15 Most Expensive Hotels in India

India is the home to a number of heritage hotels and royal palaces that exudes ultimate comfort and luxury. Each of the properties has distinct characteristics and is managed by renowned hotel groups who ensure guests an out of the world experience.

If you are one such traveller willing to pay hefty and want to live life king size, you cannot miss the opportunity to stay in any of these ridiculously expensive hotels that will give you lifelong memories. Get the info here about 15 Most Expensive Hotels in India that you must stay at once.

1. Rambagh Palace, Jaipur

Built in the year 1835, the Rambagh Palace is one of the most stunning structures that beautifully showcase the royal heritage of Rajasthan. It is the former residence where Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II lived with his queen Gayatri Devi. It sprawls across an area of 48 acres and is regarded as one of the largest palace hotels in Rajasthan.

Rambagh Palace, Jaipur

This classic heritage is restored by the Taj Group of Hotels and is elaborately decorated to perfection. The exquisite architecture, manicured gardens and fine dining restaurants stand true to its name ‘Jewel of Jaipur’. Today, the palace has been reputed as one of the most luxurious accommodations across the globe.

Rambagh Palace Dining Restaurant

The timeless interiors offer an experience like no other. The sandstone balustrades, the 18th-century ballroom and the elaborate cenotaphs ignite imagination and take visitors back in time. There are a total of 78 air-conditioned suites and rooms adorned with period decor and impart an old world charm. All the rooms are spacious and coupled with modern amenities such as mini bar, DVD player, high definition television, internet access, full sized mirror and what not.

Rambagh Palace Suite, Jaipur

Take your royal stay to the next level by indulging in therapeutic treatments at the Jiva Spa. It will harmonise your mind and rejuvenate your soul. This heritage retreat has hosted celebrity guests including Lord Mountbatten, Jacqueline Kennedy and Prince Charles. No wonder, Rambagh Palace is the best place to soak up the modern luxury and savour Rajput hospitality.

Spa at Rambagh Palace

Price Range : INR 24,000 – INR 4,00,000


  • 24*7 Front Desk
  • Fine dining and Private Dining Options
  • Indoor and Outdoor Pool
  • Jiva Grande Spa
  • Seating area with sofa
  • Free Onsite Parking
  • Luggage Storage
  • Currency Exchange

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Suggested Tour : 8 Days - Rajasthan Tour from Delhi

2. Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur

The Taj Lake Palace was a former palace of Maharana Jagat Singh II (royal dynasty of Mewar) which is now turned into a luxurious hotel. The foundation sprawls across an area of 4 acres. The palace stands erected on the island of Jag Niwas in Lake Pichola. It was constructed between 1743 and 1746 and was regarded as the pleasure resort of the Maharana.  The Lake Palace was restored to its utmost glory by the Taj Group and became popular after the James Bond movie has been shot here. The breathtaking location offers the best views of the Aravalli Hills, City Palace and the Jag Mandir.

Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur

 The fine restaurants serve a variety of signature specialties that delights the senses. But only resident guests are allowed to enter the space. The Taj Lake Palace hotel has previously hosted guests like Lord Curzon and Jacqueline Kennedy. It is also the perfect venue for organizing a fairytale wedding or enjoying a magical honeymoon.

Restaurant at Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur

This heritage accommodation boasts 18 lavish suites and 65 grand rooms. Each of the rooms is uniquely sized with royal decor and dark teak furniture. The balconies adjoining the rooms offer majestic views of the lake and the surrounding hill. All the rooms include luxury bathing amenities, large flat screen television, DVD player, complimentary newspaper, internet access and so on. Indeed, this 19th-century palace hotel lets guests immerse in the rich traditions and pleasures of the princely era.

