Mount Abu

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"Mount Abu is a very pretty hill station located in the state of Rajasthan. The natives and the tourists flock to this place in large numbers so as to protect themselves from the extreme summers. Mount Abu served as the British Rajputana residency’s headquarters. The place is full of a rich variety of fauna and flora. Mount Abu is a pilgrimage spot as well. Numerous religious legends as well as shrines are associated with the city. The city is also popularly known as the ‘hill of wisdom’, ‘Olympus of Rajasthan’ as well as the ‘Saint’s Pinnacle’."

• The Udaipur airport is located at a distance of 185 kilometres from Mount Abu.

• The Mount Abu railway station is located at a distance of about 28 kilometres from Mount Abu.

Places to visit in Mount Abu:

Gaumukh temple: the name of the temple essentially means a spring flowing naturally through the head of a sculpted cow .Sage Vashishtha performed his famous Yagna here.

Dilwara Jain temples: These temples are beautifully carved and were constructed from the 11th to 13th century AD. The temple was constructed as a dedication to the Jain Tirthankaras. It is built from marble and is a symbol of sheer elegance.

Adhar Devi temple: The temple is constructed from a huge rock. It consists of about 360 stairs. It is one of the favourite tourist destinations.

Gardens and parks: Parks as well as gardens that are beautifully laid are interspersed in the entire area. Gardens include Ashok Vatika, Municipal Park, Gandhi Park, Shaitan Singh as well as the Terrace garden. Nakki Lake, Toad Roak,Om Shanti Bhawan ,Honeymoon Point as well as the Mount Abu sanctuary are some of the other places to be visited if a trip is being planned to Mount Abu.

Excursions:

• Trevors Tank

• Achalgarh

• Guru Shikhar

Hotels in Mount Abu: There are a number of hotels located in the city of Mount Abu such as the Hotel Akashdeep, Hotel Recluse, Hotel Lake Regency as well as the Sunset Inn. A number of restaurants namely the Mayur, Handi, Madras Cafe as well as the Dawatare are also present in the city.

Festivals in Mount Abu: Some of the festivals that are celebrated with huge pomp and show in Mount Abu are

The summer festival:this festival is celebrated in the month of June. It is a major attraction in the city. Ghoomer,Dhap ,Gair and other folk art performances are presented during the day. Organisation of Qawwali performances takes place during the day. The festival of Gangaur is celebrated in the months of March and April. Another festival known as the Patotsava is celebrated in the month of March

How to reach Mount Abu:Mount Abu can be reached by air. The nearest airport is the Udaipur airport and the Ahmedabad airport. We can also reach Mount Abu through railways. The nearest railhead is the Mount Abu railhead located at a distance of 27 kilometres from the city. Mount Abu is also accessible through roadways. Buses ply regularly in the city which connect it with the Mount Abu road.

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