Articles tagged under: Dholavira

Tsunami might have destroyed Gujarat’s Dholavira port town: Study

August 30, 2016
Tsunami might have destroyed Gujarat’s Dholavira port town: Study

Panaji: Port town of Dholavira in Gujarat, the fifth largest Harappan site, might have been destroyed by a massive tsunami, a study by CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) has revealed. Dholavira is a site of an ancient metropolitan town of the Harappan period and was their largest port-town. "The results clearly indicate that massive tsunamis are not uncommon in the region. The thick wall in Dholavira shows that Harappans were not only aware of the potential threats from tsunamis...Read More

Discovery of 5,000-year-old stepwell in Dholavira

October 08, 2014

Gandhinagar, 8 October 2014 The Times of India has reported discovery of a 5,000-year-old stepwell located in the eastern reservoir Dholavira in Kutch which is three times bigger than the Great Bath at Mohenjo Daro, by experts from the Archaeological Survey of India. The site represents the largest, grandest, and the best furnished ancient reservoir discovered so far in the country. It's rectangular and 73.4m long, 29.3m wide, and 10m deep. The report quotes...Read More

The latest status of a very important highway project for border security and tourism in Gujarat

March 27, 2013

By our correspondent, New Delhi, 27 March 2013 Border Security Force(BSF) will suggest the alternative route of two stretches of proposed Ghaduli-Santalpur highway in Kutch district of Gujarat. BSF will examine the alternative routes in the light of the recommendation of the Site Inspection team of National Board of Wild Life which has disapproved the earlier proposed route to in a bid to save flamingo birds. This details were shared by Union minister for Enviornment and Fores...Read More

Efforts initiated for World Heritage Site status to Dholavira

February 21, 2013

By Anil Pathak, Gandhinagar, 21 February 2013 Even as the taskforce appointed by the state government for the development of Dholavira, the lone Harrapan site in Rann of Kutch is trying its best to complete the infrastructure works the chances of the site being declared as World heritage site have brightened. The 5,000 year old remnants of the Harappan civilization has already been declared as the protected monument by the state archeological department and several faciliti...Read More

An NRG’s story on rediscovering New Gujarat:Kutch travel(part one)

January 22, 2012
An NRG’s story on rediscovering New Gujarat:Kutch travel(part one)

By Shaiaan Dethalia Ahmedabad, 22 January 2011 When you are away from Gujarat, only way to keep in touch is with families back home, media news and direct communication. You rarely get correct picture. Thanks to sustained campaign by government not to mention direct communication from CM, Kutch was on our mind as we were planning winter vacations. Still a last push was required. I have to be candid here that brand Gujarat got huge boost when they roped in Megastar Amitabh Bac...Read More