Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Mount Abu

One of the most popular tourist destinations in India is picturesque place of Mount Abu. Situated in Northern state of Rajasthan, it has the distinction of being the sole hill station in the state. Rajasthan is basically a desert state and yet Mount Abu once served as the summer residence of the Rajputs and, later on as favorite place of the British. A tourist has various tempting spots to look forward to in this beautiful place. One will find several colonial mansions, bungalows and holiday lodges. Situated on the highest peak of Aravalli Range in Rajasthan, Mt Abu is extremely rich in terms of natural beauty. It is endowed with waterfalls, lakes, rivers, and lush forests. No wonder, it is also called as ‘Oasis of the Desert’. One major reason of its popularity is apart from its natural beauty, Mount Abu also has holy shrines.

A tourist really needs to take some time off while touring Mt Abu. The reason being ample numbers of tourist attractions. One of the must visit is Gaumukh temple. Apart from that, Dilwara Jain temples, Nakki Lake, sunset point, wildlife sanctuary etc are other major attractions. Dilwara temples were made during 11th to 13th century. These temples are architectural delights. Nakki Lake is very popular among tourists because of calm and soothing feel. Wonderfully located, Nakki Lake is a sheer beauty for those seeking break from hustle and bustle of life. If you are seriously seeking respite from scorching heat of this summer, Mount Abu could be best option for you.