Lucknow, the capital city of Uttar Pradesh, was once the artistic capital of northern part of India. It is popular among tourists for its cultural and traditional heritage. But what still remains the most important magnet is the Galouti kebab. You will not get such taste anywhere else. HolidayIQ reviewer Shresh Tha says, "There are number of places but what I found different and you should visit once are man-made beach, Bhool Bulaiya, Sky bar, Cafe vintage machine-hangout place, Curry On is a very nice fine-dine place to have a family dinner, Hazzrat ganj, Husain ganj where you get awesome tea and bun mallai, Mr. Brown-chocolates are good, Neelkant."
HolidayIQ reviewer Debopam Roy says, "It is certainly a heaven for foodies. From the delicious pure ghee chats in the chowk to Panditji's refreshing thandai, to Tundey Kababi's galawati kabab to Dastarkhwan's biriyani, there is a long list of delicacies you should not miss."
While exploring the lovely city, stay at the Vivanta by Taj and experience luxury at a whole new level. Oudhyana serves amazing Lucknowi cuisine and your stay will be ou of the world.
Being the cultural capital of India, Kolkata is the gateway to the mountains of the northeast and marshlands of Sunderbans. Situated on the banks of River Hooghly, it is the heart and soul of the Bengali ‘bhadralokh’ intelligentsia. HolidayIQ reviewer Sanket from Pune says, "You can make out two different cultures as old Kolkata and new Kolkata. City has its own joy where you basically won't need any company. Streets and all are just made colourful and happening which doesn't let stop staring out of windows."
He further mentions, "Farakka barrage, Victoria Memorial, The Science city, the Howrah Bridge, Dakshineswar Kali mandir places made my visit memorable. Suggestion - must try all the sweets and all types of transportation starting with the plane, train, tram, rickshaw, yellow taxi, metro, cycle rickshaw, cycle Van ... Everything has its own charm." Do not miss out the yummy macher jhol, mutton curry, the biriyanis, phuchka, all kinds of street food, stuffed vegetarian delicacies and yes, all the sweets.
When in Kolkata, you would love to experience everything authentic. Stay at ITC Sonar and there would know what true luxury feels like. Nestled amidst acres of land, resplendent with greenery, sunshine, and water, you can indulge in Kaya Kalp, the luxury spa which offers an exquisite regime of therapies for complete body and mind relaxation and rejuvenation.
Having a long history rooted back to the 13th century, Kochi is famous for its giant fishnets, Portuguese houses and ancient mosques. HolidayIQ reviewer Ashish from Delhi says, "You will find both crowded and calm places here in Cochin. I stayed 2 days in Cochin and I found it as a city with a glorious past with a better future. If you go in the city you will find all sorts of amenities there .. And if you come towards the sea, you will find relax environment."
Some of the places to visit are Fort Kochi beach, the Marine Drive, the Chinese Fishing Nets among others. From the traditional thali served on a banana leaf with various veggies, aviyal and rice, to snacks such as puttu, idiyappam and stew, not to mention beef fry and porota, you will find all this and more.
The best way to enjoy the exotic Kerala is to stay at s place that will cater to all your needs. Covering 8 sprawling acres, beside the picturesque lakes of Kumbalam, in the outskirts of Cochin, Ramada is nestled in a picture-perfect locale, amidst an ambience of absolute serenity. It is a haven of leisure for the city-weary soul. Don't miss out the Ayurvedic centre.
Being an enchanting historical city and was founded in 1727, Jaipur is abode to magnificent palaces, splendid forts and charming architectural buildings and hence there are a lot of sightseeing in Jaipur that tourists must indulge in. HolidayIQ reviewer Alok Pandey says, "Food lovers can enjoy Rajasthani Cuisine at "Chowki Dhani Village" which is a must-visit destination for every traveller. Here one can experience true hospitality of Rajasthan and it's cultural heritage. Rajasthan folk dances, songs and puppet shows are very popular. Best season to visit is from October to March."
Chowki Dhani Village is a hamlet and a 5 Star Ethnic Resort with traditional and picturesque dwellings set in a lush green landscape. It has the best Rajasthani theme Multi Cuisine Restaurant Bindola, outdoor barbeque, bar, disco cum club, spa, banquet lawns and swimming pool.
As a former Portuguese colony, Goa still resonates the heritage which is apparent in the architecture of its churches and old houses, and the culture of its towns, which is very distinct from the rest of India. HolidayIQ reviewer Priya says, "If you want to see the happening side of life, then Goa is the place to go. And whoever says money can't buy happiness, he hasn't been to Goa."
Naval Aviation Museum, Chapora Beach, Baga Beach, Baga River, Kalacha Beach, St. Michael's Church, Betalbatim Beach, Terekhol Fort are some of the must-visit places. HolidayIQ reviewer Sanjay says, "You can book a sea ride. You can buy and eat fresh fishes. Many different types of food are available on the sea shore. The most beautiful sight you can enjoy in the evening is during the sun down. You can play football, basketball etc on the beach."
Redefining luxury at the heart of Goa, Grand Hyatt overlooks the visually stunning waters of the Bambolim Bay. This hotel spreads across 28 acres of colourful, tropical gardens and lush lawns that roll down to the water’s edge of the Bay. Unwind and relax by the water's edge as you take in the grandeur of the 17th century Indo-Portuguese palace.
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