Akal Wood Fossil Park, Jaisalmer

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#70 of 142 in Parks in Rajasthan
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  • They dont have animal fossils, it is wood fossils. Wood that has been fossilised millions of years ago and is now excavated. They have identified these pieces and have kept them preserved. The gate-ke...  more »
  • Not an oft visited place. But should not be missed by those who practically wish to see the fossils which all of us read about in our middle school.  more »
  • This place has fossils a few million years old when it was an ocean there. Unbelievable! ask an archaeologist.  more »
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  • Beautiful large area, well maintained. It also has three emu's which one can feed and even pet. Has wood fossils around 15 million years old. Sometimes you might even encounter rare migratory birds. Would highly recommend.
  • Personally for me it was a great experience as a geography student. But if you are visiting as a tourist, you can safely skip this place. What I loved most here were not the fossils, but the Emu birds that rome freely inside the park. Just try not to scare them away, they will run away if uncomfortable.
  • Nice place very old place and very famous. A historical place of civilization. This place tell a long and old story of Civilization starting. A long place in big area.
  • Amazing place having fossils of 180 million years ago. Gymnosperms are petrified on display. You can even touch them. Freely roaming and friendly emu. Can see Nilgai and a chinkara in their natural habitat. Can have a good knowledge of organic evolution along with fossils of various times. However fossils are sold openly at the fort and lake. This place is worth going.
  • AKAL WOOD FOSSIL PARK Rajasthan is a treasure trove of history and historical artifacts, but one place in particular takes you beyond the ‘timeline of present’, right into the prehistoric Jurassic era. The Akal Wood Fossil Park is a 21-hectare preserved area that lies about 17 km from Jaisalmer, towards Barmer.180 million years ago, a forest used to stand where the park is today. The area was then submersed into the sea and the tree trunks were preserved in the form of fossils. With remnants of fallen and broken logs that date back to the pre-historic times, the park is an absolute must-visit attraction. Here, you can see large fossilized trunks from trees of different sizes that have been placed in corrugated iron shelters. There are about 25 numb trees, along with centuries-old fossils, and right at the entrance, you can also stroke a fossil of an ancient red-wood tree trunk. In the geological area that had only non-flowering trees, an entire forest comprising of huge trees was fossilized. The presence of these gigantic trees suggests that in the lower Jurassic age, the area had hot and humid climate that was able to support a luxuriant forest, as compared to the stark dry climate of today.
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