Watch the desert give way to beautiful verdant hills; enjoy boating on the Nakki Lake, and uncover the stories behind Dilwara temples... Mount Abu makes for a refreshing getaway!
Mount Abu- the only hill station of the desert land is the top peak part of Aravali mountain chain in the western India. It is one the most amazing and astonishing tourist destinations of India. Mount Abu is a beautiful tourist destination; reflect the mix culture of Rajasthanís culture and natural resources. This world famous tourist destination is blessed with beautiful natural resources, rivers, lake, lush green forests and outfields, Temples, local culture , forts, palaces, and many more tourist attraction spots.
Mount Abu with its world-class hospitality services and accessories provides an unforgettableand fascinating experience for tourists. Every year summer festival and other recreational activities take place there and that is the most beautiful part of it, when different culture come together and makes it anmemorable experience.
The Dilwara Jain Temples came into being after 200 years of hard labour. A work of perfect craftsmanship, these temples are architectural wonders and a must-visit in Mount Abu.
Itís the cool weather of Mount Abu that makes it a year-round holiday destination.
Sunsets like the ones you can see from Honeymoon Point and Sunset Point are hard to come by. Hence, don't forget to capture the scenic shots here.
Dabok Airport is the nearest domestic airport from Mount Abu which is located in Udaipur (which in its own accord, is a very beautiful city) and is approximately 185 kilometres away from the city. The airport is well-connected with Indian metro cities.
Mount Abu railway station is well-connected to different cities in India like New Delhi, Jaipur, Mumbai and Ahmedabad. The Abu Road railhead lies on the long Delhi-Ahmedabad railway line.
Many government run (Rajasthan State Transport Corporation) buses operate from nearby cites to Mount Abu. In addition to a number of state transport buses, many private buses ply regularly to this hill station. You can opt for deluxe, semi-deluxe and air-conditioned buses from Jaipur and Abu Road.
The five temples of Dilwara - Vimal Vasahi, Luna Vasahi, Pithalhar, Khartar Vasahi, and Mahavir Swami - have their own uniqueness to speak of. It took the Chalukyas 200 years to build all of them.
Intricately carved with superb marble artwork, the temples' simplicity lies in the details. Each of the five temples are dedicated to a different Jain Teerthankar- Vimal Vasahi to the Rishabha, Luna Vasahi to Neminatha, Pithalhar to Rishabha, Khartar Vasahi to Parshva, and Mahavir Swami to the great Mahavira.
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Was it dug in one night by the love-struck Rasiya Balam? Was it dug purely by using fingernails (nakh)? Or maybe gods found refuge in it while saving themselves from the Bashkali demon. No one really knows the real story behind Nakki Lake.
Reality or fable, one thing is absolutely true that the serene blue waters of the Nakki Lake look beautiful under the clear blue sky. Tourists enjoy sitting by the banks of the lake and taking boat rides on it.
A unique rock formation that looks like a toad, many visitors often come here out of sheer curiosity. You can easily climb on the top of this rock. While you sit on it for a while, enjoy splendorous views of Nakki Lake and the city.
This is one of the prime pilgrimage points for the Jain community. Situated atop a cliff, you'll have to climb a whopping 360 stairs to reach here. The Shrine of Adhar Devi is approachable but through a narrow cave. The temple is carved out of just one piece of rock and is one-of-its-kind example of such architecture in India.
The Gaumukh Temple is named after the wish-fulfilling cow gifted to Sage Vashishtha by the Devas, after the famous Samudra Manthan (churning of the ocean). At the temple, a natural spring flows through a cow's mouth carved in marble stone.
Just 5 kilometres from the main town, you can easily walk till the temple. On the way, you'll also come across the mountaineering institute that was once a monastery, and the Gujarat Bhawan. The views of the mountains from Gaumukh Temple are simply superb.
When in Mount Abu, you cannot miss going here. Go for a long romantic walk up to the Honeymoon Point as well as the Sunset Point for some amazing views of the sunset. If walking is not your cup of tea, you can also opt for pony rides that are readily available here.