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Lothal, Gujarat, India

Lothal

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Indus Valley Civilization

Lothal, an ancient archaeological site in Gujarat, is a testament to the Indus Valley Civilization, one of the world's oldest urban civilizations.

It was a thriving city during the Indus Valley Civilization, believed to have been inhabited around 3700 BCE.

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Visitors to Lothal can explore the well-preserved remains of this ancient city, including the acropolis (citadel), the lower town, a massive dockyard, a marketplace, and a granary. The most notable feature is the dockyard, which is considered one of the world's earliest known examples of a tidal dock.

Lothal is one of the most well-preserved archaeological sites in India. It offers invaluable insights into the urban planning, trade, and craftsmanship of the ancient civilization.

World's Earliest Dockyard

Lothal's dockyard, built with an intricate system of locks, gates, and channels, played a crucial role in the city's maritime trade and commerce. The dockyard's design allowed ships to dock and unload cargo during high tide. It is believed to have been a hub for trading in beads, pottery, and other goods.

ruins of lothal city of indus valley civilization

The best time to visit Lothal is during the winter months, from October to March, when the weather is pleasant and suitable for exploration. The temperature is milder during this period, making it comfortable for outdoor activities and site visits.

Getting There

location_cityState & Capital - Gandhinagar, Gujarat

flightSardar Vallabhbhai Patel Airport, Ahmedabad - 85 Kilometers

directions_carAhmedabad - 76 Kilometers via NH 47

trainSanand Railway Station - 71 Kilometers

the ruins of dockyard at lothal used for trade during harappan civilization

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