Geological Wonders of India


India is an ancient land and long before the first human walked on it, it was the most happening place on Earth! The spectacular journey of the Indian subcontinent across the ocean started 180 million years ago. We put together the pieces that make this spectacular.

Vivekananda Rock: The Breaking Point

On the southernmost tip of India in Kanyakumari, is the Vivekananda Rock Memorial which has hundreds of visitors every day. But most have no idea of the immense geological significance of the rock.

Palakkad Gap: Piece of the Puzzle

Go down south, along the tail end of the western ghats - mountains that hug the Arabian Sea coast in India and you will come across a site that bears testimony to one of the most spectacular continental drifts on Earth.

Gilbert Hill: A Lava Wonder

One of the greatest geological wonders of India, is hard to find. But when you finally see Mumbai’s Gilbert hill you can’t help but be awed by the geological significance of this outcrop!

Gandikota: The Grand Canyon of India

Everyone is mesmerized by the beauty of the Grand Canyon in Arizona. But did you know that there is a gorge of spectacular beauty closer home, here in India?

Lonar Crater Lake: A Gift from the Sky

The Lonar Lake, with sparkling blue water is a unique geological wonder and a place where geology, astronomy and history come together to create a grand spectacle.

Kurumbera: The Fort That Never Was
By Deepanjan Ghosh
In a remote part of West Bengal is an oddity of history. Was it a temple, a mosque or is it a fort?
Sultan Ghari:  India’s Oldest Islamic Tomb
By Aditi Shah
The mausoleum of Prince Nasiruddin Mahmud of the Slave Dynasty is a historic gem
Diu: A Historic Island Outpost
By Aditi Shah
The spectacular story of this picturesque town on the west coast of India.
Pilibhit: A Forgotten Capital
By Rehan Asad
The small town tucked away in the edge of UP was once the capital of the once powerful Rohilla confederacy
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