Rajasthan, the hub of culture and traditions of India, is one of the most important states of India. This state of Rajasthan offers some amazing places to spend some precious time and to calm the mind. One of such amazing destinations in Rajasthan is Mount Abu, the summer capital of Rajasthan.
Mount Abu is the only hill station in the beautiful Rajasthan. It is the perfect destination to experience serenity, peace, and calmness. Mount Abu exhibits the perfect blend of varied culture and traditions of India with that of the Rajasthan’s uniqueness and hospitality.
Mount Abu, the super amazing destination, is situated about 1,722 meters above sea level and amid lush green hills and on the highest point of the Aravalli range. Mount Abu was once the leisure destination of the ruling royal family. Mount Abu is one of the best destinations to witness the blend of British and Royal architecture of ancient times. Mount Abu has so many amazing places that grab the most of tourist’s attention. It has everything to offer its visitors, from pristine lakes to sparkling waterfalls to the lush green forests.
Moreover, Mount Abu is the home to some amazing wildlife sanctuaries. You can spot several animals such as wild boar, sambar, leopards, and langurs. Moreover, Mount Abu has a unique place in Hindu Mythology. It holds the story that it is the only place from where the renowned sage Vashishtha retired.
So, are you excited enough to plan your next trip to Mount Abu? If yes, pack your bags and plan your trip to Mount Abu, and this blog will guide you for the rest. So, keep scrolling!
MUST-VISIT PLACES IN MOUNT ABU
There are so many amazing places in Mount Abu that attracts several tourists. So, do visit them to make your trip even more memorable and fun. So here is the list of those amazing places that you can’t afford to miss-
One of the best places to visit on Mount Abu is Guru Shikhar. Guru Shikhar is the highest mountain point in the range of the Aravalli mountains and the highest point in Mount Abu. The place’s name is Guru Shikhar as it is the home to a famous temple of Guru Dattatreya, an incarnation of the Hindu Deities, ‘Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva’ in one.
The place is perfect to have a glimpse of the panoramic view of the whole city. The place is perfect for getting the spiritual and serenity both at the same place. The enchanting surroundings of the place will definitely leave you spellbound. Don’t forget to carry your camera with you and you can thank me for this later.
Another amazing place to pay a visit to in Mount Abu is Nakki Lake. You can’t miss this super amazing lake and is considered sacred. However, there are so many stories related to the existence of this lake are there. According to Hindu Mythology, the lake was dug out by the Gods just by their nails to gain shelter from the Demon Banshkhali. Moreover, the lake is the perfect picnic spot for friends and family.
The lake is known for one more reason. That reason is the immersion of the ashes of the father of the Nation, i.e., Mahatma Gandhi, and that only lead to the construction of the Gandhi Ghat, which is also a renowned monument of Mount Abu.
Moreover, there are so many eateries near the lake that offer some delicious food at affordable rates. And as a cheery on the top, there are fountains on the lake that adds to its beauty. Now, what else is needed to make it a perfect spot?
Nothing can be as romantic as the evening with the perfect sunset is. And in Mount Abu, it is easily available at the sunset point. This place in Mount Abu is one of the most visited places by all the visitors. Even the sunset from the sunset point of Mount Abu has been featured in the Bollywood movies such as Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak. The sunset views from this point are so amazing that you will remember them for the rest of your life for sure. With the views, the place offers a perfect and pleasant climate and a relaxing environment around.
How can one miss the wildlife sanctuary while being in Mount Abu? The wildlife sanctuary of Mount Abu is an amazing place to pay a visit. The sanctuary was once the forest located between the Aravalli mountain range and was declared as the wildlife sanctuary in the year 1980 and covers an area of 288 square kilometers approximately. It is a sub-tropical forest that has a wide and rich variety of species of flora and fauna.
The sanctuary also has some traces of tigers and lions found in the dwellings. However, the prime predator in the sanctuary now is the Leopard. Also, many rare species of common langur, sambar, wild boar, jungle cat, and so on can be found here. Moreover, the forest is home to about 250 species of birds. So, don’t miss the opportunity of witnessing so much of nature at a place.
DILWARA JAIN TEMPLES
Visiting Mount Abu without being to the Dilwara Jain Temples is a complete injustice to your trip. These beautiful temples were built around the 11th and 13th centuries and hence speaks a lot about the history of the place. The intricate architecture of the temples is made to behold. The temple has one of the best ornamental carvings. The flawless stone laying technique makes it one of the best architectural structures in the region.
The temples are one of the most beautiful pilgrimage spots in India and the whole world. The temple complex includes 5 temples that are unique to the Jain culture in India. The temples are named Vimal Vasahi, Luna Vasahi, Pithalhar, Parshvanath, and Mahavir Swami. Moreover, the lotus engravings on the ceilings and the scenes from the Hindu and Jain Mythology are also represented through the carved sculptures of the marble. And these amazing parts of the temples will definitely leave you amazed.
So, when are you planning your next trip to Mount Abu? If already visited, then do share your experiences too……