Welcome to Mount Abu Rajasthan
Mount Abu is popular hill station in the Aravalli Range of Sirohi district of Rajasthan state in western India near the border with Gujarat. The mountain forms a distinct rocky plateau 22 km long by 9km wide. Nakki Lake is a popular spot for boating. Close by are the centuries-old Dilwara Temples, ornately carved from white marble and of great spiritual importance. also referred to as 'an oasis in the desert' as its heights are home to rivers, lakes, waterfalls and evergreen forests. Nearest Railway station is Abu Road Railway station which is 27 only km away.The only hill station in Rajasthan, is located at an elevation of 1,220 m (4,003 ft). Abu has been a popular retreat from the heat of Rajasthan and neighbouring Gujarat for centuries.
The majestic ambiance and the diverse flora attract a lot of tourists to this beautiful hill station. Temples and ancient buildings are the best examples of the rich tradition and culture of the state of Rajasthan. These buildings have carvings and paintings that are glorious in every sense of the imagination and tourists just seem to get enough of them. Abu is one of the most important Jain pilgrimages in the whole country with the Dilwara Jain temple as the highlight of Mount Abu tourism. This is a very good place for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians. There are lush restaurants in the Market Area.
Summer season prevails from mid of April to mid of June when average Maximum temperature remains around 36C. Winters are cool, Nights are really chilly and average night temperature is around 4 to 12 C. There are many ice cream shops near Nakki Lake, they provide a wide variety of delicious ice creams. These ice creams you must try. There are some Roadside Laaris who also serve tasty Food. You can have a good variety of food at restaurants across the hill station. The temperature during winter sometimes drops down to minus degrees. Outdoor activities in Mount Abu including trekking, climbing, horse riding and so on...
HISTORY : the home of many saints and sages in the old days. it is also the place where the great saint Vashishth lived and performed a yagna to create four Agnikula to protect the earth from demons. The yagna was supposed to have been performed near a natural spring, which emerged from a rock shaped like a cow's head. According to another legend, once sage Vashishth's cow Nandini was trapped in a deep gorge and could not free herself. The sage appealed to Lord Shiva for assistance. The Lord sent Saraswati, the divine stream, to help flood the gorge so that the cow could float up. Vashishth then decided to ensure that such mishaps did not occur in future. He asked the youngest son of Himalaya, the king of mountains to fill the chasm permanently. This he did with the assistance of Arbud, the mighty snake. This spot came to be known as Mount Arbud and was later changed to its present form.