The Indian Cities that are older than time.

You may know that Indian civilization is old,but did you know that there are several cities in India that have been continuously inhabited for more than 2000 years?

Here are some of the oldest cities:

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1. Varanasi (1200 BC –)

The oldest continually inhabited city in India, Varanasi has been a center of religious and cultural activity since the Bronze Age Collapse.

2. Ujjain  (700/600 BC –)

Ujjain is  considered one of the holiest cities in India and hosts one of the officially recognized Kumbh melas — the Ujjain Simhastha Kumbh.

3. Rajgir  (600 BC –)

In  ancient times, Rajgir was the first capital of the Magadha dynasty. This dynasty eventually evolved into the Mauryan empire, one of the largest empires anywhere in the world at the time.

4. Vaisali  (600 BC –)

Vaisali was capital of an ancient state — the Licchavi Republic, which was also perhaps the first republic in the world. It preceded the Greeks by several hundred years.

5. Madurai  (500 BC –)

Madurai has been a major center of culture and trade for more than 2500 years. It’s been mentioned in the writings of the great traveler Megasthenes and has been ruled by several empires.