Religious Site, Temple
Considered to be one of the most beautiful Jain pilgrimage sites in the world, the Dilwara Temples are a major tourist attraction in Mount Abu, Rajasthan. A Jain layman Vastupal Tejpal built these temples way back in the 11th/13th century. These unique temples are mostly known for the stunning use of marble that makes their appearance even more appealing. The detailed work on the doorways, ceilings, pillars and panels takes this incredible site close to perfection. Once attacked by Allauddin Khilji, the temples have gone under repairs and currently are administered by Seth Kalyanji Parmanand Ji Pedi of Sirohi
Water Body, Lake
Nakki lake, an ancient and sacred lake is also an important tourist destination in Mount Abu, Rajasthan. The lake is about half mile in length and is about 20 to 30 feet wide. When at Nakki lake, you can indulge in certain activities like boating and horse riding. One quick fact: The ashes of Mahatma Gandhi were immersed in this lake after his assassination in 1948, thus adding a religious significance to this place. The lake is in close proximity with other places in Mount Abu like the Sunset Point, Toad Rock and Raghunath Temple.
View Point, Nature
Located in the close proximity of Nakki Lake, Sunset Point offers you the spectacular view of Aravalli Hills like no other place can! Pleasant weather, cool breeze and some stunning locales – all these you can expect once youre at the popular Sunset Point. Tourists flock at this place during the evening when the sun is about to set and sky is playing with orange pastels. Sit back, relax and soak in the calmness of that particular moment at this incredible site
View Point, Peak, Nature
Guru Shikhar is Aravali ranges highest point and is one of the most popular spots in Mount Abu. Located about 15 kilometers from the hill station and is named after Dattatreya – an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, is also known as the peak of Guru. Just adjacent to the temple is the Mt Abu Observatory which carries out several astronomy experiments. Located at an elevation of about 1722 metre, Guru Shikhar is one of the highest peaks in the state of Rajasthan. The peak also provides some stunning panoramic views of the surroundings nearby and visiting it is a must
If you are tired of your daily routine and want to soak in some divinity, then Mount Abu has something good in store for you. The Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University is the place you should visit if you want to relax at a calm and quaint place. You can meditate, introspect, know more about Rajayoga and enjoy the stunning locales around. The university organize many meditation camps. You can enroll yourself by visiting its official website and or calling its office. This is an important tourist destination in Mount Abu and tourists from all over the world visit in huge numbers.
Historical Site, Fort
Reminiscence of medieval period, Achalgarh fort is one of the most popular attractions in Mount Abu. Located about 10 kilometers from the hill station, the fort also offers some stunning panoramic views of the Aravali range. Originally built by the Paramara Dynasty in 1452, the strong wall of the fort has stood the test of time. There are many beautiful Jain temples with the fort. The most prominent being the Shantinath Jain Temple. An architectural masterpiece in itself, visiting Achalgarh fort during your trip to Mount Abu can surely take you back in time. Indeed, a treat for all the history lovers.
Religious Site, Temple
Dedicated to Goddess Durga and just 3 kilometers from the main town, Adhar Devi Temple is one of the most popular pilgrimage sites in Mount Abu. The temple has about 350 stairs and is on a rocky patch. There is a small cave like opening, passing through which you can enter the temple. Pilgrims from all around Rajasthan visit Adhar Devi Temple during the nine days of Navratri and hence if you hate standing in queues, then this is the time you should avoid visiting Adhar Devi Temple. The surroundings around the temple are beautiful and perfect for photography.
Adhar Devi Temple
Water Body, Nature, Bird Watching
If you adore the mother nature, then its pretty sure that youll like Trevors Tank. Designed by an engineer Trevor who used to breed crocodiles, Trevor’s Tank is one of the prime tourist spot in Mount Abu. The locales are filled with greenery and this one is every birdwatchers paradise. Trevors tank is located 5 kilometres away from the main city of Mount Abu. Try to visit this incredible place during the month of November and December, when you can get a good variety of birds to watch out for.
Religious Site, Temple
Mount Abu has numerous temples and one of the most prominent being the Gaumukh Temple. Dedicated to Saint Vashishtha, the ashram is very much famous among the localites. The Gaumukh Temple is also not your regular temple. A cows mouth in the form of a rock is placed here. Moreover, there is an idol of Nandi and water flows from its mouth and no one actually knows where this water comes from. Hence, increasing its religious significance. This is also one of the places in Mount Abu, where you have to climb down about 700 stairs to reach the desired spot.
Wildlife Sanctuary , Nature
19 km in length, 6 km in breadth, the Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary is one of those places which treat the nature lovers in every possible manner. Rich in biodiversity and high on views, Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary is a popular tourist place in this scenic hill station and this shouldnt be missed at any cost. Leopard, Sambar, bear, jungle cat, wolf and hyena. This place has it all. If you love bird watching, then this place has about 250 species of birds.