Timings: Open from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Major Airports: Jodhpur Airport Best time: October to March
Akal Wood Fossil Park
Located about 17 km away from the city of Jaisalmer, this park is a giant geologically significant area situated in the fossil bed of the city. The region is bare and rough with old tree trunks and remains to lie around. The archaeologists believe that it had been a thriving park in the prehistoric era. The logs and tree trunks are now protected by means of iron grills and tin roofs.
Adjoining it is the Thaiyat area where the remains of dinosaurs had been uncovered. It has been declared as the ‘National Geological Monument’ by the ‘Geological Survey of India.’ The park had been maintained by the GSI too until 1985 when this responsibility was taken over by the Forest Department of the State Government of Rajasthan. The tourists are eager to learn about the fossils and obtain the information by visiting the small museum set right at the entrance.