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7 Lost Cities in India You Need to Visit

1. Dvaraka

Dvaraka is one of the holy cities in Hinduism. It is believed to be a place of Khrisna, a major deity in Hinduism. Dvaraka became a lost cities because the sea broke the land boundary and submerged the city according to Mausala Parva of the Mahabrata.

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2. Kalibangan

Kalibangan is located in Rajashtan. Kalibangan is the early civilization in Indus Valley. The town was abandoned because of the earthquake in 2600 BC. Kalibangan can be distinguished by its fire altars and they worship the Hindu God of fire, Agni.

https://alchetron.com/Kalibangan

3. Lothal

Lothal is also one of the early city in Indus Valley and first inhabited in 3700 BCE. It is located in modern state of Gujarat, Bhal Region. Lothal had the world’s earliest known dock connected to ancient course, Sabarmati river. Even though the city of Lothal survived flood multiple times, but in 2050 BCE the city structure weakens.

https://www.outlookindia.com/outlooktraveller/ot-getaway-guides/lothal-ancient-history/

4. Pattadakal

Pattadakal is located in Bagaltakot district, Karnataka, in India. It is a complex from 7th or 8th century. The complex is in Unesco World Heritage Site described as eclectic art and harmonious blend of  northern and southern architecture. The city was abandoned mostly because of long period of warfare.

http://www.art-and-archaeology.com/india/pattadakal/pat0.html

5. Poompuhar

Poompuhar is a town in southern India district Tamil Nadu. Previously it was an ancient port city known as Kaveri Poompattinam. It was capital of early Chola Kings. The city was abandoned and became a lost city because of erosion and flood.

http://travel.bhushavali.com/2017/06/poompuhar-temples-part-ii-nagapattinam.html?m=1

6. Rakhigarhi

Rakhigarhi is located in Hisar district, Haryana, in India. Rakhigarhi is built in 6500 BCE and home of pre-Indus Valley Civilization. The site also known as the largest Indus Valley Civilization site and town in the world with an area of 350 hectares.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/indiahome/indianews/article-2301695/Living-buried-city-The-village-ancient-Harappan-artefacts-uncovered-rains.html

7. Vasai

There is a historical suburban town in Palghar district of Maharastra called Vasai. The town was former capital of Northern province of Portuguese in India. The city has Bassein Fort built by the Portuguese which taken over in 18th century by Maratha army. Vasai is very popular of video and movie shooting such  as Coldplay band “Hymn for the weekend”, “Lean On” by Major Lazer and Dj snake also some Bollywood movies.

https://www.tripadvisor.co.nz/LocationPhotoDirectLink-g660976-d4088619-i70470317-Bassein_Fort-Thane_Thane_District_Maharashtra.html

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