Abu, sprawling along a 1200 m high plateau in the south of the
state, close to the Gujarat border.
Rajasthan's only hill station and a major pilgrim centre, Mount
Abu is located in the south-western corner of Rajasthan. Although
a part of the Aravalli range, it is detached completely from it
by a narrow valley and the highest point, Guru Shikhar, is situated
at its northern end. Interestingly, this is the highest point
between the Nilgiris in the south and the Himalayan range up north.
Mount Abu, owing to its good rainfall, has the richest vegetation
in Rajasthan - a wide variety of trees and shrubs can be viewed
as one drives upto Mount Abu.
than the weather, vegetation and mythological importance, it is
the Jain temples that draw lakhs of visitors to Mount Abu. The
Dilwara temples are the best Jain temples in the country. No description
can do justice to their beauty. They are to be seen to be believed.
Gaumukh Temple, Achalgarh Fort, Toad's Rock, Sunset Point, Trevor's
Tank are some of the interesting areas to be visited. For those
who like walking, Mount Abu has many delightful walks. Nakki Lake,
said to have been carved out by the gods with their nails, is
a favourite spot for boating. Mount Abu is best visited during
March-June and September-November.