Historical & Heritage | Hill Station
Historical & Heritage
At a distance of 28 km from Mehsana, 35 km from Patan and 100 km from Ahmedabad, Modhera Sun Temple is an ancient Hindu temple located at Modhera village near Patan in Gujarat. Situated on the banks of River Pushpavati, it is one of the popular places of heritage in India, and among the must include places in Patan packages.
Dedicated to the Sun God, the Sun Temple in Modhera was built by King Bhimdev I of the Solanki dynasty in 1026 AD, and is one of the prominent heritage sites near Ahmedabad. This temple not only reflects the architectural abilities of the Solanki rulers but also, speaks highly of the devotional zeal of the ruling dynasty at that time. As in the Sun Temple at Konark, this temple was also designed that the first rays of the Sun fall on the image of Lord Surya at the time equinoxes. The temple .....
Historical & Heritage
At a distance of 4 km from Patan Railway Station, Rani ki Vav is an intricately carved stepwell located in the fortified town of Patan. Situated on the banks of River Saraswati, it is one of the finest step-wells in India and among prime places to visit during your Patan trip.
Rani ki Vav was built by Rani Udayamati in memory of her husband Bhimdev I (1022 - 1063 AD) of the Solanki dynasty. The construction started around 1050 AD and was probably completed by Udayamati and Karandev I after the death of her husband. One can find the reference of Udayamati building the monument in the 'Prabandha Chintamani' composed by Merunga Suri in 1304 AD. The vav was later flooded by the nearby Saraswati River and silted over until the late 1980s, when it was excavated by the Archeological Survey of India, with the carvings found in pristine condition. Today, Rani Ki Vav is amongst the best step-wells in India, and one of the most famous legacies .....
Historical & Heritage
At a distance of 1 km from Rani ki Vav and 5 km from Patan Railway Station, Sahastralinga Talav is a medieval water tank located in Patan, Gujarat. Maintained by Archaeological Survey of India, it is one of the prominent places of heritage in Gujarat and among the top places to visit in Patan.
Sahasralinga Talav, meaning 'lake of a thousand lingams', was built in 1084 by Siddhraj Jaisinh over a lake originally known as Durlabh Sarovar, built by the King of Durlabhray. This tank is situated on the north-western part of Patan, on the banks of the Saraswati River. The water tank, which is now dry, is known to have been cursed by a woman named Jasma Oden, who refused to marry Siddhraj Jaisinh and committed Sati to protect her honor.
The Sahastralinga Talav is pentagonal in shape and marked by a series of mounds showing its shape. The talav is about 1 km broad and spans over an area of about 17 hectares. At its fullest, the talav would have contained about 4,206,500 cubic meters .....
Museum & Gallery
At a distance of 1 km from Rani ki Vav and 3 km from Patan Railway Station, Patan Patola Heritage is a small private museum located in Patan, Gujarat. Situated near Patan City Museum, it is one of its kind in the world and among the best places of sightseeing in Patan.
Run by the award-winning Salvi family, Patan Patola Heritage Museum came into existence in 2014. Over 3,000 sq. ft of space and three floors, it documents the history of the Patan Patola, a textile that combines techniques of tyeing, dyeing, and weaving. Worn by royals and aristocrats on auspicious occasions, and prized as a holy cloth even in Southeast Asia, the Patola finds mention in the 14th century travel accounts of Ibn Batuta, who gifted Patolas to kings. These sarees were also mentioned in the 'Kalpsutra', a 2000-year-old Jain holy book.
This museum is an excellent place to see Patola silk weaving in action as part of Patan tour. It .....
Historical & Heritage | Pilgrimage
At a distance of 3 km from Mount Abu Bus Station, Dilwara Temples are the group of five Jain temples situated at Dilwara in Rajasthan. These are among the best places of pilgrimage in Rajasthan, and among the top Mount Abu places to visit.
Dilwara Temples were built between the 11th and 13th centuries AD and are world-famous for their stunning use of marble. Archaeological evidence suggests that Mahavira himself visited the site, making it sacred to the Jains as a tirtha. These are among the must-visit places as part of Mount Abu packages.
These temples are known for their extraordinary architecture and marvelous marble stone carvings. These temples have an opulent entranceway, the simplicity in architecture reflecting Jain values like honesty and frugality. The temples are in the midst of .....
Lake & Backwaters
At a distance of 1 km from Mount Abu Bus Station, Nakki Lake is a lake situated at the heart of Mount Abu in Rajasthan. It is one of the must include places in Mount Abu holiday packages.
Nakki Lake is famous for its cool and calm atmosphere due to its ideal location in the backdrop of the Aravalli Mountains. It is the sole artificial lake in India, which is situated at a height of more than 1,200 m. This is the largest manmade lake, stretched over an area of around half a mile, and is around a quarter of a mile wide. The lake is beside a dam and is about 20-30 feet deep.
