Tourist Spots in Mount Abu
It is one of the best spectacular tourist destinations in India offering great scenic beauty to more than three million international and national tourists every year. Wide and dense forests, deep valleys, lush green hills and ancient and royal temples form the essence of Mount Abu. It is a host of lakes, waterfalls and other water bodies covered with dense forests forming an elegant vista for the tourists. Mount Abu is rich in flora and fauna, famous for its wildlife sanctuary, and also a prominent pilgrimage center. The natural and man-made beauties of Mount Abu make it the wonder of north-west India and hill of wisdom. Because of the rich weather and greenery around, Mount Abu is an ideal place spending a week away from the chaotic lifestyles.
Some of the best tourist spots in Mount Abu
Dilwara Jain Temple in Mount Abu
Known for its marvelous architecture, the Dilwara Jain Temple is famous for its stone carvings. This is a combination of 5 temples. There are some experts who also consider it superior to Taj Mahal. Though its looks like a simple structural temple from outside the craftsmanship of this temple inside will make everyone do a double take.
Nakki Lake in Mount Abu
Located at a walking distance from the main market and almost 80% of hotels and restaurants in Mount Abu are located near this Lake; hence Nakki Lake is also called as the heart of Mount Abu. This lake was named as Nakki because the people here believe that this was dug by gods using their nails hence, they consider it as holy lake and worship it. Nakki Lake is located at a height of 1200 m above sea level and is also the only artificial lake in India which is situated at that height. Since it is one of the most visited tourist spots in Mount Abu, in 2006-2007 Nakki Lake was granted a huge financial boost along with eight other lakes in India for their protection.
Sunset Point: A pleasant place or view point where people visit to watch the sun set in the most peaceful atmosphere. This place is located in the south west of Nakki Lake and is visited by hundreds of visitors daily. It is surrounded by hills and the climate here makes a perfect place to visit in the evenings. It has food stalls and shops around the area and is one among the favorite spots for the tourists. Very closely located to this sunset point is the honeymoon point.
Other tourist attractions like carved marble statues, sandal wood idols, and wooden toys are seen all over here.
Achal Garh in Mount Abu
Guru Shikhar in Mount Abu
If you want a breath taking view of Mount Abu and the Aravali Range then you should visit the Gurushikhar. Situated at a height of 1722 meters from the sea level, Gurushikhar is must visit place for everyone who visits Mount Abu. It is not only the highest peak of Mount Abu but also in the whole Aravali Mountain range. It is also home for many historic temples among which the Guru Dattatreya is famous. Dattatreya is considered to be god in western Indian regions. Dattatreya is considered to be the incarnation of three famous divine gods Brahma, Vishnu and Siva.
At the peak just a bit to the north-west of Guru Shikhar, one can visit the shrine dedicated to Ahilya, the mother of Dattatreya.
Adhar Devi in Mount Abu
The Adhari temple is reached by climbing 365 stairs carved into the mountain. This temple is situated in a cave and is most famous religious themed tourist destination in this region. There is a small opening into the cave which leads to the temple. The Adhari temple is dedicated to goddess Durga and has got its name because the legend has it that “Adhar” of Mataji fell in here and is believed that the image of the goddess was found hanging in the mid air. Most visited pilgrimage by many, the Adhar Devi temple receives very good number of pilgrims during the nine days of Navaratri season. The Adhari temple contains beautifully sculpted statues making it a picturesque view of the surrounding mountains and forests.
Trevor Crocodile Park in Mount Abu
The Trevor tank is a crocodile breeding spot which is man made and is located 5 km away from Mount Abu. This a serene and relaxing place to visit, surrounded by the lush green surroundings. This place has various crocodiles and other fauna like black bear. There will be a plenty of chance for a beautiful shots for the stutter bugs. A British engineer who was very much interested has dedicated this beautiful place for people to enjoy and watch nature.
Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary
This sanctuary is located in the Aravali mountain ranges which are considered to be one of the oldest mountain ranges in the year 1980. It covers almost 19 km in length and 6 km in breadth. The evergreen forest and its beautiful floral beauty will make us attracted to its serenity. About 820 species and 112 plant families are present here and this place is most popular destination for adventurous tourists.
Gaumukh in Mount Abu
Once only a place for saints to meditate, now a famous destination for the visitors of Mount Abu. Located around 5 km from the Hanuman temple which can be reached by climbing down 700 steps, this place is built as a dedication to saint Vashisth. A belief that Saint Vashisth has meditated here and this place is the place which has created four major Rajput clans. Cow is considered to be the sacred animal here and the Nandi, Lord Shiva’s bull is also present here. A Large marble statue of cow has been built here where stream of water flows from the mouth of the marble cow. This area is covered by a thick forest and is not advisable to be visited by anyone without proper guidance.