Located in the Sirohi district of Rajasthan, Mount Abu is the only hill station in the desert state of India. The place holds a religious significance because it is mentioned as the place where the Sage Vashistha retired. Let us explore the only hill station with the blend of Rajasthani traditions!
Here’s a list of five interesting places to visit in Mount Abu:
1. Dilwara Jain Temple
- The phenomenal design and radiant marble stone carvings have placed the Dilwara Jain Temple on the global map for being one of the finest Jain temples in the world.
- The temple complex has five unique temples which are of great significance to the Jains. They are of Vimal Vasahi, Luna Vasahi, Pithalhar, Parshvanath and Mahavir Swami.
- The carved marble sculptures are sure to leave you awestruck with their magnificence.
2. Guru Shikhar
- Apart from being the highest point of Mount Abu, Guru Shikhar is also the highest point of Aravalli Mountain Range.
- This point offers a beautiful panoramic view of the town.
- Once here, you can also visit a temple of Guru Dattatreya, who was an incarnation of the Hindu Deities ‘Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva’ in one.
- Built by the Paramara Dynasty rulers, Achalgarh is an ancient fort which offers best viewpoints for photography.
- The main entrances of the fort are characterized by two towers carved out of grey granite, which still stands as a memorial of this once pompous and majestic fort.
4. Nakki Lake
- If you’re a nature lover, you’re surely going to love the refreshing vibe that Nakki Lake has to offer.
- It’s an ideal spot if you’re on a romantic getaway. Explore the surroundings by renting out a boat and enjoying amidst refreshing boat ride.
5. Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary
- Around 7 km long and just 300m wide, Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary is a destination worth-a-visit.
- Being a subtropical forest, it has the abundance of flora and fauna. Housing 112 plant families with 449 genera and 820 species, it is loaded with flower magnificence.
- The rare species found here are sambhar, common langur, wild boar, bear, pangolin, common mongoose, jungle cat, wolf, hyena, jackal, Indian fox, Indian hare, porcupine, and hedgehog.
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