• Mauritius, primarily being an island, paints a picture of scenic beaches and clear waters on the minds of the general population. Even an aerial view of it projects a dense green piece of land surrounded by limitless expanse of blue oceans. 

    It is thus easy to dismiss Mauritius as just another beach destination for honeymoon goers. The reality though is quite different and Mauritius is far from ‘just a beach place’. The astounding number of things to do in Mauritius on honeymoon will amaze you and reveal a different side of this island.

    The true essence of any place is not revealed in its popularized and globalized areas but in its historical sites, roads and lanes and among the locals. Likewise with Mauritius, it has a rich past filled with culture and tradition waiting to be studied and explored. 

    From lakes and hills to ancient ruins, each of these destinations holds a crucial piece of the island’s history and tells tales of the bygone era. Unique in nature, some of these places are preserved by the government and the UNESCO. This list puts together 30 such enjoyable activities to carry out in Mauritius.

    Here are some of the best things to do in Mauritius on honeymoon:

  • 01Bath in Natural Pool - Chamarel Waterfall

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    The spectacular waterfalls of Chamarel Village formed by the River du Cap is the highest waterfall in the country and one of the most visited places in Mauritius

    The course of the river falls off a vertical cliff to a level 100 meters below and ends in an oval shaped shallow pool. One of the most exciting and romantic activities in Mauritius is to take a bath in this natural basin where the water pools with your significant other.

    Distance From Nearest Airport and How to reach: 44.4kms from SSR International Airport, about 1-hour drive by car

    Nearby Beaches & Attractions: Le Morne, Black River Gorges, Saint Anna

    Location: Chamarel Village, Riviere Noire District, Mauritius

  • 02Visit Lord Sacred Temple of Lord Shiva - Grand Bassin Lake

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    The sacred temple at the serene Grand Bassin Lake transforms into a lively visual treat with decorations and lights when lakhs of believers flock this place to celebrate the Maha Shivratri

    Distance From Nearest Airport and How to reach: 25.5kms from SSR International Airport, about 30 minutes’ drive by car

    Nearby Beaches & Attractions: Chamarel, Bel Ombre, La Vanille Nature Park

    Location: Grand Bassin, Savanne District

    Any other specialty: 33meter tall, third highest statue of Lord Shiva in the world

    Its history: Discovered by a Hindu priest who had dreamt of a holy lake that communicated with the holy waters of River Ganga

    Know before you go: Remove shoes before entering, dress modestly

  • 03Learn About Sugar Making Process - Sugar Museum and Factory

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    The Sugar Museum and Factory, one of the oldest production sites in the country was formerly used to produce sugar which was the main economic crop of Mauritius and later turned into a museum. 

    An interactive tour of this historic site will take you through the workings of vast machineries and certainly be a great knowledge addition. At the end of the tour, visitors are allowed to participate in sugar and rum tastings.

    Distance From Nearest Airport and How to reach: 59.2kms from SSR International Airport, 15 minutes from Port Louis

    Nearby Beaches & Attractions: Le Goulet Beach, Balaclava, Pointe aux Biches

    Location: Pamplemousses, Pamplemousses District

    Operating hours: daily from 9.00am-5.00pm

  • 04View Mauritius From Le Morne Brabant

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    Formerly a refuge and shelter for runaway slaves from all over the world, the Le Morne Brabant is a jutting monolith and a striking piece of natural architecture. 

    One of the most peaceful and scenic locations in Mauritius, the Le Morne Brabant, offers breathtaking views of the western coast of the country making it one of the most romantic places to enjoy with your partner.

    Distance From Nearest Airport and How to reach: 54.7kms from SSR International Airport, about 7 minutes from Le Morne

    Nearby Beaches & Attractions: Baie du Cap, Chamarel, Black River Gorges

    Location: Le Morne, Riviere Noire District, Mauritius

    What’s so special about it: It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site

  • 05Enjoy Kayaking With Your Spouse At Ile D'ambre

    One among the most adventurous and romantic activities in Mauritius to participate in as couples are the kayaking trips to the secluded and quaint island of Ile D'ambre. 

    Discover the stunning indigenous flora and fauna, the preserved nature trails through old French settlements and secret caves and islets.

    Distance From Nearest Airport and How to reach: 76.7kms from SSR International Airport, reachable by boat and kayak trips in about 15minutes from the coast

    Location: North East Lagoon, Riviere du Rempart

    Price for two: 345USD/ 22,100INR for full day exclusive trip(tentative)

    What to carry: highly advisable to carry sea sandals or shoes, snorkels and masks, swimsuit, sun screen, towel and spare clothes

  • 06Feel the Lush Greenery - Pamplemousses Botanical Garden

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    An ideal activity for the nature-loving couples, a tour of the Pamplemousses Botanical Garden is a healing and mind and soul enriching experience. 

