Mount Abu is an appreciated tourist destination because it is the only hill station in the desert state of Rajasthan. It is called the "Oasis of the Desert" because its beauty comes from the lakes, the rivers, the waterfalls and the forests in the area. It is even more charming because it used to be a summer retreat for the Rajputs in the beginning and for British, later on. Today tourists can admire beautiful buildings and residences from the colonial era. Mount Abu also has a variety of tourist places that can be visited and that tell a lot about the history of the region.
Mount Abu is also a popular honeymoon destination first of all because it is the sole hill station in the state and also because it has a friendly climate. Newlyweds love the fact that they have a lot of places to visit and, besides the tour of the city, they can also take a trip to the surroundings where other tourist places wait to be discovered.
A holiday in Mount Abu should definitely include a visit at Dilwara Temple. It is a Jain pilgrimage centre and it is one of the most spectacular temples in India because of its architecture. It was built between the 11th and the 13th century and the marble stones were brought on the back of elephants. The stone carvings and the marble carvings are details that make this temple so impressive.
Another important tourist place is Nakki Lake located at a few steps from the centre of Mount Abu. It is unique because there is no artificial lake in India at such an altitude. It is surrounded by mountains and rock formations and the fact that behind its creation is an interesting legend makes it even more attractive for visitors.
Nature lovers shouldn't miss the Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary. The natural beauty and the variety of plants and animals make it unforgettable. It was declared a sanctuary in 1960 and ever since it was home for a lot of endangered species of animals and for a large number of plants.
Being a hill station, Mount Abu also has tourist places that are perfect for admiring the view, like Sunset Point or ideal for picnics, like Shaitan Singh Park, Terrace Garden or Gandhi Park. The city also has a museum and Art Gallery containing fine art collections for those interested in admiring them.
Mount Abu is easily accessible by road, by train or by air and it offers accommodation that fits every budget.
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