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7 Heritage Destinations That Won't Burn a Hole in Your Pocket!

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Want to go on a culture trail? Don't be worried about creating a dent in your wallet with these destinations! Just pack your bags and go!

1. Khajuraho: Relics of ancient scriptures

Khajuraho: Relics of ancient scriptures
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HolidayIQ reviewer Aushutosh says, "It is the one of the best historical and interesting places to travel. In this place, there are statues near 100 years old."

HolidayIQ reviewer Mahesh says, "Khajuraho may be promoted as the land of kamasutra but there's a lot more to Khajuraho than what the internet can tell you. You have to visit the place in person to experience and know the history and significance of what the 10th century temples have to offer."

2. Badami: Testimony to a great era

Badami: Testimony to a great era
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HolidayIQ reviewer Ravishankar says, "Badami is a historic small town in North Karnataka. A place worth visiting for its temple architecture from 5th to 8th Century AD. The Cave temple architecture from the red sandstone hills are exemplary and highlights the skill and craftsmanship of the people of that era."

HolidayIQ reviewer Venson says, "The entire heritage site is not only well preserved but also is well maintained. Each cave is sculptured with different gods/statue, for instance one cave is entirely carved with Mahavir's sculptures."

3. Gaya: Reverence of peace

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HolidayIQ reviwer Alok says, "I have been there so many times. It is an ancient city holding so many religious monuments. Temples are peaceful. You can reach their by buss boarding from Patna or any major city of Bihar. If you are visiting Bihar then you should plan for Vaishali and Gaya."

HolidayIQ reviwer Rohit says, "Gaya also known as Bodh Gaya. In this land Gautam Buddha took wisdom under the peepal tree. The tree under which Buddha took wisdom is known as Bodhi tree. A famous Bodhi temple is here. Every year lakhs of people from different country come here. There is also a international airport. So many countries follow Bodhya religion."

4. Orchha: Palaces as reminder of royalty

Orchha: Palaces as reminder of royalty
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HolidayIQ reviewer Arun says, "A part of this palace is concerted into heritage hotel run by M. P. Tourism, where one can stay as a king or queen or can have mouth watering lunch or dinner in a beautifully decorated restaurant. Chhatries ( Memorials ) of many total family members are worth seeing, are well maintained by ASI."

HolidayIQ reviewer Umesh says, "Orchha is a great narrative of the magnificent architecture of the Bundela Rajput rulers. The ones who have a liking for historical places and history will find their trip to be of optimum usefulness and enjoyment. "

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5. Pushkar: Celebration of everything Rajasthan

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HolidayIQ reviewer Rohith says, "Pushkar town is around half an hour drive from Ajmer and is a known for the famous Brahma temple which is one of the very few temples dedicated to lord Brahma, one of the holy trinity of hinduism. The lake in the centre of the town has many ghats much like Varanasi and is nearby the temple."

HolidayIQ reviwer says, "The ghats resemble the ghats of Banaras with an originality of its own. The white color look beautiful with a special effect during sunrise and sunset. Beware of pujaris looking out for easy targets, a puja thak worth Rs. 10 ends up in a sum of 500 in the end. Same with the Bhramha mandir.There is an added opportunity for camel safari for a duration of 1 hour."

6. Sanchi Stupa, Bhopal: India's oldest stone structure

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HolidayIQ reviewer Suresh Ramaswamy says, "A 'must see' place about an hour and half drive from Bhopal city, the Sanchi Stupa is archaeologically and historically significant. The monuments attract visitors from several parts of the world. Well maintained neat and tidy, this is a World Heritage Site."

HolidayIQ reviewer Manasi says, "Got to know much about the Indian history. A very peaceful place and a very beautiful architecture." 

7. Shore Temple, Mahabalipuram: A relic of the 8th century India

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HolidayIQ reviewer Anand Bose says, “Words cannot describe the artistic excellence of this temple. You actually feel proud as soon as you enter the temple premises. The type of carvings and the built is un-matchable. This temple has stood the test of time by bearing all the salty wind that blows from the sea. You can see the salty weather has degraded the temple but the magic is still there.”

HolidayIQ reviewer Pushpanjal says, "Absolutely amazing. This temple is more than 1500 years old and has survived winds and the tsunami. The temple looks great from a distance but has weathered look from close. The statue of Lord Buddha in the center is awesome!!" 

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