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8 Heritage Sites to Visit With Your Family On A Budget

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Looking for a vacation filled with exploring the richness of our cultural heritage? Check out these 8 holiday spots suggested by HolidayIQ travellers.

1. Jaipur

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Srijan Srivastava adds, “Located in the heart of the Pink City Jaipur, the City Palace was where the Maharaja reigned from. This palace also includes the famous 'Chandra Mahal' and 'Mubarak Mahal', and other buildings which form a part of the palace complex. The palace is located towards the northeast side of central Jaipur and has many courtyards and buildings. The palace was built between 1729 and 1732 A.D .by Sawai Jai Singh II. He ruled in Amer and planned and built the outer walls of the palace and later rulers added to the architecture of this palace. These additions have been known to take place right up to the 20th century. The urban layout of the city of Jaipur was commissioned to Vidyadhar Bhattacharya and Sir Samuel Swinton Jacob. The architectural styles are largely based on a fusion of Rajput, Maugham and European styles.” Read Full Review

2. Hyderabad

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Rajat Jain says, “The place is huge and literally can't be covered in an entire day. There are shows after every half an hour and even if you try to see every show it is impossible to cover everything. The pricing to visit this place was INR 800 and I can say it is very cheap when you see what they offer. From kids to senior citizens everyone can enjoy this place. It has kid’s shows, nature parks, and exotic pets from foreign countries and some good action packed shows like the Wild, Wild West. There are buses that show the basics of film sets and how airports and foreign sets are shown. This place is a must visit if you are in Hyderabad and it will certainly take your complete day.” Read Full Review

3. Udaipur

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Ami Bhat adds, “The gorgeous colours of the lake during the sunset, the lovely boat ride and the serene feeling that you get when you are here definitely added up to make Udaipur the highlight of my trip. Go in for the sunset boat ride rather than the day one for the changing colours of the water are what will make your day. The boat rides can be availed from the City Palace or some of the other jetty like the Lal Ghat Jetty. The latter is cheaper and does the same circuit as the other places. I would definitely recommend taking the boat ride from here. Watch out for the heritage buildings on the lake and the way they light up in the night as the daylight ceases. "Magical" is the word I would use to describe the same.”  Read Full Review

4. Agra

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Cyrus Mathew adds, “A perfect blend of Hindu, Islamic and Christian/Gothic architecture The tomb of Akbar the Great is also known as a "Sikandra". Sikandra is a tomb of the great Mughal emperor Akbar. Akbar himself started its construction under his inspection during 1605. Its construction took almost 8 years and was completed in 1613. Sikandra is located in the western part of Agra city at a distance of about 10 km from the main city. The gateway reflects a hybrid of 3 different kinds of architecture - Hindu, Islamic and Christian and of course a patent mixture of Akbar's own style. A broad paved causeway lead to the tomb, which has five storeys and is in the shape of a truncated pyramid. The main tomb has a unique square design which is unparalleled by all other Mughal buildings.” Read Full Review

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5. Mysore

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Lokesh Nagaraj shares, “This place truly gives an overall different and weird experience as you all of a sudden feel you have entered into a different world where the buildings look different, holding the typical Tibetan flags and you can see people who are not so Indian looking driving and walking down the lane looking like foreigners and monks in saffron clothes with smiling faces walking in the streets not to forget the earphones and smart phones they hold in their hands. Yes, the monks. From the big arch that welcomes people to the Tibetan Settlement Village it takes about 3 km of travel to reach the Golden Temple as one can see signboards every 200 m. Once you reach the Golden Temple, just a look at the temple from outside will give you an inner peace feeling.”  Read Full Review

6. Bangkok

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Arnav Mathur shares, “Amazing architecture and peaceful environment This was second on our list when we went temple hopping in the streets of Bangkok. We were amazed to see such amazing architectural pointed roofs which gave the buildings a unique character. Built in 1832 by Rama III, the sleeping Buddha statue was a stunner in itself being 46 m in length and around 15 m high. The soles of the feet of the Buddha are 3m high and 4.5 m long, and inlaid with mother-of-pearl. They are each divided into 108 arranged panels, displaying the auspicious symbols by which Buddha can be identified, such as flowers, dancers, white elephants, tigers, and altar accessories.”  Read Full Review

7. Kuala Lumpur

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Alex John shares, “The buildings are a landmark of Kuala Lumpur We visited the Twin Towers the first time during the day as a part of an organised sightseeing tour. However, we were told by our guide that the best time to visit the Towers was during the night. This inspired us to visit the Twin Towers again at night using the Metro service. The view was spectacular and we were totally spellbound by the magnitude of the Towers and the lighting. The area was bustling with tourists from all parts of the world- lovely place to click some beautiful snaps. It still surprises me how much of a difference it makes visiting the same place at night. During the day time it appeared to us like an everyday office but the view at night will be one that I will cherish my entire life.”  Read Full Review

8. Varanasi

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Amit Gupta says, “Holy city of Varanasi Varanasi is a city wonderful enough to watch out for. After looking at so many exciting places, the heart thrills - especially at Kashi, a legendary city in the location of modern-day Varanasi. Kashi is a particular neighbourhood in modern-day Varanasi. It is known for its older buildings and is colloquially called 'Old Varanasi'. Kashi has always been a fantastic place to watch out for.”  Read Full Review

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