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#1 of 12 Places to Visit in Mount Abu

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 tourist places in Rajasthan and also one of the top places to visit in Mount Abu.

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 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 forested hills. These temples have been named as Vimal Vasahi, Luna Vasahi, Pittalhar, Khartar Vasahi and Mahavir Swami. Vimal Vasahi and .....

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Backwaters

#2 of 12 Places to Visit in Mount Abu

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 top places to experience Mount Abu Tourism.

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 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 demon Bashkali. Another legend states that the local King put up the challenge of digging of 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 his promise.

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Nature

#3 of 12 Places to Visit in Mount Abu

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 .....

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Adventure | Pilgrimage

#4 of 12 Places to Visit in Mount Abu

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 trekking places to visit 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 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.

The peak is named Guru Shikhar or 'the peak of the guru' after Dattatreya. The temple of Dattatreya is one of the main attractions at Guru Shikhar peak other than scenic views. Lord Dattatreya is believed to be an incarnation of Lord Vishnu who had taken birth to the sage couple Atri and Anasuya. The word 'Datta' .....

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Heritage

#5 of 12 Places to Visit in Mount Abu

At a distance of 10 km from Mount Abu, Achalgarh Fort is a medieval fort located at Achalgadh village in Sirohi district of Rajasthan. It is one of the Mount Abu sightseeing places and among the popular places to visit in Rajasthan.

Achalgarh Fort was originally built by the Paramara dynasty rulers but it was renovated, remodeled and beautified by Rana Kumbha of Mewar in 1452 CE. This structure was built for protecting the region and keeping an eye on the movements of enemies. It is even said that the fort was specially made by Rana Kumbha, who was in charge of numerous huge fortresses in Southern Rajasthan.

Achalgarh Fort is situated at the top of a mountain peak and offers picturesque views. This Fort is surrounded by massive battlement walls and has a very imposing look. The fort is in a dilapidated condition now. The first gate of the fort is known as Hanumanpol, which served as the entrance .....

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#6 of 12 Places to Visit in Mount Abu

At a distance of 4 km from Mount Abu Bus Station, Gaumukh Temple is one of the popular sacred sites for Hindus situated atop a hill in Mount Abu. The literal meaning of this temple is 'mouth of a cow'.

The temple is dedicated to Saint Vashishtha. It is said that Saint Vashishtha performed a Yagna at this place which created the 4 major Rajput clans. The Gaumukh Temple is named after the wish-fulfilling cow gifted to Sage Vashishtha by the Devas, after the famous Samudra Manthan (churning of the ocean). At the temple, a natural spring flows through a cow's mouth carved in marble stone.

There is also a tank called the Agni Kund and is believed to be the site of a sacrificial fire which Saint Vashishtha used to perform the Yagna from which the four clans were born. The temple was built by cutting it out from a huge rock. The entrance of the temple has a statue of Nandi along with the idols of Lord Krishna, Lord Rama and Rishi Vashishtha, placed nearby.

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Park

#7 of 12 Places to Visit in Mount Abu

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.

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Pilgrimage

#8 of 12 Places to Visit in Mount Abu

At a distance of 1 km from Mount Abu Bus Station, Sri Raghunathji Temple is an ancient temple situated next to the Nakki Lake in the hill station of Mount Abu. It is one of the top tourist places in Mount Abu, Rajasthan.

Sri Raghunathji Temple is dedicated to Raghunathji who is believed to be an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. The pilgrims believe that Lord Raghunath has come upon earth to save the poor souls and help them fight with all tragedies and calamities of life. The temple is believed to liberate one from the pains and pangs of life. The main idol of the temple was believed to be placed by the Great Swami Ramanand, the guru of Sant Kabir.

Constructed in the 14th century AD, this temple holds the rich legacy of the ancient Mewar culture. The temple resembles a palace and has two watch towers on both sides of the entrance. The wonderful idol of the Lord is its prime attraction. The temple walls are nicely decorated with colourful paintings showing the Rajputana heritage. .....

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Adventure

#9 of 12 Places to Visit in Mount Abu

Mount Abu with its beautiful landscapes, lakes, waterfalls, sunset points and lush green forests provides an excellent opportunity for nature lovers to appreciate Mother Nature in close. There are 17 nature trails and pathways approved by the state forest department for adventure activities. These trails wind through different parts of the dense forest with grassland and water bodies, where trekking is allowed on foot and on horse.

The Mount Abu started becoming a popular place ever since the British started taking special interest in the region. As the British started promoting the place as the summer capital of the Rajputana estate, they developed the region with beautiful jungle trails. The Bailey's Walk (2 km), Craig's Path (2 km), and Salgaon Trail (3 km) are some exciting jungle trails to experience. For the more rugged trekkers, the Utroj path (6 km), Trevor's Tank (6 km) and Tiger path (8 km) can be adrenalin pumping challenges. Almost all the trails begin at the Nakki Lake.

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#10 of 12 Places to Visit in Mount Abu

At a distance of 5 km from Mount Abu Bus Station, 8 km from Achalgarh and 13 km from Guru Shikhar, Trevor's Tank is basically a huge manmade lake situated in the hill station of Mount Abu in Rajasthan. It is one of the popular Mount Abu sightseeing places.

This place is a crocodile breeding spot and was built in the year 1897 AD by the then famous British engineer, Col. G.H. Trevor. Earlier, this region was under the Rajputana state and the then Maharao Kesari Singhji Bahadur of Sirohi gifted this land to his friend Trevor, who converted the area into a small wildlife sanctuary.

Trevor Tank has been promoted by the state tourism department as a part of Mount Abu's eco-tourism. This tank is presently being used by the authorities for crocodile breeding, as a wildlife conservation project. Apart from being a breeding ground and home to these deadly reptiles, the park is also a heaven for birdwatchers. The place is frequented by birdwatchers for spotting pigeons, peacocks and .....

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Pilgrimage

#11 of 12 Places to Visit in Mount Abu

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.

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Museum

#12 of 12 Places to Visit in Mount Abu

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 .....

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