Mount Abu is the most famous hill destination in Rajasthan, it is located near the Sirohi District. Mount Abu is has a number of tourist attractions from natural beauty to historical and architectural places. Situated at a height of 1220 meters from sea level, Mount Abu definitely gets an extra advantage as a tourist spot because this is the only single hill station in Rajasthan. Mount Abu also has a significant place in the Hindu mythology as it is mentioned as the place where the Sage Vashistha retired. There are many other things about this quaint and only hill station in Rajasthan. In addition to the temples, the hill station has its own set of peaceful places where you can spend time at. Mount Abu is the nearest hills station from Ahmedabad and a very popular weekend gate-way. Distance between Ahmedabad and Mount Abu is 225 kms. Have a memorable trip with Reliable Cars where you are surely get a best service from Ahmedabad to Mount Abu at an affordable prices.
Places to visit and sightseeing in Mount Abu
Dilwara Jain Temples: Dilwara Jain temples were built between the 11th and the 13th century. it is located at a distance of just 2.5 kilometers from mount Abu. Intricately carved with superb marble artwork, the temples simplicity lies in the details. These temples have been named as Vimal Vasahi, Luna Vasahi, Pithalhar, Khartar Vasahi and Mahavir Swami. Vimal Vasahi or Shri Adi Nath Ji temple is devoted to the first Jain Tirthankara, Lord Rishabh.
Achalgarh Fort: Nakki Lake is an ancient and sacred lake, it is one of the most popular tourist attraction in Mount Abu. According to Hindu mythology the lake was dug out by the Gods by simply using their nails to gain shelter from the Demon Banshkhali. Reality or fable, one thing is absolutely true that the serene blue waters of the Nakki Lake look beautiful under the clear blue sky.
Adhar Devi Temple: Adhar Devi Temple is constructed on a mountain peak, which lies to the north of Mount Abu. This is one of the prime pilgrimage points for the Jain community. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Durga and comprises around 365 steep steps to be climbed. The temple was named after the Adhar of the Goddess Durga, which fell at the site and was found hanging in mid-air.
Guru Shikhar: Guru Shikhar is the highest peak of the Aravali Range in Rajasthan, it is situated at the height of 1722 m above the sea level. There is an ancient Guru Dattatreya Temple at this peak, which has an idol of Guru Dattatreya. The travelers are also likely to get a beautiful bird view of the Aravalli range from the peak of Guru Shikhar.
Achalgarh: Achalgarh village is a picturesque village in Mount Abu which is famous for the Achalgarh fort and Achleshwar temple. Within the fort lies the Achaleshwar Mahadev Temple. The main deity in the Achaleshwar Mahadev Temple is Lord Shiva. The Achleshwar temple is famous for containing a Nandi which is said to be made of 5 metals, fold, silver, copper, brass and zinc.
Sunset Point: Sunset Point lies to the southwest of the Nakki Lake behind the dense forest of the Aravalli Range. This is one of the most visited place for all the tourists coming to Mount Abu. This point is known for offering a beautiful view of the entire mountain valley along with the Nakki Lake.
Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary: Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary, spread an area of around 290 sq. km, it is established in 1960. Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary, rich in Flora and Fauna, is a must visit spot. Tourists can spot over 250 rare bird species like grey jungle fowls along with animals like fox, wild boar, bear and panther inside this sanctuary.
Brahma Kumaris Spiritual University: This university was established in 1936 with an objective of spreading peace and awareness in the world. It is situated amidst scenic hills of Aravalli in Mount Abu. This university also aims at providing spiritual awareness and encouraging perfect attitudes, universal love and lifestyles among people.
Toad Rock: Toad Rock is situated nearby Nakki Lake, on the main trekking trail from Mount Abu. A unique rock formation that looks like a toad, many visitors often come here out of sheer curiosity. This rock structure is located in Aravalli mountain range and is known for its pleasant atmosphere.
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