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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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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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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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$50.37
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$50.37
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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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$45.58
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$45.58
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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
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$172.00
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$172.00
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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
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$57.34
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$57.34
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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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Elephanta Tour with Mumbai Sightseeing Including AC vehicle

Elephanta Tour with Mumbai Sightseeing Including AC vehicle

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Mumbai is considered among India’s must-see cities, but mastering the public transport system to explore independently takes up valuable sightseeing time. On this tour, begin with pickup at your hotel and explore Mumbai in comfort by air-conditioned vehicle. Learn the secrets of top attractions including Dhobi Ghat, the Gateway of India, and the elegant Victoria Terminus building from your private guide
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$138.67
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$138.67
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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
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$50.00
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$50.00
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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

Private Tour: Customizable Mumbai Sightseeing Including Elephanta Caves or Kanheri Caves

Private Tour: Customizable Mumbai Sightseeing Including Elephanta Caves or Kanheri Caves

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Sightseeing in Mumbai? Dodge the crowds and see the sights in style with a private guide and driver, and a personalised itinerary. This full-day tour is yours to customise as you want, so you can visit the landmark Gateway to India, drive down Marine Drive and admire the Mahalaxmi Temple, or venture off-the-beaten-track to Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat. Add on a tour of either the Elephanta Caves or Kanheri Caves, or spend time browsing the capital’s leading art and history museum.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$216.00
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$216.00
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2 Days of Exploring Mumbai's Best: Heritage Walk, Khaugully, Dharavi & Elephanta

2 Days of Exploring Mumbai's Best: Heritage Walk, Khaugully, Dharavi & Elephanta

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It is a tour that gives you a peek into Mumbai's hidden architecture, food and community stories. The guest will get to see a part of Mumbai which is famous but stories that are untold.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$296.64
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$296.64
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Ancient Caves with Temple & Backwater (16 Days)

Ancient Caves with Temple & Backwater (16 Days)

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On this 16 days tour explore the Ancient Caves of Ajanta & Ellora, visit the marvelous Temple of South India, and rejuvenate in the Backwater of Kerala. You will also visit Hyderabad the city blessed with extraordinary wealth of historic monuments. All airport transfers, sightseeing and excursion will be provide in an air conditioned vehicle, with private government licences local tour guide in each city. You will travel in flight on Mumbai - Aurangabad - Hyderabad - Chennai sectors.
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  • 16 days
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$2,940.08
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$2,940.08
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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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$62.00
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$62.00
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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
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$96.00
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$96.00
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Across the Heart of India (25 Days)

Across the Heart of India (25 Days)

Travelling across central India from Mumbai on the Arabian Sea to Aurangabad a superb base to visit the breathtaking cave sculptures and carvings at Ellora and Ajanta. Hyderabad bleased with extraordinary wealth of historic monuments. Bodhgaya where Buddha achieved enlightenment while sitting under a bodhi tree. Varanasi the spiritual capital of India, and one of the oldest cities on earth, where you can see bathing and cremations by the sacred River Ganges. Lucknow famous for its manners and hospitality. Khajuraho medieval temple complex decorated with the most eye-popping array of erotica you’ll find on any religious building anywhere.Agra witness the immortal beauty of the Taj Mahal. Jaipur royal Rajput citadel with colorfull bazar. And Delhi bleased with many momuments of Mughals Era.
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  • 25 days
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$4,880.72
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$4,880.72
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Kerala and Tamil Nadul Dreamscape Journey (South India)

Kerala and Tamil Nadul Dreamscape Journey (South India)

Tamil Nadu is the homeland of one of humanity’s living classical civilizations, stretching back uninterrupted for two millennia and very much alive today in the Tamils' language, dance, poetry and forms of Hinduism. Discover the region and Kerala´s magical backwaters. Visited cities: Delhi, Jaipur, Agra, Ajanta & Ellora Caves, Mumbai, Cochin, Alleppey, Thekkady & Munnar.
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  • 16 days
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$1,980.00
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$1,980.00

