Salkhan Fossils Park

Location Located at a distance of about 17 km from Robertsganj (District Headquarter) inside Kaimoor Wildlife Sanctuary of Sonbhadra District, U.P. India & comes under Kaimoor Wildlife Division, Mirzapur (Dala Range)
Ideal time to visitThroughout the year, best during Monsoon Season/Oct.-March
AttractionsGeological Heritage
How to reach Road- accessed by the road from Robertsganj via Robertsganj- Renukut road (SH-5)
Rail- Robertsganj is well connected by rail to all the major cities of the country
Air- Babatpur Airport, Varanasi about 127 k

Salkhan Fossil Park is a geological heritage of Sonbhadra district. The age of these tree fossils as estimated by geologists is around 1400 million years and dates back to Proterozoic Period. The fossils which are basically petrified tree stumps appear as rings on the boulders scattered around the area. These fossils are of Algae Stromotolites type, which are the major attraction for tourists.
The fossil park is spread over an area of about 25 hectare inside Kaimoor Wildlife Sanctuary and is larger than the Yellow Stone National Park of USA. The place got highlighted when an article by Mr. Vijay Shankar Chaturvedi was published in Hindustan (Hindi daily) news paper, on 23rd Aug. 2001 and on 8th Aug. 2002. Mr. Bhagwat Shankar, IAS, then DM of Sonbhadra district formally inaugurated the Park.