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8 Places to Take Your Friends For an Enriching Cultural Experience

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Want to have a meaningful trip with your close friends? Here are some destinations are top rated by the HolidayIQ travelers. 

1. Jaipur

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Fort | Palace | Heritage | History

HolidayIQ Reviewer Anuradha Manjul says, “While watching from the Jharokhas, we were transported back into the ancient princely era of the royalty.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Jenifer Sayyed says, “Jaipur- Pink city of Rajasthan rich in culture, heritage and majestic architecture of Royals. Being an avid wanderer, Jaipur was always on my list.Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Kiran Sood shares, “Jaipur is City of speaking stones....From amethyst to ruby and pearl to emerald.Read Full Review

2. Mysore

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Lokesh Nagaraj says, “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.Read Full Review

3. Jodhpur

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Jaidev Lohia adds, “Heritage place filled with Royalty...he accessible portion includes all of the histories 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.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Nitish Varshney adds, “The Mehrangarh Fort, with its beauty, is the living proof of the hard work and skill of the Jodhpuri sculptors. ...It has a palanquin section where you can see a wide collection of old royal palanquins. The heritage of the Rathores, including arms, costumes, paintings, decorated period rooms, etc, is exhibited in the museum. The museum gives us an idea of the grandeur of the royal families of the past.Read Full Review

4. Sanchi

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Rizwanuddin Rafiq adds, “Great Stupa of Sanchi is situated in Sanchi Town, District Raisen MP, India, and also marked as Stupa No. 1, at this ancient Buddhist Vihara.Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Rizwanuddin Rafiq adds, “It's a world heritage and Archaeological Department is maintaining nicely.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Rizwanuddin Rafiq shares, “It's an important Buddhist monument and world heritage, renowned around the world. This place must be visited to understand the Buddha's various teachings and the work executed by his followers even Before Christ.Read Full Review

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5. Chittorgarh

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Ayesha Das adds, “Chittorgarh Fort is the largest fort in India and the grandest in the state of Rajasthan. The fort, also known as Chittor, was the capital of Mewar and was named after Chittrangada Maurya. The fort has a long story of romance, courage, determination, and sacrifice.Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Rizwanuddin Rafiq says, “It houses the ancient Valmiki Ashram where Empress Sita has given birth twins Luv and Kush sons of Lord Rama.Read Full Review

6. Thanjavur

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Piruthivi raj adds, “This temple remains as India's largest and Indian architecture's one of greatest glories. It is also a part of UNESCO World Heritage Site as Living Chola Temples".” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Harilal Pillai says, “One of the best ancient and largest temples in India. 1000year old temple, still preserved as is.Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer S.M.Bega Raaj shares, “A must see heritage site Majestic!!! Huge and Handsome!!Read Full Review

7. Halebid and Belur

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Sulav Kumar says, “Jainism heritage and Jain food....The temple very clearly represents the Jain heritage.Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Deepika Ashwant adds, “This temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu & goddess Lakshmi. Also a UNESCO world heritage site.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Deepika Ashwant adds, “A world heritage site built by the same Hoysala Dynasty.Read Full Review

8. Khajuraho

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Temple | Heritage | Architecture | Museum

HolidayIQ Reviewer Nivedith Gajapathy adds, “Devi Jagadambika temple or Jagadambika temple of a group of about 20 temples at Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh, India. Khajuraho is a World Heritage site.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Hrish Thota shares, “Western group of temples are known for their grandeur and scale. Some of these temples are Kandariya Mahadeva Temple, Lakshmana temple, Devi Jagadamba temple and Chausath Jogini temple.” Read Full Review

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