Most Ancient Cities in India

India’s story goes back to Civilisation in the Indus Valley, dated 2500 BC. Therefore, the nation is host to some of the world’s oldest inhabited cities. These towns shed light on ancient history and customs and travel visitors to the past.


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Ujjain is also considered to be one of our country’s saint cities and a revered Hindu pilgrimage spot. This is home to one of the 12 Jyotirlingas and is called Lord Shiva’s peaceful dwelling spot. Sometimes referred to as the’ Temple Area,’ Ujjain is made up of many old and modern temples. The location of Kumbh Mela lies on the shores of the Shipra river. The city has a mystic aura that kindles creativity. No wonder.

Best Time to Visit: October – March


In Uttar Pradesh, the town of Kannauj has a rich history going back to the Mahabharata and Ramayana. Kannauj is renowned for the fusion of ancient and new. The key destinations are the interesting archeological sites. The region is governed by several dynasties that add to its rich cultural heritage. The smell of perfumes is so unmistakable in the narrow streets of Kannauj.

Best Time to Visit: October – March


Patna, Bihar’s state capital, is one of the world’s continuously live towns. It was formerly known as Pataliputra and was under Mauryan rule a significant center. Two old philosophies-Buddhism and Jainism-are affiliated with Patna. It is the second-largest city in Bihar and is located on the banks of the Ganges. In Patna, there are numerous religious and tourist attractions that draw people from different parts of the world.

Best Time to Visit: October – March


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Also, a significant place of Hindu pilgrimages is Hampi, the UNESCO World Heritage. The old town thrived on the banks of the Tungabhadra River and was deemed one of the world’s wealthiest towns. Nowadays, 4 100 hectares of Hampi ruins are reclaimed and the Kingdom of Vijayanagara is brought to light. Hampi is host to the majestic Temple of Virupaksha and many other ancient sites that make up this region’s glorious history.

Best Time to Visit: October – February


Thanjavur is a holy location renowned for its sculpture and architecture previously known as Tanjore. The Living Chola Temples, which are classified as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO, are the key attractions of this city. The paintings of Thanjavur are known because of their distinctive Tanjore-Pictures. The town has effectively preserved its vibrant 18th-century heritage. There are several paddy fields in Thanjavur. It’s also classified as’ South India’s Rice Pot.

Best Time to Visit: November – March


Throughout the Ajmer District of Rajasthan, the holy town of Pushkar is snuggled. For Hindus as well as Sikhs, the city has a religious significance. Camel Fair, marked by camels, horses, and livestock, is conducted in Pushkar. This 7-day fair appeals to citizens from all nooks. Man Mahal is Pushkar’s biggest attraction standing on the banks of Lake Sarovar. It is the only city in our nation that houses Lord Brahma’s temple.

Best Time to Visit: November – March


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Gwalior is a leading town in Madhya Pradesh, an Indian state. Seven ancient kingdoms had once ruled this region and played a significant role in the 1857 rebellion. The iconic Fort Gwalior that looks straight from the postcard is enhanced in this area. In addition to the castle, there are also royal residences, magnificent temples and historical sites in the area. Madhav National Park is a sanctuary for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts who can admire the environment and its animals.

Best Time to Visit: October – March

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