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DESTINATION GUIDE INDIA - Mt. ABU
ABOUT Mt. ABU CITY
Nestling (at a
height of 1200 mts) in the Aravalli range passing through
Rajasthan, is Mt. Abu. This hill station is popular both with
domestic and international visitors. The world famous Dilwara
Temple are close by. Many legends talk about Mount abu, the
most famous of these is about how Mount Abu derived its name.
The Son of the Himalayas, Arbuda (abu is short) - a serpent,
come down to this spot to rescue Nandi, the Wahan (Mount) of
Lord Shiva. Hence the name.
ATTRACTIONS AND PLACES - Mt. ABU CITY
Dilwara Jain Temples
The shrines, built between the 11th and 13th centuries AD, are
famous for their rich intricate carvings in marble. It is
indeed the most splendid dedication to the lain saints (Tirthankaras)
and masterpieces of architecture. These magnificent marble
temples are also noted for their intricate sculpture.
Adhar Devi Temple
The entire temple has been cut out from a single rock. A
natural cleft in the rock leads to it and has been exquisitely
The temple has a flight of 200 steps and the destination
offers a serene and rewarding view.
Still green sheets of water studded with islets. Though an
artificial lake, it is on the banks of and overbearing
rock-the Toad Rock which resembles a frog ready to plunge down
below. Motor boats and ordinary boats are available for a ride
in the lake.
Shri Raghunathji Temple
It is said that the noted roving Hindu preacher Shri Ramanand
installed the idol of Shri Raghunathji in the 14th century.
A rivulet that trickles out of the spout of a marble cow has
earned this temple its name. Legend has it that four warrior
clans of Rajputs were born here. Worth seeing is the marble
image of Nandi the Bull, the mount of Shiva. Sunset Point
Situated on the western outskirts of the city, the Sunset
Point, as the name implies, is an ideal spot to watch the sun
being gobbled by a sand horizon as if it were a melting disc.
The sky lights up with crimson yellow.
The inhabitants of the township still remember it as 'Anadra
Point'. It is at a tri-junction in north-west of a road
leading from the Nakki Lake. It is a picturesque spot with a
panoramic view of hills and plains.
HOW TO REACH - Mt.
» By Air -
The nearest airport is Udaipur, which is 185 km away from
Mount Abu. There are direct flights to Delhi, Mumbai and
» By Rail - Abu Road, 28 km from the main city is the
nearest railway station. It is well connected by Ahmedabad,
Jaipur, Mumbai and Jodhpur.
» By Road -
Mount Abu is well connected by road with major cities of the
country like Delhi, Ajmer, Bundi and Udaipur. Deluxe buses run
by the Rajasthan roadways provide comfortable travel fro
Jaipur and Abu road to Mount Abu.