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Mount Abu

Located in the Aravalli hills towards the west of India Mount Abu is one of the highest hill station which lies in the state of Rajasthan. This place is known to be the climatic heavens of the country. Apart from the climate this place is also known for the best tourist spots that are present here. It is one major pilgrim place in India which is visited by both the Jains and the Hindus. Amongst the Himalayas in the northern side and the Nilgiris in the south Mount Abu is said to be the highest point. You can travel to this place from both Gujarat as well as from Jaipur. When you take the drive from the Abu road you will certainly come across few good flowering trees and a lot many shrubs which look like huge gardens spread over a large area.

Mount Abu Photo Gallery

Dilwara Temple
Guru Shikhar
Nakki Lake
Dilwara Temple
Mount Abu View

Talking about the tourist locations Dilwara Temple built up in the period of 1000 and 1200 AD is just worth looking at. The whole of this temple is constructed with marble and is so mesmerizing that there have been a lot of instances when it has been compared with Taj Mahal. The beauty and elegance of this temple is so glorifying that you can just not miss talking a glimpse. The marble that was used in construction was bought from Makrana and the men who worked at this were also very skilled. The carvings on the inner side of this temple are all dedicated to the Jain Tirthankaras. The craftsmen of this temple were rewarded in gold and silver for the amazing work done.

The next very beautiful place which you would certainly not like to miss is the Abu’s highest peak prominently known as Guru Shikhar. This place is just so amazing that standinga t the top you can have a clear view of the whole hill station covered with thick grass and eye catching sites. The immense pleasure that you can feel being there can just not be described in words this felling is something that can just be felt. There is also a datta-traya temple here which is worth visiting because it just seems to be something that has just come out from a fairy tale. This place is visited by most of the Hindus and is considered to be very sacred.

In the heart of this town exist the Nakki Lake which has a history in itself to talk about. It has been said that this lake was supposedly drawn by the nails of some sage named Balam Rasia so as to fulfill the demands of the stepmother of the female he wished to marry. The sunset point or the honeymoon point is also one good place that you just cannot afford to miss.

Apart from this is you are also fond of handicrafts and other antiques then the government museum is also something that you can very well visit and get the best memorable things which will mark your stay at this hill station.

How To Reach Mount Abu

The closest city to the Ranthambhore National Park is Jaipur so if you are willing to visit this place you can go via Jaipur.

Jaipur is a big town in Rajasthan and there are many flights coming to and fro from the major cities of India. From Jaipur the Ranthambhore national park is about 200 kilometers away.

Apart from this you can also go via rail and get down at Sawai Madhopur as it is the nearest railway station. It is just at a distance of 11 kilometers from the station.

In case you are opting for the roadway mode then you will glad to know that it is just 3 hours journey from Jaipur to Ranthambhore. There are options of hiring private vehicles also, in case you want to enjoy your trip and maintain the privacy.

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