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MOUNT ABU

Toad Rock - Mount Abu At an altitude of 1,220 metres above sea level, Mt. Abu is Rajasthan's only hill station. It is 180 km away from Jodhpur, the second biggest city of Rajasthan, and 509 km away from Jaipur, the state capital. Besides the temples and sites of historical importance, It is also rich in natural scenic beauties. Mt. Abu was once a part of the Chauhan kingdom. It was later leased to the British by the then Maharaja of Sirohi for use as the headquarters of the resident to Rajputana (another name for Rajasthan). Legend has it that all the three hundred and thirty million gods and goddesses of the Hindu pantheon used to visit this holy mountain.

Mt. Abu is the highest point between the Nilgiris in the south and the Himalayas in the north. The location and weather of Mount Abu has given wide variety of vegetation to Mt. Abu. Besides being a popular hill station, this cool and cosy city is also famous for its temples. There are the Dilwara Temples, which are the finest examples of Jain art and architecture. Episodes from different Jain legends are intricately carved in marble with an immense devotion as they feel full of life. Tourist Attractions around Mount Abu Mt. Abu offers some good day-treks to nearby places. Achalgarh (11 km) offers superb views of the surroundings. The famous Achaleshwar temple here is believed to have Shiva's toeprint. Guru Shikhar (15 km), set at an altitude of 1,720 metres, is the region's highest peak and offers good views especially at dawn.

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Dilwara Jain Temples - Mount Abu Dilwara Jain Temples
Dilwara is a historical marble temple of exquisite beauty and architectural perfection. It would be very difficult to exaggerate the beauty of these templesIt is a sacred pilgrimage of the Jains, the five legendary marble temples of Dilwara are filled with extra-ordinary elegance.
Nakki Lake - Mount AbuNakki Lake
It is situated in the heart of the town at one end of the Mall, which has an interesting history. It is believed that the gods formed the lakebed by digging it with their fingernails (nakh); hence the name, Nakki Lake.. There are many rock formations around it, which have been named Toad Rock, Nun Rock, Nandi Rock and Camel Rock because of their resemblance to these figures.
View Points - Mount AbuView Points
Like all other hill stations, Mt. Abu too has its horse rides, honeymoon and sunset points. There\'s also a Honeymoon Point that gives a pleasant sight of the sunset and the plains as well. A few kms from the lake and on the western side of the Adhar Devi temple, there is also a Shanti Shikhar (the peak of peace), which offers a panoramic view of the valley.
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