If history is only sought, there is something here which is much older than the history itself. YES, this place has been a testimony to Juraassic age, to be honest pre Jurassic Era. History buff inside me was getting curious as we were approaching "Akal Wood Fossil Park".
The fossils of trees' trunks are preserveed in this park, just like mummies in many parts of the world.
|A silent witness to pre-jurassic era...|
Red Wood and Teak wood fossils, just at the entrance of the park:
From a distance it was difficult to believe that the above fossils were wood, once upon a time. When I tried to feel the surface, the texture was very smooth - not unlike any stone. Marks created by any woodpecker like bird are alrealy visible, lets have a look from close up:
If you feel lonely while roaming around, do not worry there are a few EMUs in the park too. Do not worry they are friendly to visitors:
Akal Wood Fossil Park is situated at a distance of 17 km. from Jaisalmer on Barmer road. Shared autos and busses ply on this route. One can also book an auto to and fro for Rs. 350/-. Autos/ vehicles are allowed to go inside the park for a very nonimal charge.
Enjoy the journey to the pre jurassic era. Akal Wood Fossil Park is definitely must visit in Jaisalmer itinerary.