Placed in the deserts of Rajasthan, Mount Abu is the only hill station which is located in the Aravalli ranges in Sirohi district at an altitude of 1220 meters above the sea level.
The name Mount Abu has 2 stories. The first one narrates about ‘Arbuda’ (Abu, the son of Himalayas), who came down to this place to rescue Nandi (the carrier of Lord Shiva) and the second story narrates about Sage Vashishtha who performed the great Yagna at Mount Abu.
The enchanting hill station is also identified as ‘an oasis in the desert’ and has famous temples, wildlife sanctuary, waterfalls and lakes which attract tourists from all parts of the world. The highest peak of the range is Guru Shikhar at an altitude of 1,722m above the sea level.
Some of the worth visiting tourists attractions in Mount Abu are Gaumukh Temple, Sri Raghunath ji Temple, Museum and Art gallery including several view points and parks. Also, the attractive design of Dilwara Jain temple attracts most of the Jain Pilgrims from all over the world.
Therefore, the place gives a refreshing and relaxed experience with great housing spaces and the best time to enjoy the pleasing beauty of Mount Abu is during Monsoons.
The Nakki Lake is another tourist stop over point where just another legend prevails. The lake thought to be created by Hindu God using nails, and thus the name. Other than the breathtaking beauty, you also have surrounding hills giving you the first glimpse of the morning sun.
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