Suite at Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur
Suite at Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur

Price Range : INR 17,500 – INR 3,80,000


  • Butler Service
  • Astrology Sessions
  • Heritage Walks
  • Forest Essential Toiletries
  • Hot/Cold Spa Pool
  • Shopping Arcade
  • Electronic Safe

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3. The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur

Sitting on the bank of Lake Pichola, the Oberoi Udaivilas is one of a kind. Set against a mesmerizing backdrop, landscaped gardens and stunning architecture, this heritage retreat offers a relaxing break from the chaos of daily life. The hotel spreads over an area of 30 acres and sits on the hunting ground of the royals which is over 190 years old. Travel and Leisure rated the Oberoi Udaivilas as the world’s best hotel in the year 2015.

The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur

The Udaivilas offer such experiences that linger for a lifetime. The superior accommodations coupled with exotic dining and sincere hospitality invite guests and bring alive countless memories. Surya Mahal, the daytime dining space specializes in Indian as well as Western cuisine and offer mesmerizing views of the surrounding. Chandni, the open air dining area is known for its Indian traditional music and dance performances. The Oberoi Spa features private treatment rooms with stunning views of the lily pond. They also flaunt a spa suite specially designed for couples.

Surya Mahal and Chandani Restaurant at Oberioi Udaivilas
Surya Mahal and Chandani Restaurant at Oberioi Udaivilas

There are 4 luxurious suites, 1 Kohinoor suite and 87 lavish rooms that are a fusion of old and new. Each of the room is a thoughtful mix of Rajputana inspire motif, traditional wooden carved furniture and modern facilities. The spacious interior has a vibrant touch of colour and includes a cushioned window seat with an ensuite bathroom. The luxury suites are tastefully designed with a private pool and a dining space that offer the perfect setting to unwind and relax.

Oberoi Udaivilas Suite, Udaipur

Price Range : INR 25,500 – INR 1,50,000


  • Butler Service
  • Fitness Centre
  • Private Terrace and Pool
  • 24*7 In-Room Dining
  • Marble Bathroom with a view
  • Boat ride with wine
  • Electronic Safe

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4. Umaid Bhavan Palace, Jodhpur

Umaid Bhavan Palace is a five-star property which is an amalgamation of an enchanting past and present. This 20th-century palace sits on the lap of Chittar Hill, the highest in Jodhpur. It is the former home of the Jodhpur royal family and is rated as the sixth largest private residence across the globe. Umaid Bhavan Palace complex covers an area of 26 acres and is divided into three parts – the royal residence, luxury hotel and the museum.


Treat your taste buds with the authentic Indian and European cuisines at the exotic dining spaces and pamper yourself with the rejuvenating therapies at the Jiva Grande Spa. For the health conscious guests, there is a yoga studio, well-equipped gym and a tennis court. If you want to discover the rich history of the palace, heritage walks can also be arranged on request

Dining at Umaid Bhawan Palace
Dining at Umaid Bhawan Palace

Umaid Bhavan Palace has 70 iconic suites and rooms that come in the Art deco style. The perfect blend of princely decor teamed with the latest conveniences makes them ideal for a royal retreat. All the rooms boast a well stocked mini bar, flat screen television and DVD player, bathtub and spa bath treatments.

Maharaja Suite at Umaid Bhawan Palace

Price Range : INR 21,000 – INR 4,00,000000 – INR 4,00,000


  • Indoor and Outdoor Pools
  • Laundry Service
  • Free Car Parking
  • Currency Exchange
  • Business Centre
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff

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Suggested Tour : 10 Days - Rajasthan Tour with Only Luxury Hotels

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5. The Leela Palace, New Delhi

The Leela Palace, New Delhi opened the gates in 2011. The property is strategically located in Diplomatic Enclave, making it the ideal choice for business as well as leisure travellers. The luxurious hotel is a seamless blend of Lutyen architectural style and Indian culture. It is L.E.E.D Platinum certified and one of the top picks in the city where luxury meets greenery.

The Leela Palace, Delhi

The Leela Palace, New Delhi houses several chic restaurants that serve signature delicacies. Jamavar specializes in signature Indian dishes and its look is inspired by the historic Jamavar shawls. Megu offers Japanese specialities dipped in authentic flavours. Le Cirque is an exotic restaurant that serves the best Italian delicacies in town. The Library Bar offers the finest drinks and the Lobby Lounge serves pastries and cakes. This property also boasts a grand spa by ESPA that offer holistic therapies to both men and women.

