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Dholavira. UNESCO World Heritage Site

Dholavira. Indus Valley Site

UNESCO World Heritage Site, first IVC Site in India

Dholavira – World Heritage Site {UNESCO}, one of the archaeological sites in Kutch. it is the first site of the ancient Indus Valley Civilisation (IVC) in India to get the UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

After Mohen-jo-Daro, Ganweriwala and Harappa in Pakistan and Rakhigarhi in Haryana of India, Dholavira is the 5th {fifth} largest Indus Site of IVC.

The fortified site is divided in to three different parts The citadel, a middle town and a lower town with walls made of sandstone or limestone. Where other Indus sites found standardised Mud Bricks. 

Dholavira as one of the most remarkable and well-preserved urban settlements in Kutch dating from the 3rd to mid-2nd millennium BCE.

Since the excavation at the site, the ASI {Archaeology Survey of India) has developed a museum here.

Dholavira is a small village which is on the edge of the Rann of Kutch, and it is around 2000 human population of village.

Very known place for National and International tourists who are interested to study on the archaeological facts and findings, which are displayed at the Dholavira museum. Near the ancient Indus Valley site, is a fossil park where wood fossils are preserved. 

During the winter, many migratory birds, settle at the water catchments, which attract to bird and wildlife lovers.  Scenic view of the “Bhanjdo” hill from the Rann of Kutch is always appealing nature lovers.

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