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7 Places Where Mythology Comes Alive!

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In love with everything to do with mythology? Well, here are some places that are steeped in history and mythology. Every lanes and turn in these places have a story to tell. So what are you waiting for?

1. Varanasi

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Temple | Ganga | Religious | Peace

HolidayIQ Reviewer Nikhil Kashyap adds, “According to Hindu mythology people cremated at this ghat receive 'moksha', referring to be liberated from the cycle of rebirth. ...Sailing on the Ganges, living the splendid sunrise, and witnessing the nuances of the ghats right up to the last ghat Assi, the evening aarti at Dasaswamedha ghat isn't the only fascinating aspect of Varanasi, the street food here gives you a different high and we are not talking about the bhang wali thandai alone.Read Full Review

2. Puri

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Temple | Beach | Sea | Religious

HolidayIQ Reviewer Keshab Jena says, “The city is situated near the Bay of Bengal Sea. It is a mythological place. Place of Lord Jagannath. Lord Jagannath temple is situated in this place. Also, many temples are there to see. According to Hinduism, it is a one of Dham between four Dham. We can get moksha by traveling to these four Dhams, which means you get freedom from life cycle.Read Full Review

3. Imphal

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Sagar Gurumayum says, “The themes of his work are derived from nature, the mythological of Manipur and reflections on its turbulent history. Shyamsunder prefers not to sell his work.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Sagar Gurumayum adds, “Three Mothers Art Gallery...The themes of his work are derived from nature, the mythological of Manipur and reflections on its turbulent history.” Read Full Review

4. Gokarna

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Beach | Temple | Sea | Sunset

HolidayIQ Reviewer Rahul Kulkarni adds, “There are many stories and legends about the town and how was it named. Ask any local and he will regale you with mythological tales about GokarnaRead Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer B.A.Ramam shares, “It is a Shiva temple famous for the Atmalinga brought by Ravana himself.Read Full Review

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5. Rameshwaram

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Temple | Sea | Bridge | Religious

HolidayIQ Reviewer Sumit Agarwal adds, “According to Hindu mythology Rameshwaram is one of the Char Dham and also the birthplace of our greatest Indian Scientists Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Rashmin Joshi says, “The bridge with Hindu and Christian mythological significance! Located at Bay ...It is the closest point to Srilanka, Rama Setu or Sethusamudram or Setu Bandhan built by Lord Rama to reach Sri Lanka and to Save Sita from Ravana.Read Full Review

6. Hampi

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Temple | Heritage | History | Architecture

HolidayIQ Reviewer Prakash Manjrekar shares, “The carvings are especially spectacular with the Yalis (the mythical lion) on the pillars and the entrances to the temple hall flanged with impressive carvings of elephant balustrades.Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer S.p. Padmaprasad shares, “There are carvings on the outer wall of the temple also. Depicting various incidents related to Hindu mythology, go to the backyard of this temple also. You will see so many big and small things.Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Saranya Devanathan adds, “The temple Gopurams are high and full of mythological stories. At the entrance of Virupaksha temple itself, Markanteya sculpture is there.Read Full Review

7. Lepakshi

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Purnimaa Ranganath shares, “At the Natyamantapa look up to find the most fascinating feature of the temple, the murals that adorn the ceiling. Although a lot of it has now been eroded by the harshness of time and neglect, the vibrant colors of natural vegetable and flower dyes still catch the eye of the visitor. Each of them depicts a story from mythology.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Siddharth Srinivasan shares, “The main attractions include the hanging pillar, the 5 headed snake, and the monolith Nandi, apart from the mythological Ramapada and the eyes of the sculptor. Located amid boulders, best time to visit is early morning as sun is bound to be scorching in the later hours.Read Full Review

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