Heaven Road is the newest scenic road in India. This road is about 30 kilometers long and connects Khavda to Dholavira. We traveled on this road to visit Dholavira, which is known as the largest Harappan site of the Indus Valley Civilization site in India and the second largest after Harappa in Pakistan. In 2021, it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
This road is not fully paved yet, but it is already on the bucket list of many travel enthusiasts like myself. The road passes through the Lake of Kutch and offers beautiful vistas, blue water, white crystal beds, blue skies, and more. You can find plenty of bird sightings which include pink flamingos.
Dholavira is an ancient city located on the island of Khadir in the state of Gujarat, India. It was occupied between around 3000-1500 BCE and was a part of the Harappan Civilization. The city is known for its well-preserved remains, including a fortified castle, ceremonial grounds, and a cemetery. It also had a sophisticated water management system and was a center of trade, with evidence of trade with other cities in the Harappan Civilization as well as with cities in Mesopotamia and the Oman peninsula. Artifacts such as beads, copper, shell, stone, and gold have been found at the site, demonstrating the culture’s technological and artistic achievements. The city is considered an important example of the culture’s ingenuity in adapting to a harsh environment
Here are a few visuals from my gadgets, from our drive on Heaven Road to Dholavari.
Pics from Visit to Dholavira