Vibrant Rajasthan - Tour to the Land of History, Legends, Hotels....
Mount Abu, Home To Dilwara Jain Temples, Beauty In White Marble, The Only Hill Station In Rajasthan, Has A National Park And Is Also A Pilgrimage Centre. Mount Abu In Rajasthan Travel Is Also Known For Brahmakumaris.
Mount Abu, the only hill station not just in the desert state of Rajasthan, but also in entire North- West India, even finds a mention in the 'Puranas', as an abode of the Rishi Vashishtha. Mount Abu is famous the world over, for its Dilwara Jain temple complex. It also houses the Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary, spread over an area of 290 square kilometers in the Aravali mountain range.
At an elevation of 1220 meters, Mount Abu is an excellent holiday spot, offering natural beauty for a peaceful sojourn away from the big cities. Enjoy a boat ride in the beautiful Nakki Lake surrounded by the Aravali mountains when in Mount Abu. Other place to visit are the Gurushikar (a 1722 meters high mountain peak), Toad Rock and the Sunset Point. Or else, just stay put in your hotel and bask in the sunshine and the glorious weather. Mount Abu has a selection of heritage hotels as well as budget hotels.
Mount Abu used to be a pilgrimage centre for followers of Vaishnava and Shaiva sects of Hinduism till the 11th century and has many famous temples dedicated to these. Today however, it is renowned for the Dilwara Jain temples, carved poetry in marble. Mount Abu is also the world headquarter of the Brahma Kumaris, an order of lady renunciates.
Dilwara is not a single temple but a complex of temples with breathtaking carvings and pillars. These temples were built between 11th and 13th centuries. In the central temple of this complex built in the Solanki style of architecture, the most striking feature is the marble pendant in the dome of the porch. It drops from the ceiling like a cluster of half-open lotuses with cups so finely carved that they appear to be transparent.
Shopping In Mount Abu
On your trip to Mount Abu you can take back home some arresting souvenirs such as marble crafts, sandalwood items, sandstone items, leather ware, fabrics,jewelery, metal crafts, Rajasthani bangles and gem stones. There is a Rajasthan Government Handicrafts Center in Mount Abu where you can get these handicrafts at reasonable prices.
Accommodation In Mount Abu
Developed and decorated on royal theme, the heritage hotels in Mount Abu beckon tourists to have a regal experience. A few heritage hotels to be mentioned are Hotel Palanpur Palace, Cama Rajputana Club Resort and Hotel Rising Sun Retreat. A variety of other hotels such as budget hotels are also available.
How To Reach
By Air: Udaipur is the nearest airport located 185 km from Mount Abu.
By Rail: Abu Road is the nearest railway station, which is 28 km from Mount Abu.
By Road: Mount Abu is well connected to the major cities of India by road.