    The dense and lush greenery creates an atmosphere of relaxation and rejuvenation. Fill your lungs with the purified and fresh air of the garden and feel your body energized and replenished. You can also visit some of the best beaches in Mauritius which are near to this place as mentioned below.

    Distance From Nearest Airport and How to reach: 59.4kms from SSR International Airport, about 15 minutes’ drive from Port Louis

    Nearby Beaches & Attractions: Grand Baie Beach, Pointe aux Biches, Trou aux Biches

    Price for Fees: INR 390/10USD for non-Mauritian citizen.

    Location: Pamplemousses District, North Mauritius

    Operating hours: 8.30am-5.00pm

    Any other specialty: It is the oldest garden in the Southern Hemisphere

  • 07Watch Wildlife & Corals at Ile aux Aigrettes

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    This extremely beautiful and exquisite place lays a little north of Grand Baie and is primarily a fishing village. 

    One of the most romantic locales in the island, Cap Malheureux is enchanting with picturesque views of nearby islands, especially of the dramatic Coin de Mire.

    Distance From Nearest Airport and How to reach: 75.1 kms from SSR International Airport, about 15 minutes from Grand Baie

    Nearby Beaches & Attractions: Coin de Mire, Ile Ronde, Ile Plate, Notre Dame Auxiliatrice

    Location: Cap Malheureux, Riviere du Rempart District, Mauritius

    Its history: The name is obtained from the French meaning “Cape of Bad Luck” since the French was defeated here by the British gaining control of the island.

  • 08A Taste of Beach Romance - Cap Malheureux

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    One of the best activities in Mauritius is to visit the Ile aux Aigrettes. This unique island is made up of coralline limestone and houses the last remains of the coral forest that prevailed Mauritius. 

    A Nature Reserve, it now contains certain endangered species of plants that grows only here.

    Distance From Nearest Airport and How to reach: 75.1kms from SSR International Airport, reachable by boat trips only

    Nearby Beaches & Attractions: Mahebourg, Blue Bay, Pointe d’Esny

    Location: Mahebourg Bay, Grand Port District, Mauritius

    Price for two: 1560 INR/25USD for adults, 780 INR/12USD for children

    What to carry: comfortable shoes for light hiking, drinking water or soft drinks, insect repellent, sunscreen, cap/ hat

  • 09Enjoy Sunset At Riambel Beach

    The Riambel Beach is a 2000m long beach of white sand stretches within close proximity to the underwater coral reefs, creating shallow bay like areas perfect for swimming. 

    This is the place where you can live your dream of riding into the sunset with your partner. The beach is still very much unexploited and calm leaving ample room for privacy. 

    Visit during afternoons to find the beach devoid of other visitors.

    Distance From Nearest Airport and How to reach: 35.3kms from SSR International Airport, about 10 minutes from Bel Ombre by car or public transport

    Nearby Beaches & Attractions: Bel Ombre, Surinam, Souillac

    Location: Riambel, Savanne District, Mauritius

    What to carry: Adequate snacks and drinks

  • 10Underwater Walk

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    Among things to do in Mauritius on honeymoon, an Underwater Walk tops the list of many. Partakers of this activity can enjoy the benefits of scuba diving without knowing how to swim or dive. 

    The excursion starts at Grand Baie with a motorboat transfer to the diving platform located inside a lagoon. 

    Transparent special helmets that allow normal breathing under water are provided. Experience magic by exploring the exotic and diverse marine life and walk between gorgeous coral alleys assisted by lifeguards.

    Distance From Nearest Airport and How to reach: 73.3kms from SSR International Airport, reachable by car

    Price for two: 2800 INR/44 USD per person on sharing basis

    What to carry: swimming costume, towel

    Operating hours: 9.00am-2.30pm

  • 11Blue Safari Subscooter

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    The Sub Scooter ride into the Indian Ocean upto 3-4meters in depth is one of the most adventurous activities in Mauritius. Paddle a Subscooter with your partner as your pillion rider at a meager speed of 3km/hour and watch the underwater world in all its majestic glory. 

    Being a swimmer or diver isn’t necessary to undertake the underwater excursion. A shared bubble allowing you to breathe naturally underwater, view the stunningly colourful marine creatures upfront and experience a surreal underwater journey.

