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BEAUTY THAT LOST BY TIME

              BEAUTY THAT LOST BY TIME

BY : NEHA SHAHAB 

Lost in time is a phrase generally used for things or places that are long gone or forgotten over a period of time. India is dotted with such places that have been completely uninhabited, forgotten or just turned into ghost towns.

Lothal, Gujarat

Situated in the Bhal region of Gujarat, Lothal was one of the cities of the Indus Valley Civilization. The lost city was discovered in 1954 during an excavation by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). As per ASI, Lothal had the world's earliest known dock. There are several ancient monuments which are protected and preserved now.



Kalibangan, Rajasthan

Situated in Hanumangarh district of Rajasthan, Kaliban is another lost town set on the banks of the Ghaggar River. The site is a hub of Harappan remains and is a prominent tourist attraction in the state. According to a report published by ASI, Kalibangan served as a prime provincial capital of the Indus Valley Civilization. The town is noted for having the world's earliest attested ploughed field.


Vijayanagar, Karnataka

Vijayanagar in Karnataka once served as the capital of Vijayanagara Empire. Situated close to today’s Hampi in Ballari district, Vijayanagara is a lost city set on the banks of the Tungabhadra River. Currently, the place is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is renowned for its many old temples including Virupaksha Temple and Narasimha statue.