Fossil Museum Ariyalur - Tamilnadu

Fossil Museum Ariyalur

The Fossil Museum at Varanavasi in Ariyalur, Tamil Nadu, is a special museum dedicated to the study of fossils and paleontology. It is one of the few fossil museums in India and is known for its unique collection of fossils and exhibits that shed light on the prehistoric past of the region.

This unique museum was constructed at a cost of 2 crore. Sprawling across an area of 100 acres, the Fossil Museum in Ariyalur showcases the natural rock formation that provides the evidence of the existence of dinosaurs and other associated reptilians in the Ariyalur region millions of years ago. This makes it a significant site for paleontology enthusiasts and researchers.

At the Fossil Museum in Ariyalur, visitors can explore fossils, rocks, and minerals from the pre-Cambrian, Jurassic, and Cretaceous period. The Museum also showcases rocks of marine origins that dates back several million years. Exhibits on petrology, volcanic eruption, geomorphology, and land folding are also on display at this museum.

The Fossil Museum in Ariyalur not only offers a valuable opportunity for visitors to explore the prehistoric past of the region but also help them gain a deeper appreciation for the Earth's geological history.

How to Reach Fossil Museum Ariyalur

By Air: Tiruchirappalli International Airport, about 70.2 Km away from the museum.
By Rail: Ariyalur Railway Station, 9.5 Km away. From the railway station, you can avail of public transport or get a cab/ taxi to reach the museum.
By Road: Ariyalur is well-connected by road to nearby cities and towns. You can use private vehicles, public transport, hire taxis or an auto-rickshaw to reach the museum.

Visiting time Fossil Museum Ariyalur

9:30 AM to 5 PM. Closed on Fridays and Government Holidays.