    Distance From Nearest Airport and How to reach: 73.3kms from SSR International Airport, reachable by car

    Price for two: 12,100 INR/190 USD for two people

    What to carry: Swimming suit, towel, flat heeled shoes

    Operating hours: Daily 8.30am-4.30pm

  • 12Underwater Waterfall From Helicopter

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    Take an exclusive helicopter tour to view the most beautiful trick of Mother Nature. The Underwater Waterfall located near the shores of Le Morne Brabant is a visual treat to the eyes. 

    Caused by the movement of sand and silt deposits formed by formidable oceanic underwater currents, this illusion has captured the fascination and awe of many. 

    Helicopters depart from either the Mauritius Airport or from Helipads taking you through the most incredible landscapes that are almost magical and heavenly.

    Price for two: 950 USD/60,000 INR from airport

    Operating hours: 6.00am-6.00pm

    What’s special about it: the Underwater Waterfall is actually an illusion caused by local sand and silt deposits around the area that fluctuate the water colour

  • 13Enjoy an Unforgettable Sunset Catamaran Cruise

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    Undoubtedly one of the most romantic activities in Mauritius is the sunset cruise along the North-West coast of the island. Depart on the 40ft Catamarans from Grand Bay cruising all the way to Coin de Mire through golden-hued waters of the ocean. 

    Spot great whales and dolphins cruising along in the majestic ocean. Enjoy south-African beer or special cocktails with quick bites on the journey.

    Distance From Nearest Airport and How to reach: 73.0kms from SSR International Airport, about 30 minutes from Port Louis

    Price for two: 3800 INR/50USD approximately

    Operating hours: 5.00pm-7.00pm only on Wednesdays

    Best time to visit: during summer season (September to April)

    What to carry: light sweaters and camera are advised

  • 14Explore Mauritius On Horse

    There is something enigmatic about open roads, the wind in your hair while watching the world pass by. The best way to explore Mauritius for couples brimming with wanderlust is to hire a taxi and drive along the charming routes. 

    Rent a car with a local Mauritian travel company to grab the best deals that are really economic. Although you can hire a GPS enabled car, it is still advisable to keep inquiring about directions and destinations because, much as you would love to discover hidden beaches, indigenous eateries and stunning panoramic roads, surely you wouldn’t want to get stranded in a strange village. Drive along the Southern Coast for the best views.

  • 15Explore Tea Plantations

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    One of the best activities in Mauritius is to take a tour of the historic Tea Plantations. 

    Starting with the colonial manor house of Domaine des Aubineaux known to be the first residence in the country to have electricity, to the Bois Cheri Tea Factory and Museum, the second stop in the Tea Route where you’ll be made familiar with the tea making process and engage in various flavoured tea tasting, and finally to the Saint Aubin House built in 1819 where you will discover the intriguing process of the vanilla orchid.

    Price for Two: 44USD/2830 INR per person inclusive of all entry fees

    Operating hours: Monday-Friday from 8.30am-4.00pm, Sunday from 8.30am-1.30pm, Trip operates daily except Sunday

  • 16Visit Coloured Earth of Chamarel

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    The Seven Coloured Earth in Chamarel is truly an exquisite natural wonder that leaves everybody gaping in amazement and wonder. 

    This puzzling oddity of nature is a result of the conversion of basaltic lava into clay mineral sands. The hues of red, purple, violet, brown and yellow flow into one another seamlessly yet maintaining their distinct and individual coloured dunes.

    Distance From Nearest Airport and How to reach: 44.4kms from SSR International Airport, about 1-hour drive by car

    Nearby Beaches & Attractions: Le Morne, Black River Gorges, Saint Anna

    Location: Chamarel Village, Riviere Noire District

    Any other specialty: Only place in the world where 7 colours of earth can be found in one place

  • 17Get Some Tanning At Belle Mare Beach

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    Near the town of Mahebourg between Pointe de Flacq and Belle Mare Village, by following handwritten directions off the main road, one can arrive at this 400 meter long stretch of soft white sand beach with pristine blue waters. 

    Enjoying the Mauritian seaside, sipping on cool and saccharine coconut water while getting a natural tan is one of the most satisfying and romantic activities in Mauritius.

    Distance From Nearest Airport and How to reach: 61.1kms from SSR International Airport, reachable by car or taxi

    Nearby Beaches & Attractions: Palmer Public Beach, Mahebourg, Poste Lafayette Public Beach

    Location: South-East Coast, Flacq District, Mauritius

    Activities: Catamaran cruises, horseback riding, parasailing and more

  • 18Enjoy your day out at Champ de Mars (Port Louis)

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    Experience the thrill and excitement of horse-racing at the oldest racecourse in the Southern Hemisphere and the second largest in the world. 

    Earlier used as a military training ground for French troops, this 738 ft long home-straight course is a convergence point of international horse-racing enthusiasts. 

