List of capitals of India

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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 period[edit]

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

Medieval period[edit]

Modern period[edit]


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