How is the site of Dholavira different from other Harappan cities?

Major Harappan sites have brought to light excellent evidence of planning and layout of habitation. There is a similarity between all the major Harappan settlements as far as town planning is concerned. In most of the Harappan sites, a Citadel and Lower Town have been discovered. However, the site of Dholavira, is an exception which has shed light on a slightly different pattern of town planning. Except Dholavira, Harappan town planning is based on the principle of duality—Citadel (upper town) and Lower Town. However, Dholavira is divided into three parts—acropolis (citadel), middle town and lower town.

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