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Mount Abu Travel Guide

MOUNT ABU - A pleasant retreat set amidst the lush forested hills, Mt. Abu is a green oasis in the barren deserts cape. Situated at the southern tip of the Aravali range 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. The only hill station in Rajasthan, Mount Abu is more than just a summer retreat. Its stunning array of exquisite Dilwara Jain Temples, dating back to 11th- 13th centuries, makes it a popular pilgrimage centre. Abu according to a legend stands for the son of Himalaya, deriving its name from Arbuada, the powerful serpent who rescued Nandi, the sacred bull of Lord Shiva, from a chasm.

Achalgarh Jain Temple: It is one of the many beautiful medieval monuments that can be found in the picturesque Mount Abu. It was commissioned by Rana Kumbha, the esteemed designer who was responsible for many huge fortresses in Rajasthan. Achalgarh is just 8 Kilometers from the main Mount Abu. The fortress AchalGarh is surrounded by massive battlement walls. A 10 minute climb from Achalgarh brings you to the beautiful and historic Jain Temples. These temples are a must visit for more great views and the beautiful sculpture.