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Tour to Moenjodaro Arts Pakistan


treks Description

Nature of Trip: Cultural
Accommodations: Hotel
Transportation: Air Conditioned
Age Limit: 4 + Years
Maximum Altitude: 3,100m
Duration: 21 Days
Best Timing: April to October.

Mohenjo-daro is located in Sindh province of Pakistan on a Pleistocene ridge in the middle of the flood plain of the Indus River. In ancient times it was most likely one of the administrative centers of the ancient Indus Valley Civilization. It was the most developed and advanced city in South Asia, and perhaps the world, during its peak. The planning and engineering showed the importance of the city to the people of the Indus valley. Built around 2600 BCE, the city was one of the early urban settlements in the world, existing at the same time as the civilizations of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Crete. The archaeological ruins of the city are designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is sometimes referred to as "An Ancient Indus Valley Metropolis".

It was rediscovered in 1922 by Rakhaldas Bandyopadhyay, an officer of the Archaeological Survey of India. He was led to the mound by a Buddhist monk, who believed it to be a stupa. In the 1930s, massive excavations were conducted under the leadership of John Marshall, K. N. Dikshit, Ernest Mackay, and others. John Marshall's car, which was used by the site directors, is still in the Mohenjo-daro museum, showing their struggle and dedication to Mohenjo-daro. Further excavations were carried out in 1945 by Ahmad Hasan Dani and Mortimer Wheeler. The last major excavation of Mohenjo-daro was conducted in 1964-65 by Dr. G. F. Dales. After this date, excavations were banned due to damage done to the exposed structures by weathering. Since 1965, the only projects allowed at the site have been salvage excavation, surface surveys and conservation projects. Despite the ban on major archaeological projects, in the 1980s, teams of German and Italian survey groups, led by Dr. Michael Jansen and Dr. Maurizio Tosi, combined techniques such as architectural documentation, surface surveys, surface scraping and probing, to determine further clues about the ancient civilization.

 

treks Itinerary

Day 01

Arrival in Islamabad then to Pakistan Manument, Folklore Heritage Museum.

Day 02

Drive to Taxila and then to Lahore.

Day 03

Drive to Multan City.

Day 04

Free Day to visit shrines, forts and exploring the City.

Day 05 Drive to Sukhar touching Bhoong Mosque and ruins of Mughals.
Day 06 Drive to Mohenjo-daro (discovered as the most urban civilization)
Day 07 Day Free at Mohenjo-daro site.
Day 08 Drive to Sehwan Sharif (The Shrine of Saint Lal Shahbaz Qalandar)
Day 09 Visit to Manchar Lake and excursion.
Day 10 Drive to Karachi via Thatta.
Day 11 Departure from Pakistan.
   
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