Know Dholavira



Cultural remains of 5000-year-old civilization of Indus Valley lie buried at Dholavira, one of the most distinctive sites of all the Harappan sites. It is remarkable for its magnificent planning, sophisticated architecture and amazing water-management system. It is the sixth-largest city of the Indus Valley civilization.

A well-fortified city was spread over an area of almost 48 hectares, housing within it three distinct complexes- a citadel, a middle town, and a lower town. They were fully aware of the technology of copper working, pottery, stone dressing and manufacturing of molded bricks of standard dimensions.

They excelled in mass production of beads and pieces of ornaments and domestic items of semi-precious stone and shells. The culture started declining around 2100 BC.