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MOUNT ABU

This 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.

Nakki Lake
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.

Gaumukh Temple
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.

Sunset Point
This serene place offers an amazing view of the crimson colours of dusk kissing lush plains on the horizon.

Honeymoon Point
This point provides an enchanting view of the lush green valley and plains. The view of this place looks spectacular especially during the sunset.

Trevor's Tank
The densely wooded hills around this place have an abundance of pheasants, peacocks and partridges. This place is best for bird-lovers.

How to Get There

By Air: Udaipur (185 km) is the nearest airport. Taxis and buses are available to reach Mount Abu.

By Rail: Abu Road (29 km) is the nearest railhead linked with Ahmedabad, Delhi, Jaipur and Jodhpur.

By Road: Abu is well connected with Udaipur (185 km), Ahmedabad (221 km) and Jodhpur (326 km).

Where to Stay

Deluxe Hotels :

  • Hotel Hillock (Tel : 3467),
  • Hotel Hilltone (Tel : 3112-15),
  • Palace Hotel (Tel : 3121, 3133

Standard Hotels :

  • Hotel Sunset (Tel : 3194),
  • Hotel Sheraton (Tel : 3544),
  • Hotel Samrat (Tel : 3173, 3153)

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