Top 5 Places to Visit in Mount Abu A popular hill station in Rajasthan, Mount Abu is a top spot for honeymooners, tourists and those who love weekend getaways. It offers a lot, in terms of activity and has lovely weather for most of the year. Besides cosy and comfortable resorts, there are a lot of places to visit in Mount Abu.
Those tourists who love exploring and sightseeing will have a gala time enjoying the many beautiful sites around Mount Abu. Today Mount Abu is one of the best tourist destinations in India. It blends the distinctive flavours of Rajasthan and totally deserves a visit. In this blog, we have listed all the tourist places in Mount Abu, Rajasthan.
Dilwara Jain Temples
One of the finest and the most renowned Jain temples in the world, Dilwara Jain Temples are known for their intricately designed architecture and meticulously crafted marble stone carvings. An interesting fact reveals that some experts infact consider these temples to be architecturally superior to the Taj Mahal. Initial impressions of the temples would be fairly basic but the interiors are sure to keep you mesmerized. Believed to be constructed around 11th-13th Century AD, the temples are surrounded by green hills that add to their charm. At a time when no transports were available, huge blocks of marbles were transported here from Arasoori Hills at Ambaji. The more you try to discover this place, the more interesting tales it will reveal to you. The temples at this popular Jain pilgrimage are open from 12 pm to 3 pm, and there is no entry ticket for admission.
This mythical lake has interesting stories attached to it about its creation. The legend has it that this lake was originally created by Devtas (Gods) using their nakkh (nails) that’s how it derived its name ‘Nakki Lake’. Few local tribes in Mount Abu consider the Lake to be a pious one and they worship it. Interestingly, Nakki lake is the only Indian artificial lake located at a height of 1200 Meters above the sea level.
Aptly considered to be the heart of Mount Abu, Nakki Lake is at the center of market areas and hotels in the region. After spending a whole day exploring the nearby destinations in Mount Abu, Nakki lake is the place where you should spend your lazy evenings by indulging in family picnics, boating, etc.
The place is famous for its toad-like formation of rocks. It is frequently visited by outdoor adventure enthusiasts and explorers. Climbing up to the Toad Rock is a great experience. Along the way you will have to climb through varied rock formations and terrain. The Toad Rock is also loved by photographers because it offers them the chance to click amazing pictures.
Bejewelled with the pride of being the highest peak of the magnificent Aravali mountains, Gurushikhar is looming 1722 meters above the sea-level. Gurushikar offers a panoramic view of Mount Abu town and lush green Aravali ranges. Apart from picture-perfect Mount Abu sceneries, Guru Shikhar also features many beautiful and ancient temples of great historic significance.
The Adhar Devi Temple
Dedicated to the hindu goddess Durga, The Adhar Devi Temple is skilfully constructed inside rocky cleave. A 30-mins drive from the main town of Mount Abu, The Adhar Devi Temple can be reached by climbing up approximately 365 stairs. It is indeed a task to climb up a huge number of stairs but this task comes with its own rewards in the form of awe-inspiring sceneries.