Tourist Destinations of Rajasthan
Mount Abu - 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 11th- 13th
centuries, make it a popular pilgrimage centre.
To See in Mount Abu
< Gaumukh Temple - A natural
spring flowing through a sculpted cow’s head gives the shrine its name.
The famous ‘yagna’ of sage Vashishtha was performed here. A
beautifully sculpted hill temple of Arbuada-the mighty serpent stands
against the beautiful backdrop
< Dilwara Jain Temple -
These beautifully carved temples built between 11th and 13th century A.D.
are sheer elegance in marble, dedicated to the jain Tirthankaras. The
Vimal Vasahi temple is the oldest of these dedicated to the first
Tirthankara. Built in 1031 A.D.(by Vimal Shah-a merchant and
representative of then Gujarat ruler), it is a superb example of temple
< Adhar Devi Temple - The
temple is chiseled out of a huge rock reached by a flight of 360 stairs. A
favourite tourist spot
< Nakki Lake - Legend has
that this small lake, was scooped out by a god using only his nails(or nakh).
The lake is surroundedby hills,parks & strange rock formations.
< Museum &
Art Gallery - Located at the Raj Bhawan, it was a
collection of archaeological excavations dating back to 8th-12th century
< Viewpoints -
There are many view pionts around the town. Most famous among them is the
Sunset piont which provides a spectacular sight of the setting sun when
the hills are covered in the golden glow can be viewed from here.
< Shri Raghunathji Temple -
Situated near the ‘Nakki’ lake is the temple dedicated to Shri
Raghunathji with a beautiful image of the deity that was placed here in
14th century A.D.
< Garden & Park -
Beautifully laid parks and gardens are interspersed throughout the hilly
< Trevor's Tank - Named
after the British engineer who constructed it, Trevor’s Tank is a
delight for birdwatchers
< Achalgarh - An impressive
fort with some beautiful jain temples enclosed within. Among the
noteworthy temples are Achaleswar Mahadev Temple (1412 A.D.) and Kantinath
Jain Temple (1513A.D.)
< Guru Shikhar - The highest
peak on the mount (1722 mts. Above the sea level) allows a bird’s eye
view of the sylvan surroundings of Mt.
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