10 Oldest Living and Continuously Inhabited Cities of India

In this post, we have listed the cities which have managed to stand the testimony of time and showcase the evolution of human civilization. These are the consistently inhabited oldest living cities in India.

1. Delhi

According to archeological evidences, Delhi was founded in 786 AD by Tomar rulers. It was the first city of India which has been powerful for a long time. It has witnessed the rise and fall of several empires as a lot of grand monuments are the living proof. Explore the incredible and ancient sites of the city and dive into its rich history, such as Agrasen ki Baoli and Quila Rai Pithora.


2. Vadodara

Vadodara has significant and old history. Once known as Chandravati, named after Raja Chandan and Viravati, Vadodara is the paradise of the brave. The enigmatic Maharaja Sayajirao III ruled the city. It was the golden period of the city as it has witnessed great achievements and progress.


3. Varanasi

It is among the oldest consistently lived cities in the world. It is still the seat of Aryan philosophy and religion. It is the commercial centre known for its brocade, muslin and silk fabrics and the center of learning. It is the city older than tradition, older than history and even than legend.


4. Ujjain

It is yet another ancient city in India. Located on the banks of River Kshipra, the early history is seen in Puranic tradition of the city. Ujjain was the capital of Avanti and the cultural, political and literary centre of Malwa region. It has discernible affection of the legendary poet, Kalidas. It is also known for Jyotirlinga, Mahakaleshwar Temple, Rumi’s tomb, and Simhasta Maha Kumbh which is held once in 12 years.


5. Gwalior

Gwalior is the pre-medieval center of Jainism and has been the major city across Indian history. Several empires have connection to the city. One of the Navratnas of Akbar, Tansen music maestro was from Gwalior. It is the home of majestic Shivpuri and Gwalior fort.


6. Madurai

It has the glorious history dates back to Sangam era. The ancient city is well-known for fragrant jasmine blossoms and beautiful temples. It has been mentioned by Ibn Batuta, Megasthenes and Marco Polo.


7. Patna

The rich history of the city covers 3 millennia. It was earlier called as the nexus for civilization. It is the center of attraction of Maurya Empire. It is located in the proximity of ancient Vikramshila and Nalanda universities. It was the home of Chanakya (Indian Machiavelli) and mathematical genius Aryabhatta.


8. Ayodhya

Located on the banks of River Sarayu, Ayodhya is the ancient city which is the birthplace of Lord Rama from Ramayana. It is the capital of ancient Kosala. It is the melting pot and major trade centre and it has great religious importance in Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism and Islam. Ayodhya has been identified by historians to be a leading Buddhist center, Saket from 5th Century BC.


9. Pushkar

The stunning lakeside town has the rich history of habitation which dates back to a longer period. According to the legends, when Lord Brahma landed to the earth, the flower (Pushpa) fell from his hand (Kar) and he named the place “Pushkar”. Pilgrims from different parts of the country revere the temples and lake in Pushkar due to this reason. Brahma Temple is the most popular attraction here. It is the only place in the world where Brahma temple is located.


10. Kannauj

The city is considered as the “Perfume Capital of India. It is traditionally known for rose water and distilled attar. The major centers of attractions here are Raja Jaichand Fort and Ajaipal Temple.


Manoj Mehra, a blogger and co-founder of Blazed Story, He always tries to share top 10 lists for India and worldwide to increase The knowledge of internet users.
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