Mount Abu

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Mount Abu is a hill station in western India’s Rajasthan state, near the Gujarat border. Set on a high rocky plateau in the Aravalli Range and surrounded by forest, it offers a relatively cool climate and views over the arid plains below. In the center of town, 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.

Mount Abu is a popular hill station in the Aravalli Range in Sirohi district of Rajasthan state in western India, near the border with Gujarat. The mountain forms a distinct rocky plateau 22 km long by 9 km wide. The highest peak on the mountain is Guru Shikhar at 1,722 m (5,650 ft) above sea level. It is referred to as 'an oasis in the desert' as its heights are home to rivers, lakes, waterfalls and evergreen forests. The nearest train station is Abu Road railway station: 28 km away.

According to a legend, sage Vashistha performed a great yajna at the peak of Mount Abu, to seek from the gods a provision for the defense of righteousness on earth. In answer to his prayer, a youth arose from the Agnikunda (fire-altar) — the first Agnivansha Rajput.Achagarh Fort is onw of more attracting place which was built by Parmar Rajput kings.dilwara temple built by mahipala Soalanki (Chalukyu)

History


The ancient name of Mount Abu is Arbudaanchal. In the Puranas, the region has been referred to as Arbudaranya ("forest of Arbhuda") and 'Abu' is a diminutive of this ancient name. It is believed that sage Vashistha retired to the southern spur at Mount Abu following his differences with sage Vishvamitra. There is another mythology according to which a serpent named "Arbuda" saved the life of Nandi (Lord Shiva's bull). The incident happened on the mountain that is currently known as Mount Abu and so the mountain is named "Arbudaranya" after that incident which gradually became Abu.

The conquest of Mount Abu in 1311 CE by Rao Lumba of Deora-Chauhan dynasty brought to an end the reign of the Parmars and marked the decline of Mount Abu. He shifted the capital city to Chandravati in the plains. After the destruction of Chandravati in 1405, Rao Shasmal made Sirohi his headquarters. Later it was leased by the British government from the then Maharaja of Sirohi for use as the headquarters.


state Rajasthan,India
Country India
Area 50/km2 (100/sq mi)
Languages Rajasthani, Hindi and English
Currency Ruppee

Dilwara Jain Temples

The Dilwara temples of India are located about 2½ kilometres from Mount Abu, Rajasthan's only hill station.hese Jain temples were built by Vastapul Tejpal, a Jain laymenbbetween the 11th and 13th centuries AD and are world-famous for their stunning use of marble.

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Nakki Lake Culture

'Nakki Lake is a lake situated in the Indian hill station of Mount Abu in Aravalli range.

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Peace Park

This serene establishment is a part of the Brahma Kumaris spiritual abode and among the essential places to visit in mount abu for those looking for an escape from the stressful city life.Serene destination offering a scenic garden with many plant species, plus spiritual teachings.

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Mount Abu Wildlife

Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary is located in one of the oldest mountain ranges of India, the Aravalli range. It was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1980.

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Guru Shikhar Peak

Guru Shikhar, a peak in the Arbuda Mountains of Rajasthan, is the highest point of the Aravalli Range. It rises to an elevation of 1,722 metres. It is 15 km from Mount Abu and a road from there leads almost to the top of the mountain.It is named Guru-Shikhar or 'the peak of the guru' after Dattatreya, an incarnation of Vishnu, and a cave at the summit contains a temple dedicated to him, plus one dedicated his mother, Anasuya, wife of sage Atri nearby

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Sunset Point Springs

Sunset Point lies to the southwest of the Nakki Lake behind the dense forest of the Aravalli Range. This point is known for offering a beautiful view of the entire mountain valley along with the Nakki Lak.

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Abu Road

Abu Road is a city and municipality in Sirohi district of Rajasthan state in western India. It is the tehsil headquarters of Abu Road Tehsil by that name. It lies southeast of Mount Abu and its railway station is an important stop on the main Indian Railways line between Delhi and Ahmedabad. Mount Abu is 27 km up the hill from Abu Road.

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Achalgarh Fort

Achalgarh is a fort situated about 11 kilometres north of Mount Abu, a hill station in Rajasthan, India.The fort was originally built by the Paramara dynasty rulers and later reconstructed, renovated and named as Achalgarh by Maharana Kumbha in 1452 CE, one of the several forts built during his reign.

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Trevor’s Tan

Reservoir in a secluded jungle setting popular for crocodile, bird & other wildlife sightings.

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Shri Raghunath Temple

The locals hold faith in Lord Raghunath to whom this temple is dedicated. Located close to the Nakki Lake this is a major religious attraction for tourists. The pilgrim is apparently relieved of all pains and pangs after a visit to this temple

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Toad Rock

A toadlike rock formation distinguishes this rocky lookout point with Nakki Lake views.

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Gatte ki Sabji

Gatte ki sabji is one of the traditional curries of Rajasthan. It is a gram flour dumplings, called 'Gattas' submerged into the gravy of a yogurt curry. It is easy to cook and it tastes better if cooked in pure ghee.

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Here are some restaurants that you shouldn’t miss when you’re in vacationing in the hill town.

Ghewar

Ghewar a popular consisting of rounded cakes of wheat flour on which sugar swrup is poured.

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Rajasthi thalis are also a treat for the taste of buds, and are not to missed.

Daal Baati Churma

Daal Baati Churma is a popular dish of Rajasthan. This delicious, rich and flavourful dish is commonly served at all festivities, including religious occasions, wedding.

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It can be plain or have different types of fillings like onion, peas, mix vegetables, sattu etc. Baati is also known as 'Litti' and is specially eaten with Dal with pure ghee and chutney. Churma is a coarsely ground wheat crushed and cooked with ghee and sugar and adds to the delicacy of Dal- Baati.

Kesar murgh

Kesar murgh is a very spicy and delicious Rajasthani dish. This mouth watering non- vegetarian dish is prepared of boneless chickens along with kesar.

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Non- vegetarian lovers must taste this kesar flavoured dish of Rajasthan.

Marwari gatta kadh

Marwari gatta kadhi is a popular and delicious dish of Rajasthan. This is a very common dish and cooked in each and every household of the princely state. This is quite easy to cook and also takes very less time.

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It is prepared of besan in pure ghee to add a delicious taste.

Pakodi ki Kadhi

Pakodi ki Kadhi is one of the popular dishes of Rajasthan. Pakodis, made of mung dal gives a delicious taste to the dish along with curry leaves.

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It is often cooked in the household of the Rajasthani people. Pakodi ka kadhi can be eaten with shahi gatte or missi roti but the combination of Pakodi ka Kadhi and rice is simply mouth watering.