India's perfume capital, Kannauj is an ancient city located in Uttar Pradesh. Influenced by various cultures over centuries, thanks to the numerous empires that were established in the region, Kannauj is a melting-pot of the past. It's the ideal place to get an insight into history and its impact on culture.
Why Travel To Kannauj:
Located on the banks of River Ganga, Kannauj is a rustic city that is famous for producing ittr (perfume). The city was one of the first north-Indian towns to witness the proliferation of art and culture like never before. Kannauj also has various associations with mythology and legend as it finds mention in epics like Mahabharata and Ramayana. There's no doubt that this ancient city goes back as far as 1200BC! Stumbling upon pottery, ancient coins, and terra cotta is very common up here. At Kannauj, one can witness archaeological artefacts ranging between Maurya period (325 BC) to the Gupta period (AD 319-600). It is truly the ideal place to time-travel and visit the past.