Mount Abu is a charming hill station and historical site located in the south west of Rajasthan. The only hill station of the state, and the erstwhile summer resort of the Rajput kings and British rulers of yore, it's a place where world-renowned Dilwara Jain Temples exist alongside myriad Hindu temples, British style bungalows, royal structures, tribal populace and rich flora and fauna.
Mount Abu is mainly known for its architectural excellence of 11th to 13th century-old five Dilwara Jain temples, which are elegantly carved of marble stone. Historical Hindu temples, colossal rocks, beautiful lakes, gardens, parks, view points and cool climate give Mount Abu a distinct identity and that too, against the prevailing dry topography of Rajasthan to make it a tourists delight.
Notable temples in Mount Abu include the Gaumukh Temple, Adhar Devi Temple, Raghunath temple and Shri Raghunathji Temple. Scenic points are many here and among them, the Sunset Point and Honeymoon Point are foremost. Some of worth-visiting gardens and parks here are Ashok Vatika, Gandhi Park, Municipal Park, Terrace Garden, Shaitan Singh Park etc. The Museum and Art Gallery at the Raj Bhawan and Nakki Talab- site with mythical tales- add to the attractions in Mount Abu.
By Air Udaipur, some 185 kms away, is the nearest airport that has regular flights to major Indian cities like Delhi, Mumbai and Jaipur etc.
By Train Abu Road, some 28 kms away, is the nearest railway station where regular trains are available for cities like Mumbai Ahmedabad, Jaipur and Jodhpur.
By Road A chain of roads connect Mount Abu to rest of major cities of Rajasthan, and India as well.
Gaumukh Temple or ‘mouth of the cow’ in English is in Mount Abu, Rajasthan, and considered among the most sacred places for Hindus. Dedicated to Nandi, the divine bull of Lord Shiva, the temple is thus thronged in hordes by the followers of Lord Shiva. For devotees or tourists coming here, the sight of the water stream falling off the mouth of the bull statue remains one of major attractions here.
Along with Nandi, the entrance...
The Dilwara Temples in Mount Abu, Rajasthan are the world-renowned Jain temples with wonderful artwork and carvings. Built between the 11th and 13th centuries, these temples are popular across the world for their stunning use of marbles in the architecture. These are basically five different marble temples each located at a village and are a scared pilgrimage for the Jains. These temples stand out for their simplicity in architecture.
Nakki Lake in Mount Abu, Rajasthan, is a true embodiment of love and romance. Also referred to as “Love Lake of Mount Abu”, this largest man made lake atop 1200 meter has a very calm and tranquil feel around it. A scared place for the Garacia tribe of Rajasthan, the lake becomes a hub of activities in the month of April ever year when the devotees worship their ancestors here.
Further, Nakki Lake is believed to be a mytho...