India is the home of exquisite natural stones. Indian natural stones have been used for centuries in constructing architectural marvels not only in India but other parts of world too. Almost all varieties of most popular natural stones are available in India. Some of them are marble, sandstone, granite, limestone, travertine, quartz and slate. The deposits of these natural stones are situated across the entire length and breadth of India, where the variety or type varies greatly from state to state. A brief overview of natural stone availability in India is given below:
Marble Reserves & Availability : A wide variety of Marbles with different surface appearance is available mostly in Western part of India in states of Rajasthan and Gujarat.
Granite Reserves & Availability : It is an estimate that about 25% of world's total granite deposit is available in India. Maximum concentration of deposits is recorded in Southern Peninsula at Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Recent surveys and findings reveal granite sources in Eastern, Western and North Western India i.e., at Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Orissa.
Sandstone Reserves & Availability : Sandstone deposits in India is widespread mainly in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.
Slate Reserves & Availability : The slate stone deposits are mainly found in Rajasthan and sparingly in Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh.
Limestone Reserves & Availability : Limestone reserves are found in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh.