Ancient cities are the places which carries the history of a particular country. Those are the places where time may stand still and one can get the essence of it.
That is why; one should never miss the flavours of it. Here are some options to consider.
The old name of this city was Kashi and now it is called Varanasi. It is one of the oldest inhabited cities in the entire world. This place is a seat for Aryan philosophy and religion and at the same time this place is a famous for its muslins, brocades and silk fabrics. River Ganges flows by the city and one needs to visit the Kashi Vishwanath Temple here along with the Sankat Mochan Temples. Then there is the famous Benaras University and one should visit the campus. Also do not forget to visit the Ahalya Fort and the mosque of Aurangzeb.
This place is famously known as the birth place of Lord Rama from Ramayana and this city is situated on the banks of River Sarayu. This place was a major centre for religion and trade in ancient India. The major places to visit here are Treta Ke Thakur, Guptar Ghat, Bahu Begum and Gulab Bari.
In ancient India, Ujjain was the capital of Avanti province and it is situated at the banks of River Kshipra. In old India this city was the cultural hub and was the centre of literature and politics. This is the city where Kumbh Mela happens every 12 years and this place is a very prominent seat of Puranic tradition. This place is still famous as many people come here to visit the Mahakaleshwar temple.
If you want to visit a city full of jasmine blossoms and temples then this city is the perfect destination for you. This city has been a hometown for many artists and poets. Madurai is also one of the ancient seats of Tamil learning academy and Megasthenese has mentioned it in his travelogue. One can witness the ancient Tamil culture here at present as well.
This city actually gets its name from Kanyakubja which means ‘the maiden’s womb’. It is also known as the perfume capital of India because one can get rose water here which is traditionally distilled. The landmarks to visit in this city are ancient Ajaipal Temple and the raja Jaichandra Fort. If one wants to visit a heritage city in India then Kannauj should be there in the list.
This place is known as the art capital of India. It is very well known for the musical instruments because one can find the finest mridangam and veena here. This was the city of Chola dynasty and the name of the city is derived from the name of a demon Tanjanasura who was killed by Lord Vishnu. The Sivaganga Fort and the Brihadeshwara Temple are some of this city’s historic attractions.
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