Dholavira is a Harappan city in Gujarat. It was recently recognised as one of the UNESCO world heritage sites, making it the first site of the ancient Indus Valley Civilisation in India to get the tag. It the fourth site from Gujarat and the 40th in India to get this recognition.
The archaeological site is located on a hillock close to the present-da Dholavira village in the Kutch district. It was discovered in the year 1968 by archaeologist Jagat Pati Joshi. Upon excavation, it was found to be a commercial and manufacturing hub that lasted for about 1,500 years before its ruin in 1500 BC.