Experience Mount Abu
Mount Abu, the highest point in the Aravalli range that passes through
Rajasthan, is the only hill resort of Rajasthan. It's not a tough decision
to make if you are planning to visit the place, for Mount Abu is not only
among the best hill stations in the country, it is also an important Rajput
and Jain pilgrimage. Mount Abu is situated around the Nakki lake, which, it
is believed, was dug out by the Gods by their nail. Mount Abu was used as a
summer resort by the Maharajas and other members of the royal family. The
beauty of the place is also evident in the enormous rocks, the lush trees
and a wide variety of the animals and birds which make it a complete tourist
Visiting Mount Abu
Dilwara Temples :
The Dilwara Temples are a group of Jain temples
located at the distance of 2.5 km from Mount Abu. These temples are
magnificent marble structures and are among the most sacred pilgrimages for
the Jain community. The temples reflect a marked simplicity in the overall
structure though ornamental details can be noticed in every corner of the
» Gaumukh Temple :
It is said that sage Vashishtha
performed a Yagya (a Hindu rite) here to regenerate the human race which
resulted in the birth of Chauhans, Solankis, Pannars and Pratihars. There is
a natural spring here that flows out of a sculpted head of a cow and the
name of the temple also has been derived from it.
» Adhar Devi Temple :
Carved out of a huge rock, the
Adhar Devi temple stands at the distance of 3 km from the city. It is built
on a rock cleave and you'll have to go between the rocks to reach the
temple. The Adhar Devi temple is dedicated to Goddess Durga and is an
important pilgrimage site among the Hindus. You can also have a panoramic
view of the valley from here.
» Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary :
It was declared a
protected area in 1960 and the place has developed into an attractive
destination which attracts tourists from all over the world. The tourism
department here has made sincere efforts towards promoting eco tourism in
the sanctuary. The sanctuary is a thriving hub for the biodiversity of the
area. Some of the important species here include Indian civet, Hyena, Wild
Boar and Langoor among others.
Staying in Mount Abu
Abu is the only hill station and an important Hindu and Jain pilgrimage of
Rajasthan and therefore it's only natural that the place attracts hordes of
tourists and pilgrims. There are a wide range of hotels and resorts here so
you can easily pick out the one that suits your requirements. These hotels
provide you with wonderful ambiance and world class service so that you can
have a memorable stay here. Some of the important hotels in Mount Abu are
Hotel Hillock, Palace Hotel, Hotel Hilltone, Hotel Jaipur House and Hotel
Cama Rajputana among others.
Shopping in Mount Abu
The markets in Mount Abu offer you with a wide variety of handicrafts from
Rajasthan . The things that you may like to buy here are textiles,
jewellery, curios in wood metal and marble among other things.
Reaching Mount Abu
Udaipur is the nearest airport from Mount Abu which is about 185 km away.
The airport is connected by regular flights with Delhi, Mumbai and Jaipur.
The nearest railhead is Abu Road which is about 28 km from Mount Abu. It is
well connected with major cities such as Jaipur, Mumbai, Ahmedabad and
Jodhpur among others. Mount Abu is well connected by road network also with
Ajmer, Bundi, Udaipur and Delhi.