The significance of Granite hills in Jalore.

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The article speaks about the significance of granite hills in Jalore. Jalore is situated in western part of Rajasthan and granite is used for making tiles and floors.


Jalore is situated at western part of Rajasthan. It is around 150 kilometers away from the city of Jodhpur and as such situated in border area.


Jalore is the maximum supplier of granite in Rajasthan. The hills that are there in Jalore cater to the requirement of granite.

Lakhaa granite

Jalore is called the Granite Capital of Rajasthan and it is famous for its high quality lakhaa granite. It is very useful for construction purposes.

Jalore, Jodhpur, Barmer

In Western Rajasthan's Jalore district, Jodhpur district, Barmer district, Pali district and Sirohi district granite industry is developing very fast. Out of it Jalore is the front runner.


There are some 400 cutting and polishing units in Jalore presently running. An average of 8 to 10 workers work in each unit.


The work of making tiles from this stone was firstly started in Jalore. In the Jalore district, around 70-80 mines are being used for the granite industry.


The stone of each mine has a different colour here and is of strong texture. Most preferred stones are Jalore, Noon, Leta, Pijopura, Raniwara, Tawab, Khambi, Dhawla, Bhetala and Nabi.


The stone of Pijopura mine is the most expensive and second most expensive is Gadh Siwana. A lot of workforce is required for mining activities.


September and October are the best months to visit Jalore. It is neither very hot nor very cold. The weather becomes pleasant.

Deer Park.

On the way there is excellent deer park in Rajasthan. Rajasthan is famous for different types of deers including black bucks, chinkaras.


The Jalore Wildlife Sanctuary in Jalore district (130 km from Jodhpur) is another small sanctuary that is privately owned where a sizeable population of rare and endangered wildlife is present including blackbucks.

Jalore wildlife sanctuary

Great Indian Bustard, Blackbuck, chinkara, desert fox, Bengal fox, wolf, desert cat etc. can be easily seen here in Jalore wildlife sanctuary.


Chinkaras are found at different parts of Rajasthan including Jodhpur and Jalore. There are found in herds in the forests.

Source of images: "The images are taken with private camera of Dr Souvik Chatterji during visit to Jalore on 25th September, 2015."


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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
18th Oct 2015 (#)

Interesting post!

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author avatar Souvik
23rd Oct 2015 (#)

Thanks Fern for the wonderful comments.

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