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Top Most Ancient Cities in India

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If you are intrigued by our homeland’s rich heritage, here is a compilation of ancient Indian towns to explore.


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Delhi’s background dates back to the Mughal era. Delhi has been the site of the capital of Pandavas, Indraprastha, and is described in the great Hindu epic, Mahabharata, according to the mythology. The ancient Delhi was believed to have originated from King Dhilu in 800 BCE. In ancient times, Delhi was ruled by five dynasties, which made this area rich in history since the XI century.

Best Time to Visit: October – November, March – April


Mathura is a sacred city where Lord Krishna spent his childhood days in the Mathura region of Uttar Pradesh. Located at the banks of the Yamuna River, this town blends rich past and tradition with tremendous effort. There are a number of temples devoted to Lord Krishna and Radha in Vrindavan. The Bihari Temple, which draws devotees from all over the world, is one of the most famous.

Best Time to Visit: November – March


Lord Rama’s birthplace in Ayodhya, a former town that was founded in the 6th century BCE. It stands on the banks of the Sarayu River and is an important worship place of Hindu and Jainism followers. Ayodhya is a holy hub renowned for its countless temples and river ghats. The town exudes a mystical aura from devotees who frequent the temples to melody singing and the scent of incense burners.

Best Time to Visit: October – December


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Varanasi has a past starting about 800 BCE, one of the oldest populated cities worldwide. It is a country of Lord Shiva and thus considers to be one of the most sacred Hindu pilgrimages. In addition to devotees in India, Varanasi draws worldwide foreign tourists. Highlights of this location are the ceremonies that take place around the Ganga Ghats. Which included Ganga Arti, holy baths in the water, Yagya, blazing dead bodies, etc.

Best Time to Visit : October – March


In the state of Gujarat is the old town of Dwarka. The path to moksha is the actual meaning of Dwarka. The town thus has a sacred atmosphere and is considered a member of the Yatra Char Dham. Surrounded by lovely temples and holy sites, this area retains the rich history of India beautifully. Every year there are throngs of thousands of pilgrims to Dwarka. The Nageshwara Temple is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas. In addition to being a saintly city, peaceful beaches attract nature lovers from numerous parts of India.

Best Time to Visit: November – February


Puri City stands next to the Bay of Bengal, renowned for the famous Jagannatha Temple. It is a popular Hind holy spot with millions of fans visiting the sanctuary each year. The Temple of Jagannatha has the biggest kitchen and you will see it to believe it. The old town is honored even by the magnificent beach and woods of Casuarina. Konark Sun is one of the best and most aristocratic attractions in the city of Puri.

Best Time to Visit : October – March


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Madurai is an ancient city on the River Vaigai, regarded as the intellectual hub of Tamil Nadu. One of the other highlights of Madurai is the Meenakshi Amman Temple. The majestic temple is a famous architectural masterpiece of the 17th century. Madurai’s commercial ties with Rome are also established. This is named “Cultural City,” hence. Various old buildings contribute to Madurai’s charm and attract heritage fans from all around the country.

Best Time to Visit: October – March

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