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There Is Nothing Like Feeling The Smell Of Library At These 7 Destinations

Your old age can never stop you from traveling! Here are 7 cities with the best libraries that seniors can visit for their next weekend getaway. Check out the reviews shared by HolidayIQ travelers. 

1. Bangalore: For its books on Science and the library in Cubbon Park

Bangalore: For its books on Science and the library in Cubbon Park
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Pawankalyan Gk shares, “The name Cubbon arrived from a man working in the British time named as Cubbon king. Hence this park is famously known, Cubbon Park...The library is present at the center of the park and it's built by the Britishers in their design. Here we can see magazines, newspaper of different languages and Oxford dictionary. Once if we enter this park we can spend at least 12 hrs here. Knowledge of Science and pure air from the trees is a real treat.Read Full Review

2. Panjim: Goa's Central library for its rare collection of books on history and arts

Panjim: Goa's Central library for its rare collection of books on history and arts
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Rizwanuddin Rafiq says, “Excellent example of Portuguese Civic Architecture An excellent example of Portuguese civic architecture in the 19th century, the Institute Vasco da Gama was build to impart knowledge in the arts and sciences. It was later renamed after the philanthropist Luis de Menzes Braganza, whose famous family home is in Chandor, South Goa. Today this is Goa's Central library with a rare collection of books.

The superb mural in blue painted ceramic tiles were added to the entrance lobby in 1935, and depicts scenes from the epic Os Lusiadas as Lusiada means the people of Portugal, which was derived from the Lusitania, Portugal's old name, Written by the 16th century Portuguese Poet, Luis Vaz de Camoes, this recounts the history of the Portuguese presence in Goa. The Institute used to have an art gallery with works by the late 19th-and early 20th-century European Artists, which are shifted to State Museum. It has a wonderful history and a good place in Capital Panji.Read Full Review

3. Chennai: For the modernized and technically advanced Anna Centenary Library

Chennai: For the modernized and technically advanced Anna Centenary Library
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HolidayIQ Reviewer S.M.Bega Raaj shares, “Huge and perfectly designed library; Since I live in Chennai, I used to go to this library with my children as and when time permits. Brilliantly designed and perfectly maintained library with all the amenities for the visitors including washrooms and car parking. Different sections in different floors with well-marked boards guide us to the sections we need and lots of books are available. Must visit for all age groups when you are in Chennai, situated in Kotturpuram and easily accessible from all parts of Chennai.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Rajanikanth S shares, “A book lover's paradise and heaven If you are an avid reader and book lover, go to the Anna Centenary library at Chennai. There is no other library in India as rich and beautiful as this. Its extremely stunning modern library with vast collection of books on many subjects. The ambiance is so lavish and clean that you wouldn't want to come out of this heaven if you are a book enthusiast. Hours can be spent browsing through the amazing collection of this library which includes both Tamil and English books. There is no limit for the number of books available in English which ranges from literature, law, fiction, science to biographies. ” Read Full Review

4. Mumbai: For the books and ancient manuscripts at Town Hall Library

Mumbai: For the books and ancient manuscripts at Town Hall Library
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Ramesh Kabra shares, “The Town Hall building built in 1833, is a majestic imposing white structure on a raised platform with large columns greatly influenced by the Greek & Roman forms of architecture. It is a public library and museum that has a collection of priceless books on various subjects such as literature, sciences, oriental arts and ancient manuscripts in Sanskrit, Prakrit, Persian, and Urdu. It also has a rich numismatics collection..” Read Full Review

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5. Ahmedabad: For its library with Gandhiji's books inside Sabarmati Ashram

Ahmedabad: For its library with Gandhiji's books inside Sabarmati Ashram
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Tushar Mehta shares, “Sabarmati Ashram situated on the bank of Sabarmati River is a peaceful location. His favorite Charkha is there for the live demo. Gandhiji and Kasturba's living room, their utensils and other things. Gandhiji's precious history, top to the bottom collection of his life is available in a library full of Gandhiji's books of all reputed publishers. Gandhiji's sitting statue, where we can click Mahatma's memory with us.Read Full Review

6. New Delhi: To visit the library inside Lotus Temple with its old book collection

New Delhi: To visit the library inside Lotus Temple with its old book collection
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Megha Mendiratta adds, “You will be mesmerized by seeing the library inside the Lotus temple in Delhi ...A calm and peaceful place to visit with your friends and family...Awesome ambiance, beautifully intricate architecture with a vast collection of books to read all day long.Read Full Review

7. Kolkata: For its unique book collection at Park Street

Kolkata: For its unique book collection at Park Street
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Amit Kumar Das shares, “Want to sip a cup of black coffee and go through the pages of your favorite book by your favorite writer and decide to buy it? Visit Oxford bookstore and the library in Park Street. You can find rarest of rare books here at Park Street.The silent spectator is the witness to the changing times and timeless memories. The place originally streamlined for revelers and street musicians has changed into a business hub now.Read Full Review

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