Mumbai to Ahmedabad Discover Gujarat Overland Tour

Mumbai to Ahmedabad Discover Gujarat Overland Tour

The private tour will begin in Mumbai. You will visit the magnificent monuments & Elephanta Caves in Mumbai. Ruined fort, monasteries & chappels in once flourishing Portuguese town in Daman. The magnificent Jain temples at Ankleshwar & in Palitana. The scenic Sardar Sarovar Dam & world’s tallest statue (182 metres) Statue of Unity at Kevadia. The archaeological remains at Champaner-Pavagadh & Harappa Port-Town at Lothal. The largest private dwelling Lakshmi Vilas Palace in Vadodara. The Jyotirlinga Temples & Hindu`s pilgrimage city Somnath & Dwarika. Relax on the beaches of Diu & Safari deep within the jungles at Sasan Gir National Park. Learn about Gandhi visit his birthplace Porbandar & colonial town Rajkot. The tour will end in the heritage city Ahmedabad.
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  • 16 days
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$3,397.34
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$3,397.34
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Western Coast of India (15 Days)

Western Coast of India (15 Days)

The western coast of India is located between Kerala and Gujarat and extends from the Arabian Sea to the Western Ghats. Its total length is 1400 km, width ranges from 10 km to 80 km, and the elevation ranges from 150 m to 300 m above sea level. It is characterized by sandy beaches, mud-flats, sand-dunes, alluvial tracts, estuaries, lagoons, residual hills and more. It lacks deltas as the short and swift rivers are not able to make deltas in this coast.
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  • 15 days
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$3,062.80
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$3,062.80
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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
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$2,333.00
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$2,333.00
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Mumbai, Kolkata & Sunderban Mangrove Forest

Mumbai, Kolkata & Sunderban Mangrove Forest

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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  • 7 days
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$1,411.00
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$1,411.00
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Mumbai to Delhi Overland Tour

Mumbai to Delhi Overland Tour

Mumbai to Delhi Ancient Caves, Temples and Mughal Monuments tour will begin with pick up from Mumbai airport. The itinerary include visit to ancient caves at Elephanta, Nashik, Ellora, Ajanta & Bhimbetica. Ancient Temples at Nashik, Ellora, Asirgarh, Omkareshwar, Maheshwar, Ujjain, Bhojpur, Sanchi & Udayagiri. Also explore the Mughal monuments at Aurangabad, Burhanpur, Mandu Bhopal, Agra & Delhi. Most of the monuments you will visit on this tours are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Transport service will remain on disposal with you from arrival till departure.
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  • 15 days
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$2,992.00
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$2,992.00
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Tiger Safari & Marvelous Monuments of India

Tiger Safari & Marvelous Monuments of India

Tiger Safari & Marvelous Monuments of India tour will begin with pick up from Delhi airport. Explore Mumbai, India financial powerhouse, dotted with colonial era buildings & cave temples. Then fly to Jabalpur and begin the wildlife exploration visiting some famous national park having the largest number of tiger population. Embark on enthralling jeep safari in dense forest of Bandhavgarh, Kanha, Pench & Satpura National Parks. Continue to explore the Paleolithic age Bhimbetka rock shelters, Sanchi Buddhist stupas, Bhopal city & wetland. Travel by train to Agra and witness the immortal beauty of the Taj Mahal. Next visit the historic city Delhi & its Mughal monuments. At the end we will drop off you at Delhi airport.
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  • 16 days
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$4,296.54
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$4,296.54
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Day trip in Mumbai with Elephanta Caves

Day trip in Mumbai with Elephanta Caves

Discover the wonders of Mumbai - some of the city's most popular destinations Including excursion to the intricate rock carved temples of Elephanta Caves and Mumbai city highlights like The Gateway of India, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) formerly Victoria Terminus, Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Mandai Market (Crawford Market) earlier named after Arthur Crawford, Marine Drive also known as Queens Necklace, The Hanging Gardens also known as Pherozeshah Mehta Gardens, Mani Bhawan Highlighting Gandhi's life, Dhobi Ghat is a well known open air laundromat in Mumbai and Prince of Wales Museum.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$136.63
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$136.63
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Deep South of India - Kerala and Tamil Nadul

Deep South of India - Kerala and Tamil Nadul

South India It is a land with beautiful temples reflecting how strongly its religion has been interwoven into the life of its people. Enjoy this Indian dreamscape surrounded with coconut palm trees, beaches, mesmerizing backwaters, and colourful traditions to make you live an unforgettable destination. Visited cities: Cochin, Alleppey, Thekkady, Munnar, Madurai, Thanjour, Pondicherry, Mahabalipuram & Mumbai
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  • 17 days
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$1,600.00
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$1,600.00

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Should I book Elephanta Caves tickets in advance?
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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.
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How much does it cost to visit Elephanta Caves 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Elephanta Caves costs USD 45.00. Guided Elephanta Caves tours start around USD 45.00 per person.
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