Mount Abu Travel Destinations
Mount Abu is the one and only one hill station of the Rajasthan state. It is situated at an altitude of approximately 12,220 meters above the sea level. Mount Abu was once upon a time considered as a part of the chauhan kingdom but while the Britisher’s rule it then served as the British headquarters. Mount Abu is the only place in Rajasthan which is known for its flora and fauna and natural beauty. It is also the sacred place for the jains as well as the Hindus. Mount Abu is also known by various other names like ‘saints pinnacle’, ‘hill of wisdom’ etc. The time worth visiting this beautiful place is February to June and September to December.
Monuments / Historical Places / Sightseeing in Mount Abu
Mount Abu is a very splendid and historic place you can occupy your days by visiting the places of interest. Some of them are-
Dilwara temple- this temple is the sacred place of the Jains and is separated into five parts and each part depicts about different gods. The temple is so beautifully carved that no temple in whole of Rajasthan can even stand close to it in respect of the architecture base. This magnificent temple was built between the 11th and the 13th century.
Nakki lake- as the name says, this lake is believed to be dug by the gods with the help of their finger nails. It is considered to be the heart of mount Abu as it is situated right at the middle. The scenic lake is surrounded by mountains and rock formations which add to its beauty. It is the only artificial lake in India.
Achalgarh fort is also a place worth visiting which is the evidence to the medieval period. The impressive hill station also has its famous view points like the sunset, honeymoon just like the other hill stations. One of the signature activities of this place too is its horse rides.
Now how can you reach this royal place? There are three means of transport that can help you reach the place.
By air-. Udaipur is the nearest airport, about 185 kilometers away from this majestic place.
By train- nearest station to the wonderful hill station is Abu road. Trains from the major cities like Mumbai, Jaipur, Ahemdabad and Delhi halt.
By road- you can have a bus or personal car or any private vehicle booked which can directly take you to Mount Abu or else you can even go by road from Udaipur or Abu road.