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Kruti Rajhans from International Indian School, asked a question
Subject: Social Science , asked on 6/11/13

Why the houses in Rajasthan have Thick walls and flat roofs?

Aashif Khan From Modern Vidya Niketan Sr Sec School, added an answer, on 14/10/11
32 helpful votes in Social Science

        Because of the harsh climate of Rajasthan.

  • It has thick walls in order to keep the house cool. Thick walls stops the heat entering inside the house somewhere in between them and so the house remains cold.
  • Houses do have flat roofs because there is less or no rainfaal in that area and people sprinkle water above their roofs so that when it dries it takes the latent heat with it leaving behind a cooling effect.

 

 

       

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Abhey Arora From Bhavan's Vidyalaya, added an answer, on 19/10/12
43 helpful votes in Social Science

Houses in Rajasthan have thick walls because:-

  1. Houses in Rajasthan have thick walls to protect against the extreme heat and harsh cold of the desert climate.

  2. They also have flat roofs in order to collect rainwater as rainfall is scanty in this part of the country.

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Jaya Tiwari , Meritnation Expert added an answer, on 7/11/13

Hi,

Ashif Khan has given a correct answer.

you can also refer to the following link:

http://www.meritnation.com/ask-answer/question/why-the-houses-in-rajasthan-have-thick-walls-and-flat-roofs/climate/6246590

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Ayush Sinha From Modern Convent School, added an answer, on 30/9/10
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since in rajasthan rainfall is very less slanting roofs cnnot hold water so houses have flat roofs

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When I Will Became Something I... From Delhi Public School, added an answer, on 2/12/09
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they have flat roofs to prevent the direct sunlight of the sun    

they have thick walls to keep the room temperature cold  even in summers

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Manvi Singh From Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan's  prism School, added an answer, on 7/11/13

why is thathouses in tarai regionand in goa and manglorehave sloping roofs

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M.d.ganesh Babu From Vidhya Sagar Global School, added an answer, on 17/10/12
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yes they all are correct

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Priyansh Rajpal From Lancers Army School, added an answer, on 6/3/13
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houses have flat roofs to prevent direct sunlight, does not have slanting roof because water can 't be collected in dry area but it is flat so that water can be sprinkled to give cooling effect.

houses have thick walls to prevent heat coming inside so house remains cooler

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Shomik Singh From Campion School, added an answer, on 9/12/11

sahi baat hai

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Elizabeth From Indian Public School, added an answer, on 2/12/09
5 helpful votes in Social Science

rite !!

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shashank3418... , added an answer, on 23/2/11

to keep the  room temperature cool even in summer

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Sonali Hebbar From Kendriya Vidyalaya No.1, added an answer, on 3/1/12

 sweet and short answer

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Aakanksha Panthy From Kendriya Vidyalaya, added an answer, on 6/2/12

 sun contain infraredrays that produce heat ,thick walls protect us from heat.

Flat roof reflect the sunrays.

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