    You can bet in if you’re feeling lucky or simply enjoy canapés and drinks on the stands while watching the exhilarating races.

    Distance From Nearest Airport and How to reach: 48.4kms from SSR International Airport, 12 minutes by car from Port Louis Waterfront

    Nearby Beaches & Attractions: Tombeau Bay, Balaclava

    Location: Champ de Mars, Port Louis District

    Best time to visit: During the racing season from April-December

  • 19Explore Flowering Plants at Black River Gorges National Park

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    Spreading over 6,754 hectares, home to 311 endemic species of flowering plants, 9 species of native birds and about 700 species of indigenous plants is the only national park in Mauritius. 

    One of the most adventurous activities in Mauritius is to hike the trails in the national park in the flowering season to see beautiful native species of flowers blooming.

    Distance From Nearest Airport and How to reach: 61 kms from SSR International Airport, about 30 minutes from Chamarel

    Price for Two: 3800 INR/60USD per person.

    Location: Plaine Champagne road, Mauritius

    Best time to visit: September to January during the flowering season

    What to carry: Wet gear due to rainfall, shoes, maps, water

  • 20Enjoy Skydiving

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    Certainly the most thrilling experience to last a lifetime is the Tandem Skydive from 10,000ft in Mauritius. 

    Taking off from the splendid Sugar Fields of Mon Loisir and charting a course above breathtaking views of this paradise island, the flight reaches 10,000ft in air, the participant jumps in tandem with a qualified dive instructor, flying through the air at 200 km/hour before landing safely.

    Distance From Nearest Airport and How to reach: 64.1kms from SSR International Airport, about 15 minutes from Pamplemousses

    Price for two: 44,000 INR/690 USD with a deposit of 7500 INR/98 USD

    Location: Mon Loisir Sugar Factory, Riviere du Rempart

    Know before you go: Carry comfortable shoes. People with chronic illness or under any medication or drugs are not allowed.

  • 21Obselora and Fauna At laVanille Crocodile Park

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    Among activities in Mauritius, a visit to La Vanille Nature Park is a must. Home to the largest number of captive turtles (1000), 2000 Nile Crocodiles and one of the largest collection of butterflies and insects of about 23,000 species of 5 continents preserved in their insectarium and a rainforest area with lush vegetation, this place is a wonder. 

    A large population of monkeys, iguanas, bats, geckos, eels, frogs, chameleons, mongoose, donkeys, wild boars and many more inhabit the park.

    Distance From Nearest Airport and How to reach: 24kms from SSR International Airport, about 30 minutes by car

    Price for two: 1800 INR/30USD

    Location: Riviere des Anguilles, Savanne District, Mauritius

    Operating hours: 9.30am-5.00pm.  

  • 22Watch Colonial Wooden Mansion - Maison Eureka

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    Experience time travel at the Maison Eureka which takes you back in time to the colonial French and British era. A unique Creole mansion filled with antiques and memorabilia of the past centuries, it provides a peek into the early Mauritian lifestyle. 

    Transformed into a museum, it has extensive grounds filled with rare endemic plants and vegetation, a picturesque garden surrounded by small waterfalls and portions dedicated to music, art and historical and rare specimens.

    Distance From Nearest Airport and How to reach: 39 kms from SSR International Airport, about 15 minutes from Port Louis

    Price for two: 1500INR/24USD

    Location: Maison Eureka, Moka District, Mauritius

    Operating hours: 9.00am-5.00pm from Monday-Saturday, 9.00am-3.00pm on Sundays and Public Holidays

  • 23Swimming With The Dolphins

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    Swimming and snorkeling among pods of dolphins is the most satisfying and soul-filling among water activities in Mauritius. A speedboat takes you to a site on the West Coast around Tamarin and from there you can enjoy 2.5hours of pure bliss. 

    Watch these intelligent, graceful and pleasant-natured magnificent sea creatures in all their glory, playing cheerfully. The most common breeds that can be spotted are the Bottlenose Dolphin and the Spinner Dolphin. 

    A briefing before the excursion will enlighten you on identifying characteristics of these dolphins. Getting up close with them in their own territory is truly an exhilarating experience for a lifetime.

    Price for two: 6400 INR/100USD

    Location: West Coast area off Tamarin Bay

  • 24 Explore The Capital City - Port Louis

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    Port Louis is the Times Square of Mauritius, with a frenzied mix of people from various nationalities, mostly Indian, Chinese, European and African. 

    Being the capital city of Mauritius, this where all the action takes place making it the most populous city. One of the leisurely activities in Mauritius is to explore Port Louis.