Jamavar Restaurant at The Leela Palace Delhi

The rooms are spacious and start from 548 square feet. There are 194 grand rooms, 42 royal club rooms and 18 suites. All the rooms are air-conditioned and feature wooden furniture, floor to ceiling windows, a high-definition television, DVD player and more. There is also a rooftop temperature controlled swimming pool that offers panoramic views of the city.

The Leela Palace Suite, Delhi

Price Range : INR 11,000 – INR 3,50,000


  • 24*7Front Desk
  • Shuttle Service
  • Internet Access
  • Fitness Centre
  • Butler Services
  • Banquet Currency Exchange
  • Facilities for differently abled guests

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Suggested Tour : 4 Days - Delhi Agra Private Tour

Delhi Travel Guide

6. Kumarakom Lake Resort, Kerala

Kumarakom Lake Resort is one of the finest luxury properties set amid the Kerala backwaters. It has earned the title of the leading resort by the ‘World Travel Award'. This high-end resort sprawls over an area of 25 acres and comes with exclusive amenities and excellent services. It features a number of water activities, swimming pools, world-class dining options as well as specialized spa treatments. Sunset boat-ride, village walks and cultural shows can also be arranged on request.

Kumarakom Lake Resort

The culinary options at the resort are delightful to the taste buds. It includes Thattukada, a traditional tea shop where guests can sip on a cup of tea amidst the luxuriant garden. The multi-cuisine restaurant named Ettukettu specializes in Chinese and Continental delicacies. Vembanad is a fine restaurant that offers typical Kerala seafood on the banks of the tranquil backwaters.

Dining Restaurant at Kumarakom Lake Resort

There are 59 exotic rooms and villas that are a replica of Manas, the 16th century traditional Kerala homes. Each of the room as an aesthetic appeal and is carefully crafted with a courtyard and an open roofed bathroom. The air-conditioned accommodations with wooden ceiling and Asian style furniture offer ultimate comfort during your stay.

Kumarakom Lake Resort Rooms

Price Range : INR 12,000 – INR 50,000


  • Swimming Pool
  • Water Sports
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Fitness Centre
  • Indoor Games
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Well Stocked Bar

Also Read : 10 Best Luxury Resorts in North India

Suggested Tour : 10 Days - Best of Kerala Tour

7. The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra

If you are looking for an unforgettable holiday with spectacular views of the legendary Taj Mahal, the Oberoi Amarvilas is the place where you should head to.The exceptional location with the Taj Mahal in the backdrop conjures amazing memories and offers adequate time to get personal with the symbol of love. The property is located at a distance of 600 metres from the iconic monument and is separated by a river gorge. The Mughal style architecture with intricate work is an example of its timeless beauty. The best part is, the hotel hasn’t undergone any renovation since it opened the gates in 2000.

Amarvilas Spa, Agra

Suggested Tour : 2 Days - Agra Tour by Car from Delhi

The property boasts a multi-tiered pool complex with sundecks and brightly coloured umbrellas. There is also a multi-cuisine dining space, a plush bar and an extravagant Indian restaurant that serves the best Indian dishes in Agra. Guests can also opt for spa treatments at the Oberoi Spa and visit the fitness centre to charge up their mind and body. Car rentals are available at the tour desk.

Oberoi Amarvilas Spa, Agra

The rooms are inspired by Mughal architecture and complemented with the latest technologies. The premier rooms offer Taj Mahal view and feature a lavish king sized bed with ensuite bathroom. The deluxe suites have an adjoining balcony that offers private dining options with the Taj Mahal at the backdrop. The stylish interior and large windows are exclusive and unmistakably Oberoi. You can also take a Same Day Taj Mahal Tour By Car From Delhi

The Oberoi Amarvilas Suite, Agra

Price Range : INR 25,000 – INR 1,50,000


  • Butler Service
  • Wake Up Service
  • In-room safe
  • Flat Screen Television
  • DVD Player
  • Private Seating Area
  • Currency Exchange onsite

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Suggested Tour : 5 Days - Exclusive Taj Mahal Tour

Agra Travel Guide

 8. The Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur

Covering 32 acres of landscaped gardens, the Oberoi Rajvilas offers exquisite stay complemented with fine hospitality. It is located at the heart of the Pink City in the princely state of Rajasthan. This high-end accommodation is known for housing a 280 years old temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. The property resembles a typical Rajasthani Fort and chunks of ancient armoury are hung on the walls which look fascinating and pretty lost in time.

