Hearing and knowing about fossils is an exciting experience in itself. Often we hear about fossils of animals, plants and even humans and want to see them with our own eyes. However, everyone can't do so. The Archaeological Department keeps the fossils or fossils that came out of the excavation.

But now your wish can come true. There are not one or two but many fossil parks in India where you can have a different experience. People come from far and wide to visit these fossil parks located from Madhya Pradesh to Gujarat. So today in this article we are telling you about some Amazing Fossil Parks in India-

Mandla Plant Fossils National Park, Madhya Pradesh

Mandla Plant Fossils National Park is in the Mandla district of Madhya Pradesh. Mandala Plant Fossils National Park contains fossils of trees and plants that existed in India from about 40 million to 150 million years ago. Fossils of these trees were spread in many villages in the Mandla district.

Fossils in this park are climbers, plants, flowers, seeds and fruits. Interestingly, fossils of molluscs are also found here. Since this region falls in the basin of the Narmada River, it is said that it was a coastal region which got separated due to geological disturbances. If botany or history interests you, then this park should be on your bucket list.

Shivalik Fossil Park, Himachal Pradesh

Shivalik Fossil Park was built in a stretch of 1.5 square kilometres. Shivalik Fossil Park, also known as Suketi Fossil Park, is one of the largest fossil parks on the Asian continent. Many specimens found in this area are now in the possession of the American Museum of History, the British Museum as well as the Indian Museum in Kolkata.

Shivalik Fossil Park contains fossil remains of prehistoric animals that lived in the Shivalik mountain range of Himachal Pradesh. You will go back a million years by taking a walk in the park. Apart from this, there is also a museum in the park, which also has a collection of animal skulls, paintings, and bones.

National Fossil Wood Park, Tamil Nadu

National Fossil Wood Park is located in Tiruvakkarai village of Villupuram, Tamil Nadu. The National Fossil Wood Park is a unique park that includes fossils of wood about 20 million years old. There are 200 petrified wooden fossils in the park. These non-flowering trees existed on land before angiosperms (the flowering plants that can be found today). Here, 200 fossil trees are laid horizontally in the Cuddalore sandstone from the Mio-Pliocene era.

Indroda Dinosaur and Fossil Park, Gujarat

This Indoda Dinosaur and Fossil Park is spread over 4 square kilometres in Gandhinagar. Run by the Gujarat Ecological Education and Research Foundation (GEER), the Dinosaur Park is the only park of its kind in the country. The park has a zoo, botanical garden, amphitheatre and camping facilities.

Here you will also get a chance to see the huge skeletons of marine mammals. The name of this park is 'India's Jurassic Park and it is also the second largest dinosaur hatchery in the world. Travelling here has a different experience of its own.

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