Interesting Tourist Places to Visit In Mount Abu
Mount Abu is the only single hill station in the Rajasthan, even though it is famous as a desert state. The location of Mount Abu hill station lies in Aravali Mountain range.
Mount Abu is the only single hill station in the Rajasthan, even though it is famous as a desert state. The location of Mount Abu hill station lies in Aravali Mountain range, in Sirohi district. It is situated at an approx. 1,200 meters above sea level and “Guru Shikhar” is the highest point located at approx 1700 meters from sea level. It is much popular for the local residential as the special place for refreshment or retreat to save from scorching desert heat.
This tourist place has also another Hindu mythology like retirement of Sage Vashistha and many foreign as well as national visitors gather here to spend their vacation period. The tourists also visit other tourist spots in or around Mount Abu.
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Dilwara Jain Temples
Dilwara Jain Temples were situated at just 3 kilometers away from Mount Abu. The construction of Dilwara Jain temples was done between the 11th and 13th century. Here, amazing carved sculptures are drawn on the wall and attract the visitors a lot. There are 5 more temples located in the complex and the Vimal Vasahi temple is dedicated to the 1st Jain Tirthankara, Adinath; the 2nd temple Luna Vasahi, and similarly other temples are dedicated to other Jain saints.
The wildlife sanctuary is located in the reserved forest between the Aravalli mountain range since 1980 and spreaded over area 290 sq km (approx). It is a kind of sub tropical forest with huge types of species of flora and fauna.
It is an amazing God blessed cool forest place in desert of Rajasthan and treats nearby local residential during summer season. The rare species available to see here are common langur, sambhar, wild boar, bear, common mongoose, pangolin, jungle cat, wolf, hyena, Indian fox, jackal, porcupine, Indian hare, and hedgehog. Here approximately 260 species of birds are available to satisfy the visual need of the bird lovers.
Nakki lake is another god gifted tourist attraction in Mount Abu for Rajasthan, where huge numbers of regional people and foreign visitors visit the place to have boating and cool breeze. According to old hindu mythology, this lake was dug by the hindu god. The surrounding is suitable for picnic and sightseeing opportunity for the local people. It is also known as the summer home for the Rajasthani people, resided in the middle region of Desert.
On the bank of Banas River, Abu road is running and the both side of the road has the stunning look with numerous types of trees and flowers.
Achalgarh fort was an ancient kingdom that was originally constructed by the Paramara Dynasty, Maharana kumbha, the Mewar king. The meaning of “Achalgarh” is immovable. An ancient temple is also located and dedicated to Lord Shiva and this temple is popular as the Achaleshwar Mahadeva Temple.
Guru Shikar is the highest point in mount Abu and famous in the Aravalli mountain range. From here, the whole region can be over looked.
Trevor’s tank is also known as the Trevor’s crocodile park and is suitable spot for crocodile breeding. It is a man made place.
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