Built in the year 1452, the Achalgarh Fort is one of the most visited forts in Mount Abu.
Located at a distance of 11 kilometers from the main town of Mount Abu, it is well connected to other parts of Mount Abu by a network of roads. The fort was built in the year 1452 by the famous Rajput ruler of Meerut, Rana Kumbha. The particular ruler not only has the credit of spearheading the Rajput resurgence movement but was also a great designer. As a result, he was able to build the marvelous Achalgarh Fort.
The visitors to the Achalgarh Fort get the opportunity to witness a number of its features like the sculptures. As you enter the walls of the fort, you will also come across a number of temples that are present within the boundaries of the temple. Among these temples, the Kantinath Jain Temple is the best as it offers a great sight. The gold plated images are great sight for the tourists as well. On entering the temple you will also get to witness a number of sculpted idols. Most of these sculptures are made of a crystal like stone that makes them opaque. The natural Shivalinga inside the temple is also a great attraction for the tourists. The fort surrounded by huge walls is also a great attraction for tourists as it hosts the Achleshwar Mahadev Temple. The Nandi inside the temple is a major attraction as it is a great experience to witness the structure that weighs four tones are built with metals like copper, silver, gold, zinc and bronze. There is also a belief related to the temple that says that the temple is built around the toe marks of Lord Shiva.
There are a number of other attractions in close proximity to the Achalgarh Fort as well. The Mandakini Lake that is nestled in the midst of Rocky Mountains offers a fabulous sight. Hence, your trip to Achalgarh Fort will surely be a great experience.