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Rajasthan>>Mount Abu
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Mount Abu (Rajasthan)
Area
 
25 sq. km.
Altitude
 
1219 metres
Temperature
 
Summer - Max 33.8C, Min 23.3C, Winter - Max 28.3C, Min 11.6C
Clothing
 
Light Tropical,Woolen Best
Best Season For Visit
 
Oct.-March.
STD Code
 
0291
Language
 
Marwari, Hindi, English.
The lone hill station of Rajasthan.There are numerous legends associated with the city of Mount Abu in Rajasthan, India. It is believed that the mountains of Mt. Abu used to be visited by all the 330 million Hindu gods and goddesses.
Mt. Abu travel and tourism is mainly famous for the Dilwara Jain temples. An architectural excellence, these temples are constructed of exquisitely carved marble stone. It is also believed that Mount Abu was paid a visit by Lord Mahavira, the 24th Jain Tirthankar. There are also a number of Hindu temples in the city reliving the historical past of the city. Another popular destination of Mt. Abu is the Brahmkumari Ashram, a religious community center. Apart from the structural beauty, it is the natural magnificence consisting of weirdly shaped gigantic rocks, lovely lakes and cool climate that makes Mount Abu a unique place amidst the dry land of the Rajasthan.
 
Places For Visit
Dilwara Jain Temple
 
Mt. Abu, Rajasthan sightseeing tour is incomplete without a visit to the famous Dilwara Jain temples. Built between 11th and 13th century AD, these temples are made up of carved marble. The temples are dedicated to the Jain Tirthankaras. There are five Dilwara temples in Mt. Abu. Out of these, the oldest one is Vimal Vasahi, dedicated to the first Tirthankara. All the Dilwara temples are a marvelous example of temple architecture..
 
 
Mount Abu Sanctuary
The sanctuary located in Mount Abu was declared as a protected area in the year 1960 and ever since then this sanctuary which is spread over the gorgeous Aravalli range of mountains has been attracting not only domestic tourists but also tourists from overseas. Mount Abu is Rajasthan's only hill station and in the days of yore it used to be the summer retreat of Rajasthan's royalty.
Gaumukh Temple
Gaumukh temple served as the venue for Sage Vashishtha's yagna. The temple has got its name from a nearby natural spring that surges through a carved cow's head. Forming the background of the temple is a sculpted hill temple of Arbuada (the mighty serpent). Close to it is a splendid marble image of Nandi, a celestial bull that Arbuada rescued.
Adhar Devi Temple
Adhar Devi temple is situated approximately 3 km to the north of Mount Abu. Reached by a flight of 360 stairs, the temple was carved out of a huge rock and is dedicated to Goddess Durga.
Shri Raghunathji Temple
Shri Raghunathji temple is located near Nakki Lake. Dedicated to Shri Raghunathji, it houses a gorgeous image of the deity placed by Shri Ramanand in 14th century A.D.
Sunset Point
Mount Abu also has a sunset point providing a magnificent view of the setting sun.
Honeymoon Point
You will get captivated by the sight of the lush plains and valleys from the Honeymoon Point, also known as Andra Point.
Gardens and Parks
There are a number of parks and gardens in Mt Abu providing you with natural beauty. Some of them are Shaitan Singh Park, Municipal Park, Terrace Garden, Ashok Vatika, Gandhi Park, etc.
Museum and Art Gallery
The museum and art gallery are located at the Raj Bhawan. A rich collection of archaeological excavations dating back to 8th-12th century A.D. is on display.
Nakki Talab
There is a legend associated with the Nakki Talab. It is believed that gods dug up this artificial lake using their fingernails ('nakh' means nail). There is also a Raghunath temple near the lake, dating back to the 14th century.
Get Mount Abu
Visit by Road - Mount Abu is well connected by road with major cities of Rajasthan and India such as Delhi, Ajmer, Bundi and Udaipur. State roadways and private buses/taxis operate between Mount Abu and other cities/towns of Rajasthan and the neighboring areas.
Visit by Air - Udaipur is the nearest airport, which is 185 km away from Mount Abu. There are regular and direct flights to Delhi, Mumbai and Jaipur from Udaipur. You can take taxis/buses from Udaipur to reach mount Abu.
Visit by Rail -Abu Road, 28 km away, is the nearest railway station. The Mount Abu road railway station is well connected to Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Jaipur and Jodhpur.

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