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Guide Tour of Lothal, a 4500 Years Old Indus Valley Civilisation Site

 Ahmedabad    8 Hours 36 people interested today
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Trip Overview

Discovered in 1954 in the state of Gujarat, Lothal is one of the southernmost cities of the ancient Indus Valley Civilisation. On this day guided tour, learn why the Indus Valley Civilization is considered a marvel till date.

Highlights

  • Explore Lothal which is 4500-year-old Indus Valley Civilization site. 
  • Witness the remains of the civilization to understand the ancient people.
  • Visit Sarkhej Roza, a famous centre for Sufi culture. 

 

Detailed Overview

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 centre 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. 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!

 

Itinerary

  • The driver will receive you at the hotel or residence address in Ahmedabad at 08:00 AM.
  • The guide cum host for the tour will meet you and after a quick introduction, the tour will start.
  • The drive to Lothal is about 75 KM from Ahmedabad and may take up to 2 hours reach the site at Lothal. 
  • Once at Lothal, your guide will take you through each prominent aspect of this ancient remains, while explaining the history behind it. 
  • It is said that people of Lothal belonged to an advanced scientific society, they were pioneering astronomers 2000 years before the Greeks. 
  • Lothal is most famous for its dockyard. The dock was 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.
  • One look at Lothal and you 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 watertight 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. Maybe you will discover some clues during your visit to Lothal.
  • We will have lunch at a local restaurant and visit  Sarkhej Roza, a famous centre for Sufi culture. 
  • Explore the exquisitely designed Mosque, the tombs of Mahmud Shah Begada and his queen, the palace and pavilions.
  • In the end, you will be dropped back to the starting point in Ahmedabad by 4:00 PM approximately.  

Basic Details

Start Point
Ahmedabad Hotel/Residence
Finish Point
Ahmedabad Hotel/Residence
Start time
8:00 am
Category
Tours & SightseeingCultural & Theme ToursFamily-friendly
Trip Code
O844A2790

Inclusions

  • Transportation in an air-conditioned cab for the duration of the tour.
  • Pick-up and drop to the address in Ahmedabad city limits.
  • Services of a knowledgable tour guide for the tour.
  • Lunch during the tour.
  • Monument entrance charges are per the itinerary.
  • Driver and fuel charges.
  • Toll and parking charges for the cab.

Exclusions

  • Any personal expenses.
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions above.
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Important Information

  • Tour involves a moderate amount of walking. 
  • All guests are requested to wear comfortable walking shoes, sunglasses/sunscreen, umbrella, hats or scarf and camera if interested in photography.
  • Kids below 2 years of age (accompanied by an adult) are allowed to join for free.
  • Children of 2 years to below 12 years of age will be charged at 50% of the adult pricing.
  • Member of 12 years or above will be charged at adult pricing.
  • Please carry your valid photo identity card.
  • The guests are requested to bring the following during the tour - Water bottle, camera and its accessories to you enjoy photography, sunglasses, sunscreen and umbrella (in case of rainy season or summers).

Cancellation Policy

  • Full refund if cancelled before* 48 hour
  • 50% refund if cancelled before 24 hour
  • No refund after that

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Meet-up Information/Reporting Point

  • Hotel/Residence address in Ahmedabad city limits.
  • The local contact person details and phone number will be sent to you in the booking voucher, sent to you via email after booking.
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