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9 Majestic Destinations to Experience the Rich Culture of India!

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Let HolidayIQ reviewers take you on a scintillating journey through the rich and diverse culture of India! 

1. Jaipur

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Suhani Mahipal says, “The Pink Wonder A confused amalgam of the urban and the rural, Jaipur has all the elements that make it urbane. Yet, the rustic is feel is not missing. Heritage monuments, bright colours all around, traditional attire, camels, its a perfect picture of India. Gangaur festival is the most popular here, celebrated in March every year.” Read Full Review


HolidayIQ Reviewer Ritu raj Anand says, “It is a place where you will experience the whole Jaipur at one place. This place welcomes you with a very traditional way by putting TILAK on your forehead. As you enter the premises you will find the people in very traditional way, their clothes, their language, their welcoming manner. Men sing songs and play the dholak and sitar while women does folk dance, you can also join the danceRead Full Review

2. Udaipur

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Nayani Bajpai shares, “Huge Palace to know the traditional culture in Rajasthan This Palace was built by Udai Singh II. It opens from 9:30 am to 5:30pm. It's a huge Palace to visit especially when one wants to know about all the traditional culture in Rajasthan. The King still stays there, he's in the age of 70's. Half of the Palace has been kept open for visitors to see and experience the royal living of older times. ” Read Full Review


HolidayIQ Reviewer Rizwanuddin Rafiq adds, “Situated in the North and leads to City Palace The Hathi Pole or Elephant Gate is situated in the North and leads to City palace, the main Royal residence in Udaipur. This is the monument of Udaipur, a walled city which was established by Maharana Udai Singh and it was the capital of Mewar after Chittorgarh, which was sacked by the Mughal Army in 1567, gate's door panel are studded with sharp spikes. Hathi Pole is also now a beautiful and colourful market of modern Udaipur, and markets attracts the visitors for special Mewar's crafts and art. If you have an eye for art, do shop for the famous Pichwai and Phad paintings of Rajasthan, ...part from other miniature paintings and traditional Rajasthani artwork at Hathi Pol Bazaar.Read Full Review

3. Kolkata

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Varun Sharma adds, “City of culture We went to Kolkata and stayed at Ramkrishna Institute at Golpark. Its a place to connect to yourself and see your inner strenghts. We went to Kali Temple, Victoria and tried to cover the entire city in our memories. Kolkata is a place where east meets west and they mix very well. Read Full Review


HolidayIQ Reviewer Ratri Banerjee shares, “A person coming to Kolkata and not walking down the Park Street will miss the essence and the charm of the metro. At the heart of the city with one end at New Market, a market that never loses it's heritage and the other end with Park Circus, a touch of religious culture.Read Full Review


HolidayIQ Reviewer Sahajony says, “The history of the origin and the growth of the Indian Museum is one of the remarkable events towards the development of heritage and culture of India.” Read Full Review

4. Hyderabad

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HolidayIQ Reviewer surej krishnadass shares, “The twin cities are blow hot blow cold - in respect to culture,people and weather.Read Full Review


HolidayIQ Reviewer Vikas Garg adds, “Biggest collection, so much of history Lovely place for history lovers, even art lovers will be inspired by the collections from all over world. The traditions from different cultures are reflected so clearly in all the halls of the museum.Read Full Review


HolidayIQ Reviewer Ashish Shukla says, “Centre of tradition in Hyderabad Charminar is called so, because it bears 4 minars I. E ., 4 tombs on its 4 sides representing eacb direction. Hyderabad is a traditional city and Charminar is an emblem which proves that this place was once ruled by the Mughals. The food, the language, the style of Hyderabadi show the nawabi sides of the local people here.Read Full Review

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5. Varanasi

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Pritesh Mehta says, “Tulsi Mana Temple This temple has traditional and cultural history. It is located 7 km from Varanasi. It is establishment of Tulsi das and he wrote Ramayan whole book here. This is also know as Ram Charit Manas dedicated to god RamRead Full Review


HolidayIQ Reviewer Akshay Kushwaha shares, “Amazing aarti on Dashashwamedh Ghat Aarti on Dashashwamedh Ghat was just simply amazing and you never feel such a pleasure in your life. It shows the true Indian culture. There is also a temple of Shitala Mata Mandir and it was a very beautiful temple. Dashashwamedh Ghat is a very famous Ghat in Varanasi.Read Full Review

6. Jaisalmer

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Sumit Dasgupta shares, “Exotic family freak out Jaisalmer and also with Sam Sand Dunes Our journey start early for Sam Sand Dunes. Book your stay in the desert well in advance. Distance is about 60 kms roughly an hrs journey. 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 ABHINAV Kumar adds, “Though the Jaisalmer region is full of such Dunes, but Sam Sand Dunes is quite famous among the tourists. For the majestic view of sunset and sunrise and moonlit view of night must stay here. The Dune is located near Sam village is one hour drive from Jaisalmer. There is only one govt bus operates on this route, so if you plan to go there either book a taxi or merge with other tourists and hire a taxy or bus. The Sam Dunes area has many staying options in Camp, tent and Luxury Resorts. Staying in dunes is very unique experience one can have, in evening you can enjoy traditional dance and music.Read Full Review

7. Amritsar

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Sarita Sharma adds, “Visit to Amritsar Amritsar... a city of hussle and bussle but a very rich experience as far as culture, food, sight-seeing and relegious activities are involved.” Read Full Review


HolidayIQ Reviewer Saurabh Agarwal shares, “What an experience! The fort is brought back to life and it is now lively. Various traditional performances, the 7d show, the projection mapping show and numerous activities, an experience full of adrenaline. I when through the history of the fort and came of different rulers, the British and Indian Army who had the for a brief period. ” Read Full Review

8. Kerala

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Richa s adds, “Kerala is really the abode of God and that is quite reflected in the state of spices. But Kerala is not only about spices. On one hand you get to see the serene and calm backwaters in poovar and on the other the mystic munnar hills. Kerala also has one of India's best beaches, the Kovalam beach. Still missing that adventure? Then there is the Kerala forest reserve in district Thekaddy. Moreover Cochin offers you a glimpse of the traditional Kerala culture, be it the chinese fishing nets, the churches, the synagogue or the place Vasco De Gama had discovered. Theres is something for everyone!Read Full Review

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9. Mysore

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Manjith Babu adds, “A mirror to the rich culture of Karnataka Mysore Palace. The name itself evokes a sense of pride among Kannadigas. Mysore Palace is one of the most extravagant, magnificent, historical building one can see and it's the most famous tourist attraction after Taj Mahal.Read Full Review


HolidayIQ Reviewer Sanjay Chikhalikar says, “Mysore is the city of joy and culture. You have a lot of things to see, old as well as new. Mysore Palace is worth seeing and specially the lighting during night on Sundays and holidays (19.00 - 20.00 hrs.) should not be missed. Mysore Zoo and Vrindavan Garden are worth visiting. Srirangpatana brings back the memories of Tipu Sultan.” Read Full Review

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