Archaeological remains of a Harappa Port-Town, Lothal
Archaeological remains of a Harappa Port-Town, Lothal is part of the Tentative list of India in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.
Click here for a short description of the site, as delivered by the state party.
- ●● Tentative
The coordinates shown for all tentative sites were produced as a community effort. They are not official and may change on inscription.
Visited in May 2015.
Some practical information:
It is possible to visit Lothal on a day trip from Ahmedabad using public transportation but it is really a very tiring trip, you have to take at least two buses (to Bodgara and then the local bus to Anrej) to and walk the remaining 4 kilometers under the sun. A taxi for the whole trip (return) will cost you around 25 euros.
The entrance fee is only 5 rupiees.
Take plenty of water - no shops around.
You should use a lot of imagination to see the Harappian port town in what's remaining...
Spend some time in the little museum where you can get some info about Indus Valley civilization... Bad thing is that you cannot take pictures inside and they do not sell any books about the site. Ask for a leaflet in English 'cos no official guides who can show you around...
In general - the trip is worth and rewarding if you keep in mind that the ruins used to be the only port serving the whole Indus civilization.
And the seals and perforated jars - are something really stunning.
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- Full name: Archaeological remains of a Harappa Port-Town, Lothal
- Country: India
2014 - Submitted