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1. Ahmedabad – A Bit Of Old & New
HolidayIQ Traveller Sahil Tabuk from Nadiad shares, Ahmedabad is a very historical city. In Ahmedabad Sabarmati river, Kankaria, Gandhiji’s ashram Sabarmati, Sidi saiyad jali, Jama Masjid, Sarkhej roja and etc are the historical places in Ahmedabad. Ahmedabad is a heritage city. Ahmedabad is best place to visit.
2. Thanjavur – For The Big Temple
HolidayIQ Traveller Pradeep Santharam from Thanjavur shares, Thanjavur – One of the oldest city in Tamil nadu surrounded by full of Greenery environment. The main occupation of people here are Farmers and Weavers. Thanjavur has a world Heritage temple called Brihadeeswara Temple “Big temple”. It is located at the heart of the city. The temple is built with many exciting architectural designs and many unbelievable facts, you have to see it to get to feel. There are many other historical sites including Saraswathi Mahal museum, Aranmanai (Palace), where you can see various equipments and accessories used by kings and people at older time.
3. Bhubaneswar – For It’s Age-Old Rich Heritage
HolidayIQ Traveller Santhosh Wilson from Thiruvananthapuram shares, We had our Bhubaneshwar trip in October. The city was in full splendour of festivity during the Puja celebrations. Bhubaneswar is the centre point from where one can visit places such as Konark, Puri, Chilka, Pipli, Cuttack, Ratnagiri, Udayagiri, Lalitgiri, Khandagiri, Udaygiri and Dhauli. The Khandagiri and Udaygiri caves are located on the outskirts of the city. On the way to the Dhauli hills there stand the rock edicts of Emperor Asoka. The battlefield of Kalinga is located on the fields surrounding Dhauli hills. We spent six days in and around Bhubaneswar. Pipli, a small town located a few kilometres from Bhubaneswar, is known for the beautiful applique handicrafts. The Lingaraja temple and Mukteshwara temple are having great archeological importance.
4. Bhopal – For Its Vibrant History
HolidayIQ Traveller Abhijeet Digarse from Pandhurna shares, Nice place to visit, so many picnic spots nearby the city. Lakes are the eye catching places here. Lake view, Mahadev Tekri, Bhimbethka, Mahadev Pani, Bhojpuri, Van Vihar, Sanchi, Kerva dam, Sair-Sapata & lots of historical & natural places. Roads & transportation is quite good. Decent & well hotels available. No complaint about food, as being the capital of ‘heart’ state of India, it has presence of diversity in food & culture. If you wish to explore some historical & natural places, come to Bhopal.
5. Kochi – For It’s International Influences
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HolidayIQ Traveller Arka Saha from Bhubaneswar shares, Kochi is the queen of the Arabian Sea and is therefore a must visit for travelers seeking adventu
re or just relaxation. Must see places are marine drive, fort kochi, jewish synagogue, dutch palace, vasco da gama church, princess street, willingdon island, tripunithura hill palace, cherai beach, vallarpadam church. Apart from these people can visit lulu mall or just walk along the MG Road for shopping. Handicrafts are indigenous to Ernakulam and are a must buy from the government shops in Broadway.
6. Mysore – For The Mysore Palace
HolidayIQ Traveller Jason Francis from Bangalore shares, If you are a very religious & historical person then this place would be your perfect destination. Beginning from a place named Srirangapatna which has many historical and religious places and also the Mysore Palace where the Wodeyars had ruled and are still. Also for sightseeing they are places like the Mysore forest, KRS, etc. If you are planning for a peaceful holiday then Mysore should be your choice!
7. Kolkata – To Travel Back In Time
HolidayIQ Traveller Abhishek Sharma from Jamshedpur shares, I went to kolkata for a couple of days, and in the meantime I fell in love with this city. There are many things to explore around in this city. A few examples are : science city, Victoria memorial, Nicco park, Eden Gardens, etc. And I would recommend science city and Victoria memorial as a must visit. There are many things to explore around in science city. Many scientific gadget are there for time pass and gaining knowledge. As well as Victoria memorial for the nice and peaceful environment. The Howrah bridge was really a wonder to see. A nice sip of British engineering. The local food is very good and I would suggest the tea of Kolkata. Yes, tea of Kolkata is very famous and you should taste it once. I went to Kolkata for watching a match between Mumbai and Chennai and I loved that Eden gardens stadium. I would advise everyone to once visit Kolkata in their life. Believe me, it is a very nice place and worth visiting.
8. Jaipur – For Its Gorgeous Forts
HolidayIQ Traveller Arun Aggarwal from New Delhi shares, Rajasthan is one of the most cultural place of India. Rajasthan is a colourful city whether they are clothes, toys or buildings. Rajasthani food is heart touching, it is completely pure and enriched with the desi ghee and spices. Specially the dal bati churma was very famous.
9. Udaipur – For Its Palaces
HolidayIQ Traveller Rakchika Shekhar from Patna shares, Udaipur is definitely the gem of Rajasthan. Anyone who is expecting a nice laid back holiday experience must visit Udaipur. My husband and I visited Udaipur in the month of July, which is supposed to be onset of monsoon in India. But as we know Rajasthan receives less rainfall compared to other states, July was a good time indeed. The perfect combination of beautiful lakes, mountains and the palaces makes the view oh so panoramic. What I absolutely loved about this place is its people. The locals are really sweet and humble towards tourists. Hathi pol is the local colorful market, where one can buy all kind of Rajasthani stuff (from jootis to kurtis) at a really cheap price. The lakes in udaipur are really clean. And I give my all appreciation to the citizens of Udaipur again. I could see any floating frooti/ plastic bottles in it. Natraj thali, garden restaurant, savage garden, ambrai are among the must try entries and restaurant. Please don’t forget to pre book a lake side table in ambrai. The the restaurant is quite popular it might get over crowded on weekend eves. If given a chance I would LOVE to visit Udaipur again.
10. Varanasi – Ganga Ghats & Yummy Street Food
HolidayIQ Traveller Guru Singh Paaji from Mumbai shares, People who love history must visit there as it’s as ancient as Rome. From the holy Ganges dip to the paan and of course the aarti ceremony not to miss. Varanasi offers a great sight for a traveller on foot. Those little gullies, hustle bustle, people removing their sins to praying at the holy shrine. Everything is possible only in Varanasi.