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About Mount Abu
   
  GENERAL INFORMATION
 
     
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Population : 30,000
Area : 25 Sq. Km.
Altitude : 1220 Meters.
Temperature : Summer 33.3 to 23.3
    Winters 23.3 to -2 Degree Celcius.
Rainfall : 153 to 177 mm.
Languages : Hindi, English, Gujarati, Rajasthani.
   
   
  MOUNT ABU : VERDANT OASIS IN THE HILLS
   
 
A pleasant retreat set amidst the lush forested hills, Mt. Abu is an oasis in the barren desertscape that's Rajasthan. This Holy mountain lies at the southern extremity of the Aravali range. Surrounded by fine forests rich in flora and fauna, the town appears an oasis. The scenic landscapes include gigantic blocks of rocks in weird shapes, like an array of coniferous trees, flowering, shrubs, lovely lakes and cool climate much in contrast to the arid environs of the state.
The altitude of this plateau, 1220 m and abundant vegetation, have endowed Abu with pleasant climate. It is a resort as well as a celebrated place of Rajput and jain pilgrimage.
The origin of Mount Abu goes back to several centuries. The Padam Puran relates the story of how this holy city came into existence. Once, Nandini, the cow belonging to the venerable sage Vashishta was trapped in a deep chasm and could not get herself free. When all efforts failed, the sage appealed to Lord Shiva for assistance. Saraswati, the divine stream, flooded the pit and the cow floated up. Once his cow was free, Vashishta approached the great Himalaya and asked him to fill the gorge permanently to avoid further mishaps. The youngest son of Himalaya, with the assistance of Arbuda, the mighty snakes filled the chasm. The place came to be called Mount Arbuda and was later reduced to its present name.
Mount Abu
has been home to many saints and sages. Due to the presence of these sages and seers, this place became a holy retreat. For most visitors however, Mount Abu today, is a hill station with all the delightful spots necessary to make their trip interesting.

   
   
  PLACES OF TOURIST INTEREST
   
DILWARA TEMPLE (3KMS)
   
 
Mount Abu was an important Vaishnava and Shaivite pilgrim centre up to the 11th Century. Today, it is recognised the world over for its magnificent Jain temples. No visit to Abu can be complete without a trip to the DILWARA TEMPLE. These temples are the greatest draw of Abu, apart from its salubrious climate. Half hidden by mango groves, the temple's sober exterior belies the wealth of its interior ornamentation. The DILWARA TEMPLE enshrine the images of various Jain "Tirthankaras" or saints. Built between the 11th and 13th centuries, these temples are famous for their superb carvings in marble.
Vimal Vasahi, the oldest temple, was built by Vimal Shah, Minister of the Solanki ruler of Gujarat in 1031 A.D. It is dedicated to Adinath, the first of the Jain Tirthankaras. Constructed out of white marble from Arasoori Hill, near Ambaji, 23 kms from Abu Road, it is an outstanding example of Jain temple architecture.
The central shrine has an image of Rishabhdev surrounded by a large courtyard with 52 small shrines, each housing a beautiful statue of a Tirthankara, alongwith 48 elegantly carved pillars from the entrance to the courtyard.
The Luna Vasahi Temple, dedicated to the 22nd Tirthankara, Neminath, was built in 1231 A.D. by two brothers-Vastupal and Tejpal, Ministers of Raja Virdhavala, a ruler of Gujarat belonging to the Porwal Jain community.

Timings :1200 to 1800 hrs for Tourists
Entry : Free
Photography : Not allowed

   
NAKKI LAKE (1KM)
   
 
The lake is picturesquely set amidst hills, 1200 meters. above sea level and is believed to have been carved out by the Gods with their nails. It is popular spot for boating. The surrounding hills have several areas of interest.
   
TOAD ROCK
   
 
Overhanging the Nakki lake, it is so called because of its resemblance to a gigantic toad about to leap into the water.
   
ADHAR DEVI TEMPLE (2KMS)
   
 
This is a beautiful temple chiselled out of a huge rock, formed by a natural cleft. It is also known as the Arbuda Devi Temple. A climb of 360 steps up the hill, leads to the place where homage to the Goddess can be paid. It is believed that the image of the Goddess was originally hanging in mid air, hence the name Adhar Devi.
   
