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10 Cities In India You Wouldn't Mind Getting Lost In

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Sometimes getting lost is the best way to explore the soul of a city. HolidayIQ Travellers list down 10 places in India that are just perfect!

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10 Cities In India You Wouldn't Mind Getting Lost In:

  1. Agra (Uttar Pradesh)
  2. Hyderabad (Telangana)
  3. Mathura (Uttar Pradesh)
  4. Kutch (Gujarat)
  5. Delhi
  6. Mumbai (Maharashtra)
  7. Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh)
  8. Jaipur (Rajasthan)
  9. Kolkata (West Bengal)
  10. Chennai (Tamil Nadu)

Day 1. Agra

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Located on the banks of river Yamuna, Agra is prominently known for the breathtaking beauty of Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra Fort, Sikandra, Chini Ka Roza and Itmad-Ud Daula. Rabindranath Tagore described Taj Mahal as 'a teardrop on the cheek of eternity'. It’s the perfect city to lose yourself. HolidayIQ Traveller Sanchit Jain from Pune shares, “Agra the most widely known city around the world as it exhibits one of the 7 wonders of the world, The Taj Mahal. Everything is good around the city, you will find good hotels, nice foods, cheap street markets providing good quality stuffs. And except Taj you can have a look at other monuments including Buland Darwaza, Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri and many more.”

Day 2. Hyderabad

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A perfect blend of scintillating lifestyle and old-world charm makes Hyderabad one of the landmark cities of India. The rich heritage coupled with astounding architecture of Charminar, Golconda Fort, Char Kaman and Falaknuma Palace makes it a tourist hot-spot. HolidayIQ Traveller Sonu Ds from Hyderabad shares, “Wonderful city. Nice atmosphere. Especially when it comes to food you can get all varieties in the best price. You can get north Indian and south Indian food alike. Hyderabad is a city which mix up both north and south Indian culture. You will love the tourism of Telangana state. Charminar, Golconda, Makkah masjid, Salarjung museum, Shilparamam, Birla temple and lot of places to see.”

Day 3. Mathura

Mathurasource: flickr - J.S. Jaimohan

This ancient hub of civilization and culture is a pilgrimage for the Hindus. Around the year, you can notice a number of fairs and festivals in Mathura. Places like Keshav Dev Temple, Vishram Ghat, Prem Mandir, Iskcon Temple and Baldeo Temple are some of the attraction that are a must visit while in the city. HolidayIQ Traveller Pradeep Kumar from Ludhiana shares, “Mathura is one of the most important pilgrimage place in the country. We visited Vrindavan extensively - its famous ancient temples. Among the temples Radha Damodar, Radha Shyam Sundar and Madan Mohan temples are must visit. Kaliya Daha Ghat is a prominent place in Vrindavan. Radha Kund and Shyam Kund are the two holiest tanks in Vrindavan. Also must visits are Nand Gain and Kans Karagar.”

Day 4. Kutch

Kutchsource: flickr - Travelling Slacker

Full of rustic beauty, Kutch is a land of colours and cultures. The land is populated with ancient temples, attractive architectured palaces, rugged forts, men and women in vibrant costumes and wild asses. HolidayIQ Traveller Parth Patel from Hyderabad shares, “It was an amazing experience to visit Kutch, Gujarat. There were many museum to visit in Bhuj. There were three types of museums like local museum, history museum and art museum. Prag Mahal, Aina Mahal and Kutch museum. There were many religious places like Swaminarayan Temple and Hamirsar Lake where Kutch Carnival was organised by Gujarat Government. They also organised Rann Utsav in Dhordo, Kutch. White Rann which looks amazing at sunrise and sunset was an awesome place. It looks more fabulous in full moon light. Cultural program and fireworks were amazing at the carnival. In Mandvi, there was marvelous blue beach and Vijay Vilas Palace. Must take a camera to take beautiful lifetime memories of your Kutch visit.”


