The Jain Dilwara temples of India are located in Mount Abu, Rajasthan’s only hill station. These temples were built between the 11th and 13th centuries AD and are world famous for their stunning use of marble. The five legendary marble temples of Dilwara are a sacred pilgrimage place of the Jains. Some consider them to be one of the most beautiful Jain pilgrimage sites in the world.
Nakki Lake is an artificial lake, a very ancient sacred lake according to the Hindu legend. It has been given this name because it was dug out using finger Nails (Nakh). The lake lies in the heart of Mount Abu and is perfect place to spend your day walking around or boating.
The famous sunset point of Mount Abu is the perfect place to spend your evening, as you watch the sun set over the Aravali range. Arrive a little early before the sunset for some breathtaking views of the plains below.
The Gaumukh Temple is located at about 2 km before the main market . It is situated in a wild valley surrounded by forests that is reached by climbing down over 700 steps. It is also popular for religious pilgrimages and meditation. At the bottom you will find a marble statue of a cows head through wich spring water emerges. Other statues that you can see here are of Nandi, Saint Vashishth, Lord Ram and Lord Krishna.
Achalgarh is a medieval fort situated 11 km north from Mount Abu on the way to Gurushikhar. Now in ruins but once a magnificient fort with massive walls and beautiful outlook of the countryside. Near the fort is the Achleshwar temple that was built around the toe print of Lord Shiva, contains a 4 ton Nandi, a pit to the never never land and a Shivalinga. There is a small Meera temple here at the end of a short climb, a beautiful lake and many beautiful stories that local guides will narrate to you when you visit.
Gurushikhar is the highest peak in Mount Abu at a staggering 1722 mteters. The view of the Aravali range from here is magnificient. There is also a temple of Guru Dattatreya at the top of the mountain and a shrine dedicated to Ahilya, the mother of Dattatreya. Don’t forget to bring your camera when you come here.
Toad rock, the mascot of Mount Abu, is perched over a hill, directly overlooking the lovely Nakki lake. It is one of the most frequented hiking, climbing spot in Mount Abu.
Trevor’s tank is a picturesque location, crocodile habitat and one of the Mount Abu’s most popular tourist destinations. It is a nature lover’s paradise that is named after the British engineer who built it.
Om Shanti Bhawan was constructed in 1983 in which the main assembly hall, Universal Peace Hall, is situated. It is a very attractive assembly hall and 5,000 people can sit in it.
TThe Brahma Kumaris Peace Park is both lovely and serene, a natural environment where silence and recreation co–exist. The park offers a perfect recreational environment, with level playing fields, picnic areas, swings, and nature walks.
There are several camp sites all over Mount Abu, where one can enjoy a whole day picnic.
Fountain donated by hotel Blue Valley at the entrance to Mount Abu is the latest attraction here. Don’t forget to take a picture, especially at night.