Monday, November 18, 2013

Marble Rocks

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The Marble Rocks is an area along a river in central India near the city of Jabalpur of Madhya pradesh. The river has carved the soft  marbles, creating a beautiful gorge of about 3 km in length. The local marble is mined and carved into various figures and transported all over India.

The Marble Rocks are a gorge along part of the Narmada River 1,077 km (669.2 mi) path through Madhya Pradesh.The white marbles are predominantly rich in magnesium and are closer in hardness to soap stone. This softness allows them to be carved easily using just a scalpel. The area is also rich in blue and brown colored marble.

Soaring in glittering splendour, the Marble Rocks at Bhedaghat rise to a hundred 
feet on either side of the Narmada. The serene loveliness of the scene is one of cool quiet, the sunlight sparkling on the marble-white pinnacles and casting dappled shadows on the pellucid waters. These white rocks with views of black and dark green volcanic seams are truly majestic, and produce a magical effect on moonlit nights.