Cuddapah Black Limestone The limestones from Cuddapah are the most popular among the limestones from South India. These are available in a wide range of colours such as pale green, pink, grey, yellow, blue and black. Some places in Andhra Pradesh are very rich in limestone. The South Indian variety can also be honed, polished, brushed and tumbled but is generally not as tough as the Kota stone. Cuddapah Black limestone is basically; one of the most popular black limestones from India that is available in black colour. It is generally used for interiors as well as exteriors. The main attraction of this black limestone is that these are used in extreme temperatures. This Cuddapah black limestone is quarried at Betamcharla, District Cuddapah, (Andhra Pradesh) Cuddapah Black Limestone can be hand cut into thick slabs and cobbles. Although; it is not possible with other kinds of Cuddapah Limestones, so at the time of specifying these for a project it is better to clarify the finishing that is required. Of all these limestones, black is perhaps the most versatile and it is therefore the perfect material for indoor and outdoor applications. This natural limestone is frequently used where there is not much movement of people, and the bright appearance of the polished variety is not required.