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10 Temples That are as old as the Land Itself

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HolidayIQ reviewers describe 10 temples that are testimony to how ancient our civilization truly is. 

1. Varanasi

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Temple | Ghat | Ganga | Religious

HolidayIQ Reviewer Pritesh Mehta adds, “Good-looking temple This temple is located in Ramnagar in Varanasi. It is very old temple. This temple is dedicated to Maa Durga. This building is built of square shape. It is built with stone and near a pond. It is very good looking and very ancient temple.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Ananth Pranesh shares, “Kedar Ghat is a popular ghat known for Kedareshwar Temple. It is a very old temple of Lord Eshwara. The temple has a shrine for Annapurneshwari, Ganesha. Temple is on the ghat and has about 30 steps to reach from Bank of Ganges. At the base of the temple, there is a pond known as Gauri Kund.” Read Full Review

2. Warangal

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Temple | Fort | Architecture | Bridge

HolidayIQ Reviewer Savan Parthasarathi says, “Beautiful historical temple with great architecture and wonderful construction I went to Ramappa Temple with my family in November 2015. ...It is a beautiful temple with great architecture and good construction. ” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Rizwanuddin Rafiq shares, “Goddess Bhadrakali Fiery Look But Having Grand Affection For Devotees Bhadrakali Temple is an ancient temple situated on a hill close to the lake which is also known as Bhadrakali Lake, in Hanamkonda about 6 Km from Warangal Telangana. It is having great attraction among the devotees as everyday visited by a large numbers. ...Bhadrakali Temple is a grand complex with various facilities for devotees and visitors. It also have a Lord Ganesha Temple close to the bank of the Lake and one shade of Cows as devotees pay their homage to them too. ” Read Full Review

3. Chikmagalur

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Temple | Coffee | Tiger | Wildlife

HolidayIQ Reviewer Deepika Ashwant says, “The Mullayanagiri Peak is a star attraction in Chikmagalur as it is the tallest peak in Karnataka. ...On the way to the peak there is an old temple and then when we take the last 400 steps by foot too there is a Shiva Temple at the top of the mountain. From the top there is a good view of the valleys, other peaks and the picturesque Ayyanakere Lake. Worth climbing the peak.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Parama Guha says, “On our way to Chikmagalur, we visited Sravanabelagola which has the Mahaveer temple. If you are interested in seeing old temples and historic places you can drop down to this place. We also visited Halebidu on our way. It's also having a an old temple.” Read Full Review

4. Somnath

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Temple | Sea | Religious | History

HolidayIQ Reviewer Thulaseedharan Achary says, “A beautiful old temple Somnath temple in Gujarat is an old architecturally excellent very old temple. This is the first in list of the twelve jyotirlinga temples of god Shiva in India. It is on the bank of Arabian sea & it's constructional beauty is very attractive. ” Read Full Review

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5. Trivandrum(Thiruvananthapuram)

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Temple | Beach | Sea | History

HolidayIQ Reviewer manoj saini adds, “Old and wealthiest temple This is an ancient temple of Lord Padmanabha Swamy. The temple is very close to Trivandrum Central Railway station. ” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Srinivasasn Subramanian shares, “Grand old temple The grand artistic sculptures, the huge Deity, the sprawling area are of the attractions” Read Full Review

6. Thanjavur

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Temple | Architecture | Heritage | History

HolidayIQ Reviewer Harilal Pillai adds, “Amazing Temple One of the best ancient and largest temple in India. 1000year old temple, still preserved as is. Temple tower is so huge and carved out of a single 80ton rock. Nandi's Statue is also made out of a single rock. It's height is more than 10ft. ” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Mohan Reddy says, “Big Temple Tallest and Gigantic old temple. Wonder how they built when no machines were there! In my view this is one of the wonders of the world. ” Read Full Review

7. Mahabalipuram

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Temple | Beach | Sea Shore | Heritage

HolidayIQ Reviewer Suryanarayana Dittakavi says, “Temple is located near Mahabalipuram city bus terminus. It is a clean medium sized 2000 year old temple....The main deity is Vishnu in a lying posture without the holy serpent covering his head. There is a statue of Pundarika Rishi is also there. Separate shrines for Nilamangai thayar, Seetha & Ram, Hanuman, Lakshmi Narasimha, etc. are also there.” Read Full Review

8. Kumbakonam

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Temple | Religious | History | Peaceful

HolidayIQ Reviewer SUBRAMANIAN shares, “Very old temple with nice darshan We reached the lodge at 6. 30 am and by 8. 00 am we started to temples. It is a temple town, surrounded by nearly 13 very old temples.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer florien jones adds, “Kumbakonam is a temple lovers paradise, in the Cauvery delta of Tamil Nadu. Surrounded by exquisite ancient temples in the Dravidian style, it is a delight for the pilgrim, historian and art lover alike. Very famous for the 12 yearly Mahamahamkulam festival, and the Navagraha circuit.” Read Full Review

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9. Dwarka

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Temple | Sea | Religious | Sunset

HolidayIQ Reviewer ABHIJIT SARKAR says, “Krishna's visionary Dwar One of the most ancient temples with many myths attached and every one's favorite "GOD" Nand Lal who came this side of Indian soil from Mathura and developed a place of Gold. The original glitter is untraceable but the believes have been left behind in this temple. ” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Jayesh Vagela shares, “Dwarka a hidden city Jay shree Krishna. Dwarka is the best worship place. This is the more than 5000 year old temple of Lord Krishna and beautiful architecture. We visited temple both morning And evening session of arti. ” Read Full Review

10. Kanchipuram

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Temple | Religious | Architecture | Heritage

HolidayIQ Reviewer dr vijayakrishnan nair nair shares, “The temples of Kanchi Important centre for Hindu Pilgrims. ...Many ancient historical temples are there in the town. See the Vardharaja perumal Divyadesam Temple at Chinna Kanchi area and The Ekambrhanathar temple at Peria Kanchi area, in particular do not miss them, there are at least 20 other great shrines for both Vaishnavites and Shaivates, further there is a Sankara mutt and a Ahobhila mutt. ” Read Full Review

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