Places to Visit in Mount Abu
Mount Abu is a diverse city which was a part of the Rajasthan kingdom which was once a resort for the Rajput kings of that particular region. Mount Abu belonged to Maharaja of Sirohi was then taken over by the British Government and used it as headquarters of Rajasthan. It was the most longed for summer destination especially of the Britishers which was mainly to get rid of the dust and the heat and experience the pleasant climate
It also served as a sanatorium for the troops. The small huts and cottages made by the British here tell the story of those times even today. Mount Abu was considered to be one of the moist sacred places of that time since it was visited by millions of Gods and goddesses. There were several saints who visited the mountain for various sacred reasons.
Dilwara Jain Temple,Dilwara Jain Temples is one of the finest Jain temple known world over for its extraordinary architecture and marvelous marble stone carvings, some experts also consider it architecturally superior to the Taj Mahal. It seems fairly basic temple from outside but every cloud has a silver lining, the temple interior showcases the extraordinary work of human craftsmanship at its best. These temples were built between 11th to 13th century AD, The beautiful lush green hills surrounding the temple gives a very pleasant feeling.
Guru Shikhar, Mount Abu’s highest mountain peak, is located at an altitude of about 1,722 meters above sea level in Mount Abu. The adventurous trek can take the tourist to the top of the peak. One can get eye catching panoramic view of surrounding sylvan region. The cool climate and serene environments make the peak a much sought place for seclusion.
Museum and Art Gallery is situated at the Raj Bhawan, which has an exclusive collection of archeological excavations in between the 8th and the 12th century. It has many Jain bronze carvings and brasswork.
Gaumukh Temple has a natural spring which flows from a sculpted cow’s. The Yagnas performed were very famous and ‘yagna’. There is temple which is beautifully sculpted and is very famous and is a sight to see. The other places that are worth visiting are the sunset point, Honeymoon p[oint which is also Andra point, Om Shanti Bhawan, Mount Abu sanctuary, Adhar Devi Temple.
You can get to Mount Abu by air, rail and road but the nearest airport is Udaipur which is approximately 185 km and the easiest way to get to the airport is by booking a cab
By train where the nearest station is Abu road which is approximately 29km which is linked to Ahmedabad,Jaipur and Delhi.
By road you can get to Abu from Udaipur, Ahmedabad and Jodhpur.