Every time I go on a trip anywhere in India, I am amazed by the sheer diversity that our country possesses. Not just in terms of culture and people, but also geologically and geographically – there is not a single natural phenomenon you can't find in India. We have tall peaks, the deep gorges, green hills, flowing rivers, and everything in between.
I recently came across an article on the largest monoliths in the world and was wondering if we have these unique formations here in the subcontinent as well. And lo, behold, we do! The word “Monolith” is derived from ancient Greek, where 'mono' translates to 'single' while 'lithos' translates to 'stone'. The definition of a monolith is somewhat ambiguous, but geologically, it refers to a massive formation made out of a single piece of stone or rock. These can be naturally occurring as a result of geological processes or man-made as in the case of several temples and structures carved out of a single piece of rock.
Did you know that some of India's monoliths make it to the top lists in the world! So the next time you're looking to revisit the subcontinent's geographical history, you can head to one of these astounding places. Read on to find out about the most well-known ones in India and what makes them so unique: