India has widespread availability of various qualities of sandstone, specially in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. However, there are various other states where excellent quality sandstone is available in abundance.
Rajasthan contributes over 90% of the deposits of sandstone. A group of
quarries near Bari Railway station in Bharatpur district forms an important
source of sandstone. The other locations from where stone is quarried
includes - Jodhpur, Kota, Sawai, Madhopur, Bundi, Bikaner, and Bhilwara. The
stones from these districts have been used for construction of historic
In Madhya Pradesh sandstone is quarried from the parts of Indore, Damoh,
Bilaspur, Rewa, Nimar, Sagar, Satna, Raigar,and Shahdol districts, for
Other than the above listed two major cities there are various other
locations that are important quarrying and processing centers. These are
Dholpur, Sawaimadhopur, Chittorgarh, Nimbhahera, Jhalawar, Pali and
Jaisalmer, Andhra Pradesh, Assam and Meghalaya, Bihar, Gujarat, Orissa,
Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu. Sandstone for building purposes have also been
reported from Haryana, Punjab, Tripura, and Andaman and Nicobar. With the
availability of sandstone at so many locations, India has estimated
geological reserves of over 1,000 million tons of the stone.
The sandstone from the various locations is available in impressive colors
and patterns including - red, buff, beige, pink, flaggy and sandstone. The
splendid variety encompasses Rainbow, Teak, Kher, Bansi, Pink, Green,
Dholpur Red, Mandana.