You Have to Check Out India’s First Dinosaur Museum and Fossil Park Which Has Recently Opened in Gujarat
Dinosaur junkies, rejoice because a new Dinosaur Museum and Fossil Park have recently been inaugurated in Gujarat’s Mahisagar district. This Museum and Park is located in Raiyoli Village in Gujarat and is the first such facility in our country and third in the entire world! Whoa! All the Indian Ross Gellar’s, here is all the intel you need about the country’s first Dinosaur Museum.
Did You Know, Raiyoli is Known to be The Third Largest Fossil Site in The World?
Yes, that’s right! And it is also the second largest Dinosaur hatchery in the world where around 10,000 Dinosaur eggs had been found in the 1980s.
You Can Enjoy Both The Museum And The Fossil Park
The Fossil Park
It is spread in a 72 acres area. You can get to see the fossilized remains of the dinosaurs in the natural form here. It’s an open area and requires a good unit of walking is distance; it requires to cover a lot of distance through walk. So, it is advisable to wear sensible walking shoes and hats/caps, etc. They also conduct exclusive tours to the park which are 45 minutes long. On these tours, you get to see the fossil site and their collection of fossils and eggs.
You get a chance of feeling the senses by touching the egg by holding it in your very own hands. The kids also get a chance to clean the fossils themselves. This way they get to have a first-hand experience of what it is like to be a Paleontologist! It is considered to be the world’s 3rd largest dinosaur fossil excavation site and 2nd largest hatchery! Isn’t that amazing?
The Dinosaur Museum in Gujarat
The museum complex is owned by the Gujarat tourism and has 10 galleries. You will get to see the earth’s inception, world dinosaurs, Indian dinosaurs, and Gujarat dinosaurs. Apart from all these exotic experiences you also enjoy 3D movies, interactive kiosks, gaming zone for children and fossils exhibits here. There is also a cafeteria in case you get hungry and other facilities such as washrooms, cold drinking water, etc.
Where is the Dinosaur Museum Located in Gujarat
The Dinosaur Fossil Park and museum- Raiyoli Balasinor is located in the village of Raiyoli. It is 2 hours away from Ahmedabad on the national Ahmedabad to Indore highway.
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Gujarat is famous for Kutch among the wanderers and now home to India’s first dinosaur museum and Fossil Park at Raiyoli village, which is located near Balasinor town of Mahisagar district. Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani recently inaugurated the park, which is now ready to entertain visitors too.
What Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani Said:
The CM while inaugurating the park further stated that the state government would be allocating INR 10 crore fund to promote this spot for tourism internationally. Referring to this, he added that Gujarat will soon feature on the world tourism map and that this museum will be the latest addition to it.
Further, the said dinosaur museum in Gujarat has a lot to offer to those who are very keen on exploring the ancient reptile with detailed information from its origin to extinction.
Tourism Corporation of Gujarat Ltd. has built this entire infrastructure. And as per the latest reports, society has also been formed to maintain and operate the dinosaur museum in Gujarat.