    Distance From Nearest Airport and How to reach: 47 kms from SSR International Airport, about 45 minutes’ drive by car

    Nearby Beaches and Attractions: Tombeau Bay, Terre Rouge, Beau Bassin-Rose Hill

    Location: Port Louis, Port Louis District, Mauritius

    Activities: visit Port Louis Waterfront, Pieter Both and Le Pouce, the 2nd and 3rd highest mountain in Mauritius, the China Heritage Museum and more

  • 25Go for Honeymoon Shopping In Mauritius's Famous Markets

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    Shopping in the markets is one of the most satisfying things to do in Mauritius on honeymoon. The Mauritian markets were the primary trading hubs in the early centuries and are an integral part of its tradition and heritage. 

    A variety of items like clothing, accessories, utensils, DVDs and electronics, spices and flavoured teas, food stuffs, souvenirs and much more can be found at remarkably bargained prices. Central Mauritius has markets at Port Louis, Quatre Bornes, Flacq and Mahebourg. 

    Popular among locals and tourists alike, most stalls sell products under ‘Made in Mauritius’ label which is an exquisite addition to one’s global wardrobe. Also, the street-side bites are delicious and mouth-watering.

  • 26Scuba Diving In Mauritius

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    Mauritius has 330 kms of tropical coastline almost entirely outlined by a coral barrier reef, making way for some of the best dive sites in the world for both beginners and experienced divers. 

    Diving occurs all year round in a number of places throughout the island that have dive shops and offer PADI courses. The Coin de Mire and Djabeda Wreck in north, the Cathedral and Boulders in west and the La Passé De Belle Mare and Blue Bay Marine Park in the south and east coasts respectively, are some of the best dive sites in Mauritius. 

    Couples can opt for boat dives or beach dives and record their underwater journey through the magnificent underwater life.

  • 27Big Game Fishing

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    One of the most unique and adventurous things to do in Mauritius on honeymoon is to go Big Game Fishing on the East Coast with the experts and professionals. 

    The luxury boats fully equipped with necessary gears and safety arrangements leave for Debarcadere from the ancient fishing village of Trou d’Eau Douce. 

    Accompanied by an expert and very well trained fleet, catch a Bonito, the Dorado or the Blue Marlin and choose to release them back in their natural habitat.

    Distance From Nearest Airport and How to reach: 40.6kms from SSR International Airport, about 10 minutes from Trou d’Eau Douce by car

    Location: Débarcadère, Trou d’Eau Douce, Mauritius

    What to carry: Personal items like towel, sunscreen, sunglasses

  • 28Sega Dancing With Your Partner

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    Sega is the traditional dance form of Mauritius perceived to originate from a fusion of various cultures introduced by slaves from all over the world. One of the best things to do in Mauritius at night is to participate in the invigorating dance form of Sega as couples. 

    Groove and sway your hips to the rising beats and rhythms and feel the energy and liberation course through your bodies. The experience is truly exhilarating and ecstatic.

    Know before you go: Women are advised not to wear short dresses or mini-skirts. A colourful full-length patterned skirt is recommended with a blouse. For men, open-neck or bush shirt is advised as formals will be a hindrance

  • 29Horse Riding At Domaine de L'Etoile

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    Horseback riding at La L’Etoile is one the best things to do in Mauritius on honeymoon. The plantation is a beautiful, dense and lush expanse of untold greenery and unspoilt forests expanding over 1200 hectares of rich flora and fauna.

    Distance From Nearest Airport and How to reach: 51.2kms from SSR International Airport, 16 minutes from Bel Air

    Nearby Beaches & Attractions: La Vallee de Ferney, Falaise Rouge

    Price for Two: 4,920INR/80USD per person for 2½ hours circuit with lunch

    Location: Domaine de L’Etoile, Sébastopol, Flacq District

    What’s so special about it: Domaine de L’Etoile is the biggest natural and private reserve of Mauritius

    Know before you go: Wear sports shoes and long trousers

  • 30Island Hopping In Mauritius

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    One of the best activities in Mauritius that is leisurely but extremely satisfying is to go island hopping with your partner either on a full-day excursion or visiting them at your own pace. 

    Island Excursions mostly originate at the Blue Bay Marine Park, covering islands of historical significance like Ile de la Passé and Ile au Phare, moving on to the Grand River South East Waterfall. 

    Heading towards Ile aux Cerfs and making a stop there, the excursion ends with a visit to the Ile aux Aigrettes. Some islands that are not to be missed are Le Morne, Ile Plate, Ile aux Bénitiers, Ilot Mangenie and Baie du Cap.

    Price for Two: starting at 10,130INR/160USD

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