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Mount Abu Hill station India

Written by Sudhir Kumar

Really the only hill station in Rajasthan, Mount Abu Hill station India huddles one of the rocks around the 1,220-m granite table mountain within the far north western finish in the Aravalli slopes. It’s built around a lake which is ornamented by forested slopes. With different legend, the region derives its title from Arbuda, a serpent who descended for the spot to save Shiva¿s bull, Nandi. Besides getting each of the features from the enjoyable hill resort.

Mount Abu is absolutely the most wonderful and surprising tourist locations of India. It’s located in the Rajasthan Province of India. And also the most astonishing point about mount Abu is the fact that it’s a hillsides place for holidays, and located in the desert of Rajasthan. Mount Abu is really a gorgeous holiday destination reflect this combination culture of Rajasthan’s culture and natural assets. Because the title indicate that mount Abu can be found on the hilly mountain section of Rajasthan, situated in the height of 1219 meters above ocean level. Mount Abu comes underneath the Abu town of Rajasthan. This well-known renowned tourist destination is fortunate with beautiful natural assets, rivers, lake, lush eco-friendly forests and outfields, Temples, local culture , forts, palaces, Mahals, and much more tourist attraction Points.

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Mount Abu is really a top peak part of ARRIVAL Mountain chain within the western Indian part. Mount Abu using its world-class hospitality services and add-ons offers an amazing experience and attraction for vacationers. Each year summer time festival along with other leisure activities occur there which is easily the most beautiful some of it, when different culture get together and causes it to be an incredible experience.

Geographical Information about Mount Abu

Summer: 33.8 C (Max) – 23.3 C (Min)
winter: 20.3 C (Max) – 0 C (Min)
Rainy Season: from July to Mid Sept, and very humid (Upton 90%)
suggestion: Feb to June , Sept. Dec is the best time to make your trip to Mount Abu.

Mount Abu-Fast Facts
Population: 18,000
Languages: Rajasthani, Hindi
Best time to visit: All through the year, especially during summer
STD Code: 02974

Distance from major cities
Mount Abu – New Delhi 767 Kms
Mount Abu – Mumbai 766 Kms
Mount Abu – Jaipur 505 Kms
Mount Abu – Udaipur 185 Kms
Mount Abu – Jodhpur 336 Kms
Mount Abu – Jaisalmer 621 Kms

Sight-seeing opportunities of Mount Abu

Dilwara Temples- This complex consisting of five marble Jain temples is one of the finest in Rajasthan, worth braving the queues and ferocious guards. These beautifully carved temples built between 11th & 13th century AD are sheer elegance in marble, dedicated to the Jain Tirthankaras. The Vimal Vasahi Temple is the oldest of these, dedicated to the first Tirthankara. Built in 1031 AD (by Vimal Shah- a merchant and representative of the then Gujarat ruler), it is a superb example of temple architecture.

 Gaumukh Temple- Dedicated to Rama, this small temple (the cow¿s mouth) is centred on a spring gushing from the mouth of a marble cow. In the Hindu creation myth, the world is formed by a cow, licking salt; the source of the Ganges has the same name. This is said to be the site of the ancient ‘agnikund’ fire rituals. It is 4 kms south of Mount Abu. Open, free access, down 700 very steep steps.

Govt. Museum – Mount Abu- The museum was set up in 1962 within the premises of Raj Bhawan to preserve the archaeological wealth of the region.

 Mandakini Kund- The watersupply for Achalgarh fort and a sculpture of Parmar Daravarsh are situated close to the Achaleswar Mahadev temple.

Nakki Talav– This holiday centre of Mount Abu, is virtually in the heart of the town. This sparkling blue artificial lake is said to have been gauged from the earth by the gods, using their fingernails (‘nakh’ means nail). Nearby is the 14th century Raghunath Temple.On the western edge of the town centre, Nakki Lake Road circles the entire lake. Rowing boats are available for hire from the jetty by Gandhi Park.

 Summer Festival- The Summer Festival is held every year in the month of Aashadh (June). The steep rocks, tranquil lakes, picturesque locations and the pleasant climate of Mount Abu make it an ideal location for the festival.

View Points- Several points around the edge of the plateau offer spectacular views across the plains. The best are Honeymoon Point (Anadra Point) and Sunset Point, where hundred of people gather to watch the sunset every evening in a carnival atmosphere of pony rides and souvenir sellers. Baylay¿s Walk is a pleasant 5 km route from Nakki Lake to Sunset Point. Honeymoon Point, 2.5 kms northwest on Ganesh Road; Sunset Point, 2 km southwest on Sunset Point Road. Open, free access.

 

Excursions from Mount Abu

Achalgarh (8Km.) : An impressive fort with some beautiful Jain temples enclosed within. Among the noteworthy temples are Achaleswar Mahadev temple (1412 AD) and Kantinath Jain temple (1513 AD). The latter has a gold plated image. The fort was built in the 14th century AD by Rana Kumbha and is approachable by a motorable road. An impressive fort with some beautiful Jain temples enclosed within. Among the noteworthy temples are Achaleswar Mahadev temple (1412 AD) and Kantinath Jain temple (1513 AD). The latter has a gold plated image. The fort was built in the 14th century AD by Rana Kumbha and is approachable by a motorable road. An impressive fort with some beautiful Jain temples enclosed within. Among the noteworthy temples are Achaleswar Mahadev temple (1412 AD) and Kantinath Jain temple (1513 AD). The latter has a gold plated image. The fort was built in the 14th century AD by Rana Kumbha and is approachable by a motorable road.
Adhar Devi Temple (2Km.): This ancient temple dedicated to the serpent goddess, Arbuda, is carved out of a huge rock.. Arbuda is the patron of the town, who formed the mountain in order to save the sacred cow, Nandi from drowning in an abyss. The black-painted marble idol, riding a solid gold tiger, is claimed to be about 5,000 years old. Open and free access during daylight hours.
Guru Shikhar(15Km.): The highest peak on the Mount Abu (1722 mts above the sea level) allows a bird¿s eye view of the idyllic surroundings of Mt. Abu. A small shaivite shrine and a temple of Dattatreya standing on the Shikhar are worth a visit.
Trevors Tank(5Km.): Named after the British engineer, who constructed it, Trevors tank is a delight for birdwatchers with densely wooded hills that are a haven to pigeons, peacocks and partridges.

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