Mount Abu


Mount Abu, Rajasthan, Aravali ranges, Delwara Temples, Jain Tirthankaras, Gaumukh Temple, Nakki Lake, Adhar Devi Temple, Sunset Point, Guru Shikhar, Achalgarh, Rana Kumbha, Shri Raghunathji Temple, Honeymoon Point, Raj Bhavan Museum and Art Gallery, Trevor's Tank
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Mount Abu

Mount Abu is a good-looking place, the famous and only hill station of Rajasthan. Mount Abu is positioned in the southern part of the beautiful Aravali ranges. The main tourist attractions of Mount Abu include the breathtaking view of the picturesque mountains, the ancient temples, rocks and caves, the attractive lake, yacht ride, the thick lush green forests. The opulent hotels and a number of activities make it a perfect holiday destination.

Places of tourist interest

Delwara Temples: Made out of engraved marble these temples are dedicated to the Jain Tirthankaras or saints. Understood to have been constructed between the 11th and 13th century A.D., these temples are one of the main tourist objectives n Mount Abu.

Gaumukh Temple: Gaumukh factually means 'from the mouth of the cow'. The Gaumukh Temple in Mount Abu gets its name from a normal spring, which flows out of a sculpted cow's head.

Nakki Lake: The Lake is appealingly set amidst hills and is believed to have been carved out by the Gods with their nails. It is universally renowned spot for boating and the only artificial lake in India that is 1200 meters above sea level.

Adhar Devi Temple: Another superb example of temple structural design, the Adhar Devi Temple is carved completely out of a single, giant rock. It can be reach only after a terrific climb of 360 stepladders.

Sunset Point: Another wonderful view, again the best time to visit it is at dusk.

Guru Shikhar: Guru Shikhar is the uppermost peak at Mount Abu. It stands at a height of 1726 meters above sea level. The peak offers a picture post card like view of the town below.

Achalgarh: Built in the 13th century A.D. by Rana Kumbha, Achalgarh is a grandiose fort with some very old Jain temples within its district. The two foremost temples are Achaleswar Mahadev Temple built in 1417 A.D. and the Kantinath Jain Temple built in 1516 A.D.

Shri Raghunathji Temple: Fanatical to Lord Raghunath (another name for Lord Rama), the temple holds an ancient idol, which was sited there by Shri Ramanand, the famous scholar and parson in the 14th century A.D.

Honeymoon Point: The area gets its forename from the count of honeymoon couples that regularize it. Also branded as the Andra Point, it offers a breathtaking view of the surrounding landscape.

Raj Bhavan Museum and Art Gallery: Though not very outsized, the museum has a good collection of works of art from a rendezvous back from the 8th to 12th centuries.

Trevor's Tank: Named after the British wheedle who built it, Trevor's Tank is bordered by dense woods. It is a bird watcher's ecstasy with a multitude of peacocks and other exotic birds found in its vicinity.

Best time to visit

Best time is between February and June and from October to December.

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