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7 Places That are Windows to a Bygone Era

7 Places That are Windows to a Bygone Era HolidayIQ

HolidayIQ Travellers share their experiences about these soul-captivating heritage places in India.

1. Jaipur

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Palace | Heritage | History | Culture

HolidayIQ Reviewer Vivek Sharma says, “It is the capital of Rajasthan and one of the most well planned city of Asia....for those who love cultural and traditional places and shopping. Very beautiful city with beautiful hearted peoples. ... It is the bundle of cultural and traditional, food, activities, dance etc. In short you can see the whole Rajasthan at one place, which is Chokhi Dhani. ” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Rushabh Dudhe says, “There is something too nostalgic at these places If you can actually picture those ancient kings and queens, this would take you there. Literally! The smell, the sanctity of the customs, the "everything" is fantastic.” Read Full Review

2. Agra

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Monument | Architecture | Heritage | World Heritage

HolidayIQ Reviewer Chander Sabharwal says, “Awesome Taj, amidst sea of humanity...Well Taj never gets old, it is a statement of beauty forever, a poem of love, of an era gone, that contributed much to Indian history....the visit is very rewarding, once in a lifetime rich experience of the splendour and majesty of the Mughal empire of the sixteenth century, with tales galore, at every nook and corner!” Read Full Review
HolidayIQ Reviewer Gopi Kiran adds, “Incredible Taj Mahal ...The pyramidal shape construction shows the main arch with Hindu style there you can find Kalasa and Padmam which is a tradition of Hindu style. There are many rumors around it too. Taj Mahal is hiding so many mysteries, that's why it became World Wonder. Surely this is symbol of love” Read Full Review

3. Mysore

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Palace | Heritage | Architecture | Historical Place

HolidayIQ Reviewer Sunil Chaurasia shares, “After entering the main gate, there was a temple on the right and the majestic Mysore PALACE (Amba Vilas) in front. First thing that strikes you is the British and Indian architecture.... it was time to enter the Palace and lost into the history. There is also Audio Guide there. With its innate wood carvings and splendid paintings with majestic layouts, Mysore Palace is a Master Piece.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Lokesh Nagaraj adds, “A truly mesmerizing palace which depicts the rich history of the Wadiyars of Mysore and also the rich heritage and cultural history of the city Mysore via the beautiful wall paintings, portraits and photographs. The palace itself is a treat to the eyes as one can see rich marbles, granite stones and European style flooring tiles/stones on the floors and walls of the building which was built under the supervision of an European Architect as the history says. ” Read Full Review

4. Hampi

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Heritage | History | Architecture | Palace

HolidayIQ Reviewer Ami Bhat adds, “Beautiful remnants of the yesteryears This temple is the most often pictured and a landmark of the Hampi heritage tour. A beautiful stone carved temple that displays different colors during the day. ...Hampi as a place, is culturally rich and it is advisable to look for a guide who can take you through the history of the place as well as point out the places of interest.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Yashnashree . adds, “Entering this grand temple fills you with a sense of awe, for a history that was. A fallen empire, the magnanimous past and the beautiful architecture compels one to feel overwhelmed. The temple is full of intricate designs all over. A barren tree lies in the middle of the entry and gives the whole place a poetic look.” Read Full Review

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5. Jaisalmer

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Fort | Desert | Sunset | Heritage

HolidayIQ Reviewer Sumit Dasgupta says, “Our journey start early for Sam Sand Dunes....Enjoy the sunrise, sunset, the campfire, traditional folk, music and dance. And of course Rajasthani traditional food. Do not forget the Camel and Jeep Safaris, it's once in a lifetime experience. ” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Anurag Saraswat shares, “One of the oldest Fort in the India Jaisalmer fort is one of the oldest fort in the India. This fort is only a Living Fort in Indian history. Located on hill, in fort almost 5000 family's of jaisalmer ancestors live there Amazing place. ” Read Full Review

6. Chittorgarh

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Fort | History | Palace | Architecture

HolidayIQ Reviewer Rizwanuddin Rafiq shares, “Fort epitomizes in its Tragic history The great battle-scarred Chittorgarh Fort epitomizes in its tragic history the valour, romance, chivalry and strict death-before-dishonour code glorified in Rajput myths and legends....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. ” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Devyani Sharma says, “Chittorgarh fort sprawls majestically over an area of 5000 Sq km and boasts of an evocative history that is both captivating and equally glorious Captivating, I say so, because of the glorified history of the rajput rulers that the fort boasts about, and the extent they went to protect their pride as well as of their motherland's.” Read Full Review

7. Varanasi

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Temple | Religious | History | Culture

HolidayIQ Reviewer Ananth Pranesh says, “Vishwanath Temple is one of the Dwadasha Jyotirlinga temples. It is a very ancient and most revered temple. Temple complex has a shrine for Parvati devi and also has a old well called Gyan Koop. There is also Annapurneshwari Temple close to Vishwanath Temple.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer shweta jha adds, “The Fort is a must visit when one you are in Varanasi. Apart from being the location for movie shootings, it is a place rich with Varanasi's history. The Fort has a museum inside displaying artefacts of Royal Family. ” Read Full Review

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