Kannauj was a powerful kingdom and the origin of this city can be traced back to the Bronze Era. It was initially known as Kanyakubja and was the capital of the kingdom that was found by Amayavasu, and was part of a popular Mahajanapada. Later during the Gupta period, it was the place that the famous Chinese traveller Fa Hien visited and praised. It was also the capital of King Harsha’s powerful empire. \n\nKannauj has been an active trading zone since the ancient period. It has also been acclaimed for the peculiar style of art in the region. The wonders of the bygone era are still showcased in museums and continue to be a major tourist attraction in Kannauj. Gurjara and Pratihar dynasties which are very popular also ruled in this areas. This area has many temples and the historical significance of this town in terms of archaeology is indispensable. It has a fort and various museums which still narrate the story of the city’s glorious past.
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