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Soak in the Cultural Beauty of these 6 Heritage Sites with your Family

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There is nothing like immersing yourself in the culture and heritage, a holiday destination can offer. Explore these 6 awesome heritage sites with your family as recommended by HolidayIQ reviewers.

1. Puri

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Ashwin Johari adds, “The 3 gates correspond to the 3 movements of the sun (Uttarayan, Madhyayan, and Dakshinayan) and the sun's rays come through the respective doors and hit the main door. This was true centuries ago when the temple was built but not these days, as many trees and buildings have come in between. Also notable is the Sun Wheel which is an accurate clock and shows the time by use of shadow. You have to see it to believe it. The statues of the Sun God are inspiring. I would advise all visitors to hire a guide. Without a guide, this place would seem like just another Indian temple. Please don't miss out on the guide.” Read Full Review

2. Ahmedabad

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Jagdish Raval says, “We have often visited this place as we had stayed in Ahmedabad for a while and this a nice and cheap shopping area. This is one of the 12 Gates of Bhadra Killa of Ahmedabad. It is believed that the Mughal Emperor Jahangir and his Queen Begam Noor Jahan used this gate for watching the procession of Muharram. There is also a sculpture under the control of the Archaeology Survey of India. Nowadays, the place is full of vendors and heavily crowded throughout the day. Visitors can avoid this place as it is just a Darwaja on the main road.” Read Full Review

3. Jammu

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Raja Venkatachalam shares, “Just beautiful! The view of Jammu city, the River Thawi, the bridges across the river, and the fort adjoining the garden, the sunset is all so nice. Spent one hour in the gardens and the fort. Visited the Kali temple nearby – there is a small market near the fort. Next visit was to the Raghunath temple. The temple is situated in a very crowded market area. You will have to walk from the parking lot to the temple through the market. The temple is a normal temple, nothing grand except that it is famous for its religious belief. Security around the Raghunath Temple is very strict, even a pen is not allowed inside. Overall if you have time, one full day is enough for Jammu city.”  Read Full Review

4. Lucknow

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Satish Tripathi shares, “Rumi Darwaza is just in front of the Entrance Gate, on the other side of the road. In fact, it is not a single building but a complex of three buildings. The first one on the left side is Bowli(well). In fact, it is a stepped well to carry the water, directly from water level. There is grand Asafi Mosque on the right side. In the center, there is a beautiful circular garden with roads on either side. The main building in front is Bara Imambara (a place for a congregation of people). Our guide told us that this is the only maze (called Bhool Bhulaiya) building of India. Its roof is without any pillar to support or any type of girder to it.” Read Full Review

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5. Bhubaneswar

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Balan Kumar says, “In Bhubaneswar, the calmest place is the Buddha stop above the green mountains - feels really awesome and gives peace to both mind and heart. Bhubaneswar is also known as Green City due to the greenery throughout the city which gives people really cool picnic spots in the entire city. One can easily come to the city during the end of winter months i.e Jan-Mar. There is a facility of all forms of transport to reach the city but I prefer trains as it will be cheap and hassle-free during nonfestive seasons. There are many cheap and affordable hotels in the city if one is willing to spend around 4K.”  Read Full Review

6. Hampi

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Sandeep Kumar Roy adds, “It is better to start from Virupaksha Temple as it is nearest to the bus stand. Every monument reminds you of the affluence and grandeur of the Vijaynagar kingdom. The architecture and construction of the buildings leave you spellbound. Virupaksha temple, Vittala temple, Lotus Mahal, Chandikesvara temple, Sasivekala Ganesha and Kadalakalu Ganesha are some of the 'must see' monuments. The monument with the Stone Chariot is at a small distance from the main road. Normal vehicles are not allowed for this stretch and the Archaeological Society of India has engaged battery operated vehicles that ferry the tourists for a nominal fee of Rs.10 per person. We had a wonderful time, visiting most of the monuments and finally we had to leave as official closing time is 6.00 pm.” Read Full Review

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