Mount AbuQuick Facts
Languages: Rajasthani, Hindi, Urdu, English, Sindhi
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Mount Abu A unique destination for Adventure and eco tourism. The Raj period approached it as a relaxation place to rewind along with the royalties and semi royalties. The place sways in an interesting contrast of British style bungalows, the holiday lodges of the royals (Thikhana) along with the presence of the various communities of the tribals located amidst the thick lush of the forest on the hills surrounding the region.
The flora and fauna enjoys the adulation of the tourist to the fullest. Among the flourishing ranges is the highest point of the Aravalli is the 'Gurushikhar' with a vast sanctuary that shelters a number of species like langur, wild boars, Sambar, leopards and many more along with a number of flowering trees thus enhancing the whole scenario.
This glorious ambience suited mainly to the likes of sages and tribals and both made a great impact in the history of the region. The tribes still conducting there authentic life styles in the wake of 21st century is rather interesting and so is the collection of various monuments of different religious sects like the famous shrines of Jainism.
The Dilwara temple is famous for architectural genius. The intricate carving on the marble stone is simply mesmerizing leaving the senses spell bound with its neat structuring. A cluster of Hindu temples also marks the land with their historical past. The Brahmkumari Ashram is another world famous religious community center.
What to See:
|» Dilwara Temples
|» Gaumukh Temple
» Mandakini Kund
|» Nakki Talav
» Govt. Museum
Where to Stay:
|» Hotel Hillock
» Palace Hotel - Bikaner House
|» Lake Palace
» Connaught House
|» Summer Festival|
Curios in marble, sandalwood and sandstone can be bought from the shops around Nakki Lake. Kota saris, bangles and linen with Sanganeri prints are also available. For Rajasthani Handicrafts there is Rajasthali, Rajasthan Government Handicrafts Emporium and Khadi Bhandar.
By Air - Udaipur (156 km from Mount Abu) is the nearest airport.
by surface - There is a well-connected network of buses that ply to and fro from Mount Abu connecting it to major towns and cities in north India.
Suggested Itineraries : Best of Rajasthan with Taj Mahal & Tiger Tour | Northern Royalty Premium Tours