Dinosaur Fossils (Ghughua) NATIONAL PARK

About Dinosaur Fossils (Ghughua) National Park


Dindori District, Madhya Pradesh

Best time to Visit

October to June

Nearest Airport

Jabalpur Airport - About 75 km


Approx. 0.9 Sq. Km.


Maximum 46oC & Minimum 1oC

Nearest Railway Station

Umaria - About 51 km


The Park is open for tourists throughout the year.

The Ghughua National Park, also known as Ghughwa or Dinosaur Fossil National Park is located in the state of Madhya Pradesh in the district of Dindori and on the way from the Kanha National Park to the city of Bandhavgarh. It is a human-made park that contains fossils that are dated to 6.5 million years ago from what is believed to be the Gondwana Supercontinent. The fossils displayed here have been collected from the nearby areas of around a 100 km radius.

The Park is located near the town of Shahpura and the fossils that are displayed here have been identified as belonging to 31 genera of 18 families, containing fossils of various shells, fruits, seeds, leaves, and some animals. The most prominent fossils are the Palm fossils and the Eucalyptus Tree fossils are native to Australia, which indicates that these were of the time of the Gondwana Supercontinent.

Major Wildlife

Some fossils of animals, Fossils of Eucalyptus Trees, Date Palm, Banana, Aonla, Rudraksha, Jamun, etc.

distance from major cities

Umaria – About 52 km
Jabalpur – About 81 km
Delhi – About 932 km
Mumbai – About 1180 km

near by attractions

Amarkantak, Bandhavgarh National Park, Pench National Park
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