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Suketi Fossil Park

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Tourist Attraction Information

Shivalik Fossil Park, also known as the Suketi Fossil Park , is a notified National Geo-heritage Monument fossil park in the Sirmaur district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. It has a collection of prehistoric vertebrate fossils and skeletons recovered from the upper and middle Siwaliks geological formations of sandstones and clay at Suketi. The park has a display of the fossil finds and an open-air exhibition of six life-sized fiberglass models of extinct mammals in a recreation of the Sivalik Hills environment of the Plio-Pleistocene era (circa 2.5 million years). A museum, within the precincts of the park curated and exhibits the fossils. Shivalik is Asia's biggest fossil park. The exhibits in the park are used to generate scientific interest among the public, and facilitate special international studies by visiting research scholars from all over the world.
Timings -9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Ticket Price/Entry Fee -Free

SUKETI FOSSIL PARK is a Park

The Renuka Lake (660 m) is regarded as the embodimezznt of Renukaji, the wife of sage Jamadagini and mother of Parshuram, one of the ten Avtars of Lord Vishnu. Shaped like a profile of a woman, the lake has the circumference of 2.5 km and is the largest in Himachal. This placid stretch of water is fed by underground springs and the surrounding hills are padded by lush forests that support a large variety of plant and animal life. Boating and trekking are the additional attractions of Renukaji, whose natural beauty has to be seen to be believed. This is perfect year around destination that beckons every traveler.   CLIMATE : In winter, the climate is pleasant and light woolens are suggested. Summer temperature are high and cottons are recommended.   PLACES OF INTEREST RENUKA LAKE : Legend has it that when the evil Sahasarjuna killed the sage Jamadagini and tried to abduct his wife Renuka. She flung herself into the water. The gods restored her to life and this lake is regarded to be her embodiment. There is a row of temples along its banks, and a track encircles the water. Boats are available on hire next to the hotel. PARASHURAMA TAL AND RENUKA TEMPLE (100M) : At the base of the Renuka lake, this large pool is considered to embrace Lord Parshurama, who wished to spend all eternity at his mother's feet. Reportedly built overnight by an invading force of Gurkhas in early 19th Century, the original temple of Renukaji is here. Both mother and son are reunited every year at a celebratory fair held in November. JAMU PEAK (8 km) : Above the lake is the peak where Rishi Jamadagini is said to have meditated. A footpath leads to the peak. There is a small temple and it offers an excellent view of the lake and surrounding area. MINI ZOO (2 km) : You can boat across the lake or drive to this zoo, which has Asiatic lions, spotted deer, lion tailed macaques, 'Nilgai' Methuen, barking deer and Himalayan black bears. LION SAFARI (2 km) : Adjoining the zoo, an armored van enters the large enclosure allowing for a close glimpse of the lions within. JATAUN (5 km) : The dam of the Giri Hydel Project is here and angling for Mahaseer (river carp) may be done.

Location

Suketi Fossil Park is situated at Sirmaur in India. It is located at NH 72, Nagal Saketi, Himachal Pradesh Pincode of Suketi Fossil Park is 173001 in India

Local Time & Weather

Current local time at Sirmaur is 11:47 AM. Current temprature is 37.9 with Minimum temprature 27.16 and Maximun temprature is 39. scattered clouds with humidity 19% and Wind speed of 6.21 mph (Measured at Shimla Airport).

How To Reach

Located just 21 km outside of Nahan, the park is easily accessible by public transport. From Chandigarh, you can take a bus that will take you to Kala Amb. The park is just 5 km away from Kala Amb, and you can take a taxi from here

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