This heritage hotel has raised the bar when it comes to the dining options in any of the Oberoi properties. Raj Mahal offers exotic Indian delicacies in the finest luxurious setting. Surya Mahal specializes in international cuisines and fine liquor. And the Rajwada Library Bar is completely dedicated to liquor and wines.

There are 71 plush rooms, tents and villas that are designed with care and attention to every detail. All the rooms are spacious and give an experience of royal living. Other amenities include a private seating area, flat screen television, internet access, attached bathroom with a bathtub, toiletries and more. The Luxury and Kohinoor Villas comes with a private pool and flaunts the most romantic setting for honeymoon couples. No doubt, this resort offers a stay that is warm yet unforgettable.

Price Range : INR 25,500 – INR 2,00,000


  • Shuttle Service
  • Spa Treatments
  • Gym and Fitness Centre
  • Ticketing and Car Rentals
  • Private Yoga Sessions
  • Pool-Side Dinner

Also Read : 5 Best Luxury Hotels to Stay in, During Rajasthan Tour

Suggested Tour : 10 Days - Rajasthan Tour

Things to do in Jaipur

9. Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad

Perched on a hilltop covering 32 acres of land, the Falaknuma Palace was the private residence of the Paigah family. After visiting Europe Sir Viqar-ul-Umra, the Hyderabad Prime Minister wanted to build a European styled residence for himself and laid the construction of this palace in 1884. He presented it to Mir Mahbub Ali Khan, the sixth Nizam of Hyderabad in 1897. Taj Hotels restored the Falaknuma Palace and renovated it into a lavish five-star property in the year 2010.

Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad

The palace turned hotel is a beautiful blend of Indian and colonial architectural style. It exudes aristocratic opulence and transport visitors to the bygone era when Hyderabad was ruled by the Nizam. This property boasts 6 dining options and the highlight is the Celeste that will take you on a culinary ride to magical Europe.

Dining at Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad

Feel rejuvenated at the Jiva Spa and take a break from your daily life. The concierge service will be glad to arrange a tour around the city which is a mix of ancient heritage sites and modern lifestyle. Heritage walks through the former residence of the Nizam is also available on request.

Jiva Spa at Taj Falaknuma Palace

The Taj Falaknuma Palace flaunts 60 elegant rooms and suites that offer breathtaking views of the courtyard. All the rooms are tastefully designed and features fine wooden furniture, hand-painted motifs and oak wood flooring. The Nizam Suite has a private pool and offers all the latest conveniences so that you can live the life of a royal.

Grand Royal Suite at Falaknuma Palace

Price Range : INR 24,000 – INR 4,00,000


  • Butler Service
  • Well stocked mini bar
  • Forest Essential Toiletries
  • Spa Treatment
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Swimming Pool
  • Fitness Centre

Suggested Tour : 14 Days - South India Tour from Bangalore

10. The Leela Palace, Udaipur

Sitting on the banks of Lake Pichola, the Leela Palace is a jewel that offers stunning views of the lake, Aravalli Hills and the magnificent City Palace. This premium property exemplifies the grand Rajasthani architecture and offers guests a taste of royal living. Undoubtedly, it is the place where luxury awaits.

The Leela Palace, Udaipur

The contemporary interiors embellished with local artwork and a pool facing the lake offers the perfect setting for a princely experience. The large outdoor pool is attached to a hot tub where guests can relax and unwind. There are also 3 dining options that serve scrumptious Indian and international delicacies as well as fine liquors.

