Situated around 100 km from Vadodara, Balasinor was earlier a princely state under the Babi dynasty. A visit here will be incomplete without a stay at the home of the royal family that has now been converted into a heritage homestay. Balasinor is also known as the Jurassic Park of India. The star here is the remains of Rajasaurus Narmadensis, a carnivorous dinosaur of the Cretaceous period that is believed to have roamed the Narmada region about 65 million years ago. It was in Balasinor in the 1980s, during a regular geological survey of this mineral-rich area, that palaeontologists found dinosaur fossils and bones. Several excavations ever since have resulted in the discovery of bones, eggs and a skeleton (now on display at the Kolkata Museum). There is a dinosaur fossil museum in the city, spread over 70 acre that is an absolute must-visit.

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