10 famous tourist spots of Mount Abu

This article includes information about 10 famous tourist places of Mount Abu. The article also includes location,features and best time to visit those places. All listed places in article are a must see for the one who visits Mount Abu.

Mount Abu is one of the famous hill stations in Rajasthan. It is situated in Sirohi District of Rajasthan at a height of 1220 meters above sea level. It is known for its calm climate and spiritual temples. One should visit Mount Abu during summer when the climate remains cool as compared to other parts of Rajasthan. Anyone who visits Mount Abu becomes a fan of its beauty and mountains. Mount Abu is well connected by road and railways. The nearest airport is at Udaipur which is 185 Kilometers away from Mount Abu. The main famous tourist spots of Mount Abu are listed below.

10 famous tourist spots of Mount Abu

1.Nakki Lake

Nakki Lake is one of the major tourist attractions of Mount Abu. It is the only artificial lake in India which is situated at a height of 1200 meters from the sea level. It is believed that the lake was dug nails of gods to protect themselves from the wicked demons. The lake got its name from there only. One can also visit Gandhi Ghat which is constructed in the memory of Mahatma Gandhi. His ashes were immersed in Nakki Lake on 12 February 1948. The lake is surrounded by beautiful mountains which gives a feeling of calm and peace to the visitor. One can enjoy boating in the lake as well as choose to climb the mountains across the lake.

2. Sunset point

Sunset point is other major tourist attraction in Mount Abu which let the visitors enjoy the sunset in cool and calm way. The sunset point lies in the south west of the Nakki Lake. It provides a picture perfect view of sunset especially during the summer. The place becomes crowded by tourists during summer that comes here to take a break from the noisy and tiring life. One who is fond of shopping can enjoy shopping nearby at the Honeymoon point which is famous shopping point as well as refreshment point.

3. Achalgarh fort

Achalgarh is a small village situated near Mount Abu and situated at a distance of 11 kilometers from Mount Abu. Achalgarh fort was built by kings of Parmara dynasty and was reconstructed by the king of Mewar, Rana kumbha in 1452. The fort is famous for its historic and religious significance. There is also a temple in the fort called Achleshwar Mahadev temple. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It has a religious significance as footprint of one of the Hindu god in there on a rock at the temple. There are also few Jain temples in the fort. The fort was built to keep the temples safe from the enemies.

4. Mount Abu wildlife Sanctuary

Mount Abu sanctuary is spread over an area of 7 kilometers. It houses over 250 species of birds. It also houses animals' like leopard sloth bear, wild boar, Sambar, Chinkara and languor. Many of the animals are extremely rare and are on the verge of extinction. The sanctuary is situated in the Aravali ranges which are one of the oldest mountain range.

5. Adhar Devi temple

Apart from hill station, Mount Abu is also a pilgrimage for the Hindus due to many temples situated in its dynasty. Adhar devi temple is situated on the peak of a mountain and dedicated to Goddess Durga. It is located inside a cave. One needs to climb 365 stairs (which symbolize each day of year) to reach the temple. People from whole country come in large numbers to get blessings from Goddess Durga.

6. Datda Sea World

Datda sea world is situated on the way to Dilwara temples of Mount Abu. It has the biggest aquarium in the India. It has high and beautiful collection of fishes and sea shells which are imported from every corner of world. It displays large variety of fishes imported from countries such as Singapore, Netherlands, USA, Kenya and many others. Due to large collection of fishes and marine life it also comes in the list of famous tourist places of Mount Abu. It also houses a museum which has a collection of more than 10000 shells of different variety, shape and sizes.

7. Dilwara Jain temples

Dilwara jain temples are one of the main tourist as well spiritual attraction of Mount Abu. Dilwara jain temples are one of the oldest temples in Rajasthan. The temples were built between 11th and 13th century. There are 5 temples in total which are beautifully carved with marble. All temples are different from each other in the design and each temple is named after a village in Rajasthan. Tourist and local people visit these temples in large numbers. The temples are situated around two kilometers away from Mount Abu .One can reach the temples through local transport or by personal taxis.

8. Rishikesh Temple

Rishikesh temple is one the oldest spiritual place in Mount Abu.The temple was built around 7000 years ago by King Amrish. This temple has a spiritual history. It is believed that when the king performed 100 Ashwamegha Yagya , the lord Indra got angry and attacked the king. It is believed that Lord Rishikesh saved the king from the attack. After which the king established Rishikesh temple.

9. Shri Ragunathji Temple

This temple was built in 14th century by Shri Ramanand. This temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The temple is beautifully carved with inscriptions and is a famous architectural building of Rajasthan's culture. There is a magnificent statue of Raghunathji in the temple. It is a famous pilgrim for the followers of lord Vishnu. The temple is situated on the shores of Nakki Lake hence is a famous tourist place as well.

10. Bhrama Kumari spiritual University

The Bhrama Kumari spiritual University is only university of its type which gives knowledge about peace and brotherhood to the people. The university is famous for its socio-spiritual education and includes courses like meditation and yoga. The main aim of the university is to teach spirituality to its students. The university was established in 1936 and today there are 8500 centers of the university all over the world with an estimate 800000 members.

Other famous tourist spot in Mount Abu includes Dattatreya Temples,Doodh Baori and many else.


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