Time taken in hours
Height above sea level
From Jaipur- 516 kilometers
Max. –31.0 (summers)
Min. –1.0 (winters)
Cottons in summers
Warm woolens in winters
The only hill station in Rajasthan, Mount
Abu is more than just a summer retreat.
Set amidst the lush forested hills at the
southern tip of the Aravali range, Mt. Abu
is a green oasis in the barren deserts of
Rajasthan. The hill retreat owes its cool
climate to its rich flora covering the entire
hillside that includes coniferous trees
and flowering shrubs.
The road leading to Mount Abu is a curved
one characterized by arid region dotted
with huge rocks in weird shapes and high
velocity winds. Mt.Abu has striking array
of exquisite Dilwara Jain Temples, dating
back 11th- 13th centuries, which make it
a popular pilgrimage center.
Mount Abu has been home to many sages and
saints. Most famous of them was Sage Vashishtha
who is believed to have created four agnikula
Rajput clans from a fire-pit by performing
a 'yagna' or fire sacrifice, to protect
the earth from the demons.
The Yagna was performed besides a natural
spring situated below Abu, emerging from
a rock shaped like a cow's head and hence
the site was called Gaumukh.
Place of interest in Mt.
Gaumukh Temple, Delwara Jain Temple, Adhar
Devi Temple, Sunset Point, Shri Raghunathji
Temple, Museum and Art Gallery etc.
Excursions from Mt. Abu include:
Trevor Tank is situated at 5 km, Achalgarh
is at a distance of 8 km, and Guru Shikhar
is 15 km from Mt. Abu.
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