List of capitals of India


This is a list of locations which have served as the capital city of India. The current capital city is New Delhi, which replaced Calcutta in 1911.

Early periodEdit

Nanda Empire
Maurya Empire
Gupta Empire
Pala Empire
  • Jaunpur: Capital of Sharqī dynasty (1394–1479).

Medieval periodEdit

Modern periodEdit


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