Mount Abu, once known as Arbudaanchal is situated at a height of 4,003 ft in Rajasthan. It is referred to as 'an oasis in the desert' owing to its charming water bodies, waterfalls and lush woods. It is a much frequented travel hub by people who are keen on trekking to peak Guru Shikhar and tourists visiting the Dilwara temples that stand testament to Jain history.
he White Marble Dilwara Temples
At the epicenter of Jain religion in Mount Abu stand the Dilwara Temples crafted from pure white marble. The white marble carving of the Kalpavruksha leaf at Dilwada is an example of the stellar handiwork of craftsmen. The original temple Vimal Vasahi was completed in 1021 AD by Vimal Shah and made in honor of the initial Jain Tirthankaras. The intricately carved figurines at the Achaleswar Mahadev Temple of 1412 and Kantinath shrine of 1513 draw in a spate of travelers. The entire complex was later completed in the 13th century AD still remains an enchanting sight to behold.
Tourism in Mount Abu
The 14th century landmark of Achalgarh fort is unquestionably worth a visit, as is Nakki Lake close to the fort. It is a serene water body that is complemented by the presence of a turtle shaped rock in the area.
Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary based in the area is home to abundance of wildlife spread over an area of 290 square km. The park extends over mountains, jungles and a lake making it a very interesting safari to undertake.