It is believed that the oldest fossil of its types has been discovered at Ghughua, called 'Eucalyptus Fossil'. The Eucalyptus fossil originally belongs to Gondwana and dinosaur egg fossil are amongst the impressive fossils of Ghughua Fossil Park. This national park is based on National Highway 11 and exists at a distance of nearly 76 km away from Jabalpur and 14 kms away from Shahpura. Semi evergreen forests and evergreen forests had once covered the vast expanse of the Ghughua Fossil Park, as is suggested by the fossils existent in this park. Such forests bore a sharp resemblance to those found in north-eastern India and also the Western Ghats.
Moisture-loving vegetation in Ghughua Fossil Park is there inside the depths of the Ghughua region and during olden times, the climate of Ghughua Fossil Park was characterised by uniform temperatures throughout the year and a humid equatorial weather.
Realizing the importance of natural wonder near Ghughua Fossil Park, Government of India declared this place as a National Park in the year 1983. This place, Ghughua Fossil Park has a priceless treasure trove of plant fossils and this Fossil National Park is the largest Fossil Park in Asia and second largest in world as well.