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Mount Abu Tourist Destinations

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Mount AbuMount Abu: The Oasis in arid Rajasthan

Peacefully nestled in the south-western end of the Aravalli ranges, Mount Abu is a sought-after hill station in Rajasthan. This popular summer resort is an oasis in Rajasthan. Legend has it that Mount Abu was one of the most visited sacred locations for the Hindu Gods and Goddesses.

History reveals that this hill station in Rajasthan, was once under the rule of the Chauhan family. Over the years, it has also evolved as one of the prime pilgrimage centres for the Jains. Thus, the wonderful weather, historic sites and majestic history of Mount Abu make it a sought after destination.

Following are the main attractions in Mouth Abu:
Dilwara Jain Temples: Built in between 11th-13th century AD, the stunning marble work of Dilwara Jain Temples is simply irresistible. The Jains revere the five marble temples in Dilwara. The genuine Jain values of frugality and honesty are depicted in the architectural beauty of these temples. The names of these five temples are Vimal Vasahi, Luna Vasahi, Pithalhar, Parshvanath and Mahavir Swami. Few experts consider the Dilwara Jain Temples more superior than even Taj Mahal.

 

Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary: Located in the Aravalli Ranges, the Mount Abu Wildlife sanctuary is rich in its flora and fauna bio-diversity. Around 820 different plant varieties are present here. Though, orchids remain the speciality of this sanctuary. Also, the aviphiles can spot around 250 different varieties of birds here.

 

Nakki LakeNakki Lake:  This 80 feet deep lake in Mount Abu is considered very sacred in the Hindu religion. It is believed that since it was dug with 'nails' (nakh), it is called as Nakki Lake. It is also called as the 'Love Lake' of Mount Abu. It is also known for being the highest artificial lake in India, perched at a height of 1200 m.

 

Achalgarh Fort: Located in a village called as Rajmachi, it was originally built by the rulers of the Paramara dynasty. Later, Rana Kumbha from the Mewar dynasty re-built it in 1452 AD. The fort is considered sacred due to the location of Achaleshwar Hamadev Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, situated within its vicinity.

 

Guru Shikhar Peak: Commonly, it is called as the highest mountain peak in the Aravalli ranges. It is a paradise for trekking lovers. One will simply fall in love with the bird's eye view of the Aravalli range from the top of this peak.

Excursions from Mount Abu:
Tourists can also explore cities like Udaipur (162 km), Ranakpur (169km), Jodhpur ( 279 km) and Pushkar (394 km).


Shopping in Mount Abu:Mount Abu
The Rajasthani and Gujarati paintings, sandstone works, jewellery articles, textiles and wooden works are the specialities of shopping in Mount Abu.

 

When to Visit:
The best time to visit Mount Abu is during the summer season.

 

How to Visit:
Air: The nearest airport to Mount Abu is located at Udaipur, 185 km away.
Rail:The Abu Road is the nearest railhead to Mount Abu, located 29 km away.

Road: There are several buses plying from Jodhpur to Mount Abu, 264km away.

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