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Rajasthan Places to see WOOD FOSSIL PARK


This amazing Wood fossil park is located 17 km away from the golden city of Jaisalmer. This Wood Fossil Park consists of fossils that are approximately 180 million years old! The fossils excavated from this site demonstrate an interesting fact of the past. It shows that once upon a time when Thar Desert was under water, a Jurassic world used to exist here. Most surprisingly, evidences about the fertile land of Thar Desert, that once existed, are found in the epics like Ramayana.

 

The area of the park includes 10 sq km and comprises 25 enormous trunks the largest being 13 m long. It is believed that this site was once covered with dense forest which comprise mostly of Deodar and Chir trees.

 

As per the archeological findings, the sea that existed in this site perished almost 36 million years ago. And the perished sea left back a bank of fossils. These fossils are evidences of life forms that swarmed in this area almost 180 million years back.

   
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