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Day trip from Ahmedabad to Lothal, 4500 year old Indus Valley Civilization

8AM- Hotel pick up We drive for 2 hours from Ahmedabad to reach the ruins of the 4500 year old Indus Valley Civilization at Lothal. People of Lothal belonged to an advanced scientific society. They were pioneering astronomers 2000 years before the Greeks. The Indus Valley people used a shell compass and divided the horizon and sky into 8-12 whole parts.Lothal is most famous for its dockyard. The dock wis arguably the greatest piece of maritime architecture in the ancient world. As far back as 2500 BC, Lothal dockyard was equipped to berth and service ships!Traders of beads, gems and ornaments from as far as  West Asia and Africa had an established trade relationship with Lothal. The people of Lothal were experts in  bead making  and metallurgy tools so much so that their techniques are still in use in India after 4000 years!One look at Lothal and we can gather that the Indus Valley civilization was highly advanced in terms of town planning.  The system of underground drainage was pioneered as far back as 2500 BC.  The sewers were made water tight through a sophisticated grade of masonry.The most exciting part of Lothal Tour is the fact that their script is yet to be deciphered! So many more mysteries are waiting to be revealed. May be you will discover some clues during your visit to Lothal!On our way back from Lohtal to Ahmedabad, we will also visit Sarkhej Roza , the famous centre for Sufi culture. It is in Sarkhej Roza that the legendary Sufi saint Shaikh Ahmed Ganj Baksh lived. We will explore the exquisitely designed Mosque, the tombs of Mehmud Shah Begada and his queen, the palace and pavilions.4 PM- End of Tour

$40 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Delhi Sulabh International Museum of Toilets

You will be picked up from your hotel and driven to Sulabh International Museum of Toilets.The museum is the brainchild of Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak. His painstaking efforts for marshaling even the minutest details about the development of toilet system in the world led to the establishment of this unique museum in 1992 in New Delhi. The exhibits, so collected, have been meticulously displayed chronologically. Thus, it showcases the development over the last five thousand years from the third millennium B.C. to the end of the 20th century.The museum has three main sections:Ancient: The story unfolds with the sanitation arrangements of the Harappan Settlements of around 3,000 B.C. The excavated main sites of that civilization at Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro in modern Pakistan and Dholavira and Lothal in Gujarat province of India have remnants of wells, bathing tanks, both overground and underground drains, toilets, soak-pits, roads and lanes. The W.C. toilet at Mohenjo-Daro of 2,500 B.C. is acknowledged as a championing work in the field of sanitation. The pucca wide underground drain of Dholavira in the citadel section of the township, has manholes at regular intervals to monitor the flow inside. Simultaneously, the museum also displays sanitation arrangements of other ancient civilizations of Egypt, Babylon, Crete, Jerusalem, Greece and Rome.Medieval: During the Middle Ages, whether in India or elsewhere, the kings and emperors used to live in big forts for security reasons. The museum displays toilets of Amber Fort of Jaipur, Akbar’s Fort in Fatehpur-Sikri near Agra, Gingee Fort of Tamilnadu and Golconda Fort of Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. In this section, one can also see European toilets, some of them for royal use and therefore valuable.Modern: This section has interesting toilet related cartoons, photographs of toilets from the catalogues of reputed sanitary ware manufacturing companies and public toilets of different countries. The visitors in this section also see the toy-commode from China, mobile toilet of Sulabh, electric toilet from America and the model of the world’s biggest toilet complex at a religious place named Shirdi in Maharashtra. The museum is also exhibiting some ultra-modern electronic toilets from Japan, South Korea and other countriesUpon completion of your museum visit, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

$90 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Delhi Sulabh International Museum with Lunch

