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Jharkhand’s Fossil Park to ‘portray unveiled stories of the state’

According to the state's tourism department, it is a one-of-a-kind tourist attraction meant to conserve the rich history of mankind.

fossil park, jharkhandThe fossils found here have attracted geologists and paleobotanists from all over the world (Source: sahibganj.nic.in)

A 95-acre park on Rajmahal Hills in Sahebganj, built to preserve the Jurassic era fossils found at the site, opened its doors for visitors recently.

Constructed at a cost of Rs 10.79 crore, it was inaugurated by Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren. “This is one of the biggest treasure troves we have in Jharkhand. Mandro Hill is one of the rarest places in the world with such fossil finds. I will visit the park again, and stay back for a day here to learn more about the fossils,” he said.

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According to Jharkhand Tourism, it is a one-of-a-kind tourist attraction meant to conserve the rich history of mankind. “Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Hemant Soren inaugurated the Fossil Park and Museum, which is sure to portray the unveiled stories of the state,” the tourist department tweeted.


The Rajmahal Hills are home to plant fossils that are 68 to 145 million years old. Palaeobotanist Birbal Sahani is said to be the first one to have conducted an extensive study of the fossils, according to PTI. As such, the Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany in Lucknow holds an impressive collection of these fossils.

Over the years, the fossils found here have attracted geologists and paleobotanists from all over the world.

How to reach Fossil Park?

If you have a keen interest in history and fossils, you must make a visit to this Fossil Park soon. Here’s how you can reach.

By air: The nearest airport is Ranchi Airport (461 km) and Patna Airport (325 km)

By train: Sahibganj Railway Station is a major railhead of the Eastern Railway zone. The nearest railway station is Mirzachouki (25 km).

By road: Sahibganj district is connected to Ranchi in Jharkhand by National Highway No 33.

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First published on: 05-07-2022 at 10:00:56 am
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