Famous Places of Mount Abu Rajasthan
you perceive Rajasthan to be all about arid lands, high velocity winds and
dry weather, then coming to Mount Abu will definitely surprise you. A Hill
Station in the golden deserts is a rare combination to see. Its pleasant
climate, winding roads of the Aravallis beautifully laid out with pine
trees, sparkling lakes and waterfalls has been Attracting Visitors since the
time of the Rajputs and the Britishers and is still continuing as a favorite
summer retreat for the locals as well as the tourists.
Mount Abu is considered to have mythological relevance too as the name of the
place is believed to be derived from a serpent named Arbuda, who once saved
Nandi, Lord Shiva's bull, from falling into a crevice. Its historical link
is derived from the fact that the Rajput fire clans namely the Chauhans,
Solankis, Pramaras and Pratiharas were said to be created here, from a fire
pit of the priests.
Visit Mount Abu, As the highest range of Aravallis, Mount Abu crowns the deserts of Rajasthan
on its south. It is located in the Sirohi district, along a 1220 m high
plateau, 27 km from the train Station on Abu Road. The nearest city to Mt
Abu is Udaipur and the best Attraction of the place is the mesmerizing Nakki
Mount Abu Travel Information, You can get your traveler cheques and currency exchanged at Bank of Baroda,
located here. State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur has its ATM near Hotel Samrat
International. Opposite the main bus stand and below the ticket reservation
office, you will find the Tourist Reception Centre. It is closed on Sundays
and on 2nd Saturdays of the month.
Mount Abu Travel Guide, Famous for leisurely strolls, picnics, short treks and boating, the
picturesque Nakki Lake is a star attraction of Mount Abu. The lake is believed
to be created by a God using his nails (nakh). The lake is considered to be
holy and so you will find many people taking a dip here. The site has
brilliant views of surrounding hills, gardens and weird rock formations like
the toad rock, that seems to be a toad ready to take a jump into the lake.
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Tourists who come here also offer their prayers in the Raghunath Temple
situated here. Besides the temple, there are also exquisite mansions and
palaces built around the lake by the royal families. At the corners of the
lake, you will find scores of shops, cafes, vendors and ice cream parlors
that will add more fun to your picnics.
Mt. Abu is gifted with many brilliant views and these can be best witnessed
from the Guru Shikhar, which is one of the topmost points of the Sirohi
district, at an altitude of 1722 m. Atri Rishi Temple is situated here,
which offers amazing views of the whole valley. Another Famous Tourist
Attraction of Mount Abu is the sunset point, which is thronged with curious
people in the evenings who come to witness the crimson sundown. Other good
viewpoints of Mount Abu are Honeymoon Point, The Crags, Shanti Shikhar and The
A famous Jain pilgrimage site and a prime Tourist Attraction of Mount Abu,
Dilwara Temples are a collection of marble temples built between 11th and
13th century AD. The most prominent of these is the 11th century Vimal
Vasahi, devoted to first Jain Tirthankar, Shri Adinathji. These Temples
feature intricately carved pillars and entrance courtyards. Other Famous
Temples of Dilwara include Luna Vasahi, Bhimashah Pittalhar, Mahaveerswami
and Khartar Vasahi.
Brahma Kumaris Spiritual University & Museum:
The University has 4500 branches in 70 countries and is headquartered in
Mt. Abu. Its main teachings are based upon the belief that all religions
lead to God and thus the principles of every religion should be studied. The
main aim of the University is to establish universal peace through spiritual
knowledge, yoga and meditation. There are free tours to the university and
free courses available here.
The best options available in Mount Abu are roller skating, horse riding
and trekking. There are several hotels, including Shri Ganesh Hotel, that
arrange short treks to the hills. You can hire a pony to ride around the
town, for as little as Rs 50 per hour.
Mount Abu Hotels, There are many Hotels and guest houses available in and around Mount Abu. If
you are coming during Diwali or New Year, you need to reserve your room in
advance. Most of these hotels are lined up along the main road to Nakki
Lake. Shri Ganeh Hotel, Hotel Lake View and Hotel Vrindawan are some of the
good budget hotels here. The Mid-range and to-end hotels include Hotel
Sunset Inn, Hotel Sheraton, Palace Hotel and Cama Rajputana Club Resort.
For some shopping expedition in Mount Abu you can land up at Rajasthali Bhavan
Road, where you will find Rajasthali emporium offering crafts of Rajasthan.
You can also try out the Khadi Shop located here to buy some woven stuff.
For colorful stalls and vibrant shops, you can move to the Nakki Lake area.
Getting There & Away:
Mount Abu Tour by Buses are available from the main bus stand to Abu Road and to
Mount Abu from 9 am to 6 pm. Deluxe buses from RSTC are also available that
will take you from Mt Abu to Jaipur, Ajmer, Jodhpur, Udaipur and Ahmadabad.
Many hotels in the town also provide services to hire a jeep or a taxi for
you, to travel around the town.
You can also catch a train to Mumbai or Delhi from Abu Road,
the rail head of Mt Abu. Delhi Mail to Jaipur and Delhi, Tawi Express to
Jodhpur and Ahmadabad Mail leave from Abu Road Station.
Mount Abu Travel, There are buses available from the main bus stand that will take you to the
various sites of Mt Abu. You can also take shared taxis or jeeps. Baba Garis
or porter-pulled carriages are also available.