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On A Shoe-String Budget? Here Are 7 Heritage Spots For Your Solo Sojourn

On A Shoe-String Budget? Here Are 7 Heritage Spots You Can Visit For Your Solo Sojourn

Is your budget stopping you from taking up a trip? Then head to these heritage spots that won't burn a hole in your pocket! Check the reviews shared by HolidayIQ reviewers. 

1. Jodhpur: To visit the highly elevated Umaid Bhavan Palace

Jodhpur: To visit the highly elevated Umaid Bhavan Palace
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Saurabh Gupta shares, “Umaid Bhawan Palace is a world-famous palace. This beautiful palace is named after Maharaja Umaid Singh. This is also known as Chittar Palace, It was built to provide employment to thousands of people during the famine in 1929. It is a huge and magnificent palace that can be seen from many places of Jodhpur city. It is constructed on a highly elevated place, which makes it visible even from far off place. The major attraction is the palace external view. ...Palace is an amalgamation of modern European and traditional Rajput architecture, the palace is still home to the members of the ex-rulers family. ” Read Full Review

2. Bikaner: To visit Gajner palace, which is also a 5-star hotel

Bikaner: To visit Gajner palace, which is also a 5-star hotel
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Manas Manu shares, “Gajner palace is a heritage site and has now been converted into a 5-star hotel. However, they also offer you a small visit to the palace charging 250 INR per person for a 20 to 30 minutes visit. This includes tea/coffee and biscuits in the royal cafeteria. Its a beautiful palace built beside a lake and 35 to 40 KM away from Bikaner city. The visit is worth spending 250 as you get a feel of a royal guest. Staff is very professional and helping. You may also want to go in for boating in the cool breeze of the lake but its a little costly. Overall since there are very few places in/near Bikaner, this gives you a good and memorable experience. You can also plan a night or two here if your budget and visit nearby places like Junagarh For allows t, Karni Mata temple and camel farm.” Read Full Review

3. Hyderabad: To witness the architectural brilliance of four palaces in one compound

Hyderabad: To witness the architectural brilliance of four palaces in one compound
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HolidayIQ Reviewer S.M.Bega Raaj adds, “Huge and handsome Palace located in the heart of the city. 4 palaces in one compound, so it's called Chowmahalla Palace, 100% paisa vasool place. But we have to walk a lot to enjoy the beauty of this wonderful Palace. Architectural brilliance at it's best, INR 50/- entrance ticket and 50/- for camera are absolutely worth it. I took some pleasant photos and videos to cherish for my lifetime. Must visit for all age groups when you are in Hyderabad. Please experience this experience for the experience sake. Please walk up to the end of the Palace where you can see classical old cars.Read Full Review

4. Chittorgarh: To visit the jauhar kund in Chittorgarh Fort

Chittorgarh: To visit the jauhar kund in Chittorgarh Fort
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Rizwanuddin Rafiq adds, “The great battle-scarred Chittorgarh Fort epitomizes in its tragic history the valor, romance, chivalry and strict death-before-dishonor code glorified in Rajput myths and legends. Sprawling across 692 acres, atop a steep 591 ft rocky hill. Chittorgarh ruined palaces, temples, and towers bear witness to its illustrious and turbulent past, when it was the Capital of the Sisodia rulers of Mewar, between the 12th and 16th centuries. As Rajasthan's mightiest fort, it was the target of successive invaders.

The first siege, in 1303, was by Sultan Alauddin Khilji whose goal was to capture not only the fort but also the Queen, Rani Padmini, whose legendary beauty the Sultan had glimpsed reflected in a mirror. When defeat seemed inevitable, Rani Padmini along with 13,000 women committed Jauhar-a ritual form of mass suicide by immolation, practiced by Rajput women to escape the dishonor at the hands of their enemies...It is said that 50,000 Rajput warriors died in ensuing battle. Alauddin's army then proceeded to sack the fort and destroyed many of its buildings. Within a few years, however, the ruler's grandson had regained it for the Sisodia dynasty.” Read Full Review

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5. Kumbhalgarh: To behold the workmanship of Kumbhalgarh Fort, known as Great Wall Of India

Kumbhalgarh: To behold the workmanship of Kumbhalgarh Fort, known as Great Wall Of India
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Rizwanuddin Rafiq says, “Kumbhalgarh Fort is a world heritage site and it is situated in the western range of Aravalli hills. It is a hill fort, which was built by Maharana Kumbha during 1443 to 1458 of Mewar. In the same fort, Maharana Udai Singh was brought up as he was shifted from Chittorgarh, this fort was a strategic fort of Mewar and it is a birthplace of the great warrior Maharana Pratap. This fort is also famous for its fortress wall which is considered to be next to the great wall of China.

This elaborate fort was designed and work was supervised by the famous architect of that period Madan or Mandan, as the remains of Kumbha palace are the witness of excellent design and workmanship including carving and decorative works on ceilings etc and this fort is located at the boundaries of Mewar and Marwar. It is also assumed that this fort was built on the remains of second BC either which belonged to the Jain Prince Samprati or were associated with his kingdom. A number of bastions at regular intervals and various gates studded with steel spikes in the impregnable wall made this fort much safe. ” Read Full Review

6. Raisen: To visit Raisen Fort that belongs to 6th century BC

Raisen: To visit Raisen Fort that belongs to 6th century BC
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Rizwanuddin Rafiq adds, “Raisen Fort - It is a Historic monument of National importance. Very grand and glorious history of the Raisen Fort, it is said to be a kind of gateway to the Malwa, will not be wrong, due to distinctive strategic importance, it was declared in 1951 a Historic Monument of National Importance. This place has been inhabited by the humans since the prehistoric period as several rock paintings are the evidence. It remains constituent of Avantika Mahajanapada from the 6th-century BC. Archaeological Survey revealed evidence of 5th-6th centuries various sculptors and architectural fragments of Paramara Period 10-11th centuryRead Full Review

7. Murud: To ferry across the ocean to visit Murud Janjira in the middle of the sea

Murud: To ferry across the ocean to visit Murud Janjira in the middle of the sea
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Soumyajit Roy adds, “Murud Janjira is a great place to be. The fort is built in the middle of the sea in an island. Now the fort is in shambles however it should be visited if you love adventure and history. There are boats from the shore( raja puri) every half hour, be sure to keep a count of your boat number, they follow a pattern of ferrying people...The most significant exhibit in the fort is "kalak bangadi", 3rd largest cannon in India, weighing over 22 tons...The fort was a full-fledged living fort with all the necessary facilities, eg palaces, quarters for officers, mosque, two small 60 feet deep freshwater lakes etc. ” Read Full Review

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