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Sometimes a weekend away in the city exploring the compositions are all you need to make you feel refreshed. Here are 7 destinations considered the best choices according to HolidayIQ users

1. Dubai

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HolidayIQ Reviewer VIRINDER VAID adds, “The view of Dubai buildings and roads is nice from various positions on the deck. It's best to reach there just before sunset so as to see the city in the day and night with lights glittering everywhere..” Read Full Review 


HolidayIQ Reviewer S.M.Bega Raaj shares, “We travelled along this road almost in all 6 days from 02 Feb 2016 to 07th and enjoyed a lot, took some fabulous photos and videos to cherish, all high rise buildings along both sides of the road along with Metro rail” Read Full Review 


HolidayIQ Reviewer Deepak Yadav shares, “. Once the cruise started to sail, we saw huge buildings lit with beautiful lights and other cruises passing by us highlighted with decorative neon lights. It was like a riot of colours and light in the dark night.” Read Full Review

2. Kuala Lumpur

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Kasi Venkoba Rao adds, “Pride of Kuala Lumpur - Very amazing The Petronas Twin Towers. This Petronas Twin Tower buildings is a landmark of Kuala Lumpur City and stands as the Pride of Kuala Lumpur. There is a systematic procedure to let people, monitor and bring them back.” Read Full Review 


HolidayIQ Reviewer Jagdish Raval adds, “Tallest building in the world Petronas Twin Towers are twin skyscrapers in Kuala Lumpur City Centre. Petronas Towers were tallest buildings in the world from 1998 to 2004 and remain the tallest twin towers in the world. We were pleased and excited to see these 88-floor towers buildings. However, we didn't enter inside because entry fee was too much high. I will recommend visiting this place.” Read Full Review

3. Panjim

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Rizwanuddin Rafiq says, “Panji's oldest building which is The Riverfront Secretariat once it was housing the State Legislative Assembly still many State Government Offices are there. This is the Panji's oldest buildings..” Read Full Review 


HolidayIQ Reviewer Rizwanuddin Rafiq adds, “The walk through this area, now declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, takes in two of Goa's most important religious monuments, the Basilica de Bom Jesus and the grand Se Cathedral, and ends on Holy Hill, where some of Goa's old churches are located. Most of these buildings are designed by the Italian or Portuguese architects, encompass a range of European styles, from sober Renaissance to exuberant Baroque and Portuguese Manueline. ” Read Full Review

4. New Delhi

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Niming Haisa adds, “The Humayun's Tomb Am a sophomore doing history major. Nothing entrances a historian more than the monuments and old buildings..” Read Full Review 


HolidayIQ Reviewer Savan Kumar shares, “Superb and wonderful place in New Delhi. Once inside, you will feel immensely proud of our Nation for such elegance, dignity, discipline and much more, you will be amazed by so much information about the buildings, procedures done for each of the proceedings.” Read Full Review 


HolidayIQ Reviewer Rocky Singh adds, “Great place It is majestic. There are a lot of buildings and nice architecture inside. Foreigners do not have to stand in line but can go immediately to the front of the line.” Read Full Review

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5. Mumbai

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Rizwanuddin Rafiq says, “A unique historic Railway station A unique historic Railway Station, designed by Fredrick based on Victorian Italianate Gothic Revival architecture and traditional Mughal buildings, construction work  began in 1878 and completed in 1887 to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria, in Bori Bunder area of Mumbai.” Read Full Review 


HolidayIQ Reviewer Beautiful Eyes says, “Marine Drive Trip You get down the Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus. Marine Drive is the most amazing place in Mumbai. You can sit on the beach and see the whole city. Time just flies as you enjoy the sea, the buildings and it also has a great track in front where people of all ages are seen are jogging in the afternoon and some strolling with their cute puppies.” Read Full Review 



6. Bangalore

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Satvik Handa shares, “Good place for a casual hangout I visit here almost every fortnightly with friends. It has many office buildings, shops, and theatres. Must visit once to have a great evening fun-filled and eventful.” Read Full Review 


HolidayIQ Reviewer Harsha Anjanappa shares, “It hosts a major Metro train station, it has a Police Parade Ground on one side, Famous buildings with many shopping, cinema complexes on the other side..” Read Full Review 


HolidayIQ Reviewer Sumanta Paul adds, “A road with drastic change with old structures to modern shops The municipality should have kept all the old structures and allowed modern shops in the renovated buildings like what we see in Europe. The Brigade Road will attract people who have not seen its past for sure, to conclude.” Read Full Review 



7. Chennai

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Rizwanuddin Rafiq shares, “Worlds most beautiful urban beach is Chennai's Seashore. Proud to have one of the India's largest and urban beach, stretching to almost 13 Kms, along with the City's Eastern flank, that is none other than Marina Beach. It is connecting the Fort St. With San Thome Basilica, was built by Mounstuart, who was the Governor during 1881 to 1886, as described by the Architectural historian Phillip, is that the Marina Beach is the most beautiful Beach of the world. This is the favorite place for Chennai's people as well as for visitors to have an escape from the humid heat of the city and they enjoy the sea breezes. The walk along the South Beach Road takes in the park, tree lines and spectacular colonial and Ind-Sara scenic buildings.” Read Full Review  

8. Shanghai

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Vasu Thali shares, “Nice viewpoint. but spoiled by some unpleasant rain. But have to say Still a very good square surrounded by some high rise buildings. No fees. Not so crowded that day due to Rain. Shanghai Museum is also very near to it. The Shanghai circus world is a must see. Do not forget to see the ships at the bund on the marvelous river and different amazing architectural buildings and other historical places are available. Please explore the nightlife at Shanghai and have an amazing vacation as planned. You only live once..” Read Full Review

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