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Turn Back The Clock and Visit 6 of the Oldest Cities in India

Turn Back The Clock and Visit 6 of the Oldest Cities in India wikimedia

Some places perish with the passage of time while others stand their ground and attain immortality. Travel back to the forgotten era with places that have stood the battering of time. 

Turn Back The Clock and Visit 6 of the Oldest Cities in India:

  1. Hotel Nand Nandan, Dwarka (Gujarat)
  2. Meraden Grand Hotel, Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh)
  3. The Sea Horse Hotel, Mandarmani (West Bengal)
  4. Lohana Resort, Pushkar (Rajasthan)
  5. Pearl Regency Hotel, Thrissur (Trichur) (Kerala)
  6. Shiva Sangam Residency, Bagalkot (Karnataka)

1. Dwarka - the submerged city

Dwarka - the submerged citysource: wikimedia

Once referred to as the Golden City, Dwaraka has great significance as one of the seven sacred cities in Hindu lore. Legends say that it got submerged after the demise of Lord Krishna. HolidayIQ scout Ashok says, "Dwarka is one of the four Dhams, the other three are Badrinath, Jagannath Puri, and Rameshwaram."

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26 Sightseeings

2. Varanasi - the Kashi of yore

Varanasi - the Kashi of yore
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source: wikimedia

Believed by many to be one of the most ancient cities in India, Kashi is the epitome of everything sacred. HolidayIQ tourist Prashant says, "Varansi is a mysterious place and it has so many different flavors to it. Roads are narrow and city is over crowded but still it has its own charm." 

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3. Poompuhar, Tamil Nadu

Poompuhar, Tamil Nadusource: wikimedia

With inscriptions dating back to the 2nd century, Poompuhar holds a significant place in history. Pottery made in the 4th or 5th century also testifies to the significance of this place in India's history.

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3 Sightseeings

4. Pushkar- the land of colours

Pushkar- the land of colourssource: wikimedia

It's one of the most ancient cities in India and it is said that Lord Brahma created it. Pushkar is one of the five sacred Dhams and is called “tirth- raj”, which means the king of pilgrimages. HolidayIQ scout Abhishek says, "The famous brahma mandir is the centre of attraction while the famous pond which has mythological importance is simply beautiful."

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13 Sightseeings

5. Muziris, Kerala

Muziris, Keralasource: wikimedia

Known for trading everything from  spices to precious stones with the Greeks, Romans and the rest of the world, Muziris was one of the most reputed ancient world’s greatest trading centres. HolidayIQ traveller Arun Nair says, "The coconut palms, the red tiles houses, the innumerable lakes and beaches will remain long lasting impressions to any visitor."

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6. Pattadakal

Pattadakalsource: wikimedia

The temples here are popular under the name of ‘Chalukyas’ and form a part of the earliest experiments of the Vesara style of Hindu temple architecture. HolidayIQ tourist Varun says, "Pattadakal is a declared world heritage site. The temples found here go as back as Seventh century. It has series of temples which has architectural beauty which just amazes you." 

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37 Sightseeings

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