Akal Wood Fossil Park


The city of Jaisalmer, situated in the Thar Desert, doesn't fail to amaze you with its richness and enlightening historical heritage. Surrounded with historical monuments and structures, royal palaces, the place takes you to an era gone by.

The Akal Wood Fossil Park is one such destination where people of all ages would love to go and explore the prehistoric era. Once you reach the park, you will notice the area is covered with large fossilised tree trunks of various sizes and sea shells. The largest of them is about 13 m long and 1.5 m wide. There are around 25 numb trees, and some of the oldest fossils are about 200 years old. Since the climate here is hot and humid, it helps in preserving these fossils.

The Golden city is not only famous for its rich and royal heritage, but also for a charm unlike any other. The city takes you on a journey tracing back 180 million years.

A forest then, it later immersed into the sea and the tree trunks were preserved as fossils. The whole area spreads over 21 hectares of land, and you come across tree trunks of myriad sizes which are now fossilised. The park is also believed to have fossils lying deep within, and you will perhaps come across a few excavations in the process.

The park is preserved for its natural beauty and archeological presence.


The Akal Wood Fossil Park is located 17 km away from the main city of Jaisalmer on Barmer Road.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Jaisalmer is during the winter season starting from November till March, when the temperature is at its best and you can enjoy every bit of this amazing city. The pleasant breeze and warm sunlight allow you to be out all day and indulge in the mystical land of art, culture and beauty.

How to Reach

Local transport in Jaisalmer is convenient with a number of options including auto rickshaws, tongas, bicycles and interstate buses.

AddressBarmer road, SH 16, Rajasthan 345001, India
Timings:9:00 Hours - 18:00 Hours
Entry Fee: For Indians: Rs. 5
For Foreigners: Rs. 20
Photography Allowed

Last Updated on : December 1, 2016