UNESCO has declared Dholavira Gujarat as a World Heritage site. Dholavira and Lothal are the two most remarkable excavations of the Indus Valley Civilization or Harappan culture. Out of these two Dholavira is larger than Lothal and dates back to 4500 years ago.
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has expressed happiness on UNESCO declaring Dholavira, Harappan city in India a World Heritage site. He also said that It is a must-visit, especially for those interested in history, culture, and archaeology.
Reacting to a tweet by UNESCO, the Prime Minister, in a series of tweets said;
“Absolutely delighted by this news.
Dholavira was an important urban centre, and is one of our most important linkages with our past. It is a must-visit, especially for those interested in history, culture, and archaeology. I first visited Dholavira during my student days and was mesmerized by the place.
As CM of Gujarat, I had the opportunity to work on aspects relating to heritage conservation and restoration in Dholavira. Our team also worked to create tourist-friendly infrastructure there. Click here to know more about the Dholavira site on the Gujarat Tourism website.
It is really good news for us that the Dholavira Gujarat has been declared a World Heritage Site, Congratulations!!!