Major Indus Valley Civilisation Sites

Major Indus Valley Civilisation Sites


  • River: Ravi River, Pakistan
  • Important findings:
    • Granaries
    • Bullock carts
    • Sandstone statues of Human
    • Copper Chariot with canopy
    • Workmen’s quarter


  • River: Indus River, Pakistan
  • Important findings:
    • Bronze dancing girl in Tribhanga pose
    • Seal of Pasupathi Mahadeva
    • Steatite statue of beard man
    • Great bath
    • Granary
    • A piece of woven cotton


  • River: Indus River, Pakistan
  • Important findings: A trade point between Harappa and Babylon.


  • River: Indus River, Pakistan
  • Important findings:
    • Bead makers shop
    • Footprint of a dog chasing a cat.


  • River: Ghaggar River
  • Important findings:
    • Camel bones
    • Wooden plough
    • Ritualistic Fire altar
    • Discovery of a ploughed field
    • Evidence of earliest datable earthquake

Kot Diji

  • River: Indus River
  • Important findings: Represents Early phase of IVC.


  • River: Madar river, Gujarat
  • Important findings:
    • Situated on the left bank of Madar River (Gujarat).
    • Plant remains (rice, millets and bajara)


  • River: Sutlej River
  • Important findings: Discovered by Y D Sharma in 1953.


  • River: Bhogava river, Gujarat
  • Important findings:
    • Dockyard
    • Rice husk
    • Fire altars
    • First manmade port
    • Chess playing
    • Pottery with painting of ‘clever fox’


  • River: Yamuna River,UP
  • Important findings: Easternmost IVC site located on Yamuna River in Meerut, UP.


  • Important findings:
    • Largest IVC site by area. Located in Hisar District of Haryana,
    • All three phases: Early, Mature and Later IVC phases present.
    • Necropolis: A large burial site. Only site to have a presence of a couple grave (male female).
    • Evidence of Rice cultivation.
    • Inscription on seal


  • Important findings:
    • Bones of horses (not confirmed)
    • Beads


  • Important findings: Beads
    • Barley

Dholavira: Little Rann of Kutch on Khadir Bet Island

  • Important findings:
    • UNESCO World Heritage Site (40th)
    • 6th largest Indus Valley Civilisation site.
    • Has two stadium like structures
    • Complex Water harnessing system
    • Water reservoir
    • Largest Harappan inscription (Not deciphered)
    • An entire sequence spanning from early Harappan town / pre-urban phase to the height of the Harappan expansion and the late Harappan is observed.
    • Dholavira consists of three divisions:
      • A fortified castle with attached fortified Bailey (residence for higher officials) and Ceremonial Ground
      • A fortified Middle Town
      • A Lower Town
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