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Mt. Abu Tourism

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Mt. Abu lies on a plateau 1200 mts high in the state of Rajasthan is a welcome relief in an otherwise desert landscape. A pleasant retreat set amidst the lush forested hills, Mt. Abu is a green oasis in the barren desertscape thats Rajasthan. Its stunning array of exquisite Dilwara Jain Temples, dating back 11th- 13th centuries, make it a popular pilgrimage centre. 'Abu' according to a legend stands for the son of Himalayan, deriving its name from Arbuada,the powerful serpent who rescued Nandi, the sacred bull of Lord Shiva, from a chasm. The location and weather of Mount Abu has given this charming little hill station a wide variety of vegetation. On the drive up to Mount Abu, the flowering trees and shrubs make it seem like a huge garden. A meandering stream nearby and tall pine trees make for excellent natural scenery and gives the place an almost ethereal aura.

Prime Sites:

Dilwara Jain Temple
Dilwara Jain Temples:
These temples, built between the 11th and 13th centuries, are famous for their rich, intricate marble carvings.
Adhar Devi Temple
Adhar Devi Temple:
A beautiful temple chiselled out of a huge rock, it is formed by a natural cleft.

Verdant Valley
» Gaumukh Temple: A little brook flowing from the mouth of a marble cow, gives the shrine its name. The little pool inside the Temple is said to contain water from the holy Saraswati and Ganga River.

» Nakki Lake: The placid Nakki lake, studded with little islets. Nowhere else in India, except in the Himalayas, does a lake exist 1200 m above sea level. This lake, as legend has it, was dug out by the gods with their nails.

» Sunset Point: This place offers an enchanting view of the crimson colours of dusk, kissing the lush plains on the horizon.

» Honeymoon Point: Honeymoon Point provides a pleasant view of the verdant valley and plains. It looks especially beautiful, at sunset.

» Trevor's Tank: Trevor's Tank is a bird-watcher's paradise. The thickly wooded hills around it are teeming with pheasants, peacocks and partridges


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