Mount Abu is located in the Sirohi district of Rajasthan, at the backdrop of the beautiful Aravalli Range along the borders of the Gujarat state. This mountain which has a measurement of 22km X 9Km is famous for its plateau that is rocky in nature. The tallest peak here is Guru Shikaar which is 1722m tall. This place is quite scenic as it is covered by waterfalls, rivers, lakes and dense forests, thereby justifying its nickname, “oasis of the desert”.
During the pre-independence times, the East India Company owned by the British, used to lease this place from the Siroh Maharaja and used as the perfect place for settlement of troops. Rajputana residents considered Mount Abu as their headquarters till about 1947.
The ancient Hindu and Jain temples that are found on top of Mount Abu has attracted a lots of devotees and it is visited by many pilgrims throughout the year.