India Gets its India’s First Dinosaur Museum Equipped with 3D Projection at Raiyoli Village in Gujarat
While inaugurating the museum, CM Vijay Rupani said the state government would allocate Rs 10 crore fund to tourism to promote the site internationally.
As many as 50 sculptures of dinosaurs have been erected at the museum. (News18)
Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Saturday inaugurated India’s first dinosaur museum and fossil park at Raiyoli village near Balasinor town of Mahisagar district.
According to government officials, Raiyoli is globally known to be the third largest fossil site and the second largest dinosaur hatchery from where about 10,000 dinosaur eggs have been found.
While inaugurating the museum, Rupani said the state government would allocate Rs 10 crore fund to tourism to promote the site internationally.
“Gujarat will come up on the world tourism map and this museum is the latest addition to it,’’ the chief minister said.
The new museum will create a prehistoric-like era environment when dinosaurs might have roamed around freely in Raiyoli.
As many as 50 sculptures of dinosaurs, including a life-size one of Rajasaurus Narmadensis that was found in Gujarat, have been erected at the museum.
The museum would have 3D projection, 360 degrees virtual reality presentations, interactive kiosks, gaming consoles and other facilities.
It also has a lot on offer for those who have a keen interest in the ancient reptile with detailed information on its origin to extinction.
The entire infrastructure has been created by the Tourism Corporation of Gujarat Ltd. Sources said that a society has been formed to operate and maintain the museum.
Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.
Recommended For You
- Dabangg 3: Salman Khan Introduces Saiee Manjrekar with A Quirky Caption
- In Pursuit of Love, World's Loudest Bird Sings Heart out in 'Theatrical Swivel'
- Sara Ali Khan Shares Glimpses of Her Sri Lankan Getaway with Quirky Captions
- Here's All About Indian Army Sourced Nissan Jonga SUV Bought by MS Dhoni
- Reliance Jio All-In-One Rs 222 Plan Vs. Airtel Rs 249 And Vodafone Rs 229 Recharge