Why You Must Visit these 5 Ancient Cities in India

1. Varanasi

Varanasi is also known as Banaras. In Varanasi, there are so many Hindu temples that you can’t miss like Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Sankat Mochan temple, Durga Temple and many other temples that you can visit. But Kashi Vishwanath Temple is one of the famous temples among them.

Varanasi is also renowned for its Ghats. In Varanasi, about hundreds of Ghats where you can bath like Kali Ghat, Manikarnika Ghat, Dashashwamedh Ghat and Many other Ghats. Varanasi is situated on the banks of River Ganges. Varanasi is the oldest city of the world. Everyday thousands of Indians and Foreign Tourists visit at Banaras because it is a religious city.

2. Pushkar

Pushkar is 145 Km away from Jaipur, Rajasthan. It is a religious town and this city is basically a narrow and a small sized town, basically Pushkar is famous for having a temple that is devoted to Lord Brahma and there are more than 50 Ghats where the religious ceremony take place. If you want to see the most vibrant face of this city, try to attend the Pushkar fair, which is held between the month of October and November. The best thing about Pushkar has a huge number of foreigners to visit in this city every year via Palace on Wheels train India.

3. Ujjain

Ujjain is an ancient walled city located on the bank of river Kshipra in Madhya Pradesh and it is one of the ancient cities of India.Ujjain is an important place of Hindu pilgrimage and it is also a home of Mahakaleshwar Jyotilinga, one of the twelve jyotilinga shrines to Lord Shiva. Ujjain is a must visit with a multitude of grand temples. Among the thousands of Shiva temples, 84 specific temples and supposed to hold Particular significance, especially in the month of shravan. Best time to visit Ujjain in the month of July and August.

4. Madurai

The second largest city of Tamil Nadu, Madurai and it is considered be another ancient city of India. It is also known as one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world. Meenakshi Amman Temple, Ayiram Kal Mandabam is some of the important tourist places in Madurai. The main attraction of Madurai city is Meenakshi Amman Temple. It is always considered to be a good pilgrimage center. Tourist from various parts of the country and world are coming to Madurai and enjoying a historical excellence.

5. Ayodhya

Ayodhya is a counted in ancient cities of India. Ayodhya is situated in the state of Uttar Pradesh. It is the birth place of lord Rama and setting up of epic Ramayana. The city of Ayodhya is an important pilgrimage place of Hindus in India. It is part of great northern plain and it is situated on the south blank of river Saryu. The main attraction of Ayodhya was Babri Masjid, built by the Mughal King. But the travellers can see the Ram Janmabhuma. It is believed that Lord Rama spent much of his childhood here. Other places to visit in Ayodhya Lakshman Ghat, Kala Ram Temple and the Kanak Bhavan.

Learn more about the Palace on Wheels train route which shows all the destinations.