Kalibangan holds immense archaeological significance and introduces tourists to the culture and town-planning finesse of the 5,000-year old Indus Valley civilisation. Famed for excavations from the Pre-Harappan and Haraapan period, Kalibangan makes for an intriguing excursion, especially for archaeology enthusiasts and history lovers. It was Dr Amlanand Ghosh of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) who first identified the Kalibangan Archaeological Site as Harappan following which excavations were carried out. Visiting the site is truly a thrilling experience as one comes across the relics of the Harappan and the Pre-Harappan settlements. The excavations include Harappan seals, scripts, bangles, coins, toys, terracotta and many other structures including a fort and streets. The most startling discovery, however, was that of the world's earliest known ploughed agricultural field. The Kalibangan Archaeological Museum was established in 1983 and displays Pre-Harappan materials and Harappan artefacts. As per archaeological findings, the first recorded earthquake took place at this site in 2600 BC, which marked the end of the Pre- Harappan civilisation. Kalibangan is located at a distance of 210 km froM Bikaner and lies between the towns of Hanumangarh and Suratgarh.

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