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Mount Abu Travel Guide
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Mount Abu is situated in South-West Rajasthan at a distance of 185 kilometers from Udaipur and 264 kilometers from Jodhpur.
This city has a pleasant weather throughout the year and receives an average yearly rainfall of 650 to 1770 millimeters. During summer the temperature varies from 23 to 34 degrees Celsius and in winter varies from 11 to 28 degrees Celsius.
As per the census of 2001, the population of Mount Abu was 22045.
In western India, amongst the Aravalli range, Mount Abu is the highest peak. This peak forms a distinguishable plateau that is 22 kilometers in length and 9 kilometers in width.
Mount Abu is the singular hill station in Rajasthan and it is situated at a height of 1220 meters. It is also called as ‘an oasis in the desert’ as there are several evergreen forests, waterfalls, lakes and rivers.
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Reviews Mount Abu
Overall rating 7
Overall Guide : Yes i like that! Tourist Attractions in Mount Abu: Luna Vashi Temple is a major attraction for the tourists, primarily for the Jains. The temple is of ancient origin, built together by Tejpala and Vastupala, the two ministers of King Viradhavala.... more The main purpose was to dedicate it to the Jain Tirthankaras. The temple is just few kilometers from the famous Dilwara Temple. Tourists visit to relish the beautiful carving and the splendid floral designs of the temple . Vimala Vashi Temple, built of marble, is just 2.5 kms from the hill town. It is a popular ancient Jain Temple dedicated to Adinath, the first Jain Tirthankaras. It was built by Vimal Shah, the minister of Raj Bhimdeo.The splendid metallic idol of Adinath, made of brass and gold is something to be seen. The temple looks beautiful for its floral paintings, beautiful depictions which include geometrical designs, lotus beds etc. Museums in Mount Abu: The Archaeological Museum was built in 1962 with the primary objective to preserve the acrhaeological treasures. The museum remains open for the history buff to enjoy various treasures of bygone era. The museum houses several excavations as early as 8th-12th century A.D. The primary attraction of the museum is the statues of Devdasi or the dancer which dates back to 6th and 12 century AD. The museum is divided into two sections. The first section is dedicated to accessories of the ancient period which include earrings, damani', 'karna', 'kanksi berla' and 'gaga wala thoomar' and musical instruments. The second section houses beautiful miniature paintings based on various themes like Sirohi, raga-raginis etc. Fort in Mount Abu was built in 1452 by the Rana Kumbha, the brave ruler of Mewar. The massive fort is located at a distance of 11 kms from the hill town atop a mountain peak. One get get beautiful view of the lovely surrounding from the fort itself. The massive structure of the fort and the battlement walls are truly awe-inspiring. Guru Shikhar Mount Abu, a much revered Hindu pilgrimage site, the Guru Shikhar is the highest peak of the Aravali range situated at 15km northeast of the hill town. Dilwara Jain Temples Mount Abu: One of the renowned Jain pilgrimage, the Dilwara Jain Temples constructed between 11th and 13th century are dedicated to the Jain Tirthankaras. The temple complex comprising of five marble temples out of which the oldest temple is the Vimal Vasahi Temple is one of the exquisite specimen of Jain architectural splendour. Nakki Lake Mount AbuNakki Lake Mount Abu: a popular picnic spot frequented by tourists for enjoying boatrides and panoramic views of the adjacent hills. The lake got its name from a mythological story according to which it was created by a Hindu God who created it by using his nails. Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary: Established in 1960, the Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary houses 110 plant species with 449 genera and 820 species and is a sought after base of the die-hard naturalists. Sunset Point Mount Abu: 3km away from the town to the west, within a walkable distance, where the valley ends, there is the Sunset Point.At the foothills down below is a deep gorge or pit.It looks as if the setting sun has just fallen or dissapeared from the sky into the mountains. This point offers one of the breathtaking mountain view from this point. Honeymoon Point Mount Abu: Another popular spot to enjoy the scenic beauty especially the magical moment when the setting sun spreads its orange wings, the heavenly view of the Abu Valley and acres of lush greenary. Toad Hill Mount Abu: resembling the posture of a frog leaping from the hill to the water, Toad Hill is another popular point in the hill station. Trevor's Tank Mount Abu: Situated just 5kms from the hill town, the Trevor's Tank derived its name from the British engineer who built it is a well known hang out spot for those who want to enjoy several moods of nature where thick wooded hills provide the perfect abode for the different varieties of birds like peacocks and pigeons. Gaumukh Temple Mount Abu: Dedicated to Saint Vashisth, the Gaumukh Temple nestled in midst of spectacular surrounding is an important pilgrimage and meditation centre.The temple got its name from a sculpted cow situated in the premises of the temple. Adhar Devi Mount Abu: Located in a cave surrounded by pictorial beauty of dense forest and high mountain ranges, the Adhar Devi Temple dedicated to Goddess Durga has several embellished statues and considered as one of the prominent religious destinations in the hill town.
Overall rating 9
Overall Guide : Mount abu is very natural beautiful place.Its enchanting sightseeing is unforgetful so visit this with your entire family.Environmental is very energetic.So visit this heaven on Rajasthan... Numbers of visiting place are here like Dilwara Temple, Guru Shikhar, Sunset point, Sanctuary
Overall rating 10
Overall Guide : The little town is pleasant, and the Delwara Temples, ie, the reasons for being in the town at all, are astounding and fabulouly beautiful. Even if the town were terrible, it would still be worth being there in order to... more visit the temples.
Not to be missed Delwara Temples , The Kanak Dining Hall , Sunset Point
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