A relief from the heat of the desert, the hill station of Mount Abu is surely an oasis in the state of Rajasthan. Nestled in the Aravali ranges in the western part of India, the place is the only hill station in the royal state. Situated amidst lush green forest hills, the climate of the hill town is really soothing. Over the time, the destination has developed into a full-fledged tourist spot. Call it a great holiday escape, or a honeymoon destination, the hill station is packed with all the world-class tourist facilities. Hotels ranging from the heritage ones to the three-star and budgetary accommodations are on a high rise in the region.
Home to a number of tourist attractions, Mount Abu is world renowned for its natural beauty and architectural temples. The trip to Mount Abu surely calls for a visit to the Dilwara Jain Temples which is a historical white marble creation. Quite simple from the outside, but marvelous on the inside, the Dilwara Jain temple is a true example of craftsmanship at its very best. The details of the stone carvings are phenomenal and it gives a deep satisfaction in observing the other structures of the temple.
Dedicated towards the five Jain saints, the temple complex is divided into five major sections. These are Shri Mahaveer temple, Shri Adinath temple or Vimal Vasahi temple, Shri Rishabdaoji temple Shri Parshavnath temple and Luna Vasahi temple. Entry into these shrines has been kept free of cost and the timings are 12 to 3 in the afternoon.
The presence of sprawling forests around the region of Mount Abu, gives ample opportunity to get closer to nature. With more than 17 jungle trails, the place is a trekker’s delight. Gut-wrenching activities like rock climbing and rappeling bring out the sudden thrill while trekking. Some of the important nature trails in the region are Tiger Path, Craig’s Path, Beyley’s Walk, Guru Shikhar and Sakora trek.