Kutch Fossil Park
Museum / Gallery
At a distance of 55 km from Bhuj, Kutch Fossil Park is a museum located in the Haripar village of Gujarat. Situated near Dhinodhar hills, it is one of its kind museums in India and among the best places to visit in Bhuj.
The Kutch Fossil Park was founded in the year 2002 by the visionary Mohan Sinh Sodha, the man who single-handedly worked and is continuously adding to the collection of the several fossils that are on display in the small 2 rooms' exhibition area. He has been doing this for almost 4 decades now since his first rendezvous with a fossil called Ammonite in the 70s. The discovery of that fossil changed his life and he went on to collect many of the fossils ranging from plants, fruits, gems, animals, reptiles etc.
The most astounding fossil exhibited here is of the Dinosaur and its egg that has been collected over the time in bits and pieces and then restructured to give a good shape. Recently he found a Sea cow fossil, which was reconstructed with the help of the Roorke Institute of Technology. The species is now called Dommingia Sodhae in his honour!
This park is located amidst the desert area, far from the city with absolutely eco-friendly surroundings. The gateway to the modest park is decorated with fossils of a tree and other beings and inside it is nice and charming as a picnic spot with good views of the area around. There is no entry fee here and the establishment runs purely on donations.
Timings: 10 AM to 12 PM & 3 PM to 6 PM