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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.

Best Attractions
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 India .

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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