A floating restaurant in the middle of the sea, the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Corridor and the new Mumbai to Delhi Super Expressway were probably not already enough to attract tourists like you and me that now there is a first of its kind Fossil park inaugurated in Maharashtra, (Not that we’re not excited!)
This new attraction will be located in Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra, making the region a completely unique tourist destination. Although this news has already been revealed, the project is still in its initial stages. The Directorate of Archeology and Museums of Maharashtra is working towards collecting all the necessary data and information from the concerned departments like Geological Survey of India (GSI).
New Fossil park will open in Maharashtra It will be located on NH16, which connects Nizamabad in Telangana and Jagdalpur in Chhattisgarh. This attraction is undoubtedly unique of its kind in the region and the country, and will certainly live up to the fact that most of the original objects on display in the park are genuine fossils found in the Sironcha Forest Division. Gadchiroli district only.
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Amidst breaking the news, Tushar Chavan, Deputy Conservator of Forests (DCF), Sironcha, Gadchiroli circle, said, “The proposed Vadadham Fossil Park is located in Sironcha taluka (about 950 km from Mumbai) which is the southern end of Gadchiroli district. The current proposed area for the fossil park represents the Upper Gondwana Kota Formations belonging to the Early Jurassic period and scientific investigation has revealed that the present area was near the sea,” as reported in TOI.
He also mentioned that two paleontologists from the United States would visit the site. fossil park in maharashtra By the end of April 2018. The project is spread over 2 hectares of land and will help in generating employment in the district besides promoting tourism.
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While this news along with other news from the past is keeping the state on top of the travel charts, it is also a perfect excuse for history lovers and explorers to start planning their trip to Maharashtra!