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List of National Geological Monuments in India

National Geological Monuments of India (Hindi: भारतीय राष्ट्रीय भौगोलिक स्मारक) are geographical areas of national importance and heritage, as notified by the Government of India's Geological Survey of India (GSI), for their protection, maintenance, promotion and enhancement of geotourism.[1][2][3]

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There are 34 notified National Geological Heritage Monument Sites of India. GSI or the respective State governments are responsible for taking necessary measures to protect these sites.[2][3]

List of Geological Heritage Sites / National Geological Monuments of India
No. Image Geo-Heritage site Location District State Geotourism Category Reference
1 Volcanogenic bedded Barytes Mangampeta Cuddapah district Andhra Pradesh EcoGeo Monuments [2]
2   Tirupati Eparchaean Unconformity in the steep natural slopes, road scars and ravines on the Tirupati-Tirumala Ghat road Chittoor district Andhra Pradesh Stratigraphy Monuments [2]
3 Tirumala Natural Geological Arch Tirumala Hills Chittoor district Andhra Pradesh Geological Marvels [2]
4   Erra Matti Dibbalu the dissected and stabilized coastal red sediment mounds located between Vishakhapatnam and Bheemunipatnam Visakhapatnam district Andhra Pradesh Geological Marvels [2]
5   Angadipuram Laterite near Angadipuram PWD rest house premises Malapuram district Kerala EcoGeo Monuments [2]
6   Varkala Cliff Section Varkala Thiruvananthapuram district Kerala Geological Marvels [2]
7   National Fossil Wood Park, Tiruvakkarai near Thiruvakkarai village, Vanur taluk Viluppuram district Tamil nadu Fossil Park [2]
8   National Fossil Wood Park, Sathanur Sathanur Perambalur district, Tamil nadu Fossil Park [2]
9   St. Thomas Charnockite St. Thomas Mount, Chennai Chennai district Tamil nadu Rock Monuments [2]
10 Karai Badlands Formation Fossil Park Badlands of Karai Formation with Cretaceous fossils along Karai – Kulakkalnattam Section Perambalur district Tamil nadu Fossil Park [2]
11 Eddy Current Marking - Sedimentary Structures Kadana Dam Mahisagar district Gujarat Geological Marvels [2]
12 Sendra Granite Pali district Rajasthan Geological Marvels [2]
13 Barr Conglomerate Pali district Rajasthan Rock Monuments [2]
14 Stromatolite Fossil Park Jharmar Kotra Rock Phosphate deposit Udaipur district Rajasthan Stromatolite Park [2]
15 Gossan in Rajpura-Dariba Mineralised belt Udaipur district Rajasthan EcoGeo Monuments [2]
16 Bhojunda Stromatolite Park Chittaurgarh district Rajasthan Stromatolite Park [2]
17 Akal Wood Fossil Park Jaisalmer district Rajasthan Fossil Park [2]
18 Kishangarh Nepheline Syenite Kishangarh Ajmer district Rajasthan Rock Monuments [2]
19 Jodhpur Welded Tuff Jodhpur district Rajasthan Rock Monuments [2]
20   Jodhpur Group – Malani Igneous Suite Contact Jodhpur district Rajasthan Stratigraphy Monuments [2]
21 Great Boundary Fault at Satur Bundi district Rajasthan Stratigraphy Monuments [2]
22   Lonar Lake Buldana district Maharashtra Geological Marvels [2]
23 Lower Permian Marine bed at Manendragarh (Marine Gondwana Fossil Park) Surguja district Chhattisgarh Fossil Park [2]
24   Columnar Basaltic Lava of Coconut Island (St. Mary Island) St. Mary's Islands Udupi district Karnataka Rock Monuments [2]
25 Pillow lavas near Mardihalli Chitradurga district Karnataka Rock Monuments [2]
26   Peninsular Gneiss of Lalbagh Bangalore Bangalore district Karnataka Rock Monuments [2]
27 Pyroclastics & Pillow lavas of Kolar Gold fields Peddapalli Kolar district Karnataka Rock Monuments [2]
28   Shivalik Fossil Park Suketi Sirmur district Himachal Pradesh Fossil Park [2]
29 Pillow Lava in lron ore belt at Nomira Keonjhar district Odisha Rock Monuments [2]
30 Plant Fossil bearing Inter-trappean beds of Rajmahal Formation upper Gondwana sequence around Mandro Sahibganj district Jharkhand Fossil Park [2]
31 Nagahill Ophiolite Site near Pungro Nagaland Rock Monuments [2]
32 Stromatolite bearing Dolomite / Limestone of Buxa Formation at Mamley Namchi South Sikkim district Sikkim Stromatolite Park [2]
33   Ramgarh crater Ramgarh Baran district Rajasthan Geological Marvels [4]
34 Zawar lead-zinc mine Zawar Udaipur district Rajasthan [4]

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  1. ^ National Geological Monument, from Geological Survey of India website
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah "Geo-Heritage Sites". pib.nic.in. Press Information Bureau. 2016-03-09. Retrieved 2018-09-15.
  3. ^ a b national geo-heritage of India, INTACH
  4. ^ a b "Ramgarh, Zawar accepted as geo-heritage sites in Rajasthan". The Times of India. Retrieved 2018-09-14.

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