Dining at The Leela Palace, Udaipur

Leela Palace, Udaipur boasts 8 iconic suites and 72 heritage rooms that evoke grandeur. Each of the rooms has a traditional Indian touch with a red and gold shade covered with elegant carpets. The ensuite bathroom comes with premium toiletries and a Jacuzzi. Apart from luxury, the conveniences include Wi-Fi, electronic safe and butler service.

Price Range : INR 17,000 – INR 1,00,000


  • Spa Treatment
  • Tour Desk
  • Business Centre
  • Room Service
  • Open –air plunge pool
  • Fitness Centre

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11.  The Taj Mahal Palace and Tower, Mumbai

Originally built in the year 1902, the iconic Taj Mahal Palace and Tower is India’s first luxury hotel that stands majestically overlooking the Arabian Sea. After the 2008 terror attack, Taj was re-opened in the year 2010 and is often regarded as the symbol of strength for the Indians. Till date, this lavish property hasn’t failed to dazzle guests with its state of the art architecture teamed with modern conveniences. The right blend of premium sophistication and impeccable service makes the legendary hotel one of the best in the world.

Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai

The Taj Mahal Palace and Tower stand in beautiful harmony in the heart of Colaba. It spreads across an area of 2.6 acres and features 9 exotic dining options and holistic spa therapies at the popular Jiva Spa. No wonder, the guests are spoiled for choice at the wide array of options available to them. You can also indulge in different treatments at the Taj Salon or just chill by the exquisite pool. Yacht services are also available for the guests at an additional cost.

Jiva Spa at Taj Hotel Mumbai

This heritage property has a total of 285 spacious rooms and suites offering mesmerizing views of the pool, city or sea. The stylish decor perfectly blends with nostalgic elegance and world-class amenities. Each room comes with an attached bathroom, 32inch flat-screen television and a well-stocked minibar. Come and experience Taj hospitality.

Suite at Taj Hotel Mumbai

Price Range : INR 10,000 – INR 1,00,000


  • Concierge Service
  • Jiva Spa
  • Butler Service
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Airport Shuttle

Also Read : Top 5 Luxury Hotels in Mumbai

Suggested Tour : 4 Days- Mumbai Sightseeing Tour

Mumbai Travel Guide

12. Oberoi Grand, Kolkata

The Oberoi Grand is set in a majestic colonial building in the heart of the vibrant Chowringhee Road. It is one of the oldest hotels in India which was constructed in the year 1887. This iconic property has a reputation of taking care of its guests like no one. Previously the site where the hotel stands was a theatre managed by Arathoon Stephen. Eventually, it was reconstructed into a luxury hotel after the theatre burned down.

The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata

The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata is a white building that exudes colonial charm and features a spectacular lobby that teleports visitors back in time. It also boasts some of the best dining options that delight the taste buds. Baan Thai specializes in Thai delicacies, Three Sixty Three serves European and Asian specialties and the Pool Bar offers refreshing cocktails and light meals. The Grand Hotel also houses a beautiful pool, gym and a spa centre. Heritage walks and guided tours of the city are also available on request.

Dining at The Oberoi Grand Kolkata

All the suites and rooms are fully equipped with modern facilities and comfortable furniture. They are carefully crafted to fulfil the needs of business travellers as well as vacationers. Every room has a flat screen television, Wi-Fi access, well-stocked bar, electronic safe, ensuite bathrooms and Ayurvedic toiletries. Hence, the Oberoi Grand stands true to its name ‘Grand Dame of Chowringhee’.

Suite at Oberoi Grand, Kolkata

Price Range : INR 9,500 – INR 2,00,000


  • Free Parking
  • Daily Room Service
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Banquet Facilities
  • The Oberoi Spa

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13. Park Hyatt, Goa

The Park Hyatt is one of the finest hotels that cover 45 acres of lush greenery near the idyllic Arossim Beach. This five-star deluxe resort is the first Hyatt Hotel in the country that was introduced in 2003. The property boasts a grand patio that looks like the traditional Goan home. In 2012, the hotel earned the title of the ‘Favourite Leisure Hotel in India’ by ‘Conde Nast Traveller’.

