List of capitals of India

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This is a list of former capitals of India.

Early period[edit]

Nanda Dynasty
Maurya Empire
Gupta Empire
Pala Empire

Medieval period[edit]

Modern period[edit]

  • By the latter half of the 19th century Shimla had become the summer capital.[4]


  1. ^ Pletcher, Kenneth (August 15, 2010). The Geography of India: Sacred and Historic Places. The Rosen Publishing Group. p. 128. Retrieved March 21, 2014. 
  2. ^ Ashutosh Joshi (1 Jan 2008). Town Planning Regeneration of Cities. New India Publishing. p. 237. ISBN 8189422820. 
  3. ^ Hall, Peter (2002). Cities of tomorrow. Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishing. pp. 198–206. ISBN 0-631-23252-4. 
  4. ^ Charles Allen, Kipling Sahib, London, Little Brown, 2007