Mighty Mount Abu entices
Often referred to as ‘an oasis in the dessert,’ mount Abu is among the most popular tourist destinations in India. The visit here offers unique adventure for tourists
The only hill station in Rajasthan Mount Abu is located 475 km from Jaipur, in the Sirohi district on the highest peak of the Aravalli range when coniferous trees and flowering shrubs covering the hillside, the climate in Mount Abu remains quite cool making it the summer capital of Rajasthan. Some of the best places to visit here include
Mount Abu wildlife sanctuary: The sanctuary, located in one of the oldest mountain ranges in India was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1980. It has a very rich flora and fauna. The vegetation starts from sub-tropical thorn forests in the foot hills to sub-tropical evergreen forests along the watercourses and valleys at higher altitudes. A variety of rare and endangered species of animals are found here like the leopard, sambhar, jungle cat, small Indian civet, wolf, hyena, jackal, Indian fox, wild boar, bear, common, langur, pangolin, common mongoose, here and porcupine.
Peace Park: The park in Mount Abu is a part of the Brahma Kumaris spiritual establishment. The park is a perfect escapade from hectic city life to find serenity. Nestled between Guru Shikhar and Achalgarh, the two Aravali peaks, the park will take you to a world of peace and spirituality. Inside the park, there is a citrus and an or child corner, a rock garden with different types of succulents and floral displays.
Nakki Lake: Nakki Lake is a popular tourist attraction. Surrounded by hills, the serene lake is heaven for nature lovers. You can take a stroll around the lake. Relax or enjoy boating. According to a Hindu legend, this lake is an ancient sacred lake. It is said that the lake was dug out with nails (Nakh) and hence it got its present name, Nikki
Dilwara Temples: known for their architectural splendor and exquisite stone carvings, the Diwara temples are dedicated to Jain Tirthankars. Located about 2.5 km from Mount Abu, the temples were built in 11th and 13thcenturies AD. The temples are built of white marble quarried from Ansori hills near Ambaji. The temples were built by the ministers of the Solanki rulers of Gujarat. Each temple boasts of the majestic entrance way. Minutely carved ceilings. Doorways and pillars.
Shopping in Mount Abu: The place is famous for a number of Rajasthan and Gujarati textiles and handicrafts like Kota saris, Sanganeri prints linen, lightweight Jaipuri quilt, traditional Rajasthani jewelry bangles sandalwood and sandstone carvings, wooden, marble and metal artifacts and Rajasthani paintings.