GAUMUKH TEMPLE (Vashishta Ashram)
   
 
Many sages and seers had their retreats on Mt. Abu, the most famous being sage Vashishta. To regenerate the human race, he performed a 'yagya' or magic fire from which were born the agnikula clans of Chauhans, Solankis, Parmars and Pratihars. A natural spring that flows through a sculpted cow's head, gives the shrine its name. It is accessible by car or jeep up to 3 km from where a descent of 750 steps has to be covered by foot.
   
SUNSET POINT
   
 
It is a beautiful site which provides a lovely view of the setting Sun. South West of Nakki Lake, one can see the Sun gradually drown itself in the azure sky between two mountain peaks. Steps lead up to a high terrace which offers an awe inspiring view of the setting Sun.
   
HONEY MOON POINT
   
 
Until recently known as the Anadra Point, this place provides a pleasant view of the verdant valley and plains. It looks especially beautiful at sunset hour, when it acquires a serene aura.
   
OM SHANTI BHAWAN
   
 
Also known as the Universal Peace Hall, it is the World Spiritual University of the Brahma Kumaris. It has a big hall without any pillars, which can accommodate up to 3500 people.
   
TREVOR'S TANK
   
 
Named after the British engineer, Trevor's tank is a delight for bird watchers with densely wooded hills that are a heaven to Pigeons. Peacocks, Partridges, Barbets, Bee-eaters, Cuckoos, Bulbuls, Woodpeckers, Kingfishers, Quails, Robin, Sunbird, Grey Jungle fowl and Red spur fowl, which are found abundantly in this sanctuary.
Timings : Sunrise to Sunset.


   
ACHALGARH
   
 
This majestic fort, built by Rana Kumbha of Mewar in the 14th century, houses some magnificent temples. The important ones are - the temple of Achaleswar Mahadev (1412 A.D.) and Kantinath Jain temple (1513 A.D.), having a gold plated image. Mandakini Kund near Achaleswar temple and the sculpture of Parmar Dharavarsh are of special interest.
   
GURU SHIKHAR (18KMS)
   
 
Known as the saint's pinnacle, it is the highest peak of Aravalis rising up to 1772 meters. above sea level. It affords a panoramic view of the adjoining areas and has a small Shaivite shrine and temple of Dattatreya, a saint whose footprints are carved within. Similar footprints of Ramananda, the great Vaishnavite preacher, can be seen a little further on, and a little distance down below, at the base of the rock, is a great bell suspended by a wooden frame, which has Gujarati inscription dating back to 1411 A.D.
   
  FAIRS AND FESTIVALS
   
 
SUMMER FESTIVAL

A special occasion in the hill resort, as the people throng from all parts of the country to escape the sizzling heat of the plains, and rejuvenate their sapping energies. They are treated to one of the most exotic festivals which lingers in their minds for long.

WINTER FESTIVAL

The Winter Festival is held every year during the last week of December. The festival celebrates the warmth and cheerfulness of the people of hill station, who welcome the tourist from the depth of their hearts. This three days colorful festival is organised by the Rajasthan Tourism and Municipal Board, Mt. Abu. The hospitality of the people, their colorful culture and exotic location make this festival a never to be forgotten experience. The festival begins with a ceremonial procession, which start from the RTDC Hotel Shikhar. The procession gathers at the Nakki Lake Chowk followed by folk performances of Rajasthan, Gujarat, Punjab & Haryana's folk artists. The grand finale of the festival is made brighter by a display of dazzling fire works all three days.

   
TRAVEL AND COMMUNICATION
   
 
AIR
Jaipur, Jodhpur and Udaipur lie on the Airlines route that links Delhi and Mumbai.

RAILWAY
Most of Rajasthan is accessible by a network of Train services. The Shatabdi Express is an excellent connection to Ajmer via Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, from Delhi. The trains offer vestibule, chair-seating rail service. Other places too are linked by passenger and express trains. Since rail journeys are usually long because of the distances involved, it is advisable to carry light snacks and water bottles as most stations enroute do not serve much by way of food.

Railway's computerized reservation center (PRS) is located in TRC premises.
Tel. No. 235081


Road
The state Roadways coaches link most tourist places and business centres in and around the state. Chauffeur-driven air-conditioned cars can be hired through the State Tourist Offices and other approved operators.

   
 
 
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