There’s good news for those who are looking forward to visiting Jharkhand soon. The state’s first ever fossil park was recently inaugurated by its Chief Minister, Hemant Soren. It’s spread over an area of nearly 95 acres and has been built in order to preserve fossils from the Jurassic-era.
Jharkhand’s first fossil park is located in Sahebganj on the Rajmahal Hills and is said to have cost the government a whopping INR 10.79 crore. It is reported that this will not only generate job opportunities for locals but it will also foster eco-tourism in the region. It is reported that several animal and plant fossils (approximately 145-200 million years old) are present here.
Although not a popular tourist attraction, the state is one of the most beautiful places in India. You can not only explore this newly opened fossil park but other sightseeing spots here and also gorge on the mouth-watering local cuisine. The fossil park has numerous facilities such as a museum, an eco-tourism complex, a guest house and a laboratory. The park has been built with an objective of creating awareness about the significance of preserving fossils and promoting eco-tourism. Private vehicles will be prohibited in the park and only auto-rickshaws, which run on batteries will be allowed to take the visitors around.
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