About Mount Abu "An Oasis in the Desert"
Mount Abu town, the only hill station in Rajasthan, is located at an elevation of 1,220 m (4,003 ft). It has been a popular retreat from the heat of Rajasthan and neighbouring Gujarat for centuries. The mountain forms a distinct rocky plateau 22 km long by 9 km wide. The highest peak on the mountain is Guru Shikhar at 1,722 m (5,650 ft) above sea level. It is referred to as 'an oasis in the desert' as its heights are home to rivers, lakes, waterfalls and evergreen forests.The Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary was established in 1960 and covers 290 km² of the mountain.Nearest Railway station is Abu Road Railway station which is 27 km away.
Place of Interest
The mountain is also home to several Hindu temples:Adhar Devi Temple (also known as Arbuda Devi Temple), Shri Raghunathji Temple; Dattatreya Temple built atop the Guru Shikhar peak, Dilwara Temples, a complex of temples carved of white marble that was built between the 11th and 13th centuries AD, The Vimal Vasahi temple, built in 1021 AD by Vimal Shah, the Achaleswar Mahadev Temple (1412) and the Kantinath Temple (1513), The Durga temple, Ambika Mata Temple lies in a cleft of rock in Jagat, just outside Mount Abu town.
In Mount Abu, the faith community of Brahma Kumaris has its spiritual headquarters, which are represented by its own account in 85 countries. Every year about 2.5 million visitors are supposed to visit the sprawling campus of that spiritual movement.
The Achalgarh fort, built in the 14th century by Rana Kumbha of Mewar is nearby and at its center is the popular visitor attraction of theNakki Lake.
Out Station Tariff, Per Km
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