Tourism
Udaipur is favored destination for students of geology & mining engineering. Every year our Department is visited by several groups of earth science students from various parts of India. We help organize their field trips around Udaipur and coordinate their visits to lead-zinc units (Hindustan Zinc Ltd.), Jhamarkotra Proterozoic Stromatolitic rock phosphate project (Rajasthan State Mines & Minerals Limited), marble and serpentine quarries and processing units. Location of Udaipur in a geologically unique milieu )



Chivalrous history, scenic beauty, hospitable populace and unique geological setup has made Udaipur an important and favored destination for tourist. Besides thousands of Indian and foreign tourists, Udaipur also attracts a large number of earth science students every year. Because of the rich mineral resources in the area, Udaipur has headquarters of several important Departments, notably, Department of Mines & Geology, Government of Rajasthan (http://www.dmg-raj.com); Hindustan Zinc Limited (http://www.hzlindia.com also http://www.hzlmetal.com); Rajasthan State Mines and Mineral Limited (the company that mines and processes the world-famous Precambrian Jhamarkotra rock phosphate deposits, Jaisalmer SMS-Grade limestone, Barmer lignite etc., for details visit http://www.rsmm.com). Earth science students visiting Udaipur also visit our department to have a look at our laboratories, museum, and library and to interact with the faculty. If need be, a faculty member or a research scholar escorts the party for a geological excursion around Udaipur (tours@geolmlsu.org). He can also visit around Udaipur several underground and surface mines and processing plants of metallic, non-metallic and decorative stone resources. A large number of private mining companies also have their offices in Udaipur especially, M/s Wolkem India Limited, the company that is mining the Asia’s largest wollastonite deposit, (http://www.wolkem.com); M/s R. K. Marble Limited, the Guinness world record holder of largest marble mining company. (http://www.rkmarble.com) and several non-metallic minerals (visit the web-site of Udaipur Chamber of Commerce & Industries http://www.ucciudaipur.com/ for the complete list of mining enterprises). There are large numbers of NGOs in Udaipur working for social and environmental causes.