It all depends on what answer you are prepared to receive, for the answer is complicated and mired in politics. There are essentially two kinds of answers: faith-based answer, or fact-based answer. For example, there is archaeological evidence of cities, now submerged under the sea, near the city now called Dwarka, in Gujarat. These are probably over 4, years old, dated to Harappan times.
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For the same period it gives 53 kings from Manu to Dhruturashtra. Obviously the Kuru line is not complete. Even the Ikshvaku line need not contain ALL the kings of that line. Generally only the prominent kings get mentioned in the genealogies. This is also proved by the fact that, the kings like Sudas, Divodasa, Somaka, etc.
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Did Rama exist? A billion Hindus believe he did and an unbroken tradition of Rama…. A billion Hindus believe he did and an unbroken tradition of Rama worship has continued for thousands of years in India. Rama is also a hero in Indonesia despite it being a Muslim country , Thailand and in several other South East Asian countries.