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Kannauj is at the eastern end of the Doab region of Uttar Pradesh, in a culturally transient zone between the Doab and Awadh.

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Kannauj was an historically important city, being the capital of the Gurjar-Pratihar Empire during the 9th and 10th centuries.

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  • 1 Lakh Bahosi Sanctuary, Lakh and Bahosi villages (35-40 km southwest of Kannauj). A bird sanctuary spread over two shallow lakes. Lakh Bahosi Sanctuary (Q6479478) on Wikidata Lakh Bahosi Sanctuary on Wikipedia
  • 2 Government Archaeology Museum, Grand Truck Rd. The museum has artefacts depicting the rules and common folk spanning the numerous dynasties that rules Kannauj over the millennia.

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Kannauj is the perfume capital of India. Called "attar" or "ittar", the perfume makers of Kannauj still produce fragrances using the age-old, labour-intensive and time-consuming deg bhapka hydro-distillation method.

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