About the City
Mount Abu is the only hill station of Rajasthan situated at the southern tip of the Aravalli range. It is built arround a lake and surrounded by hills and is the most popular summer resort. Its cool climate, lovely lakes, and breathtaking beautiful Jain temples attracts tourists on a large scale. There are also interesting treks & picnic spots with awe inspiring scenic beauty.
A Date with the Past
It was the capital of the Chauhan kingdom of Rajasthan and was the summer resort of the Rajput kings of this region. But during British rule it became the favorite summer destination of the British. It was also used as the sanatorium for the troops.
Must See in Mount Abu
Dilwara Temples :
The Dilwara Jain Temples were built between
11th and 13th century AD and are dediceted to the Jain Tirthankaras. These
beautifully carved temples are a fine example of temple architecture. The
Vimal Vasahi Temple is the oldest of these temples and is dedicated to the
Gaumukh Temple :
Dedicated to Lord Rama, this small temple
is situated 4 kms south of Mount Abu, and derived its name from a natural
spring flowing through the mouth of a marble cow.
Other Attractions :
Nakki Lake :
This artificial lake is located in the heart
of the town and is surrounded by scenic hills, beautiful parks and is a must
visit place. Near the lake there is a 14th century Raghunath temple. Boating
facility is also available in this lake.
Trevor's Tank :
This tank is 5 km from the town & was named
after the British engineer who constructed it. It is popular for bird watching
with various species of birds like pigeons, peacocks and partridges.
Guru Shikhar :
This is the highest peak on the Mount Abu
which provides an excellent view of the whole town. A small shaivite shrine
and a temple of Dattatreya situated on the top of the hill are the two important
points to visit.
Festivals in Mount Abu
The Summer Festival is held every year in the month of June. This three day festival consists of folk & classical music, folk dances, sporting events such as boat races in the Nakki lake and also the dazzling fire work give a delightful experience to the traveller.
Shopping in Mount Abu
There are several articles made of marble, sandal wood, sand stone & Rajasthani Handicrafts are available in most of the shops. Rajasthali, Rajasthan Government Handicrafts Emporium and Khadi Bhandar are the major shopping places in Mount Abu.
Best Time to Visit
April to June and October to November are the best time to visit the town.
Travelling in the city
Taxies are available for travelling in the city.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is Maharana Pratap Udaipur Airport,
Dabok, Udaipur which is 207 km away.
The nearest railway station is Abu Road 29 km from
the town which connects mumbai, Delhi, Ajmer, Jaipur & Ahmedabad.
The town is well connected to all the major towns
in northern and western India with a excellent road network.
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