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5 Underrated Places in India You Have Been Ignoring All Your Life!

5 Underrated Places in India You Have Been Ignoring All Your Life! wikimedia

How much do you really know about your country? Test your knowledge by checking if you've ever heard of any of these places before?

Day 1. The great banyan tree in Howrah

The great banyan tree in Howrah
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The Great Banyan Tree in the Botanical Gargen in Kolkata is the largest tree in the world in terms of area covered. HolidayIQ traveller Saurabh says, "You can't even know which was the original trunk when you sit under it. We also enjoyed the beautifully shaded walks around the park."

Day 2. Handprints of Sati

Handprints of Sati
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A place where 15 queens of Jodhpur left their handprints before making the ultimate sacrifice, this is not for the faint of heart as it tells the heart wretching tale of a practice so inhuman that life was at stake. HolidayIQ traveller Ashish says, "The vermilion stained hand imprints will send shivers down your spine!"

Day 3. Bull surfing in Kerala

Bull surfing in Kerala
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A harvest race, bull surfing is an annual event that takes place in Palakkad and is propably one of the most unique forms of rodeo in the world! It's highly dangerous though as the process involves chasing a couple of bulls, holding onto them and then sliding as fast as one can!

Day 4. Kalavantin Durg

Kalavantin Durg
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Majestically sitting on a stone spire is the centuries old Kalavantin Durg which was once a remarkable but now a popular point to trek to. HolidayIQ scout Shabbir says, "The trails are good and less risky, it is ideal to have a night stay and enjoy the star gazing here."

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Day 5. The gorgeous Mahabat maqbara

The gorgeous Mahabat maqbara
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 Built in 1892, the Mahabat maqbara is a fine example of the Indo-Islamic architectural style. The intricate designs give it an exquisite otherworldly effect. HolidayIQ traveller Yash says, "The doors and minarets of this mausoleum are made out of silver and surrounded by spiralling stairways."

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