The site of Harappan city makes a very interesting and mysterious attraction to tour through. Dholavira is a small place that lies about 250 km away from Bhuj. Locally known by name Kotada Timba, it comprises of ruins of the ancient Harappan city and is a salient archaeological site in India that belongs to the Indus Valley Civilisation. Located on Khadir Bet island in Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary, this site, which was discovered during 1967-68, happens to be Indian subcontinent’s fifth largest Harappan site and is being continually excavated by the Archaeological Survey of India since the year 1990.
Dholavira, which is spread over 100 acres, has a rectangular shape and displays a concrete geometrical plan. It consists of the citadel, the middle town and the lower town divisions, all of which are beautifully planned and built with perfectly laid out lanes. And one of the rare features in the Harappan city is the advanced water conservation system, which probably is one of the world's oldest conservation systems ever unearthed.