MOUNT ABU TRAVEL INFORMATION

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MOUNT ABU

 

Mount Abu is a beautiful place, the famous and only hill station of Rajasthan. It is located in the southern part of the beautiful Aravali ranages. The main highlights includes the breathtaking view of the pituresque moutains, the age old temples, rocks and caves, the beautiful lake, boat ride, the thick lush green forests. And the luxury hotels and a number of activities make it a perfect holiday destination.
 

 

HOW TO REACH
By Air - Udaipur is the nearest airport i.e. 185kms from Mount Abu. It is well connected to the major ciites like Jaipur, Delhi, Mumbai with frequesnt flights. Another option is the Ahmedabad Airport in Gujarat i.e. 190kms from Mounta Abu.

By Rail - Mounta Abu is wel connected to the major cities like Delhi, Jodhpur, Ahmedabad and Agra. A fast train takes four hours between Ahmedabad in Gujarat and Abu Road.

By Road - Regular buses connect Abu Road to Mount Abu. The journey takes about an hour. Taxis and jeeps are also available to take you to Mount Abu. Direct buses also connect Mount Abu with Udaipur and Ahmedabad.

WHEN TO GO

Mount Abu can be travel round the year but the best time is between February to June and from October to December.

WHAT TO SEE

 

Delwara Temples - Made out of carved marble these temples are dedicated to the Jain Tirthankaras or saints. Believed to have been constructed between the 11th and 13th century A.D., these temples are one of the main tourist destinations in Mount Abu. The main temple is known as the Vimal Vasahi, it is the oldest and is dedicated to the first Tirthankara. It was built by Vimal Shah who was a promiment merchant and had strong political connections with the ruler of Gujarat. The Vimal Vasahi temple has a large image of the main deity Rishabhdev and 52 other small shrines dedicated to different Tirthankaras.
 


 

Gaumukh Temple - Gaumukh literally means 'from the mouth of the cow'. The Gaumukh Temple in Mount Abu gets its name from a natural spring, which flows out of a sculpted cow head. According to Hindu mythology, the mighty sage Vashishtha performed his famous yagna or sacrifice at this very place. This is also the location of the intricately sculpted Arbuda Temple dedicated to Arbuda the powerful, divine serpent who rescued the celestial bill Nandi.
 


 

Nakki Lake - The Lake is picturesquely set amidst hills and is believed to have been carved out by the Gods with their nails. it is popularly spot for boating and the only artificial lake in India that is 1200 mts. above sea level. the surrounding hills have several area of interest.
 


 

Adhar Devi Temple - Another splendid example of temple architecture, the Adhar Devi Temple is carved entirely out of a single, huge rock. It can be reached only after a tremendous climb of 360 steps.
 


 

Sunset Point - Another splendid view, again the best time to visit it is at dusk.
 


 

Guru Shikhar - Guru Shikhar is the highest peak at Mount Abu. It stands at a height of 1722 meters above sea level. The peak offers a picture post card like view of the town below.
 


 

Achalgarh - Built in the 14th century A.D. by Rana Kumbha, Achalgarh is a majestic fort with some very old Jain temples within its precinct. The two main temples are Achaleswar Mahadev Temple built in 1412 A.D. and the Kantinath Jain Temple built in 1513 A.D.


 

Shri Raghunathji Temple - Dedicated to Lord Raghunath (another name for Lord Rama), the temple holds an ancient idol, which was placed there by Shri Ramanand, the famous scholar and preacher in the 14th century A.D.
 

Honeymoon Point - The area gets its name from the scores of honeymoon couples that frequent it. Also known as the Andra Point, it offers a breathtaking view of the surrounding landscape. Take time out to visit Honeymoon Point at sunset when the ambiance is very romantic.
 

Raj Bhavan Museum and Art Gallery - Though not very large, the museum has a good collection of artifacts dating back from the 8th to 12th centuries.
 

Trevor's Tank - Named after the British engineer who built it, Trevor's Tank is surrounded by dense woods. It is a bird watcher's paradise with a multitude of peacocks and other exotic birds found in its vicinity.
 

WHERE TO EAT
There are so many good restaurnts which serves Rajasthani cuisines and dishes from other parts of India.

 



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