The Jurassic World of India– Akal Wood Fossil Park Jaisalmer.
One has to go back 180 million years to understand the magnificence of the Wood Fossil Park in Akal. The park lies in Jaisalmer’s fossil belt and spreads over 21 hectares and is one of the natural wonders in India. It not only holds the remains of the prehistoric Jurassic era, but also there are around 25 numb trees, and some of the oldest fossils are about 200 years old.
The area is covered with large fossilized tree trunks of various sizes and seashells. The largest of them is about 13 m long and 1.5 m wide.
The park is open to visitors throughout the week. A nominal entrance fee is charged. There is a small museum near the entrance which showcases photographs of fossils along with brief descriptions.
Akal Wood Fossil Park is 17 K.M. from the main Jaisalmer city near Barmer Road and you can take a cab or share an Auto-rickshaw to reach there. Indeed it is an amazing place for geologists and a National Geological Monument of India.
Indians – Rs.5/-
Foreigners – Rs.20/-
Car Parking- Rs.10/-