Oldest City in the India

1. Varanasi

One of the oldest, continuously inhabited cities in the world, known for its spiritual significance and the ancient ghats built along the banks of the river Ganges.

2. Patna

The ancient city dating back to the 5th century BC, once the capital of the Maurya and Gupta empires, is now a bustling urban center of Bihar.

3. Madurai

A town in Tamil Nadu with a history dating back to the 3rd century BCE, famous for its Meenakshi Amman temple and cultural heritage.

4. Ujjain

An ancient city of Madhya Pradesh, known for its historical and mythological importance, especially as the site of the Kumbh Mela.

5. Pataliputra (modern-day Patna)

The capital of several ancient Indian empires, including the Maurya and Gupta dynasties, with a history dating back to the 6th century BC.

6. Kanchipuram

An ancient city in Tamil Nadu, famous for its temples, silk sarees and contribution to Hindu philosophy and architecture.

7. Thanjavur

It is known for its rich cultural heritage, including the Brihadeshwara Temple, an architectural marvel of the Chola period.

8. Gaya

A city in Bihar with a history dating back to ancient times, significant for its association with Buddhism and Hinduism, particularly as a pilgrimage site.

9. Mathura

One of the oldest cities in India, associated with the birth of Lord Krishna and a center of Hindu pilgrimage and culture.