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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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$50.98
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$50.98
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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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$44.53
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$44.53
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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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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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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
  • Taking safety measures
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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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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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
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$96.00
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$96.00
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$2,940.08
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$2,940.08
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Ancient Caves, Temples, Beach & Hills (20 Days)

Ancient Caves, Temples, Beach & Hills (20 Days)

The 20 day Incredible Ancient Caves, Temples, Beach & Hills tour will begin in India commercial capital Mumbai. You will visit the ancient caves of Elephanta, Ajanta, Ellora, Karla & Bhaja. Temples in Nasik, Shirdi & Nanded. You will also explore the architecture of Golkonda, Bidar, Gulbarga, Hampi, AIhole & Pattadakkal. Unwind yourself on the Hippy loved beach of Goa & Ratnagiri, and enjoy the scenic beauty of Lonavala hill on Western Ghats.
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  • 20 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$3,827.00
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$3,827.00
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Cultural Experience including stay with local family

Cultural Experience including stay with local family

Get the true Indian hospitality experience by  staying with locals in India.Not many travellers get the opportunity to  stay with the  locals in a and experience life untouched by commercialism. See there city along with them,taste the delicious home cook food.
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  • 2 days
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$186.67
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$186.67
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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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$139.02
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$139.02
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Mumbai One Day Sightseeing Tour with Elephanta Caves

Mumbai One Day Sightseeing Tour with Elephanta Caves

Morning 9.00 AM our guide will pick-up your from your hotel, and proceed for a guided tour of Mumbai ‘The City that Never Sleeps’. The first spot is at Mumbai harbor where you will take a ferry ride to Elephanta Island, explore the heritage site famous for the ancient caves - which were used during 5th century BC. Later in the afternoon, take a ferry back to the land. After lunch at any restaurant, you will be taken to Gateway of India for photoshoot and sightseeing. Later, you will be taken to Prince of Wales Museum. You can find interesting artifacts of Indus Valley civilization here. Later visit Mani Bhavan, a memorial for Mahatma Gandhi. Later our representative will transfer you back to your hotel in Mumbai.
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  • 8 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$106.67
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$106.67
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Highlights of West India (Mumbai to Statue of Unity) (10 Days)

Highlights of West India (Mumbai to Statue of Unity) (10 Days)

10 Day private tour will begin in Mumbai a city famous as the heart of the Bollywood film industry and economic nerve center. Fly to Aurangabad and get up close look at the stunning Ajanta and Ellora Caves two unique UNESCO World Heritage sites. Fly to Udaipur explore a series of artificial lakes and & lavish royal residences. Drive to the heritage city Ahmedabad, visit the magnificent Rani ki Vav Stepwell & sun-temple. Further drive to Vadodara visit Lakshmi Vilas Palace reputed to have been the largest private dwelling built till date. Also visit Statue of Unity world's tallest statue with a height of 182 meters.
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  • 10 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,954.00
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$1,954.00
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Excursion to Elephanta Caves

Excursion to Elephanta Caves

Dating back between the 5th and 8th centuries, the Elephanta Caves in Mumbai are the UNESCO World Heritage Sites that represents the diorama of the Hindu and Buddhist culture dilating from the rock cut sculptures. It is safely nestled in an island on the harbor channel of Mumbai. The tour include ferry transfer, English speaking guide service an entrances to monuments.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$175.76
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$175.76
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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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Architectural Wonder of India with Goa Beach (14 Days)

Architectural Wonder of India with Goa Beach (14 Days)

The tour will begin in Mumbai a city famous as the heart of the Bollywood film industry. Fly to Aurangabad and explore the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Ajanta and Ellora. Fly to Hyderabad and visit Golconda Fort that was once the Qutb Shahi dynastic capital. Fly to Vidyanagar and begin the driving tour till Goa exploring the the architecture wonder and UNESCO World Heritage sites of Hampi, Aihole & Pattadakal. At the end unwind on the sun-kissed beaches of Goa and enjoy the never ending beach parties that make night brighter than the days.
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  • 14 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$2,506.67
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$2,506.67
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Mumbai to Indore Ancient Caves & Temples Tour

Mumbai to Indore Ancient Caves & Temples Tour

Mumbai to Indore Ancient Caves & Temples Tour will begin with pick up from Mumbai airport. Explore Mumbai India financial powerhouse, dotted with colonial l l era buildings & cave temples. Then head to Nashik a spiritual city with a Jyorirlinga temple & numerous other temple associated with epic Ramayana. Next drive to Aurangabad and explore the archaeological monuments and caves of Ajanta & Ellora two unique UNESCO WHS dating from 2nd century BC to and 11th centuries AD. Continue to Burhanpur which house few magnificent Mughal monuments and an ancient fort. Then visit two jotirlinga temples at Omkareshwar & Ujjain. You will also visit Maheshwar & Mandu the historic cities. Tour will end with drop off at Indore airport.
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  • 9 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,895.47
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$1,895.47
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Mumbai, Ajanta, Ellora & Golden Triangle (11 Days)

Mumbai, Ajanta, Ellora & Golden Triangle (11 Days)

The private tour will begin in Mumbai a city famous as the heart of the Bollywood film industry & the country's financial powerhouse. Get up close look at the stunning Ajanta and Ellora Caves two unique UNESCO World Heritage sites. Explore 34 caves at Ellora, dating between the 6th & 11th centuries AD, as well as 29 caves at Ajanta, dating between 2nd century BC to 6th century AD. Experience a taste of India by exploring the Golden Triangle, traveling from the country’s capital city Delhi to the wondrous sites of the Mughal capital of Agra, the legendary Fatehpur Sikri, Abhaneri and the Pink City of Jaipur. We can operate the tour in reverse order and guest can arrive in Delhi and depart from Mumbai
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  • 11 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$2,000.00
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$2,000.00
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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 44.53. Guided Elephanta Caves tours start around USD 44.53 per person.
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