The only hill station of Rajasthan, Mount Abu is a beautiful and peaceful place to relax and rejuvenate. Located at an altitude of 1200 m above sea level, this hill station is hemmed in by greenery. It holds sheer religious importance for Hindus and Jains and is dotted with around 80 ancient temples and shrines. It is believed that Mount Abu is the abode of millions of Hindu gods and goddesses. It is a great holiday destination where tourists come from far and wide.
Major attractions of Mount Abu
Dilwara Temples is the epitome of architectural beauty and are world famous. Their intricate carvings are beautiful beyond words. Built in white marble, their history dates back to the 11th to 13th century. These temples are a pilgrimage site of Jains and are dedicated to Jain Tirthankaras. Among all the temples the most famous ones are Vimal Vasahi Temple, Luna Vasahi, Pittalhar Temple, Parshvanatha Temple and Mahaveer Swami Temple.
This Hindu temple is the place where the revered sage Vashistha performed a yagna. The temple was named after the natural spring here that flows through the mouth of a sculpted cow. It is believed that the water of this spring possess medicinal properties.
Holding religious significance, this lake is believed to be dug up by the gods with their fingernails. Raghunath temple near the lake dates back to the 14th century. It is surrounded by hills, gardens and weird rock formations.
Located near the Nakki Lake is the Sunset Point which offers breathtaking sunset views over the hills.
Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary
Rich in bio-diversity, this sanctuary is home to animals like leopard, sambar, bear, langur, mongoose, hyena, wolf, wild boar, jungle cat etc.
Shopping in Mount Abu
The markets of Mount Abu offer amazing handicrafts like jewelery, fabrics, gemstones, leather ware, bangles, Kota saris and curios (made from sandalwood, sandstone and marble).