Rajasthan, rich in different types of hard rocks like granites, quartzite, slates, marbles and other metamorphic rocks, has been a paradise for stone-carver's. The forts and palaces and beautiful havelis of Rajasthan are all great examples of the exquisite mason work of the state. The temples of Ajmer, Baroli, Bikaner, Chittorgarh, Mandore, Bharatpur, Ramgarh, Nagda and Udaipur stand testimony to the wonderful masonry skills of the native Rajasthani artisans.


Rajasthan continues to be one of the major centers of stone carving in India. Jaipur is the center of marble craving in the state. Marble is available in many shades and qualities in Rajasthan. Ajmer, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner and Udaipur represent the hub of marble work in the state. The finest quality marble in the country is mined at Makrana near Jaipur. Makrana is believed to have supplied marbles for the building of Dilwara Jain Temple at Mt. Abu and the world famous monument the Taj Mahal. Jaipur is renowned to foster some of the best stones mason and marble in the entire world. There is an entire lane named as Silawaton ka Mohalla where the stone masons' chiseling and hammering rents the air throughout the day.


Rupbas and Karauli are famous for excellent red stones available there and are believed to have provided Mughal kings red stone for the mansions and forts in Agra, Delhi and Fatehpur Sikri.


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