5 Oldest Cities Of India..
Madurai is one of the oldest cities of India. Madurai is known for the sangams-association which developed the Tamil language. The city of Madurai is designed in the shape of the lotus which has the Meenakshi Amman temple at its center. Madurai is also called the ‘Temple city’. The city has Vaigai River through its middle, which is a main tourist attraction. Also, according to myths lord Shiva has played his 64 plays in the city of Madurai.
The kasi or the Varanasi is the oldest occupied cities of India. Varanasi is the religious capital of India. This city is located on the banks of river Ganga. Many musicians and poets belong to this city. Varanasi is also called the city of knowledge. It is always crowded with devotees all through the year.
Ujjain is another city which consists of epics and myths. Ujjain was earlier called the Ujjaini is located on the banks of kshirpa. Ujjain is the capital city of the Avanti kingdom in the period of Mahabharat. A Kumbh Mela festival held once in 12 years is one of the world’s famous festivals. The great poet Kalidas was from Ujjain.
Pushkar is the only city which has temple for the Lord Brahma. Once when Brahma travelled through the city he dropped the flower (Pushpam) in this city. Thereby this city is called the city of Pushkar. This city lies on the shore of Lake Pushkar. This city is also famous for the Camel Fest, which is organized in the shores of the lake.
Patna, the city of Pataliputra once served as the capital of the Magadha kingdom. The ruins of the leftover kingdom are a warm welcome for archaeologists. The Vaishali, Nalandha are the pilgrim centers located in the city, this city is located in the banks of Ganges.