Sandstone rocks are sedimentary rocks formed
from small grains of mineral quartz and feldspar.
For thousands of years, small pieces of earth had
been eroded broken down and worn away by wind and
water. These little bits of earth are washed downstream
where they settled to the bottom of the rivers, lakes
and oceans. Layer after layer of eroded earth is deposited
on top of each. These layers are pressed down more
and more through time, the layers slowly turn into
stone reserves in India are spread over the districts
of Dholpur, Jodhpur, Bharathpur, Bundi, Bikaner and
Kota of Rajasthan state. Many historical land marks
in India like Red Fort, Rashtrapati Bhavan, Parliament
house, India Gate, Fatepur Sikri etc are built with
Indian Sand stone.
resistant to weathering yet are easy to work. This
makes sandstone a common building and paving material.
Because of the hardness of the individual grains,
uniformity of grain size and friability of its structure,
sandstone is considered to be an excellent material
for flooring, exteriors, pathways, corridors, driveways