Elevated at a height of 1,220m, Mount Abu is a hill station in the desert capital of India, Rajasthan. Due to its contrasting climate, Mount Abu attracts tourists throughout the year.
A picturesque hill station, with several hours of drive from nearby locations, Mount Abu is home to many Hindu temples. Achalgarh Fort, Nakki Lake, Achaleshwar Mahadev Temple, are some of the major tourist attraction in Mount Abu.
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Air: - Nearest airport to Mount Abu is Udaipur. Daily direct flights are available from major cities like Jaipur, Delhi, Mumbai are available till Udaipur from where local taxis are available for Mount Abu.
Train: - Abu Road railway station serves tourist reaching Mount Abu by train. It is directly connected to cities like Delhi, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Mumbai, etc. to name few. The Railway station is 25 km far from hill town.
Road: - Many private & state transport buses operate daily from nearby cities to Mount Abu.
Dilwara Jain Temples
Situated at a distance of 2.5 km from Mount Abu, are Dilwara Temples, which were built between 11th and 13th Century AD. These temples comprise of 5 different Jain temples and are most popular sites among followers of Jainism. These 5 temples are dedicated to Lord Rishabhdeo, Lord Parshvanath, Lord Neminath, Lord Adinath, and Lord Mahavir Swami. These temples are considered to be the most beautiful example of ancient architecture with minutely carved ceilings, pillars, and panels.
One of the most ancient lake, Nakki Lake, is a popular tourist attraction in Mount Abu. According to ancient Hindu belief, the lake was made by gods using their nails. The lake is a great picnic spot to spend time with family and friends. Mahatama Gandhi's ashes were immersed in this holy lake and Gandhi Ghat was constructed on the shores of the lake.
Achalgarh Fort, one of the many beautiful forts in Rajasthan, is situated in Mount Abu. Built around 9th Century AD by Paramara Dynasty, the Fort was renovated by Maharaja Kumbha of Rajput Dynasty in 1452. Situated 11 Km north of Mount Abu, the fort is well connected by road. Beautiful Jain & Hindu temples are in close vicinity of the fort, which are must for a great view and beautiful sculptures. One can get to witness the splendid view of Mount Abu from top of the fort.
Sunset point, situated 2 km from Nakki Lake, is a perfect place to witness a stunning view of Sunset. Located southwest of the Nakki Lake amidst dense forest of Aravalli range in Mount Abu, it offers a panoramic view of the entire valley & is a famous tourist place in Mount Abu. Due to its location, it is a perfect place for tourists during the summer season.
Achaleshwar Mahadev Temple
Achaleshwar Mahadev Temple dates back to 9th century, is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Located outside Achalgarh Fort, the temple was renovated by Maharana Kumbha in 1452 C.E. The temple has a huge statue of Nandi, which weighs around 4 tons & is made up of five metals, gold, silver, copper, zinc, and bronze. As per local beliefs, the temple is built around a toe print of Lord Shiva.