Archaeological Site Museum, Dholavira

Archaeological Site, Dholavira is nestled at Khadirbet in Kutch District of Gujarat. Surrounded by the salt waste of the Rann of Kutch, the cityscape consisted of a bipartite citadel, a middle town and a lower town. Also, it consisted of two stadia, an annexe and a series of reservoirs all set within a fortification running on all four sides. Dholavira is older than the Egyptian pyramids and displays remnants of a highly sophisticated urban culture that was way ahead of its time. The Dholavira museum exhibits information and artifacts related to the Dholavira archaeological site. Some of the significant objects unearthed during excavation from the site are a number of seals and sealing, graduated scale made on a charred rib bone of an animal, beads of semi-precious stones, copper, gold, shell, and terracotta. The unicorn animal figure is a prime discovery of its kind among the terracotta figurines. The museum also has some antiquities indicating its link with Mesopotamia. Every year, scholars, tourists, researchers and students visit this museum situated at the entrance of the site. Here, one can find the archaeological remains belonging to the Harappan culture, excavated by the Archaeological Survey of India.

About Archaeological Site Museum, Dholavira

Archaeological Site, Dholavira is nestled at Khadirbet in Kutch District of Gujarat. Surrounded by the salt waste of the Rann of Kutch, the cityscape consisted of a bipartite citadel, a middle town and a lower town. Also, it consisted of two stadia, an annexe and a series of reservoirs all set within a fortification running on all four sides. Dholavira is older than the Egyptian pyramids and displays remnants of a highly sophisticated urban culture that was way ahead of its time. The Dholavira museum exhibits information and artifacts related to the Dholavira archaeological site. Some of the significant objects unearthed during excavation from the site are a number of seals and sealing, graduated scale made on a charred rib bone of an animal, beads of semi-precious stones, copper, gold, shell, and terracotta. The unicorn animal figure is a prime discovery of its kind among the terracotta figurines. The museum also has some antiquities indicating its link with Mesopotamia. Every year, scholars, tourists, researchers and students visit this museum situated at the entrance of the site. Here, one can find the archaeological remains belonging to the Harappan culture, excavated by the Archaeological Survey of India.

Monument Information

Address

GJ SH 51, Dholavira, Gujarat 370165

How To Reach

  • Nearest Airport :Bhuj Airport (211.6 km away)
  • Nearest Railway Station :Samakhiali Junction
  • Nearest Bus Station : Rapar Bus Stand

Opening Hours

  • Opening Time : 06:00:00 am
  • Closing Time :06:00:00 pm

Weather

  • Monsoon : Maximum: 35 °C, Minimum: 27 °C.

    Summer : Maximum: 41°C, Minimum: 29 °C

    Winter : Maximum: 29°C, Minimum: 12 °C

    Recommended Season to Visit : Winter Season (November to February)

Facilities available At the Monument

  • Basic Amenities Available

Contact Details

  • Shri A.K. Tiwari
  • Phone: 2429323(T-f), 2429387
  • E-mail: circlevad.asi@gmail.com

Ticket Information

Terms & Conditions

  • The e-ticket is not transferable.
  • Entry Fee is not refundable.
  • E-ticket cancellations are not permitted.
  • The Monument is open for visitors between sunrise and sunset.
  • Visitor shall be required to show photo identity proof in original at the entry to the monument.
  • Edibles are not allowed inside the monument.
  • Inflammable/dangerous/explosive articles are not allowed.
INDIAN Visitor:
Total ₹ 5
₹ 5 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
FOREIGNER Visitor:
Total ₹ 5
₹ 5 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
SAARC Visitor:
Total ₹ 5
₹ 5 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
BIMSTEC Visitor:
Total ₹ 5
₹ 5 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax