picturesque hill-station is also a place holing immense mythological
glory is situated amidst forests rich in flora and fauna.
This charming place with a pleasant atmosphere is a plateau
lying at the attitude of 1220 m, and is rich in vegetation.
While driving uphill to Mount Abu, you will come across a
range of huge smooth rocks with weird shapes, due to its waning
by high velocity winds.
According to the legends, Abu stands for the son of Himalaya.
Mount Abu served as retreat to many sages and seers including
the famous sage Vashistha. Mount Abu which is a jain pilgrim
centre was earlier dedicated to Lord Shiva. The magnificent
Dilwara temple is the greatest attraction of Abu.
Places to visit
Dilwara Jain Temples
A visit to these temples is a mesmerizing experience. Built
in the 11th and 13th centuries, the architectural wonders
in translucent white marble is excellent. These temples are
famous for their rich, intricate marble carvings. The temple
Vimal Vasahi, which is the oldest of these Jain temples, was
built in 1031 A.D. by Vimal Shah. This temple situated in
the village of Dilwara, depicts Gurjar-Pratitar temple architecture,
made up of a central shrine, a room with a transept, a large
colonnaded area, and an ambulatory lined by 52 small shrines,
each housing a statue.
Adhar Devi Temple
Formed by a natural cleft, this wonderful temple is chiseled
out of a huge rock.
According to the legends this lake was excavated with the
fingernails of God. The only lake in India to lie 1200 m above
sea level, this lake is worth visiting. This peaceful and
charming Nakki lake which lies beyond the Raghunath temple
houses many little islets.
In Gaumukh Temple there is a perennial spring flowing out
of the mouth of marble cow, from which it gets it's name.
The marble image of Nandi, is place in the vicinity.
This serene place offers an amazing view of the crimson colours
of dusk kissing lush plains on the horizon.
This point provides an enchanting view of the lush green valley
and plains. The view of this place looks spectacular especially
during the sunset.
The densely wooded hills around this place have an abundance
of pheasants, peacocks and partridges. This place is best
How to Get There
By Air: Udaipur (185 km)
is the nearest airport. Taxis and buses are available to reach
By Rail: Abu Road (29 km)
is the nearest railhead linked with Ahmedabad, Delhi, Jaipur
By Road: Abu is well connected
with Udaipur (185 km), Ahmedabad (221 km) and Jodhpur (326
Where to Stay
Deluxe Hotels :
Hotel Hillock (Tel : 3467),
Hilltone (Tel : 3112-15),
Hotel (Tel : 3121, 3133
Sunset (Tel : 3194),
Sheraton (Tel : 3544),
Samrat (Tel : 3173, 3153)