Day trip from Ahmedabad to Lothal, 4500 year old Indus Valley Civilization

2 Ratings
  • Live Guide
  • Day Trip
  • Pickup Service
  • Private Tour
  • E-Ticket
  • 8 hr

Lothal tour is a visit to explore an important city in the ancient Indus Valley Civilization. Back in 2400 BC, Lothal was a thriving trading center for  beads, gems and ornaments. The people of Lothal and other Indus Valley sites were pioneering Astronomers and expert metallurgists as well. They were masters in town planning with elaborate underground drainage systems.  In the company of an expert, we will explore this fascinating ancient civilization with its mysterious script which remains undeciphered! On our way back to Ahmedabad we will also visit Sarkhej Roza  the famous centre for Sufi culture and explore exquisitely designed Mosque, the tombs of Mehmud Shah Begada and his queen, the palace and pavilions.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: 5 Senses Walks

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Pass By: Five Senses Tours

Orientation

Stop At: Lothal

8AM- Hotel pick up We drive for 2 hours from Ahmedabad to reach the ruins of the 4500 year old Indus Valley Civilization at Lothal. People of Lothal belonged to an advanced scientific society. They were pioneering astronomers 2000 years before the Greeks. The Indus Valley people used a shell compass and divided the horizon and sky into 8-12 whole parts. Lothal is most famous for its dockyard. The dock wis arguably the greatest piece of maritime architecture in the ancient world. As far back as 2500 BC, Lothal dockyard was equipped to berth and service ships! Traders of beads, gems and ornaments from as far as West Asia and Africa had an established trade relationship with Lothal. The people of Lothal were experts in bead making and metallurgy tools so much so that their techniques are still in use in India after 4000 years! One look at Lothal and we can gather that the Indus Valley civilization was highly advanced in terms of town planning. The system of underground drainage was pioneered as far back as 2500 BC. The sewers were made water tight through a sophisticated grade of masonry. The most exciting part of Lothal Tour is the fact that their script is yet to be deciphered! So many more mysteries are waiting to be revealed. May be you will discover some clues during your visit to Lothal!

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: Sarkhej Roja

On our way back from Lohtal to Ahmedabad, we will also visit Sarkhej Roza , the famous centre for Sufi culture. It is in Sarkhej Roza that the legendary Sufi saint Shaikh Ahmed Ganj Baksh lived. We will explore the exquisitely designed Mosque, the tombs of Mehmud Shah Begada and his queen, the palace and pavilions. 4 PM- End of Tour

Duration: 1 hour
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