Historically, the only hill station in Rajasthan, Mount Abu
is much more than just a summer retreat. The legend has it
that Abu stands for the son of Himalayan, deriving its name
from Arbuada, the powerful serpent that rescued Nandi, the
sacred bull of Lord Shiva, from a chasm. The place has also
been home to many saints and sage such as the Sage Vashishtha,
who is believed to have created four agnikula Rajput clans
from a fire - pit by performing a 'yagna' or fire sacrifice,
to protect the earth from the demons.
Mount Abu is a picturesque hill-station in Rajasthan and more
than just a summer retreat, which is actually a plateau lying
at an altitude of 1200 meters and is rich in vegetation. Mount
Abu , also said to be 'the paradise of Rajasthan' is one of
the popular Jain pilgrimage sites. This beautiful and fascinating
city is famous for its Dilwara Caves and its natural beauty.
Named after the Arbuda Devi, the city is also known for being
the headquarters of the Brahmakumaris religious sect. Mount
Abu was also an important Vaishnava and shaivite pilgrim center
up to the 11th century. No visit to Mount Abu can be complete
without a trip to the famed Temples.
Undulating lanes and colorful bazaars make Mount Abu an interesting
experience. Today, Mount Abu is a major tourist attraction
in the country. We list below a selection of major attractions
of Mount Abu –
Dilwara Temple : These Jain temples are Mount
Abu's main attraction and among the finest examples of Jain
architecture in India . The complex includes two temples in
which the art of carving marbles reached unsurpassed heights.
Adhar Temple : Formed by a natural cleft,
this wonderful Durga temple is chiseled out of a huge rock.
There are some 365 steps leading to this temple.
Nakki Lake : According to the legends, this
lake was excavated with the fingernails of God. The only lake
in India to lie 1200m above from sea level, it is worth visiting.
The charming and peaceful Nakki Lake , which lies beyond the
Raghunath temple houses many little islets.
Sunset Point : This serene place offers an
amazing view of the crimson colours of dusk, kissing lush
plains on the horizon. Of the various viewpoints around town
this is the most popular one.
Honeymoon Point : This point provides an
enchanting view of the lush green valley and plains. The view
of this place looks spectacular especially during the sunset.
Climate & Season
Mount Abu has a very warm climate. Temperatures during summers
range from 23`C to 28`c. Temperatures during winters drop
to as low as 10`C. The best season to visit is from February
- June, September – December, when the weather remains cool
and tolerable. During the summers, one must carry light tropical
clothes. In the winters, it is necessary to carry woolens.
How to reach
Mount Abu can be easily accessed through air, train or road.
By Air : Mount Abu is connected by air. The
nearest airport in Udaipur and Ahmedabad.
By Rail : The nearest railhead Abu Road is
27-km, which connect Mount Abu with all the major cities of
By Road : There is excellent roadway services
in Mount Abu with many important cities inside and outside
the state. Some notable distances are : Ahmedabad 214 kms,
Bombay 835 kms, Delhi 768 kms, Jaipur 515 kms, Udaipur 182
kms, Jodhpur 291 kms, Ranakpur 168 kms.
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