Fossil (Mandla Plant) NATIONAL PARK

About Fossil (Mandla Plant) National Park


Mandla District, Madhya Pradesh

Best time to Visit

July to March

Nearest Airport

Jabalpur Airport - About 76 km


Approx. 0.27 Sq. Km.


Maximum 46oC & Minimum 6oC

Nearest Railway Station

Umaria - About 65 km


The Park is open for tourists throughout the year.

The Mandla Plant Fossil National Park, also known as the Fossil National Park, is located in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh in the district of Mandla. It majorly contains plant fossils of vegetation that is said to be around 40 to 150 million years old. The fossils displayed here are collected from the surrounding villages of Chanti-hills, Ghughua, Deorakhurd, Deori Kohani, Barbaspur, Umaria, and Charagaon.

The plant fossils found and collected include gymnosperms, angiosperms, palms, some bryophytes, monocotyledons and some molluscs. The fossils are being studied in the Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany.

Major Wildlife

Gymnosperms, Angiosperms, Palms, Bryophytes, Monocotyledons and some Molluscs.

distance from major cities

Umaria – About 65 km
Jabalpur – About 85 km
Delhi – About 938 km
Mumbai – About 1180 km

near by attractions

Bandhavgarh National Park, Pench National Park
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