According to the legend, the lake has been carved out from nails by Gods for the protection against the demon Bashkali. Another legend states that the local King put up the challenge of digging up the lake in one night and he will marry his daughter to that one. It is said that a local resident Rasia Balaam had fulfilled that condition, but the King refused .....
Nature & Scenic
At a distance of 2 km from Nakki Lake and 2 km from Mount Abu Bus Station, Sunset Point is a popular view point lies to the southwest of the Nakki Lake behind the dense forest of the Aravalli Range in Mount Abu. This is one of the top Mount Abu tourist places.
Sunset Point is known for offering a beautiful view of the entire mountain valley along with the Nakki Lake. Due to its location, the temperature at this point is very low, which provides retreat during the summer season. In the evening, this place turns into a carnival zone with hundreds of tourists, food stalls and souvenir shops. Staircases have been built for tourists to sit and breathe in the pure air. The hill side is bordered with railing for safety purpose. From Sunset Point, tourists can also go to Bailey's Walk.
Jeeps are available on sharing basis from the town center to Sunset Point at a cost of Rs. 10 per person. It is a 15 minutes' drive to an approachable road, from where one has to walk his way up. This .....
Pilgrimage | Adventure / Trekking
At a distance of 16 km from Mount Abu Bus Station, Guru Shikhar is a mountain peak in the Arbuda Mountains of Rajasthan. It is one of the top places for trekking in Rajasthan, and among the most popular tourist places in Mount Abu.
Guru Shikhar is the highest point of the Aravalli Range. It rises to an altitude of 1,722 m (5,650 feet). Guru Shikhar provides a breathtaking panoramic view of Mount Abu town and the green Aravalli range. According to history, King Prithviraj Chauhan is believed to have travelled along this peak to meet his bride and consummate his marriage with her. The bride was the princess of Prahladanpur, now known as Palanpur. Trekking to this peak is one of the top things to do here as part of Mount Abu tour.
The peak is named Guru Shikhar or 'the peak of the guru' .....
At a distance of 8 km from Mount Abu Bus Station and 7 km from Guru Shikhar, Peace Park is a part of the Brahma Kumaris spiritual establishment situated on Guru Shikhar Road in Mount Abu. Managed efficiently by the Brahma Kumaris and Kumars, Peace Park is a major tourist attraction in Mount Abu.
The Brahma Kumaris Peace Park is both lovely and serene. The park is a perfect escapade from a hectic city life to find serenity. The park is nestled between two peaks of the Aravalli hills - Guru Shikhar and Achalgarh. The park is an oasis of natural beauty about 8 km from the Brahma Kumaris headquarters in Mount Abu.
Visitors will experience serenity and peace at this beautiful park. On entering the park grounds, visitors are greeted by a rock garden that hosts a wide variety of succulents. Inside the park, there is a citrus and an orchid corner as well as floral displays that include ornamental shrubs, coleus, geraniums, hibiscus, climbers and creepers and an exquisite rose garden.
At a distance of 1.8 km from Nakki Lake and 3 km from Mount Abu Bus Station, Adhar Devi Temple, also known as Arbuda Devi Temple is a Hindu temple situated on a hill in Mount Abu. It is one of the top places to visit in Maunt Abu.
Adhar Devi Temple is located among beautiful caves on the mountains of Aravalli hills. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Durga. The temple was named after the 'Adhar' of the Goddess Durga, which fell at the site and was found hanging in mid-air. The temple has full of exquisite idols and sculptures, which make it worth visiting.
This cave-temple is located inside a rocky cleave and can be reached through a flight of 365 stairs, which has been carved in the hill. The inner shrine is reached by crawling a narrow cave. The temple is visited by people in large number during the nine days of the famous festival 'Navratri. The scenic beauty amidst which the temple stands is quite breathtaking. The entire Mount Abu town is visible from the top.
Museum & Gallery
At a distance of 700 m from Mount Abu Bus Station, the Government Museum is a historical treasure trove situated in Mount Abu. This is the main museum and also one of the prime tourist places in Mount Abu.
The Government Museum & Art Gallery of Mount Abu was setup within the Raj Bhawan premises in 1962. The main purpose of this museum is to preserve the archaeological wealth of the region. The museum has a rich collection of arts and artifacts bearing to the tribal life of the region that dates back to the 6th century AD. The museum is also known as Archaeological Museum of Mount Abu. Apart from revealing the rich history of the place, these exhibits also reflect the rich culture and tradition of Mount Abu.
The museum is divided into two sections based on their exhibited items. The first section portrays a picture of a local tribal village with 3-dimentionsal huts, weapons and musical instruments put to display. Varieties of earrings and garments are also on display at this .....