15 Magnificent Rock and Stone Carving in India

Magnificent and Stunning  Indian rock and Stone carved Temples and statues are the example of monolith Indian rock-cut architecture. These Ancient stone carving are one of the major attaraction of the country, located across the different regions and states.Here is the list of top 15 magnificent rock and stone carving of India, rock-cut statues have been listed in seprate articel such as rock cut sitting Buddha statue at Bojjannakonda,Rani ki vav Stone carvings,Qutb Minar Stone carving and Gommateshvara Bahubali Statue.

Gharapuri Island

The Elephanta Caves are a network of sculpted caves, consists of two groups of caves—the first is a large group of five Hindu caves, the second, a smaller group of two Buddhist caves, located on Elephanta Island in Mumbai Harbour.

Kangra Fort

Kangra Fort situated at a 20 KM distance from Dharamsala, There are a few beautiful stones, carvings, idols, artefacts and sculptures. The beautiful gardens of Kangra Fort has numerous exquisite stone sculptures.

Dilwara Temple


Dilwara Jain Temples are of the most magnificent and delicate marble stone cutting work of the temple and one of the finest Jain temple known world over for its extraordinary architecture and marvelous marble stone carvings.

Adalaj Stepwell


Adalaj Stepwell is the first rock-cut step wells in India and a popular tourist attraction of the city and is situated 18 km. Nearing of Ghandhinagar and famous for beautifully carved galleries on the walls, other most famous step well is Rani ki Vav.

Sanchi Toranas


Sanchi Stupa or The Great Stupa is the oldest stone structure in India, The Sanchi Stupa is one of the best preserved ancient stupas in central India and is surrounded by a railing with four carved gateways facing all the four directions.

Khajuraho Sculptures

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The Khajuraho Group of Monuments are a group of Hindu and Jain temples are among the finest temple art in the world, Temples are famous for their Nagara-style architectural symbolism and their erotic sculptures.

Mahishasura Mardini Cave


The Mahishasuramardhini mandapa is a rock-cut cave temple located on a hill, near a lighthouse and one of the finest testimonials of ancient Vishwakarma Sthapathis.

Badami Cave Temples

The Badami cave temples are a complex are considered an example of Indian rock-cut architecture, especially Badami Chalukya Architecture. Badami town is known for its ancient cave temples carved out of the sandstone hills above.

Varaha Cave Temple


The rock-cut cave temple located at Mamallapuram on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal,is part of the hill top village and one of the finest testimonial and example of Indian rock-cut architecture,Also the cave has carvings of two images of Pallava kings with their queens.

Sun Temple Konark


Konark Sun Temple is the marvelous collection of rock-cut art, The gigantic chariot with elaborately carved stone wheels, pillars and walls is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and also featured on the Walk Through India’s Ultimate List of Historical Wonders of India.

Ajanta Caves Maharashtra

The Ajanta Caves are a series of 29 Buddhist cave temples in Ajanta in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra. Ajanta Caves include paintings and sculptures of masterpieces of Buddhist religious art and have been a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Unakoti Rock Sculptures

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Unakoti has hundreds of massive rock-cut sculptures and those made out of sandstone, besides scattered ruins of ancient temples make Unakoti a unique place. Unakoti Rock Sculptures hosts an ancient Shaivite place of worship with huge rock-cut images and stone idols of Lord Shiva.

Vidisha Udayagiri Caves


The Udayagiri Caves site located near Vidisha and one of India’s most important archaeological sites from the Gupta period. Udayagiri is known for its rock-cut sanctuaries and images but the most famous sculpture is the monumental of Lord Vishnu in boar-headed Varaha.

Usgalimal Rock Carvings

Usgalimal village is located in south Goa and one of the most important prehistoric sites in western India. Usgalimal rock engravings exhibit earliest traces of human settlement in India,situated on the bed of the river Kushavati and the site is a major tourist destination.

Marble Rocks Carvings

The Marble Rocks at Bhedghat

Marble Rocks area is located along the holy river Narmada in central India near the city of Jabalpur, The soft marble of Narmada river creating a beautiful gorge is a popular Indian tourist destination and marble is mined and carved into various figures.