Kutch Fossil Park - Things to Know Before Visiting
Haripar, Gujarat 370665, India
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About Kutch Fossil Park
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,
Attractions Near Kutch Fossil Park
Dhinodhar hills are located at the Kutch district of Gujarat is a tourist and pilgrimage spot. On the highest peak of Dhinodhar hill, there is a small, domed, somewhat cracked shrine of limestone and mud-plastered with cement, built by Brahma-Kshatriya Shethh Sundarji Shivji in 1821. This area has abundant wildlife and flora and is a trekker destination, Every year since 2011, a trekking competition has been organized between December and January.
Roha fort is situated on the hillock of the same name, 50 km from Bhuj. It’s height is 500 feet from the ground level and 800 feet from the sea level. Roha was the leading Jagir of Kutch state and there were 52 villages under this Jagir. Rao Khengarji I (1510-1585) established Kutch and became a ruler of Kutch. His brother Sahebji set up Roha village and died after a battle with Raysinhji Zala of Halvad. After his death his successor Jiyaji built two big tanks on the Roha Hill.
The king's residence right up to 1991 when the last king of Kutch, Madansingh died, the palace is now a museum. With beautiful gardens of many flowering and medicinal plants, the palace grounds houses many migrating birds as they stop for a rest on their way.
Aaina Mahal Palace is an 18th-century palace that is located next to the Prag Mahal in Darbargadh, Bhuj, Gujarat, India. The palace was built by Rao Lakhpatji of Cutch State around 1750. Lakhpatji's master craftsman Ram Singh Malam designed the palace in the local style and decorated it in the European style with glass, mirrors, and tiles.
Prag Mahal Palace is a 19th-century palace located next to the Aina Mahal in Bhuj, Gujarat, India. The palace is made of Italian marble and sandstone from Rajasthan. There is also a small temple in the courtyard behind the palace with nicely carved stonework.
This is the oldest museum in Gujarat. Kutch museum was initially formed as a part of the School of Arts established by Khengarji III, the Maharao of Cutch State. It was founded on 1 July 1877. The museum has the largest existing collection of Kshatrapa inscriptions, dating to the 1st century AD. The oldest Kshatrap six inscription-stones found in Andhau village in Khavda are moved here.
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this district got its name due to its Geographical Characteristics and due to its turtle-like shape. This is an historically important district.