JAISALMER FOSSIL PARK SET FOR A `10 CRORE MAKEOVER
The Akal village in Jaisalmer could soon be drawing more tourists. The Akal Wood Fossil Park, which is known for its fossil traces of dinosaurs and aqua species, is about to get a facelift. It will soon become an international geographical heritage tourist spot, thanks in part to the `10.9 crore earmarked for the park by the Rajasthan government for a makeover. Akal Wood, which comes under the desert national park category, is situated 18km from Jaisalmer. The fossils found here date back to the Lower Jurassic period. Of the earmarked amount, `5 crore has been approved for modernising the park, while `50 lakh will be spent on the cultivation of guggul shrubs and cacti.