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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

What are the top attractions in Mount Abu?

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Famed as the only hill station in Rajasthan and an important Jain pilgrim site, Mount Abu is a good place to beat the summer heat. At the same time, basking in a pious spiritual milieu makes the experience all the more satisfying. Come and take a look at what this charming city has to offer:


  • Dilwara Temples
    Just step in at Dilwara Temples and you will be left spellbound by the sheer splendor of this beautiful temple. Carved in white marble, every part of this popular Jain Temple oozes artistic beauty which has been its trademark for centuries. Constructed way back in the 11th and 13th centuries AD, the place retains its charm till today.

    Address: Dilwara Temples
    Mount Abu


  • Nakki Lake
    Not only a popular sightseeing attraction, Nakki Lake has a strong mythological connection to it as well. It is believed that the Gods dug the earth with their nails (nakh in Hindi) and water came out of that area. Hence it derived its present name, Nakki Lake. Wrapped by hills from all sides, the beautiful lake calls out to the avid nature lover in you proposing an indulgence in this scenic beauty. However, those with a passion for nature would be more in their element while boating at the placid hill surrounded Nakki Lake.

    Boating charges are INR 75 for 30 minutes fora2 seater paddle boat and INR 150 for 30 minutes for 4aseater paddle boat.

    Address: Nakki Lake
    Mount Abu


  • Sunset Point
    You simply can't resist the breathtaking Sunset views (no s req.) from this spot. Just soak in the entire experience and you will be left with lifetime memories. You will be surprised at the hordes of people flock to this place every evening to be a part of the splendid experience.

    Address: South West of Town Center
    Mount Abu


  • Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University
    Just step in at Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University and rest assured that you will step out with a whole new experience on spirituality. The teachings at this place impart that every religion leads to God and that one should follow the principles related to them. People at Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University believe in Universal Peace and they advocate that the only method of achieving that is through Spiritual Knowledge and a form of meditation known as Raja Yoga, which is strictly followed by them.

    Address: Mount Abu
    Rajasthan


  • Universal Peace Hall
    So you thought Mount Abu is only about lakes, temples and museums? Hold on, there is a whole new world of spirituality waiting for you. Just pay a visit to the Universal Peace Hall and you know that we are saying the truth. The teachings of Brahma Kumaris are followed here which say that every religion leads to God and you should follow the principles related to them. People at Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University believe in universal peace and they advocate that the only method of achieving that is through Spiritual Knowledge and a form of meditation known as Raja Yoga. The Universal Peace Hall conducts free tours for introduction to their philosophy and spirituality.

    If you are interested in knowing more about them, you will be more than happy to attend a classheld every morning at the museum or enroll yourself in the Introductory Course which consists of Seven lessons.

    Hooked? Well, we told you before!

    Address: Brahma Kumaris Spiritual University
    Mount Abu
    Telephone: +91- 2974-238268
    Timing: 8 am to 6 pm


  • Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary
    Embark your fun-filled and adventurous journey at the Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary and get acquainted with the rich flora and fauna that will leave you captivated. Spread across xenomorphic sub-tropical thorn forests in the foothills to sub-tropical evergreen forests along water courses and valleys at higher altitudes, the sanctuary is a true delight for the adventure enthusiasts.

    You will be happy to spot a sambhar or a jungle cat, small Indian civet, wolf, or pangolin, common mongoose, Indian hare, porcupine and hedgehog on your trip to this famous wildlife sanctuary. The place boasts of over 250 species of birds but the speciality is the grey jungle fowl which you surely don't want to miss.

    Address: Located in Aravalli Range
    Mount Abu


  • Guru Shikhar
    Ever thought how Mount Abu will look from the highest peak in Rajasthan? Well it's time to experience that. Just walk atop Guru Shikhar and enjoy the stunning views of the beautiful hill station and the adjoining areas. Home to the famous Dattatreya Temple (a worship place of Lord Vishnu), the peak calls for you to admire the natural beauty and seek some divine intervention as well.

    Address: Located in Aravalli Range
    Mount Abu

You can also treat yourself to other attractions like Adhar Devi Temple, Gyan Sarovar, Honeymoon Point, Government Museum, Trevors Tank and Gaumukh to name a few.

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