The only hill station situated in the vast desert and drought ridden plains of Rajasthan, Mount Abu is truly an exception. Lying in the Aravalli mountain Range at an altitude of 1220 metres above sea level, this hill station has become a favourite get away spot for the residents of the state to escape the otherwise scorching heat of the desert. Mount Abu being the place where Sage Vashishta retired is of great mythological significance and is blended by the different flavours of Rajasthan. A visit to this place will greet you with several breath-taking locations and awe-inspiring temples. Rich in history, natural beauty and Rajasthani culture, Mount Abu definitely deserves a visit. The place has so many different and amazing locations to explore that the visitors are left confused. To prevent you from that confusion we have made you a list of must-visit places in this beautiful hill station. So, have a look and then proceed to your vacation.
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Dilwara Jain Temple
Being one of the finest Jain temples in the world, the temple boasts of its intricate marble artwork, ornamental carvings, flawless stone laying technique and smooth sculptures. With just one glance at this temple built in the 11th and 13th century AD will leave one awestruck. This gran temple consists of a complex series of five Jain temples under it, namely Vimal Vasahi, Luna Vasahi, Pithalhar, KhartarVasahi and Mahavir Swami. Its unique architecture and mesmerising exterior have made it a must-visit place for history lovers, art lovers as well as for pilgrims.
Dilwara Jain Temple
Being the largest man-made lake at the height of 1100 metres in India, Nakki Lake has innumerable credits crowned on its head. Considering the myths surrounding the place, it is believed that it was dug out by the God themselves and the clear blue water of the lake turns into amazing shades under the changing colours of the sky. On one hand because of its mesmerising beauty it is romantically called the love lake of Mount Abu while on the other hand it is a sacred lake for the proud Garacis tribe. Another special reason to visit this lake is because of the fact that the ashes of the father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi were immersed here. Approximately half a mile long and a quarter mile broad the lake is surrounded by plenty of eating joints catering vast variety of delicious cuisines and at the same time allows you to enjoy the view. The place is an ideal location for trekking, boating and to spend some relaxing time.
If you are looking forward to escape the stressful city life and to spend some quality time with yourself then this is the place just made for you. As the name suggests, this serene establishment is a part of the Brahma Kumari’s spiritual abode and is both flawless and tranquil. Settled between the tops of the Aravalli slopes -Guru Shikhar and AchalGarh, the Peace Park is an excellent desert spring around eight kilometres from the Brahma Kumari’s base camp in Mount Abu. An indigenous habitat where hush and amusement exist together, this place is often visited by people to practice meditation, enjoy the calm natural beauty and to participate in various fun activities hosted here. One thing is sure that once you visit the place no matter how much stressed you are you will leave the place feeling fully rejuvenated.
Being one of the most established parts of the Mount Abu mountain ranges, Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary is around 7 kms long and just 300 metres wide, thus implying while you go on a long stroll in this wildlife sanctuary, you won’t miss out much on your either sides and hence will save your time. House to a plethora of rare and endangered species of animals and around 250 species of birds, this subtropical sanctuary is nothing less than a paradise for all wildlife lovers. This sanctuary is loaded with a huge variety of flora and fauna magnificence housing around 112 plant families with 449 genera and 820 species. This lush green paradise has a sub-tropical thorn forests in the foothills and sub-tropical evergreen forests along the higher altitudes. You are also likely to discover numerous orchids, many roses and bamboo rich zones during your visit to this place. With so much to explore this place is a must-visit for all but it is just ideal for photographers, wildlife and nature lovers.
Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary
Like the name suggests, Toad Rock is a quirkily and uniquely formed high stone resembling a toad on the shores of the Nakki Lake, looking as if it is ready to take a plunge in the dappling waters of this beautiful lake. This exceptional rock attracts many curious visitors from throughout the world on the daily basis owing to its queer shape and its fantastic location. People often climb upon the Toad Rock to enjoy the wonderful view of the lake and the surrounding greenery. The picturesque location is one of the most loved location among the photographers because of the photogenic view of the Nakki Lake and the beautiful city beyond. One can also participate in activities like trekking and boating here. Located adjacent to the Nakki Lake, this is one of the fascinating places to explore by peace seekers in Mount Abu.
Situated near the Nakki Lake, this point gives a beautiful view of the rising and the setting sun. it is one of the loved tourist attractions in Mount Abu due to the peaceful and serene atmosphere that surrounds the place. Visitors can either walk or ride a horse up to the point. Known for offering the most dazzling views of the sunset the place is perfect for those looking forward to spend a quiet evening admiring the nature’s beauty. The beautiful slopes, quiet encompassing and the charming atmosphere are some of the irresistible qualities of the place.
Now as you know such beautiful places in this gorgeous hill station, tell us which one will you like to visit first.