Mount Abu is home to numerous tourist attractions. Right from natural beauty, beautiful lakes, historical places to Hindu temples, this place has something for everyone. One can visit the incredible Dilwara temple, Brahmin Kumari Ashram and take pleasure of cool breeze near Nakki Lake. Mount Abu is an ideal place to enjoy eco-tourism and adventure sports.
A pleasant retreat set amidst the lush forested hills, Mt.Abu is a green oasis in the barren desertscape that’s Rajasthan.
Situated at the southern tip of the Aravali range, the hill retreat owes its cool climate to its rich flora covering the entire hillside that includes coniferous trees and flowering shrubs. The road leading to Mt.Abu is a curved one characterised by arid region dotted with huge rocks in weird shapes and high velocity winds.
The only hill station in Rajasthan, Mount Abu is more than just a summer retreat. Its stunning array of exquisite Delwara Jain temples, dating back 11th – 13th centuries, make it a popular pilgrimage centre.
‘Abu’ according to a legend, stands for the son of Himalaya, deriving its name from Arbuada, the powerful serpent who rescued Nandi, the sacred bull of Lord Shiva, from a chasm.
Mount Abu has been home to many sages and saints. Most famous of them was Sage Vashishtha who is believed to have created four agnikula Rajput clans from a fire-pit by performing a ‘yagna’ or fire sacrifice, to protect the earth from the demons.
The Yagna was performed besides a natural spring situated below Abu, emerging from a rock shaped like a cow’s head an hence the site was called Gaumukh. Places of visit in Mt.Abu :
|1. Gaumukh Temple||2. Nakki Lake|
|3. Delwara Jain Temples||4. Adhar Devi Temple|
|5. Sunset Point||6. Honeymoon Point|
|7. Trevor’s tank||8. Achalgarh|
|9. Guru Shikhar|