The Great Trunk Road is a passage that has connected Calcutta in India with Peshawar in Pakistan for the last 2,500 years. It was a vital link in the trade routes across Central Asia, supporting forts, towns, army halting points, and caravanserais; all essential resting points for the merchants who transported goods across this part of the world. Moreover, it was on this route and in these resting places that not only goods but cultures, ideas, religions and languages were exchanged, leaving a permanent trace on the societies along the Grand Trunk Road today.

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    Land
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    Language of article:
    English
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    Countries:
    India, Pakistan