5 Lost Cities in India that are vanished now
India has its own different culture than another world. It has so much variety and unity in diversity. India’s history is so interesting. We decided that we should also write about India’s historical journey. Lost cities in India are one of them. It is so much exciting. When we think that these cities with prosperity. Culture and civilization were suddenly lost their hegemony. Similarly, it’s shocking that how the people were settled in a civilized way at that time. So, we found that it would be interesting if we explore these lost cities with you.
Mysterious lost cities in India
1. Vijayanagar [one of the lost Cities Of Victory]
The city of Vijayanagar was a historical city of the Vijayanagar empire. This city is presently known as Hampi. It is also UNESCO World Heritage Site, situated in southern India, in present-day Karnataka state.
It was founded in 1336 by two sons of Sangama, Harihara, and Bukka. In their dynasty, the city reach its peak and became prosperous. At that time Vijayanagar was one of the strongest empires in India. Similarly, the most famous king of the Vijayanagar Empire, Krishna Dev Raya. He expanded this empire so fast. As a result, Vijayanagar becomes the greatest empire in Southern India.
After that, Krishna Dev Raya’s successors couldn’t able to handle the attacks. Because of regular invasions from Muslim-led allied forces. In the end, in 1565, the city was destroyed. Now only the structures and beautiful architecture have remained there.
This is so exciting to understand how the city was structured culturally, socially, and economically. The sites are so beautiful that will definitely attract you to live there for at least a week.
Location– Vijayanagar District, Karnataka, India.
Time for the visit- the whole day.
Fees – Free.
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2. Sanchi [ Buddha’s philosophy ]
The Sanchi is situated near present-day Bhopal. Of course, If you have a knowledge of history about India, you know about Sanchi. This city is known for its Buddhist Stupas and other monuments.
The city was more like for pilgrims rather than an empire. King Ashoka gave full authority to Buddhist pilgrims to build various monuments and structures. Buddhists worship and practice their religion here. In the end, he also becomes a Buddhist monk by accepting the teachings of Lord Buddha. The place was full of prosperity and peace. The cities presence occurs from the 3rd century BCE to the 12th Century CE.
Sanchi Stupas are the oldest stoned structure in India. there are pillars filled with an ancient script called ‘Brahmi Script’. Unfortunately, the city vanished in the late 12th century CE.
This place shows ideas, creativity, philosophies, peace, and wisdom. of India’s cultural structures.
Location– 46 km from Bhopal’s northeast, Madhya Pradesh, India.
Time for a visit– Sunrise to Sunset.
Fees – For Foreigners – 600 Rs.
[ BIMSTEC and SAARC ] – 40 Rs.
For Indians – 40 Rs.
Children – Free.
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3. Lothal [Manchester of Indus Valley Civilization]
Indus valley civilization is one of the oldest civilizations on the earth. The civilization was discovered in the 1920s. After that, this city was discovered in 1954. Lothal city was only one of its kind. One of the oldest dockyards was built in this city. The city is situated in present-day Gujrat State.
We find so many lost cities in the Indus Valley civilization. But this place is on the list because of its own uniqueness. Indus valley people trade with Mesopotamian civilization through the Lothal Port. Lothal was the dockyard for the ships. It helps to understand the developments of civilization. They know how to build ships, how to sail, how to trade.
The city’s main revenue was trade. There are so many theories about how these cities were lost. However, floods in the Indus river are the most accepted theory. Lothal also vanished in those disasters. This city is UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Location – Saragwala, Gujrat, India.
Time to visit – 10 am to 5 am.
Fees – 5 Rs.
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4] Muziris [ One of the Lost Cities come under port ]
A lot of people don’t know about Muziris. This lost city was the most important trade route for the Egyptians. After that, For the Arabs from 3000 BC, For instance.
It was one of its own kind of port cities in the world at that time. It was also known as Spice city because of the trade of Spices. There is evidence in ancient Sangam literature that Romans came with gold for the pepper. This port city was the economic hub of Kerala for many centuries. But, In 1341 Muziris was stuck in a tragedy. A major disaster happened. Because of river floods and earthquakes. This port city was vanished out of the global trade map.
Because of the government’s policies, 21 museums were built to store and showcase the pieces of evidence of these lost cities.
Location – Kochin, Kerala, India
Time to visit – a whole day
Fees – different fees for different museums
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5. Dwaraka [ The city of Lord Krishna ]
We included Dwarka in the lost cities list because it has a past both historical and mythical. In mythology, this city was the capital of Lord Krishna’s empire. That is the reason why this place makes one of the seven most important places for Hindu pilgrims. It’s an Island city.
There is no evidence from the archeological perspective that when this city was found. Lord Krishna found it 5000 years ago, according to Hindu mythology. Unfortunately, the Delhi sultanate destroyed the whole city in 1372. But the devotees built the most important temple in the city called Jagat Temple. This temple is so big and beautiful. It consists of a total of 60 big pillars. Also, so many underwater archeological sites were founded by the department in Dwarka bet a few years ago. Now you can visit these sites by doing scuba diving.
Location – Dwarka, Gujrat, India
Time to visit – its open all the time
Fees – no fees
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