With reference to the period of Gupta dynasty in ancient India, the towns Ghantasala, Kadura and Chaul were well known as(2020)
a) ports handling foreign trade
b) capital of powerful kingdoms
c) places of exquisite stone art and architecture
d) important Buddhist pilgrimage centres
Ancient India use to carry out foreign trade mostly through the sea ports
Both the coasts of India have been studded with a string of ports
- The ports on the west coast were Barygaya, Suppara, Calliena, Semylla, Mandagore, Palaepatme, Malizigara, Aurranobbas, Naura, Tyndis, Muziris and Nelcynda.
- The ports on the east coast were Tamralipti, Charitrapur, Paluru, Dantapur, Kalingapatnam, Pithunda, Sopatma, Ghantasala, Kadura, Poduca, Puhar, Korkai and Camara.