Suketi Fossil Park


Suketi Fossil Park Overview

Ranked 8 of 11 sightseeing in Barog

Suketi Fossil Park, which is situated on the banks of the Markanda River, is one of the most famous attractions of Barog. It was the first park in Asia to have been developed at the exact site where the actual fossils were found.

The park has soft sandstone and clay rocks and is situated on the upper and middle Siwaliks. The park is famous for its life-size fibreglass model of the pre-historic animals whose fossil and skeletons were discovered at the site.

These exhibited fossils are as old as 8.5 million years. Colosschelys Atlas (giant land tortoise and chelonia), Crocodilia and Stegodonganesa (extinct grand elephant) are some of the exhibits showcased in the park. Other animals, which once thrived in the region and are now fossilised are Sivatherium, Hexaprotodon-Sivalensis (hippopotamus with six incisors) and Paramachaerdus (Sabre Toothed tiger).

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