The yellow palace, built in , is surrounded by gardens of rosebushes and massive fig trees. When I reach the palace of the Babi dynasty, now converted into an eight-bedroom hotel, Princess Aaliya greets me. All these fossils are kept at the Garden Palace hotel. Some families make their living there farming or raising cattle. Featured: Neanderthals Trekked 2, Miles to Siberia. She now runs the hotel along with her younger brother, Salauddin Khan Babi, and almost singlehandedly works for the conservation of the Balasinor fossil park, which is on the land of her ancestors.
Martha. Age: 31.
She now runs the hotel along with her younger brother, Salauddin Khan Babi, and almost singlehandedly works for the conservation of the Balasinor fossil park, which is on the land of her ancestors.
Addyson. Age: 23.
Meet India’s Dinosaur Princess
Against the orange hue of the setting sun, the life-size models of dinosaurs in the park look almost real. In her early 40s, she is dressed in flowing pink shirt and trousers and an intricately embroidered scarf. The plush greenery peppered with big and small boulders, and the vast horizons of this pristine fossil reserve are breathtaking enough. When Aaliya finished school and came back to Balasinor, she wanted to attend a college in a bigger city, but coming from a patriarchal royal family with a strict code of conduct for women, she was not allowed to move outside of her ancestral town.