India’s most recent UNESCO World Heritage site, Dholavira was a sprawling urban centre in the Harappan civilisation, existing around 3000-1500 BCE. The others are ruins of Rakhigarhi in India and Harappa, Mohenjo-daro and Ganweriwala in Pakistan.
Dholavira: Here lies buried the spectacular remains of an Indus Valley city; Monidipa Dey; Financial Express
Ever since the discovery by Joshi, there had been much excitement and speculations among the archeologists about the site, and the 90s excavations revealed many new aspects of this ancient urban centre that easily placed it among the “most exciting discoveries of the past half century” (Allchins, Origins of a Civilization, 1997).
Here is the list of 40 Indian sites of UNESCO World heritage tags.
A UNESCO panel added 13 new sites in 2020-2021, including the Harappan city of Dholavira in India.
Harappa and Mohenjo-daro have been on Anuradha Goyal wish list since she read about them in her school textbooks. Despite being right next door, they are not the easiest places to visit for an Indian.
Dholavira, a Harappan-era metropolis in the Kutch region of Gujarat, earned the coveted Unesco World Heritage Site (WHS) tag on Tuesday, ending an eight-year wait.