The Harappan Site at Dholavira, Kutch, Gujarat

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Dholavira Lake is one of the best Rann view and the most beautiful place while visiting The Great White Rann of Kutch. Dholavira in Gujarat is the last of the Indus Valley Sites to be excavated and discovered (Harappa, Mohenjodaro, Kalibangan, Lothal, Rupnagar, Ganeriwala, Rakhigarhi). This post is mostly about the beautiful drive on the Dholavira Lake flyover and The Harappan Site which is one of the famed for being one of the five largest Harappan sites which is located in the Khadir Beyt island in the district of Kutch.
The Harappan Site at Dholavira, Kutch, Gujarat
Dholavira Lake, Kutch, Gujarat
Harappan site, reminds us of how amazingly intelligent our ancestors were to design a town at a location where a natural source of water is not available. The site of Dholavira showcases the bygone Sindhu or Indus Valley civilization which according to the excavations is believed to have been way ahead of its time and at par with present day America or European countries. The site was discovered in 1967-68 by J. P. Joshi, of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), and is the fifth largest of eight major Harappan sites.
The Harappan Site at Dholavira, Kutch, Gujarat
Somewhere on the highway on our road trip to Gujarat
The Harappan Site at Dholavira, Kutch, Gujarat
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The Harappan Site at Dholavira, Kutch, Gujarat
First view of Dholavira Lake.
The Harappan Site at Dholavira, Kutch, Gujarat
Mukhtar
The Harappan Site at Dholavira, Kutch, Gujarat
Siraj
The Harappan Site at Dholavira, Kutch, Gujarat


The Harappan Site at Dholavira, Kutch, Gujarat
Bhushan
The Harappan Site at Dholavira, Kutch, Gujarat


The Harappan Site at Dholavira, Kutch, Gujarat
Myself
The Harappan Site at Dholavira, Kutch, Gujarat
Beauty of Rann
The Harappan Site at Dholavira, Kutch, Gujarat


The Harappan Site at Dholavira, Kutch, Gujarat


The Harappan Site at Dholavira, Kutch, Gujarat
Our Ride Partner at Dholavira
The Harappan Site at Dholavira, Kutch, Gujarat


The Harappan Site at Dholavira, Kutch, Gujarat


The Harappan Site at Dholavira, Kutch, Gujarat


The Harappan Site at Dholavira, Kutch, Gujarat


The Harappan Site at Dholavira, Kutch, Gujarat


The Harappan Site at Dholavira, Kutch, Gujarat


The Harappan Site at Dholavira, Kutch, Gujarat


The Harappan Site at Dholavira, Kutch, Gujarat


The Harappan Site at Dholavira, Kutch, Gujarat


The Harappan Site at Dholavira, Kutch, Gujarat


The Harappan Site at Dholavira, Kutch, Gujarat


The Harappan Site at Dholavira, Kutch, Gujarat


The Harappan Site at Dholavira, Kutch, Gujarat
There is a museum and office of Archaeological Survey of India on to the right of the entrance. In the museum we saw an organized video show which gave all the information about the site, hence we didn’t avail the guide service from the office and went further to explore the excavated structures as per the signboards.
The Harappan Site at Dholavira, Kutch, Gujarat
Archaeological Museum at Dholavira
The Harappan Site at Dholavira, Kutch, Gujarat
The Harappan Site at Dholavira
The Harappan Site at Dholavira, Kutch, Gujarat


The Harappan Site at Dholavira, Kutch, Gujarat


The Harappan Site at Dholavira, Kutch, Gujarat
There is proof of water gathering frameworks, a system of tanks and lakes that supply water and even a sewage framework vastly improved than in a large portion of our present day urban communities. The remnants at Dholavira are isolated into three zones: the fortress (where the rulers or high authorities stayed), the center city and the lower city.
The Harappan Site at Dholavira, Kutch, Gujarat
The Harappan Site at Dholavira
The Harappan Site at Dholavira, Kutch, Gujarat


The Harappan Site at Dholavira, Kutch, Gujarat


The Harappan Site at Dholavira, Kutch, Gujarat


The Harappan Site at Dholavira, Kutch, Gujarat


The Harappan Site at Dholavira, Kutch, Gujarat


The Harappan Site at Dholavira, Kutch, Gujarat
Water well at The Harappan Site
The Harappan Site at Dholavira, Kutch, Gujarat
Dholavira is not a casual tourist place rather will only appeal to the senses of the historically inclined and a must visit place on the trip to Kutch.
The Harappan Site at Dholavira, Kutch, Gujarat


The Harappan Site at Dholavira, Kutch, Gujarat


The Harappan Site at Dholavira, Kutch, Gujarat
How to Reach Dholavira
It was our second destination after Ekal Ka Rann and was much closer around 2 hr journey to visit as compared to Bhuj. 
Dholavira can be reached from Bhuj as a day trip but it is nearly 5 hrs drive from each side. It is a well connected place by road and regular buses on the way to the city of Dholavira by Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation. Nearest airport is located in Bhuj which is 220 km away from Dholavira.

The Harappan Site at Dholavira, Kutch, Gujarat


The Harappan Site at Dholavira, Kutch, Gujarat


The Harappan Site at Dholavira, Kutch, Gujarat
But as per my understanding the best decision would be to travel by personal vehicle and witteness the sunset or sunrise at Dholavira Lake flyover.
The Harappan Site at Dholavira, Kutch, Gujarat
Beautiful sunset at Dholavira Lake
The Harappan Site at Dholavira, Kutch, Gujarat


The Harappan Site at Dholavira, Kutch, Gujarat
Beautiful sunset at Dholavira Lake
Post visiting Dholavira city we headed towards Bhuj as we had a plan to visit The Great White Desert and Mandvi beach on our self ride to Gujarat Trip.

PC to all the team member of this trip


Other best places to be visited in Kutch, Gujarat:

  • Ekal Ka Rann
  • Dholavira fossil park
  • Mandvi Beach
  • The White Rann of Kutch
  • Kala Dungar - Magnetic Hill
  • Thol Lake Bird Sanctuary
  • Kutch Museum
  • Aaina Mahal, Bhuj
Thanks for reading this blog!! Happy Journey & Life!!

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