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Luna Vashi Temple Mount AbuLuna Vashi Temple

Luna Vashi Temple is a major attraction for the tourists primarily for the Jains. The temple is of ancient origin, built together by Tejpala and Vastupala, the two ministers of King Viradhavala. The main purpose was to dedicate it to the Jain Tirthankaras. The temple is just few kilometers from the famous Dilwara Temple. Tourists visit to relish the beautiful carving and the splendid floral designs of the temple .

 

Vimala Vashi Temple

Vimala Vashi Temple, built of marble is just 2.5 kms from the hill town. It is a popular ancient Jain Temple dedicated to Adinath, the first Jain Tirthankaras. It was built by Vimal Shah, the minister of Raj Bhimdeo.The splendid metallic idol of Adinath, made of brass and gold is something to be seen. The temple looks beautiful for its floral paintings, beautiful depictions which include geometrical designs, lotus beds etc.

 

Museums in Mount Abu

Museums in Mount AbuThe Archaeological Museum was built in 1962 with the primary objective to preserve the acrhaeological treasures. The museum remains open for the history buff to enjoy various treasures of bygone era. The museum houses several excavations as early as 8th-12th century A.D. The primary attraction of the museum is the statues of Devdasi or the dancer which dates back to 6th and 12 century AD .

 

The museum is divided into two sections. The first section is dedicated to accessories of the ancient period which include earrings, damani', 'karna', 'kanksi berla' and 'gaga wala thoomar' and musical instruments. The second section houses beautiful miniature paintings based on various themes like Sirohi, raga-raginis etc.

 

Fort in Mount Abu

Achalgarh Fort Mount Abu Achalgarh Fort was built in 1452 by the Rana Kumbha, the brave ruler of Mewar. The massive fort is located at a distance of 11 kms from the hill town atop a mountain peak. One get get beautiful view of the lovely surrounding from the fort itself. The massive structure of the fort and the battlement walls are truly awe-inspiring.

 

Guru Shikhar Mount Abu

A much revered Hindu pilgrimage site, the Guru Shikhar is the highest peak of the Aravali range situated at 15km northeast of the hill town.

 

Dilwara Jain Temples Mount Abu

One of the renowned Jain pilgrimage, the Dilwara Jain Temples constructed between 11th and 13th century are dedicated to the Jain Tirthankaras. The temple complex comprising of five marble temples out of which the oldest temple is the Vimal Vasahi Temple is one of the exquisite specimen of Jain architectural splendour.

 

Nakki Lake Mount AbuNakki Lake Mount Abu

A popular picnic spot frequented by tourists for enjoying boatrides and panoramic views of the adjacent hills. The lake got its name from a mythological story according to which it was created by a Hindu God who created it by using his nails.

 

Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary

Established in 1960, the Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary houses 110 plant species with 449 genera and 820 species and is a sought after base of the die-hard naturalists.

 

Sunset Point Mount AbuSunset Point Mount Abu

3km away from the town to the west, within a walkable distance, where the valley ends, there is the Sunset Point.At the foothills down below is a deep gorge or pit.It looks as if the setting sun has just fallen or dissapeared from the sky into the mountains. This point offers one of the breathtaking mountain view from this point.

 

Honeymoon Point Mount Abu

Another popular spot to enjoy the scenic beauty especially the magical moment when the setting sun spreads its orange wings, the heavenly view of the Abu Valley and acres of lush greenary.

 

Trevor's Tank Mount AbuToad Hill Mount Abu

Resembling the posture of a frog leaping from the hill to the water, Toad Hill is another popular point in the hill station.

 

Trevor's Tank Mount Abu

Situated just 5kms from the hill town, the Trevor's Tank derived its name from the British engineer who built it is a well known hang out spot for those who want to enjoy several moods of nature where thick wooded hills provide the perfect abode for the different varieties of birds like peacocks and pigeons.

 

Gaumukh Temple Mount AbuGaumukh Temple Mount Abu

Dedicated to Saint Vashisth, the Gaumukh Temple nestled in midst of spectacular surrounding is an important pilgrimage and meditation centre.The temple got its name from a sculpted cow situated in the premises of the temple.

 

Adhar Devi Mount Abu

Located in a cave surrounded by pictorial beauty of dense forest and high mountain ranges, the Adhar Devi Temple dedicated to Goddess Durga has several embellished statues and considered as one of the prominent religious destinations in the hill town.

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