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8 legendary lost cities of India you must visit!

HolidayIQ.com logo HolidayIQ.com 27-08-2017

Once inhabited, real and prosperous these lost cities have eventually lost over the period of time. Buried in the sands of time and these legendary lost cities are still alive in the history pages. A visit to these cities makes us realize the culture and heritage that our ancestors have bequeathed us.

1. Dholavira, Gujarat

Dholavira, Gujarat: HolidayIQ traveller Madhu Menon shares “Dholavira, a village known for its archeological excavations of the Indus Valley Civilization and Harappan Culture can be considered as one of the remotest regions in modern India.” He further adds, “One can enhance the visit to this otherwise inhospitable terrain by interacting with the people living in the last village, Dungarani Vand, the village closest to the border with Pakistan ” - 22 Reviews, 3 Sightseeings © wikimedia.org HolidayIQ traveller Madhu Menon shares “Dholavira, a village known for its archeological excavations of the Indus Valley Civilization and Harappan Culture can be considered as one of the remotest regions in modern India.” He further adds, “One can enhance the visit to this otherwise inhospitable terrain by interacting with the people living in the last village, Dungarani Vand, the village closest to the border with Pakistan ” - 22 Reviews, 3 Sightseeings

HolidayIQ traveller Madhu Menon shares “Dholavira, a village known for its archeological excavations of the Indus Valley Civilization and Harappan Culture can be considered as one of the remotest regions in modern India.” He further adds, “One can enhance the visit to this otherwise inhospitable terrain by interacting with the people living in the last village, Dungarani Vand, the village closest to the border with Pakistan.”

2. Vijayanagara, Karnataka

Vijayanagara, Karnataka: “Hampi is a historical place where the great king of Vijayanagara walked and ruled the state. It is now a UNESCO world heritage site,” says HolidayIQ traveller Lambith. He further adds, “Considered one of the great kings of India was an erudite and great ruler. Visiting the ruin make you relive the time and imagination take you as if you were one of the locals.” - 1608 Reviews, 37 Sightseeings © wikimedia.org “Hampi is a historical place where the great king of Vijayanagara walked and ruled the state. It is now a UNESCO world heritage site,” says HolidayIQ traveller Lambith. He further adds, “Considered one of the great kings of India was an erudite and great ruler. Visiting the ruin make you relive the time and imagination take you as if you were one of the locals.” - 1608 Reviews, 37 Sightseeings

“Hampi is a historical place where the great king of Vijayanagara walked and ruled the state. It is now a UNESCO world heritage site,” says HolidayIQ traveller Lambith. He further adds, “Considered one of the greatest kings of India, he was an erudite ruler. Visiting the ruins makes you relive the ancient times.” 

3. Poompuhar, Tamil Nadu

Poompuhar, Tamil Nadu: Poompuhar, also known as Puhar, is an ancient town situated in Sirkali Taluk of Nagapattinam. It has been the seat of many prominent South Indian rulers, like Manuneethi Cholan, Karikal Cholan, and Sembiyan. It was known as Puhar Nagaram in the reign of Chola Kingdom. - 7 Sightseeings © travel.india.com Poompuhar, also known as Puhar, is an ancient town situated in Sirkali Taluk of Nagapattinam. It has been the seat of many prominent South Indian rulers, like Manuneethi Cholan, Karikal Cholan, and Sembiyan. It was known as Puhar Nagaram in the reign of Chola Kingdom. - 7 Sightseeings

Poompuhar, also known as Puhar, is an ancient town situated in Sirkali Taluk of Nagapattinam. It has been the seat of many prominent South Indian rulers, like Manuneethi Cholan, Karikal Cholan, and Sembiyan. It was known as Puhar Nagaram during the reign of Chola Kingdom.

