The pretty hill station of Mount Abu set amidst forested lush hills offers a great contrast to the barren desert scraps of Rajasthan. Situated at the southern tip of the Aravalli Ranges the hill retreat is located in the Sirohi District of Rajasthan. Located at an elevation of 1,722 m above the sea level it is referred as the "Oasis in the Desert" due to its pristine beauty and pleasant climatic conditions. The only hill station in Rajasthan, Mount Abu is more than just a summer retreat for the visitors of it. Mount Abu tours offer a stunning array of exquisite Dilwara Jain Temple dated back to 11th Century. A Mount Abu tour is a great summer retreat for the visitors of Rajasthan and Gujarat to get away from the summer heat and relax and unwind in the pleasant weather in comfortable climate. The lush greenery all around the place adds more charm to the tours of Mount Abu. Mount Abu tours allure the visitors to come here from far off places to enjoy the panoramic beauty of the place. Some of the major tourist attractions on Mount Abu tour include
Sight Seeing in Mount Abu
Dilwara Temple: The Dilwara Jain Temples are one of the most beautiful temples in the world dated back to 11th century. The temples showcase the architectural brilliance and craftsmen sprit of the people of that time when science and technique are not so much advance. The Dilwara temple is divided into main five parts and is dedicated to five Jain Tirthankaras.
- Shri Mahaveer Swami Temple
- Shri AdiNath Temple or Vimal Vasahi Temple
- Shri ParshavNath Temple or Khartar Vasahi Temple
- Shri Rishabdaoji Temple or Peethalhar Temple
- Shri NemiNathJi Temple or Luna Vasahi Temple
The Nakki Lake: Nakki Lake is the major tourist attraction of Mount Abu. Located in the center of the hill station the lake derived its name from the legend that the Gods dug out the lake with their nails or nakh hence named as Nakki Lake. The location of Nakki Lake amidst the mountains, gardens and rock formations makes it all the more interesting.
Adhar Devi Temple: Only 3 km to the north of Mt Abu is the Adhar Devi Temple. It is an ancient temple dedicated to Goddess Durga and built in a natural fissure in a rock. The place offers a splendid view of the Mt Abu.
Achalgarh Fort: Situated at a distance of 8 km from the Mount Abu, the fort stands as a testimony to the medieval era that was commissioned by Rana Kumbha. The fort is situated on the top of the mountainpeak and is surrounded by the battlement walls on all the sides. Within the walls one will find a number of fortresses and temples.
Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary: Mount Abu the wildlife sanctuary is another major tourist attraction in Mount Abu in Rajasthan India. Sprawling across 19 km in length and 6 km in breadth the area is declared as the wildlife sanctuary in 1960. It is now a home to various exotic varieties of flora and fauna.
Achleshwar Temple: As per the legend The Acheshwar Temple was built in 9th century around a toe print of Lord Shiva. The temple is said to contain a natural Shivlinga. It has a Nandi (bull) which is made up of five metals, which are gold, silver, copper, brass and zinc and weighs more than 4 Tones.
How to Reach
By Air: He nearest airport is at Udaipur, 185 km away.
By Rail: The nearest railhead to Mount Abu is at Abu Road, which is 29 km away. Abu Road is connected with both Ahmedabad and Jodhpur by train.
By Road: Mount Abu is well connected by surface network with Jodhpur, which 264 km away and is connected to all the major cities in Rajasthan.
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