Home Asia The Ancient City of Mohenjo Daro
Mohenjo Daro is an ancient city of Pakistan, an approximately 5000-year-old city located in northwestern Sindh of Pakistan. Mohenjo Daro is of historical significance on the UNESCO World Heritage list. This is a major tourist attraction because of its fascinating archaeological site. This place displays the real ruins life of the Indus Valley civilization which is the best persevered urban ruins in South Asia.
Mohenjo Daro was built circa 2,600BCE with a population of 35,000 to 50,000, one of the largest and most advanced cities at that time with wonderfully sophisticated civil engineering and urban planning. The city was abandoned for unknown reasons perhaps due to river courses.
It’s a great must-visit city for those who are interested in history. But for that, you must choose bit cooler months, which start from October till March. On the other side, you might be prepared yourself for blisteringly hot weather.
The highest temperature recorded was 53.5°C (128°F), here on 26 May 2010, which is the highest reliably measured temperature in Asia, and the fourth-highest temperature recorded anywhere in the world. Mohenjo Daro ruins were first discovered in 1911. Its name has associated with the Sindhi Language, & also known as Harappan Civilization (Another main archaeological site at Harappa in Pakistan).
It is estimated, that one-third site has been explored. Mohenjo Daro site is inside a complex surrounded by a wall and only accessible via the main entrance gate. It is only a pedestrian area and can be easily covered on foot. The complex open time is varied depending on hot and cooler months.
Cold drinks, water, and tea are the main choices to fight with dry climate; only one PTDC hotel offers some good food which is already catering to too many people. There are also a few small general stores and stalls outside the complex that sells some food such as snacks, soft drinks, and bottled water.
They’re only two lodging facilities here, Archaeology Resthouse, and PTDC Motel. Tourists can find various things outside the complex, like a gift shop, seals, stones, souvenirs, and books written on Mohenjo Daro.