13 Rock Formations in India that you should visit - With photos & details

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13 Rock Formations to explore in India

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Balancing RockRatan Nagar, Madan Mahal, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh 482001, India

Balancing rock is an independent rock precariously balancing over another rock situated at the base of Madan Mahal Fort, 6 km from Jabalpur,  The upper rock balances on the base of the lower rock. The physics of these rocks has also attracted a lot of geologists who keep visiting this place. One can walk further up to the Madan Mahal Fort and take a look around or climb up the watchtower in the fort complex to get extensive views of the other rocky formations found around.

Dhinodhar HillsDhinodhar Hills, Than, Gujarat 370665

Dhinodhar hills are located at the Kutch district of Gujarat is a tourist and pilgrimage spot. On the highest peak of Dhinodhar hill, there is a small, domed, somewhat cracked shrine of limestone and mud-plastered with cement, built by Brahma-Kshatriya Shethh Sundarji Shivji in 1821. This area has abundant wildlife and flora and is a trekker destination, Every year since 2011, a trekking competition has been organized between December and January.

Guna CavesPillar Rocks Rd, Tamil Nadu 624101, India

Guna Cave is wonderful tourist spot in Kodaikanal on Moir Point road. The cave is formed between two large Pillar Rocks. It is one of the best tourist  places to visit in kodaikanal. This large, dark and ancient cave is also called as Devil's Kitchen.

KanjamalaiKanjamalai, Tamil Nadu

This hill is situated about 1643 meters above sea level. This wonderful place is a place of worship and a refuge for believers.  It is full of hillock and greenery. Trekking place, viewpoint, etc.

Krishna's Butter BallE Raja St, Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu 603104, India

A gigantic granite boulder resting on a short incline in the historical town of Mahabalipuram. The boulder is approximately 6 meters high and 5 meters wide and weighs around 250 tons.

Meenuliyan ParaMeenuliyan Para, Kerala 685607, India

A huge rock rising over 4,000 feet with an evergreen forest on top of it. The peaks are covered in mist in rainy days but otherwise, you will be able to see the Periyar river flowing below as a silver stream, and parts of the city of Cochin far away.

Natural Coral BridgeAndaman Sea India, open only in low tide period., Andaman and Nicobar Islands 744104, India

Naturally shaped bridge-like rock also known as the Howrah Bridge. Best seen during low tide. This place is less explored by tourists and the place is very calm and quiet.

Pillar Rocks ViewpointPillar Rocks Rd, Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu 624101, India

Pillar Rocks are three vertical granite boulders, standing shoulder to shoulder amidst untouched packets of dense rainforests.

Savandurga TrekSavandurga Trek Path, Savanadurga State Forest, Karnataka 562201, India

Considered to be among the largest monolith hills in Asia. The hill rises to 1226 m above sea level and consists of peninsular gneiss, granites, basic dikes and laterites

Silathoranam GardenTirumala, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh 517504, India

Silathoranam is a natural rock formation in Tirumala, which is situated near the Chakra Theertham. This rock formation holds an archaeological importance and resembles the hood of a serpent, a discus and a conch. Local inhabitants also believe that this rock is dedicated to the idol of Lord Venkateswara.

St. Mary's IslandMalpe, Karnataka 576118, India

Also known as coconut island, is a set of four small islands in the Arabian sea off the coast of Malpe. They are known for their distinctive geological formation of columnar basaltic lava.

Tiruchirapalli Rock FortTiruchirapalli Rock Fort, Teppakulam, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu 620002

The Rock Fort is a historic fort and temple complex built on a large rock with a height of 85 meters by the Pallava rulers. There are 344 steps carved out from the rock to reaach the top of the temple.

YanaYana, Karnataka 581403, India

Yana is a village located in the forests of Kumta.Which is known for the unusual karst rock formations.