India Get Its First Robotic Dinosaur Gallery: 3 Places To See Dinosaur Remains In India

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

The country's first gallery on robotic dinosaurs was opened to the public in the Pushpa Gujral Science City, Kapurthala on October 27, 2018. (Image: Facebook/PushpaGujralScienceCity)

The country's first gallery on robotic dinosaurs was opened to the public at the Pushpa Gujral Science City, Kapurthala on October 27, 2018.

The country's first gallery on robotic dinosaurs was opened to the public at the Pushpa Gujral Science City, Kapurthala on October 27, 2018.

A joint initiative of the union and state governments, the science city is the biggest project of its kind in northern India and has been set up in 72 acres of land in the heart of Punjab, on Jalandhar-Kapurthala road.

A total of seven moving dinosaurs, made from robust steel and silica gel with durable motors, have been added to the already existing 46 exhibits of the extinct species, Deputy Commissioner of Kapurthala Mohd Tayyab said after inaugurating the gallery.

Built at a cost of Rs 1.50 crore, the gallery with its robotic dinosaurs as well as manually operated ones will take the visitors million of years back to the period when dinosaurs roamed the earth freely, adding to the overall entertainment quotient, said Tayyab.

India has some of the world's largest fossil excavation sites and hatcheries.

Let's take a look at the places where you can see dinosaur remains

1. Indroda Dinosaur and Fossil Park

Indroda Dinosaur and Fossil Park is considered to be the second largest hatchery of dinosaur eggs in the world.(Image: gujarattourism)

  • Indroda Dinosaur and Fossil Park is a precious treasure spread over an area of about 400 hectares on either bank of Sabarmati river in Gandhinagar, the capital of Gujarat

  • It is considered to be the second largest hatchery of dinosaur eggs in the world

  • Regarded as India's Jurrasic Park, it is run by the Gujarat Ecological Education and Research Foundation (GEER)

  • It also has a Wilderness Park which is home to innumerable species of birds, reptiles, hundreds of nilgais, langurs and peafowls in its vast forest

2. Wadadham Fossils Park

Dinosaurs Statue in Wadadham Fossil Park, Maharashtra.(Image: gadchiroli.gov.in)

  • The Wadadam Fossil Park is situated in Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra State

  • Sironcha is among the five places in the country where dinosaur fossils have been found in large numbers

  • A full-fledged skeleton of a dinosaur was found in 1959 near the Godavari basin in Kothapalli-Pochampally village that borders Telangana

  • The fossil has since then been kept in the museum of Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) in Kolkata

  • This Jurassic period site houses the fossils of flora that existed when sauropods, the giant vegetarian dinosaurs, walked this stretch of the Indian subcontinent

  • This has given the park the unique distinction of being the only dinosaur site in the Indian subcontinent to have fossils of both flora and fauna from that time

  • A team of paleontologists, including international dinosaur experts in February this year discovered over 70 bones of dinosaurs of Jurassic age at Kotampalli, 400km from Sironcha

3. Dinosaur Fossil Park

Raioli Dinosaur Fossil Excavation Site contains fossilized eggs, bones and other remains of the Dinosaurs.

  • Situated in the Kheda district of the West Indian state of Gujarat, Balasinor is a small town

  • Balasinor Fossil Park is located in Raioli village. Developed by the Government Tourism, Raioli Dinosaur Fossil Excavation Site contains fossilized eggs, bones and other remains of the dinosaurs

  • In this fossil park, the remains of around 13 species of dinosaurs have also been found

  • Raioli in Balasinor is the third largest dinosaur hatchery in the world

  • The site is also where Rajasaurus narmadensis, the first species of dinosaur unique to India, was identified in 2003.

Source: www.indiatoday.in

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