Mount Abu an eminent mountain in Rajasthan. Near this mountain, many Jain temples were located yearly main Jain devotees pay a visit to this place. Whereas to Rajputs the Mount Abu as a historic connection with the Rajputs dynasties origin. Mount Abu is admired for its dense jungle-covered with greenery, rivers, some waterfalls, and famous Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary. Plan a day trip to Mount Abu where you relax by enjoying the serenity of the place and nature beauty in the midst of the desert state.
If you are an adventure person you can go for trekking by exploring the wildlife in the forest and sanctuary. For families with kids, jeep safari is provided. Numerous bus service is available from Mount Abu to Sanctuary. Railway station near Mount Abu is the Morthala railway station. From here you can choose the mode of transport based on the budget.
Many Legends are said about mount Abu.one of the story goes like once a Naga called Arbuda saved the Nandi life (vahana of Lord Shiva) at this mountain. Hence in ancient times, people use to call this mountain Arbudaranya mountain in recent times it is renamed, Mount Abu. Another story is that once the great saga Vasishtha performed a Yajna to save earth from evil people. From the blessing of God, a person arose from the divine Homa Kund his name is Aganivanshi Rajput.
The main activities at the place are Trekking and Jeep safari. If you plan for jeep safari the cost for the safari is 300 rupees per person where you need to pay 50 rupees for entry inside the park. The cost of safari varies based on the season. The favorable season to visit this Sanctuary is winter months. Are you a wildlife lover? then you should visit this place in the morning where you can have a sight of some leopard, wild boars, some sloth bears, and sambar.
Arbuda Devi temple is a popular temple located near Mount Abu dedicated to Goddess Parvathi Devi. During the Navaratri thousands of devotees visit this sacred place. This temple as 365 steps to climb to reach the temple. Some devotees believe each step represents a day in a year.
This famous temple date back to the 11th and 13th centuries. The amazing stone carving and the Rajasthan style architecture allures the tourist. This wonderful sight makes visitors awestruck. Yearly Jain devotees pay a visit to this Temple.
This lake is the best place to visit where you can relax by enjoying the scenic beauty of Mount Abu and its wildlife during the boat ride. Rajasthan as many man-made water bodies this is one among them. This Lake is located in the midst of Mount Abu.
Guru Shikhar is a beautiful peak which considers as highest peak among the Aravalli range located 15km from Mount Abu. This is the place where the Guru Dattatreya lived. Trekking to this peak gives an awesome view and the bell on the peak is another attraction. People who do trekking ring the bell to claim their achievement.
Visit this amazing place, Mount Abu, during vacation and the famous tourist spot Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary.