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Suketi Fossil Park in Nahan

·  Summer: March-June (25°C - 40°C)
·  Winter: December-February (0°C - 17°C)
·  Monsoon: July-September

Best time to visit:  Throughout the year

Opening Time: 09:00 a.m.
Closing Time: 05:00 p.m.
Weekly Holiday: Tuesday

Entry Fees for Indians Adults:  Nil
Children:  Nil
Cameras:  Nil
Video Camera:  Nil
Entry Fees for Foreign Nationals Adults:  Nil
Children:  Nil
Cameras:  Nil
Video Camera:  Nil
Suketi Fossil Park, which is also known as Shivalik Fossil Park, pioneered a new concept in Asia. It is distinguished to be the first fossil park to have been built right at the site where fossils of pre-historic animals were unearthed. The top attractions of the park are the life size models of the animals whose skeletons and fossils were discovered in the region. Made of fibre reinforced plastic, these realistic models installed amidst the lush green forest area are great to explore.

Models include those of grand elephant, giant land tortoise, hippopotamus with six incisors, giraffid, crocodilia and sabre toothed tiger. The fossils obtained from the site are preserved at the nearby museum which also houses charts and paintings related to the discoveries. The fossils at the museum are more than 8.5 million years old. The park also boasts of natural beauty in the form of sandstone and clay rocks and luxuriant forests.

Road: The park can be accessed from Kala Amb in Haryana, which is well-connected by road to the popular cities like Yamunanagar, Ambala and Chandigarh. State transport buses and taxis are available till Kala Amb from where cabs and taxis can be hired to reach the park located about 4 km. away.

Railway: Many railway stations are located close to the park, These include Barara (about 39 km.), Jagadhri (about 48 km.), Ambala Cantonment (about 48 km.), Chandigarh (about 57 km.) and Kalka (about 70 km.).

Airway: The closest airport is located at Chandigarh which is about 60 km. from the park. Taxis are available round the clock at the airport to travel hassle-free to the park.