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Lothal in Ahmedabad, Gujarat

Lothal is one of the most prominent cities of Indus Valley Civilization, situated in the Bhal region, near the village of Saragwala in the Dholka Taluka of Ahmedabad district of Gujarat state dating from 3700 BC. By the Archaeological survey of India, the official Indian government agency for the preservation of ancient monuments discovered in 1955 and Lothal was uncovered from 13 February 1955 to 19 May 1960.

Lothal's dock, the world's earliest well-known connected city to an ancient course of the Sabarmati river on the trade route between Harappan cities in Sindh and the peninsula of Saurashtra when the surrounding Kutch desert of today was a part of the Arabian Sea. In that period of time trade of Gems, beads and valuable ornaments was taken place to the West Africa and Asia.

After resuming excavation the Archaeologists dugout on the northern, eastern and western flanks of the mound, they bring it to light the inlet channels and ravine connecting the dock with the river. The discovery includes a mound, a township, a marketplace, and the dock. Close to the excavated areas lies the Archaeological Museum, where some of the most prominent collections of Indus-era antiquities in India are exhibited such as gallery depicting conjectural idea of Harappan town of Lothal, beadsm terracotta ornaments, shell & ivory objects, miniature potteries and a scale model of Lothal site. Museum is open from 10 am to 5 pm.

Lothal is magnificent site which explores the ancient Harappan culture, artwork and trade concept of past era. This is prominent tourists attraction and one can access from nearest Ahmedabad Airport, nearest Ahmedabad Railway Station and by road as Ahmedabad is 78 km away from the site.

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