Set amidst the lush greens and rugged hills, Mt. Abu is a pleasent retreat
in the barren desertscape of Rajasthan. It is the only hill station in
Rajasthan, Mount Abu is more than just a summer retreat. 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 Mount Abu is a curved one
characterized by arid region dotted with huge rocks in weird shapes and high
velocity winds.Its stunning array of exquisite Dilwara Jain Temples, dating
back 11th- 13th centuries, make it a popular pilgrimage centre.
: Nearest airport is Udaipur, 185 kms.
: Abu Road is the
closest railhead linked with Ahmedabad, Delhi, Jaipur and Jodhpur
: Good network of bus services connect Mount Abu to major
cities of Rajasthan and India
Facts About Mount Abu
: Spans over 25 Sq. Km.
: Mid-March to June and Mid-September to December
Languages: Hindi, English
: Nakki Lake, Dilwara temple, Adhar Devi Temple.
Exploring Mount Abu
These breathtaking beautifully carved Jain temples, situated two miles
north of Mount Abu, date back to the 11th and 13th centuries.· They are
amongst the finest temples, so intricately and delicately wrought that they
look as though they have been carved out of ivory,rather than marble. ·
They are an absolute must-see for any traveller in Rajasthan.
The word Nakki means finger nails, reflecting the belief that the lake was
clawed out of the earth by the fingernails of the gods. It is a pretty lake
surrounded by wooden hills being the focal point of the entire town. Boating
is a popular pastime, south west of the lake being the Sunset Point with its
lovely view of the surrounding hills. From here you can see the sunset
spectacularly between two sunset peaks.
Adhar Devi Temple:
Just 3 kms outside the town, this entire temple has been cut out from a
single rock. The temple has a flight of some 200 steps and the place offers
a scene of sublime beauty.