Saketi Fossil Park, situated in Sirmaur District
of Himachal Pradesh
, is the largest of its kind in the country.
The park, situated amidst picturesque exposures of the Siwalik Hills in the Markanda Valley, has been developed for the preservation of prehistoric animal sites, restoration of their natural environment and exploitation of the same for scientific, educational and recreational purposes. It is the first of its kind in Asia to develop life size fiberglass models of pre-historic animals, which thrived in the area 1 to 2.5 million years ago.
The field museum in the park displays a large and rare collection of vertebrate fossils recovered from Siwalik Hills in Saketi and adjacent areas. The Siwalik rocks are renowned for the embedded remains of various vertebrate animals and plants which lived here 25 million years ago.
Saketi Fossil Park is about 20 km from Nahan and 60 km from Paonta Sahib.