Are you someone who loves re-visiting history, getting lost in an era gone by? If yes, then you have to visit this historical man-made structure, called the Great Pyramid of Giza. Considered as one of the ancient wonders of the world, the Great Pyramid of Giza is a major tourist attraction due to the magnificent design and the scale at which it is built.
How can you visit the Great Pyramid of Giza?
Cairo is a city built on the river Nile and is a tourist attraction because of its ancient architecture marvels. You can opt for a local transport to visit the Great Pyramid of Giza. You can easily get a flight from major cities in India.
Can you go inside the Giza Pyramids?
Yes! You are allowed to go inside all the 3 pyramids as long as you buy a ticket. There are tickets for general admission to the grounds, separate tickets for each pyramid, with varying costs. The total could vary between 230 and 250 Egyptian Pounds (Rs. 1,088 – Rs. 1,181, as per currency value on August 26, 2021) for one person.
Great Pyramid of Giza virtual tour
You can find videos on YouTube and various websites that give you a virtual tour of the attractions before your actual Giza Pyramids trip.
Cost of visiting the Pyramids of Giza
- VISA charges
Indians have to apply for a tourist VISA for Egypt beforehand. Depending on the route you choose to apply for a VISA, whether direct or via an agent, the fees could vary from Rs. 1,900 to Rs. 5,000, or even more.
- Roundtrip flight from India to Egypt
The flights move with a layover at Dubai Airport. Depending on the city from which you board your flight, the cost of a one-way flight could range from Rs. 40,000 to Rs. 90,000 (or more) per head.
- Hotel charges
Hotel charges differ from area to area and also if you are visiting the place during peak season. Depending on the type of property you opt for, the charges could be anywhere between Rs. 6,000 to Rs. 18,000 or more per night.
- Food charges
You can get good quality food for Rs. 400 – Rs. 900 per head per meal. If you are going alone or with your family, you could do the math while also including the number of days you will be staying there.
- Local travel expenses
You can take a local taxi for Rs. 200 – Rs. 900 depending on the distance. If you wish to hire a cab for a day, you have to spend somewhere between Rs. 6,000 – Rs. 7,500 per day.
Can you sponsor your Giza Pyramids trip by investing?
A tour of your favourite historical destination costs around Rs. 1.5 lakh to Rs. 1.8 lakh. If you travel with a family of 4, your expenses can be easily between Rs. 5 lakh to Rs. 8 lakh. This is quite an amount, but you can easily attain your travel goal if you make the right investments.
- Invest in mutual funds
Mutual fund investments have started gaining popularity in recent years. These could be an option for you to fulfil your travel goals. An expert finance manager makes investment decisions for you. Depending on your risk tolerance and investment horizon, you could select the avenue that best suits your needs.
- Invest in stock market
Investing in stock market could be another way for you to accumulate and grow your wealth. Historical data shows that stock markets have created wealth in the long run. With experts predicting an impressive growth for the stock market in years to come and an increase in the number of retail investors in the market today, the importance of stock market investments cannot be ignored.
Making the right investments can help you save enough and sponsor your long-awaited trip. Though returns on your stock and mutual fund investments won’t be fixed or assured, a bit of research, along with actively managing your investments could go a long way in earning attractive returns.