What you should not miss at Mount Abu

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A popular hill station in the Aravalli Range in Sirohi district of Rajasthan state, Mount Abu is situated at an attitude of 1219mts.

The history of Mount Abu is as diverse as the city itself.once a part of the Chauhan kingdom of Rajasthan, it was initially the summer resort for the Rajput kings. It was taken on lease by the British government from the then Maharaja of Sirohi and became their favourite summer destination. It served as a sanatorium for the troops.

The Dilwara Jain temples

Carved of white marble, is one of the finest Jain temple known world over for its extraordinary architecture. Built between 11th to 13th century AD, it’s in itself gives a very pleasant feeling. It consists of five major sections devoted to five jain trithankaras(saints).

Nakki Lake

The mythological lake with a very interesting story, Nakki Lake is the only Indian artificial lake situated at a height of 1200 Mtr’s above sea level. It is the hub of evening activity and boating and also the picture perfect location for any relaxing holiday trip.

Achalgarh Fort

One of the many beautiful medieval monuments, Achalgadh was commissioned by Rana Kumbha. This 15th century fortress is surrounded by massive battlement walls and provides scenic lookouts onto the countryside. The Achleshwar temple was built in the 9th century and built around a toe print of Lord Shiva.

Gurushikhar

The highest peak of Mount Abu viz Aravali mountain range, Gurushikhar is at a height of 1722 meters from the sea-level. No doubt, it provides a breathtaking panoramic view of Mount Abu town. Beautiful and historic temples on the peak adorns the place.