Mount Abu Tour
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.

These beautiful carved temples built in 11th and 13th century and dedicated to Jain Tirthankaras. Outside the main doors of this temple, there are two statues called Devrani's and Jethani's goklas respectively, and are backed by stories of competitive jealousy of the two wives of these brothers. The Vimal Vasahi temple is older and is also known to be the first Jain temple and is dedicated to the first Jain Tirthankara. Built in 1031, by Bhim Deva, the first Solanki ruler of Gujarat, the temple is constructed in pure marble, with plain exteriors.The later ' Tejpal temple ' is dedicated to Neminath, the 22nd tirthankar, and was built in 1230 by the brothers Tejpal and Vastupal. The carving is so fine that, in places, the marble becomes almost transparent.

A tiny lake picturesquely set amid hills. The Lake is dotted with is several islets approachable by boats. Of particular interests are strange rock formation around the lake. Its a big attraction for the tourist. The lakes takes its names from the legend that it was scooped out by a god using only his nails. Its a pleasant stroll around the lake. On the lake there is a dilapidated concrete boat shaped snack bar.

Situated on one of the highest points in Mount Abu is the summer Palace of the Maharajas. Now its known as Sunrise Palace provides a breathtaking panoramic view of lush green Aravallis surrounding it. The place is look marvelous when Spectacular sight of the setting sun when the hills are covered in the golden glow can be viewed from here.

This fort was built by the warrior king rana kumbha, who conquered Mount abu From its chauhan rulers. It lies 5 miles from Mount abu, nearby there are several ancient temples. Lord Shiva temple is the famous temple.

Kesar Bhawan Palace is more than a century old. It was constructed in the year 1868 by Maharaja Daivat Singh of Sirohi. Maharaja Daivat Singh is a descendant of Maharaho Lumbha who is believed to have conquered Mount Abu in 1311 A.D. After the passage of 100 years, the palace still stands as a very remarkable structure in Rajasthan, India and is admired by the onlookers.

Vimala Vashi Temple is an ancient Jain Temple located in Dilwara. A drive for just 2.5 kilometers from Mount Abu would lead you to this temple. Mount Abu, which is also famous for the other Jain Pilgrim sites like Dilwara Temple, is of great importance for the Jains. This temple of the Jains has been dedicated to the first Jain Tirthankara named Adinath. The temple is located in an open courtyard and is encircled by enormous smaller cells. You shall be able to see numerous smaller images over here.

Constructed by Vimal Shah who had been a minister of Raj Bhimdeo, the temple is dedicated to Adinath. You can see the metallic idol of Adinath over here. It is composed of brass and gold. He had been the first of the Jain Tirthankaras.

Neminath Temple, built in 1231 AD, is situated at Mount Abu in Rajasthan. It is of similar architecture and design as that of the Adinath Temple at Dilwara.The temple was constructed by the two brothers, Vastupal and Tajpal of the Porwarl Jain community. The temple is dedicated to Neminath, the twenty second Jain Tirthankar. It is a fine example of workmanship, as seen its carvings, friezes, pillars and sculpted porticos.

This temple is situated at a distance of 3km to the north of the city. the temple is built on a rock cleave and one has to crounch under the rock to enter the temple. This temple is dedicated to goddess Durga is regarding as one of the important pigrimage sites of mount abu.

There are fine views over Mount Abu from up here. This temple is one of the favourite tourist spots of Mount Abu. It is believed that the image of the goddess was originally hanging in mid-air, hence the name is ' Adhar Devi '.

Gomukh Temple is located around 8 km southwest of Mount abu. It is said that the temple was built on the spot where saint Vashishth performed a yagna to create four major rajput clans. Down on the abu road side of Mount abu, a small stream flows from the mouth of a marble cow, giving the shrine its name. There is also a marble figure of Nandi, Shiva's vehicle.

Shri Raghunathji Temple is located on the Shore of Nakki Lake in Mount Abu. It is believed that the temple is constructed way back in 14th century by a scholarly Hindu protagonist, Shri Ramanand. The idol of Shri Raghunathji enshrining the temple is highly attractive. The temple stands as a rich heritage of century old Mewar culture. This is an ideal location for Hindu religious devotees to pay a purposeful visit.

The Luna Vashi Temple India is a principal attraction for the tourists. Apart from the Jain pilgrims, other too, visits this place and enjoys the intricate carvings and floral designs laid over the floor of the temple. The temple draws tourists from near and far.

Brahma Kumaris Spiritual University is located at Mount Abu in the backdrop of picturesque scenic hilly regions and dense greenish forests. The university is run by Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual Organization.

Brahma Kumaris is a spiritual organization founded in 1936 with an objective of universal peace and tranquility. The university is aimed at encouraging and facilitating the universal love, perfect attitudes, lifestyles and spiritual awareness. The University offers various courses in spirituality, Yoga and meditation.

Sunset Point is a major attraction in Mount Abu, placed perfectly to the south west of the calm Nakki Lake to view the magnificent sunset. The eye catching view of the sunset, setting behind the forest ranges of the Mount Abu peaks is amazing for any nature loving tourist. One can get a spectacular panoramic view of the mountain ranges and the beautiful lake from this point. One can see huge crowds at this spot during evenings, to enjoy the multicolor sky and the sun in the horizon.

Toad Rock is a mammoth rock structure in Mount Abu hanging over the south of calm and cool Nakki Lake. This is the best attractive rock formation found in the regions of Mount Abu. This rock by view seems to be overlooking the whole lake. People can climb up to the top of the Toad rock and can view the panoramic beauty of the surrounding lake and greenish hilly regions from the top of the rock.

Established in 1960, the Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary covers a large expanse of the Mount Abu forests and hilly regions of about 290 square kilometer. It is situated at north eastern side of Mount Abu. The highest peak Guru Shikhar in the Aravalli mountain ranges is situated in the region of the Sanctuary.

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.

The Government Museum at the Sirohi district of Mount Abu is a museum with a rich collection of art and artifacts of Rajasthan. Museums generally uphold the culture and heritage of the land. In its microcosmic world it exhibits the past glory as well as the present achievements. Tourists interested to know the history, culture and tradition of Mount Abu visit the Government Museum.