Park Hyatt Goa

The hotel flaunts a beautifully designed pool where you can sip on a refreshing cocktail and enjoy the typical Goan vibe. There are five dining options and cocktail bars that lets you indulge in sumptuous delicacies amidst a vibrant setting. You can also opt for holistic treatments at the Sereno Spa and feel relaxed and rejuvenated.

Dining at Park Hyatt Restaurant, Goa

The property has 250 air-conditioned rooms and suites which comes with a private balcony. There is also a living area properly illuminated with glittering lamps. The ensuite bathroom comes with modern fixtures and a bathtub. Complimentary services include internet access, room cleaning and airport shuttle.

Suite at Park Hyatt Goa

Price Range: INR 12,000 – INR 1,50,000


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Kids Play Area
  • Concierge
  • Luggage Storage
  • Currency Exchange
  • ATM facility

Also Read : 10 Best Honeymoon Resorts in Goa

Suggested Tour : 4 Days- Goa Beaches Tour

Goa Travel Guide

14. Samode Palace, Jaipur

The 16th century Samode Palace is a heritage monument, originally constructed as a Rajput Fort. In the 19th century, a nobleman named Rawal Berisal converted the fort into an exquisite palace with extravagant architecture. This heritage structure is more than 400 years old and is one of the most regal examples of Indo-Saracenic architecture. The unique blend of Indian and Mughal intricate work can be seen here.

Samode Palace, Jaipur

This heritage property has 2 lavish restaurants that serve delicious food to the guests. They specialize in Italian, Indian and Continental cuisine. For fitness enthusiasts, there is a fitness centre that comes with world-class facilities. Wi-Fi access is available in the guest rooms as well as the public areas.

Samode Palace Jaipur Dining Hall

The accommodation at Samode Palace redefines comfort. The beautiful couches with premium bedding are draped in delicate fabrics that enhance the aesthetic appeal and create an inviting atmosphere to relax. The royal suite boasts a private courtyard overlooking the mountains and a Jacuzzi where you can laze around and soak up the luxury like a royal.

Samode Palace Suite

Price Range : INR 8,000 – INR 50,000


  • Business Centre
  • Tour Desk
  • Games Room
  • Swimming Pool
  • Private Minibar

Suggested Tour : 8 Days - Rajasthan Tour from Jaipur

15. Taj Lands End, Mumbai

Set amidst the bustling life of Bandra, Taj Land Ends is a five-star deluxe hotel overlooking the Bandra Worli Sea Link and the Arabian Sea. This property is an architectural masterpiece that was built in 1999 on a whopping 9.25 acres of land. It boasts plush accommodations, finest dining spaces as well as premium business and banquet facilities. Once you enter the hotel, be ready to experience royalty by the most renowned butlers.

Taj Lands End, Mumbai

The fine dine restaurants are appropriate for food connoisseurs from different parts of the globe. Enjoy authentic cocktails and Sushi at House of Nomads. Indulge in mouth-watering Cantonese and Sichuan specialties at Ming Yang and gorge on a medley of flavours at the all-day popular dining restaurant, Vista. Other dining options include Masala Bay, Atrium Lounge and the Tropics Bar (only for resident guests).

Vista Taj Lands End Mumbai

Taj Land Ends offer 493 heritage rooms and suites with sparkling views of the Arabian Sea. The tranquil interiors with elegant woods and muted pastels look vibrant and overload the senses. No wonder, each of the rooms is designed with care and are an excellent blend of comfort and style. The Grand Luxury Suites comes with a private kitchenette and dining option where expert chefs can customize a menu for you.

Suite at Taj Lands End Mumbai

Price Range: INR 12,500 – INR 2,50,000


  • Wellness Centre
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Poolside Bar
  • Butler Service
  • Concierge Service
  • Gym and Fitness Centre

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Suggested Tour : 4 Days - Mumbai Sightseeing Tour

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