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7 Proofs: It's Never too Late to Connect with Glories of the Past

7 Proofs: It's Never too Late to Connect with Glories of the Past

In your 50s you have fulflilled most of your obligations to the world around you and are looking to spend much deserved time on yourself. It's time to connect with the past. Destinations we have always heard about but never found time to truly immerse in them to get the true essence these places have to offer. HolidayIQ reviewers take you to the sand dunes of Rajasthan to a taste of erstwhile royalty. 

1. Jaisalmer

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Miss Shaila shares, “Out of world experience Jaisalmer is a beautiful and colourful,historical city inrajasthan. The city'shistorical places such as havelies, fort, andsand dunes make you feel as if you are in the era of rajas and maharajas [kings]. The vibrant colours of the city make you feel as someone special.”

2. Jodhpur

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Saurabh Gupta says, “Invincible and mighty Fort The name Mehrangarh began to appear in chronicles and poems. Mehra is arajasthani word for the Sun and it is not at all unlikely that the Suryavanshi Rathores (Sun Dynasty) would name their first citadel in their mythological ancestors honor. One has to visit the Fort to realize the sheer massive size of it. ”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Saurabh Gupta adds, “Royal experience of Beautiful Palace...Umaid Bhawan Palace is world famous palace. This beautiful palace is named after Maharaja Umaid Singh. This is also known as Chittar Palace, It was built to provide employment to thousands of people during famine in 1929.” HolidayIQ Reviewer Jaidev Lohia shares, “Heritage place filled with Royalty Also called as Jodhpur City palace, has been divided into 3 parts....The accessible portion includes all of thehistory of the royal family, right from the first proposed miniature of the palace to the miniatures of the last airplanes flown by them. The heritage kitchenware, polo trophies, furniture etc. And lastly the vintage Cars. The garage filled with 12 vintage Cars is just at the entrance of the palace. Cars including Rolls Royce having a No. Plate saying Jodhpur-1 to the Mercedes of the early 90's. Overall a delight to the eyes.”

3. Pushkar

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Rusha Kanjilal shares, “This Lake of Pushkar has a history. It's known to be one of the Blessed and only Residing Place of Lord Brahma. A holy visit and nice walks down small shops offering various clothing and food, All veg of course. The humus pita is wonderful, we found this lovely juice shop down the lane and it's a must try. The Kiwi, Anar with a twist of Lemon, and even their special powder. All worth a try and it's so refreshing.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Siddharth Ajmera says, “Brahma Temple is considered as the only temple of Lord Brahma in the world. That's why it is very importanthistorically. But that's it. There are a few temples of Lord Shiva, Goddess Durga inside. ...here are a series of restaurants outside the temple where you can have a local meal of "Daal Baati" which is a traditionalrajasthani Food and a must try. There are soda and lemon juice vendors which you should try after the meal.”

4. Bikaner

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Ashwini Dabbe says, “Magnificent fort Forts are royal structures which makesrajasthan a unique and a majestic place in India. Bikaner Fort is one such fort which makes you dumbfounded at its very sight. It's one of the well built and maintained forts in India. Every stone in the fort tells you a unique story of valour, life and culture of the royal families who once lived there. A must visit place for history geeks!!”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Aditi Ray adds, “Beautifully steeped in history Junagarh Fort is the main historical attraction of Bikaner and is steeped in rich history. Besides the usual attractions of a Fort, there is a museum which houses furnitures, chariots and palanquins used in that era. Junagarh Fort has its own parking lot and there are tour guides who can take you through thehistory of the Fort in great detail. Visiting Junagarh Fort was a memorable and delightful experience.”

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5. Bhuj

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Arti Verma shares, “Historical place to visit 1. Shree Swaminarayan Temple, Bhuj -Beautiful architecture and peaceful place....2. Aina mahal -If you are tourist in Bhuj, then go to this place. People who are interested inhistorical things would like this, as it is well-maintained attraction....3. Prag Mahal Palace- Next door to the Aina Mahal, there is Prag Mahal. Badly affected by Gujarat earthquake in 2001, but worth to see. The clock and tower is amazing, if you have some patience then must go up to the top of the tower and enjoy the whole view of Bhuj. The inner halls of the Palace will provide some historical items.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Shefali Thaker says, “Extremely well maintained and clean gurudwara... It is a deserted area and hence it is called as a ghost town. .... It is quite and peaceful and they serve simple yet delicious meals (Langar) to the people who come to pray depending on the time of the day. ...Definately worth a visit for tourists who are culturally andhistorically inclined to understand this region.”

6. Phalodi

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HoliayIQ reviewer Ashish says, "Phalodi is a great place with it's lakes & anciant havelis. The narrow galis of phalodi are little bit exciting . It also has some great food variety which you can't get at any other place, such as bombay lodge lassi & mirchi bada."

7. Bundi

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HolidayIQ reviewerTraveller Inme says, "In ancient times Bundi and its surrounding places was inhabited by many local tribes, of which the Meena tribe was the most prominent... Explore Bundi The city retains its old world charm, simplicity and slow pace. Narrow lanes, blue houses, colorful turbans and bright attires of women adding splashes of colors here and there. It is a less visited place by the domestic tourists (unlike to a few predictable places of Rajasthan) though quite popular with the foreign tourists."

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