A favorite of the archaeologists, Dholavira is one of the lost Indian cities of the Indus Valley Civilisation. The excavated site includes reservoirs, step well, and various other antiquities such as seals, beads, animal bones, gold, silver, terracotta ornaments, & vessels. Excavations here also brought light to the the well-planned designs and organised constructions during those times.
Location: Khadir Bet in Bhachau Taluka of Kutch, Gujarat
Established in: 2650 BC
Abandoned in: 1450 BC
Discovered in: 1967 AD – 1968 AD; by J. P. Joshi
Another lost city of the Indus Valley Civilisation, Surkotada was discovered in 1964. The ancient mounds and ruins here are hidden by sandstone hills covered with red laterite soil that gives the entire area a reddish brown color.
Location: Rapar Taluka of Kutch, Gujarat
Established in: 2100 BC
Abandoned in: 1700 BC
Discovered in: 1964; by Shri Jagat Pati Joshi