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11 Heritage Stops For the Lovers of Historical Monuments

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Are you one of those travelers who love a touch of history and artistry wherever you go? Then these places should totally top your bucket list. 

1. Hyderabad

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Temple | Fort | Buddha | Monument

HolidayIQ Reviewer Sandeep Kumar says, “The presence of Lumbini Park surrounding the Hussain Sagar Lake makes it a perfect destination for the tourists. ...First of all the boating experience around the famous Buddha statue which is present at the mid of the Hussain Sagar Lake. It really gives a wonderful experience standing in front of Buddha in the middle of the Lake.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Ashish Chouksey says, “With its pleasant climate, wonderful shopping areas, magnificent and much talked about cuisine and the amalgam of diverse cultures every street, every monument; every tree must have a wonderful story to narrate.” Read Full Review

2. Agra

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Fort | Monument | Architecture | History

HolidayIQ Reviewer Binay Mohanty says, “Beauty is a small word for this monument...It's a treat to anyone's eyes. You can hear the word 'whoa' being uttered by fellow visitors the moment gates open and you get the very 1st glimpse of the Taj.Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Latash Khan says, “Taj Mahal is a transcendental, empyrean monument in the world” Read Full Review

3. Jaipur

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Fort | Palace | Heritage | History

HolidayIQ Reviewer Suhani Mahipal says, “A confused amalgam of the urban and the rural, Jaipur has all the elements that make it urbane. Yet, the rustic is feel is not missing. Heritage monuments, bright colors all around, traditional attire, camels, its a perfect picture of India.Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Vijay Sharma adds, “The palace is an extended part of a huge complex. The stonkered screens, small casements, and arched roofs popular tourist spot. The monument also has delicately modeled hanging cornices.Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Aniket Sharma says, “The restored Jal Mahala palace is the most beautifully, aesthetically enhanced and renovated old monument one would have ever witnessed.” Read Full Review

4. Kanyakumari

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Sea | Temple | Sunrise | Beach

HolidayIQ Reviewer Jayanandan N shares, “A clean and well-maintained memorial, worth visiting...You have Swami Vivekananda's and his guru Shri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa's statue inside the hall. ...You can view Saint Thiruvalluvar's statue from the Vivekananda Rock itself and click as many photos as you want.Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Santhosh Wilson says, “There is entry fee on the rock to reach the monument. The strong wind and the calm atmosphere make it a worthy place to visit.Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Santhosh Wilson shares, “The monuments are situated on the spot where the urn containing the Mahatma's ashes was kept for public viewing before immersion in the sea. Another wonderful specialty is the hole on the roof of the monument. It is constructed in such a way that the sun's rays fall inside, on the exact place inside the hall where his ashes were kept.Read Full Review

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5. Mysore

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Palace | Temple | Garden | Heritage

HolidayIQ Reviewer Ruta Muley adds, “The St. Philomena's Church is one of the largest churches in India, and it was first built in 1843 to serve the British officers stationed at Mysore and Srirangapatna....Beneath the altar, there is an underground chapel known as catacomb that houses a priceless statue of St. Philomena in a reclining position.Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Lokesh Nagaraj shares, “Adjacent to the Golden Temple building is the temple were three big statues of Buddha are there. This temple is where people generally visit to worship. It is very calm and silent place which itself gives you a divine feeling added to the wall paintings and the statues which made me sit in peace closing the eyes and meditate for a while.” Read Full Review

6. Hampi

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Temple | Heritage | History | Architecture

HolidayIQ Reviewer Prakash Manjrekar adds, “Vitthala Temple - a 16th-century temple is dedicated to Lord Vitthala, after the Deity in Pandharpur has fifty-six musical pillars, each sounding a different musical tone when struck....The stone wheels move. This temple is a World Heritage monument.Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Sunila Pethe says, “Huge and gorgeous Shivalinga Badavi Linga is next to Ugra Narasimha statue....It is also a monolith structure like Ugra Narasimha. It is worth watching structure, do not miss it.Read Full Review

7. Lucknow

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Shopping | Heritage | Monument | History

HolidayIQ Reviewer Satish Tripathi adds, “The most interesting part of this monument is Bhoolbhulaiya. It has 1000 passages and 489 identical doorways which are interconnected which will confuse you. It is so sensitive that the sound of a burning matchstick can also be heard from the other end of the roof gallery.Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Satish Tripathi shares, “Husainabad Clock Tower is a fine architectural heritage monument in Lucknow.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Srijan Srivastava says, “The appeal of the palace is enhanced manifold by the usage of gilt crowns, Maugham style pavilions, and European style statues. There are the three yellow buildings flanking the quadrangle. These buildings housed the royal ladies.Read Full Review

8. Udaipur

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Lake | Palace | Temple | Boating

HolidayIQ Reviewer Rahul Pratap Singh says, “Saheliyon Ki Bari (Garden of Maidens), one of the most beautiful and a popular destination of Udaipur is located on the banks of Fateh Sagar Lake. ...There are numerous alleys and small squares. statues of fountains and marble Elephants, such as Lotus Pond has been neatly arranged.Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Aniket Sharma adds, “While returning back we discovered that there is a huge statue in memory of great Maharana Pratap. We didn’t realize how huge it is till we actually went up there. Upon reaching there, we were all awestruck by the majestic statue of that kind and at the highest of altitude.Read Full Review

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9. Kolkata

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Bridge | Temple | Museum | Garden

HolidayIQ Reviewer Rajanikanth Bs shares, “The Victoria Memorial is a grand Marble Building of massive proportion in Kolkata...in the evening it attains a grandeur look with beautiful illuminations which gets reflected in the pool surrounding the impressive building.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Saurabh Gupta adds, “India's first ever hanging bridge is 'Vidyasagar Setu' and the Vivekananda Setu, which is famous as Second Hooghly Bridge in India and the World. ...it beautifies Kolkata skyline and has etched itself permanently in that sense amongst other notable monuments in Kolkata like Victoria Memorial, Cathedral and Howrah Bridge.Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Ami Kothari adds, “Amazing and exquisitely beautiful monument of British era Victoria stands tall even today as a proof of the amazing British Architecture that the city has witnessed in British Era.Read Full Review

10. Khajuraho

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Temple | Architecture | Light Show | World Heritage

HolidayIQ Reviewer Saranya Devanathan shares, “The best part is a huge sphinx kind of Nandi on the top of the temple. If one starts from Varaha temple on the left side...There is a place and statue to worship. Few flowers were kept in front of the statue.Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Neelima V adds, “Erotic carvings aside, the fine detailing on the statues and carvings is quite fascinating and can be pointed out by one of the govt. Approved guides....The entire complex is neatly landscaped and it makes for a very good place relax and people watch on a nippy winter evening.Read Full Review

11. Thanjavur

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Temple | Architecture | Heritage | History

HolidayIQ Reviewer Piruthivi raj adds, “There is one statue of a sacred bull or Nandi at the entrance of this temple measuring about thirteen feet high and sixteen feet long. It is a result of a single rock carving.Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Harilal Pillai adds, “Temple tower is so huge and carved out of a single 80ton rock. Nandi's statue is also made out of a single rock. Its height is more than 10ft.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer S.M.Bega Raaj shares, “Hats off to the designer and the team of sculptures for sculpting this monumental structure.” Read Full Review

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