The 5,200 sq ft fossil museum built at a cost of ₹2 crore in Varanavasi village Set in 120 acres of badlands — land formations marked by ravines, steep gullies and jagged towers of sand and rock — the museum has been built on underground and mezzanine levels. It contains several displays of rocks, petrified wood, dinosaurs and nine varieties of ammonite fossils, from pre-Cambrian, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods.The wealth of natural history in this area is spread across at least four districts — Ariyalur, Perambalur, Tiruchi and Cuddalore.The museum is open from 9.30 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Monday to Sunday (except Friday and government holidays).
Tourist office – Ariyalur Address
Room no.233,II Floor,
Tourist officer -9176995873
Asst Tourist officer – 9787484754