Top 10 Powerful Empires in India: That Changed the Indian history

In this article, we will give you the top 10 most powerful empires and dynasties in India that changed Indian history for your general awareness with details.

1. Maurya Empire

 Maurya Empire was founded by Chandragupta Maurya in 322 BCE and was also the geographically extensive historical power belonging to the Iron Age in the Indian subcontinent based in the Magadha Empire. The capital was located at Pataliputra (nowadays Patna). Here are 3 powerful kings of the dynasty who took the glory of the Mauryan Empire to peak Chandragupta Maurya, Bindusara, and Ashoka the Great.

2. Chola dynasty

 The Chola dynasty known as the Tamil dynasty originated in South India. The dynasty was established by Vijayalaya Chola, the founder and first king of the dynasty in 848 AD.

3. Mughal Empire

Mughal was a Muslim dynasty that existed from the early 15th CE to the mid-18th CE. The dynasty was an early modern period dynasty founded by Babur in 1526 century.

Who destroyed the Mughal Empire?

In 1857, During the reign of Bahadur Shah Zafar, the last ruler of the empire, the British East India Company completely captured the whole empire in 1858.

4. Gupta Empire

The Gupta Empire was an ancient Indian empire that ruled large parts of northern, central, and western India between the early 3rd century (approximately) to the early 6th century. Its dynasty known as the “Golden Age of India” because of the many achievements are made during this period.

5. Maratha Empire

  • Founder: Chhatrapati Shivaji
  • Established: 1674 CE
  • Capital: Gingee, Satara, Pune, Raigad

6. Chalukya dynasty

  • Founder: Pulakeshin
  • Established: 543 AD
  • Capital: Badami

7. Nanda dynasty

8. Pandya dynasty

Pandya dynasty was an ancient Tamil dynasty that ruled over present-day Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Odisha, and northern Sri Lanka. These include the Cholas, Pallavas, Pandyas, and Cheras.

9. Rashtrakuta dynasty

10. Vijayanagara Empire

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