Day 5. Delhi

Delhisource: flickr - Rajarshi MITRA

This cosmopolitan city offers a perfect combination of modernity along with an antiquity of the time.  Delhi is a city of vibrant and tall skyscrapers and ultra-glamorous nightlife along with a hint of history etched in veins. HolidayIQ Traveller Debopam Roy from Pune shares, “Delhi is for history lovers and unlike many other heritage spots, it has layers of history. Visit the Lodhi gardens and Purana Qila to get a glimpse of history of the Delhi sultanate. Visit the Humayun's tomb, and Red fort for moghul history, Shish Ganj and Bangla Sahib or Sikh history; Connaught place, India gate for modern history, and national museum to learn history. It is also a shopper's paradise. For top brands, visit CP, and within 500m, you have palika bazaar, for the proletariat. You can get some great curio and handicrafts from Janpath bazaar or Delhi Haat and you can buy everything in Chandni Chowk. For foodies again it is a delight. Be it Khan Chacha's rolls, sushis in Pandara road, punjabi food in chandni chowk, hippie food in paharganj, bengali food in CR Park, Andhra food in Andhra bhawan, you get authentic delicacies not just from every corner of India, but every corner of the world.”

Day 6. Mumbai

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The fast paced life and never die attitude of the Mumbai makes it one of the best cities to live in India. It’s home to dreamers who love the sound of ocean and celebrating the joy of life then mumbai is the city for you. HolidayIQ Traveller Chirag Singhvi shares, “City of dreams. City which never sleeps. I had experienced it myself. This city never sleeps. The zest the life that this city gives, no other city has the potential to do so. City of dreams.”

Day 7. Varanasi

Varanasisource: flickr - Andrea Santoni

The oldest city of India is famous among travellers for self-spiritualism, the exotic city of Benaras(Varanasi) holds a mystical legend in itself. If you wish to get awestinay from the loud and crowded cities and get in touch with your spiritual side then this is the perfect destination for you. HolidayIQ Traveller Guru Singh Paaji from Mumbai shares, “People who love history must visit there as it's as ancient as Rome. From the holy Ganges dip to the paan and of course the aarti ceremony not to miss. Varanasi offers a great sight for a traveller on foot. Those little gullies, hustle bustle, people removing their sins to praying at the holy shrine. Everything is possible only in Varanasi.”

Day 8. Jaipur

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Known as the pink city of India, Jaipur is a blend of ancient forts, fascinating palaces, colorful markets and world class museums, this high-priced treasure of Indian history is the finest blend of Rajputana and Mughal culture where you can experience the past-comes-alive phenomenon. HolidayIQ Traveller Sajid Abdul Rezak shares, “Jaipur with its heritage is a wonderful city to visit. Just make sure you don't do site visiting the whole day, it will be a tiring experience. Do a bit of research and choose your site visits so that it is not too tiring on you and you get some relaxation also during the journey.”


Day 9. Kolkata

Kolkatasource: flickr - Rajarshi MITRA

Kolkata has successfully preserved its old world charm with holding hands with the force of technology. A hub of heritage and culture, the cities represents various eras of time ranging from Victoria Memorial, Netaji Bhavan, Botanical Garden to Marble Palace. HolidayIQ Traveller Saurabh Katiyar from New Delhi shares, “See the modern co-exist with a bygone era with ease. People are friendly and helpful. Yellow taxis were available everywhere except when there is an ad hoc strike for a whimsical reason. Radio cabs were also available. Metro work were going on for many years but still to come up. Enjoy a ride in a tram, the only city in India where you may.”

Day 10. Chennai

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Notable for its ancient synagogues and long sandy beaches, this eminent tourist destination of India offers variety of choices. If you want to chill out and have fun, you’re welcome to Chennai, a land of splendid and eternal beauty. HolidayIQ Traveller Raja from Hyderabad shares, “This is the best place to explore in South-India. With beaches, temples and hangout places all around, Chennai will never disappoint you. I frequently visit this place whenever I have some time. Though the temperature is damn humid, you will get adjusted in a day or two. The Ambur style biryani is a must try in this city. The spicy masala will make you cherish the taste for decades. Dont forget to taste the special Jigarthanda that is available at murugan idli kadai outlets.”

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