You will be picked up from your hotel and driven to Sulabh International Museum of Toilets.The museum is the brainchild of Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak. His painstaking efforts for marshaling even the minutest details about the development of toilet system in the world led to the establishment of this unique museum in 1992 in New Delhi. The exhibits, so collected, have been meticulously displayed chronologically. Thus, it showcases the development over the last five thousand years from the third millennium B.C. to the end of the 20th century.The museum has three main sections:Ancient: The story unfolds with the sanitation arrangements of the Harappan Settlements of around 3,000 B.C. The excavated main sites of that civilization at Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro in modern Pakistan and Dholavira and Lothal in Gujarat province of India have remnants of wells, bathing tanks, both overground and underground drains, toilets, soak-pits, roads and lanes. The W.C. toilet at Mohenjo-Daro of 2,500 B.C. is acknowledged as a championing work in the field of sanitation. The pucca wide underground drain of Dholavira in the citadel section of the township, has manholes at regular intervals to monitor the flow inside. Simultaneously, the museum also displays sanitation arrangements of other ancient civilizations of Egypt, Babylon, Crete, Jerusalem, Greece and Rome.Medieval: During the Middle Ages, whether in India or elsewhere, the kings and emperors used to live in big forts for security reasons. The museum displays toilets of Amber Fort of Jaipur, Akbar’s Fort in Fatehpur-Sikri near Agra, Gingee Fort of Tamilnadu and Golconda Fort of Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. In this section, one can also see European toilets, some of them for royal use and therefore valuable.Modern: This section has interesting toilet related cartoons, photographs of toilets from the catalogues of reputed sanitary ware manufacturing companies and public toilets of different countries. The visitors in this section also see the toy-commode from China, mobile toilet of Sulabh, electric toilet from America and the model of the world’s biggest toilet complex at a religious place named Shirdi in Maharashtra. The museum is also exhibiting some ultra-modern electronic toilets from Japan, South Korea and other countriesUpon completion of your museum visit, you will have lunch included at a local restaurant (Beverage excluded).  After lunch, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

$123 Cultural & Theme Tours

Explore Lothal & Uthellya From Ahmedabad With Lunch

You will be picked up from your hotel in the morning and driven to Lothal around 50 miles from Ahmedabad. The drive to Lothal takes about an hour and a half.In Lothal, explore the ruins of this once prosperous city that was famous for its beads, gems and jewellery. The remains of a well designed township complete with an underground drainage system and a marketplace can still be seen. Also visit the dockyard that stands in silent testimony to the maritime links of this ancient civilization. You will see the widespread use of kiln-burnt bricks, another important milestone that was reached here. After your visit to Lothal, enjoy an included lunch (beverage excluded) at a local restaurant.After lunch drive to the nearby site of Uthellya and walk through the ruins of this ancient town that were excavated in 1920.At the end of the tour, you will be driven back to Ahmedabad and dropped off at your hotel.

$87 Cultural & Theme Tours

Explore Lothal & Uthellya From Ahmedabad

You will be picked up from your hotel in the morning and driven to Lothal around 50 miles from Ahmedabad. The drive to Lothal takes about an hour and a half.In Lothal, explore the ruins of this once prosperous city that was famous for its beads, gems and jewellery. The remains of a well designed township complete with an underground drainage system and a marketplace can still be seen. Also visit the dockyard that stands in silent testimony to the maritime links of this ancient civilization. You will see the widespread use of kiln-burnt bricks, another important milestone that was reached here. After your visit to Lothal, enjoy lunch (own expense) at a local restaurant.After lunch drive to the nearby site of Uthellya and walk through the ruins of this ancient town that were excavated in 1920.At the end of the tour, you will be driven back to Ahmedabad and dropped off at your hotel.

$313 Cultural & Theme Tours

02 Nights & 03 Days Ahmedabad Tour with Excursion to Lothal & Uthellya

ItineraryDay 1: Arrival in AhmedabadPass By: Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International AirportYou will be picked up from the airport on your arrival in Ahmedabad and driven to Hotel Fortune Park. Standard check-in time at the hotel is after 02:00 p.m. but you may get a room earlier, subject to availability. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.No meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight stay in AhmedabadDay 2: Excursion to Lothal & UthellyaStop At: Lothal, Ahmedabad, Ahmedabad District, GujaratAfter breakfast, drive to Lothal that is situated at a distance of 50 miles from Ahmedabad. The drive to Lothal takes around 2 hours.Lothal is one of the most prominent cities of the Indus Valley civilization. It was a thriving trade center in ancient times with its trade of beads, gems and jewellery reaching the far corners of West Asia and Africa. The world’s earliest known dock is located in Lothal. Spend some time exploring the ruins of this ancient city before you continue your onward journey to Uthellya.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: LothalUthellya (2 hours)The ancient site of Uthellya has some splendid remains of this Harappan city. Walk around the ruins and imagine the splendor of a bygone era. There are some well-preserved ruins of temples replete with carvings on the walls. An old well and the crumbling walls of well-planned houses tell the tale of a once prosperous city.After the tour of Uthellya, drive back to Ahmedabad.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight stay in AhmedabadDay 3: Departure from Ahmedabad Pass By: Ahmedabad Haat, Ahmedabad, Ahmedabad District, GujaratEnjoy a leisurely breakfast in the morning. After breakfast take a tour of Ahmedabad. Later you will be dropped at the airport for your onward flightMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

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