Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Mount Abu- An Oasis in Desert

Mount Abu is a hill station in the desert land of royal Rajasthan. It is surrounded by the hills which are covered with plenty of lush leafy vegetation is an amazing place to visit and stay. This green oasis is located in the south of Aravalli Hill at an altitude of about 1220 m above sea level. The place has cool atmosphere and breath-taking landscapes. People visit in numbers every year to this bewitching hill station to get a relief from the scorching heat of plains in summers. Mount Abu, enveloped in utter natural splendour and sanctified with decent weather also holds religious importance. Mount Abu serves as a pilgrimage for Rajputs and Jains as it is the terrain of priests and saints. Mount Abu is famous for Dilwara Temple, Brahmakhadd Temple, Guru Shikhar, Arbuda Devi Temple, Gaumukh Temple, Nakki Lake and other lovely picnic spots.
Internal View Of Dirwala Temple 
Beautiful Carvings on Pillars Of  Dilwara Temple
Dilwara Temple
Your visit is not complete until you have seen the famous Dilwara Temple. Carved with white marble, this temple is an excellent piece of architecture. It is located in the Mongo Grove, which makes it an exotic place. Basically, it’s a Jain pilgrimage centre but other tourists also visit here. It was built in between 11th to 13th Century AD in the honour of Jain Tirthankaras. There are around 52 small shrines in the temple.

Brahmakhadd Temple
Known for its intrinsic manual work this temple is dedicated to Hindu Lord Shiva. You will find a pit inside the temple, and it is believed that it was created by the foot of Lord Shiva.

Guru Shikhar
Guru Shikhar
This pilgrimage is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, and it is an important pilgrimage centre for Vaishnavaites.

Arbuda Devi Temple
This temple is another piece of great architecture. It is believed that the Devi lends her name to the place. This temple is located on the top of the hill, and one has to walk 200 steps to reach the temple.

Gaumukh Temple
Gaumukh Temple
This temple is named as Gaumukh, which means Cow’s mouth because there is a natural spring flowing from the head of a cow. It is believed that once the great Sage Vashishtha did a yagna here.
Nakki Lake
Nakki Lake
This lake in Mount Abu is very famous as it is believed that saints have dug the lake by their own nails. It is positioned in such a way that the town of Mount Abu forms an amphitheatre around the lake.

Sunset from Sunset Point
Apart from the temples and lake, you can visit the Museum and Art Gallery in Mount Abu. It has the rare collection of Archaeological excavations from 8th to 12th Century AD. You can also visit the famous Sunset Point, Honeymoon Point and Shanti Shikhar here. Glowing Sunset with gigantic hills has its own view, which is worth watching. You can go for boating in Nakki Lake

Toad Rock
Other places for visiting are Nun Rock, Camel Rock, Nandi Rock and Toad Rock. These places are surrounded with prolific summer houses and summer palace of Former Maharaja of Jaipur. There is a summer festival organised in the town in June every year, which also lure many tourists. The atmosphere at that time is completely different because of music, songs and dances performed by local people. The outstanding folk performances by the Bhil Tribes of the area are the centre of attraction. Visiting Mount Abu at that time of the year is altogether a different experience.

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