4. Kalibangan, Rajasthan

Kalibangan, Rajasthan: This site is a part of the ancient Indus Valley Civilisation that is some 5000 years old. It has not only the relics of the Harappan settlements from the 2500 BC - 1750 BC, but also the Pre-Harappan settlements from the 3500 BC - 2500 BC. "If you are visiting Bikaner, you must visit Kalibangan, famous for its extensive remains of the pre-Harappan and Harappan era.” recommends HolidayIQ traveller A S. - 371 Reviews © harappa.com This site is a part of the ancient Indus Valley Civilisation that is some 5000 years old. It has not only the relics of the Harappan settlements from the 2500 BC - 1750 BC, but also the Pre-Harappan settlements from the 3500 BC - 2500 BC. "If you are visiting Bikaner, you must visit Kalibangan, famous for its extensive remains of the pre-Harappan and Harappan era.” recommends HolidayIQ traveller A S. - 371 Reviews

This site is a part of the ancient Indus Valley Civilisation that is some 5000 years old. It not only has the relics of the Harappan settlements from the 2500 BC - 1750 BC, but also the Pre-Harappan settlements from the 3500 BC - 2500 BC. "If you are visiting Bikaner, you must visit Kalibangan, famous for its extensive remains of the pre-Harappan and Harappan era.” recommends HolidayIQ traveller A S. 

5. Lothal, Gujarat

Lothal, Gujarat: The Lothal docks were among the world's earliest known that connected the city to an ancient course of the Sabarmati River. HolidayIQ traveller Suhas Ramakrishna Reddy shares “Ancient Cities of Harappan Civilization (Dholavira and Lothal). A glimpse of what life was 5000 years ago is hair-raising for it precision engineering.” - 464 Reviews © gujarattourism.com The Lothal docks were among the world's earliest known that connected the city to an ancient course of the Sabarmati River. HolidayIQ traveller Suhas Ramakrishna Reddy shares “Ancient Cities of Harappan Civilization (Dholavira and Lothal). A glimpse of what life was 5000 years ago is hair-raising for it precision engineering.” - 464 Reviews

The Lothal docks were among the world's earliest known that connected the city to an ancient course of the Sabarmati River. HolidayIQ traveller Suhas Ramakrishna Reddy shares “The ancient cities of Harappan Civilization (Dholavira and Lothal) give a glimpse of what life was 5000 years ago. The whole experience is hair-raising for it precision engineering.”

6. Pattadakal, Karnataka

Pattadakal, Karnataka: Famous for its ancient temples and other historic monuments, “ the temples found here go as back as Seventh century. It has series of temples which has architectural beauty which just amazes you. Some of them are Jambulinga temple, Virupaksha temple.” says HolidayIQ traveller Varun Kulkarni. - 5 Reviews, 13 Sightseeings © gomowgli.in Famous for its ancient temples and other historic monuments, “ the temples found here go as back as Seventh century. It has series of temples which has architectural beauty which just amazes you. Some of them are Jambulinga temple, Virupaksha temple.” says HolidayIQ traveller Varun Kulkarni. - 5 Reviews, 13 Sightseeings

"Famous for its ancient temples and other historic monuments, Pattadakal's temples go as back as the seventh century. The architectural beauty of the series of temples here, just amazes you. Some of them are Jambulinga temple, Virupaksha temple,” says HolidayIQ traveller Varun Kulkarni. 

7. Muziris, Kerala

Muziris, Kerala: 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 recommends a visit to Muziris because "the coconut palms, the red tiles houses, the innumerable lakes and beaches will remain long lasting impressions to any visitor." - 562 Reviews, 1 Sightseeing © justkerala.in 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 recommends a visit to Muziris because "the coconut palms, the red tiles houses, the innumerable lakes and beaches will remain long lasting impressions to any visitor." - 562 Reviews, 1 Sightseeing

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 recommends a visit to Muziris because "the coconut palms, the red tiles houses, the innumerable lakes and beaches will leave long lasting impressions on any visitor."

8. Surkotada, Gujarat

Surkotada, Gujarat: The ancient mound stands surrounded by an undulating rising ground clustered by small sandstone hills. These hills are covered with red laterite soil giving the entire region a reddish brown colour. The archeological site contains horse remains dated to ca. 2000 BCE. These mounds are surrounded by clustered undulating rising ground. - 464 Reviews © harappa.com The ancient mound stands surrounded by an undulating rising ground clustered by small sandstone hills. These hills are covered with red laterite soil giving the entire region a reddish brown colour. The archeological site contains horse remains dated to ca. 2000 BCE. These mounds are surrounded by clustered undulating rising ground. - 464 Reviews

The ancient mound stands surrounded by an undulating rising ground clustered by small sandstone hills. These hills are covered with red laterite soil giving the entire region a reddish brown colour.

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