Saketi Fossil Park
NH 72, Nagal Saketi, Himachal Pradesh 173001, India
About Saketi Fossil Park
The Saketi Fossil Park is famous for its six life-size fibre reinforced plastic models of pre-historic animals. The park at present has six sets of life-size models of Stegodonganesa (extinct grand elephant), Sivatherium, Colosschelys Atlas (giant land tortoise and Chelonia), Paramachaerdus (saber-toothed tiger), Hexaprotodon-Sivalensis (hippopotamus with six incisors), and Crocodilia.
Attractions near Saketi Fossil Park
Nahan is a town in Himachal Pradesh and is the headquarters of the Sirmaur district. This is an ancient fort located at the top of a hill. There are so many things to see in and around the fort.
The ancient pilgrim site of Kapal Mochan is located on the Bilaspur Road near Ambala. The temple is small and situated beside a ‘sarovar’ or pond named Brahma Sarovar. It is said that if a person bathes here, they will be relieved of all burdens and sins. Legend holds that Brahmanhatya, i.e., killing a Brahmin is a major sin but the guilty can be freed of this upon bathing in the holy waters of Brahma Sarovar.
Renuka Lake in the Sirmaur district is famous for its cultural and historical connection. The tourist can experience some of the breathtaking views when they reach the ridge of the lake while passing through the dense alpine forest. The lake is located at an elevation of 672 m above sea level. Renuka Lake is the largest lake (area wise) in Himachal Pradesh, covering a circumference of about 3214 m.
Morni Hills is a refreshing hill station situated on the outskirts of Panchkula in Haryana close to Chandigarh. Being the only hill stations in Haryana, it is also a popular picnic destination for locals and tourists alike. The hills are 1,220 metres in height and have some really stunning views to offer. In addition to being a grand vista point, Morni Hills is also an important archaeological site where carvings dating back to 7th Century have been found in the Thakur Dwar Temple.
Gurudwara Paonta Sahib is a noted gurdwara in the district of Sirmaur, Himachal Pradesh. The Gurdwara enjoys a high historic and religious importance among the followers of the Sikh religion world over. The Gurudwara has a palanquin "Palki" made of pure gold, donated by devotees.
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