147.70
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Archaeologist curated Mahabalipuram Trip

Archaeologist curated Mahabalipuram Trip

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- Young Archaeologist curation, Mesmerising narration, unheard stories, unseen places. - 4 Dimensional perspectives covering History, Archaeological, Architecture & Mythological - Visiting 7th Century Built monuments & temples – Rock-cut architecture, Shore temple, Lighthouse, - Walking around 2004 incident unearthed 2000 years old Subramaniya temple excavated site - Looking at wonders of nature – Krishna Butter Ball, Sea Shell Museum - Shopping seashells, stone sculptures and handicrafts
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$72.10
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$72.10
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Chennai to Mahabalipuram One Day Trip

Chennai to Mahabalipuram One Day Trip

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Mahabalipuram is a perfect day trip from bustling Chennai, but navigating the public transport system to reach the coastal attraction independently is challenging. On this tour, begin with a pickup at your Chennai hotel and reach Mahabalipuram with ease. Discover ancient sites like Arjuna's Penance, and admire historic artworks dating back to the Pallava dynasty.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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$58.00
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$58.00
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