1. Dilwara Jain Temple
Dilwara Jain temples are located at a distance of just 2.5 kilometers from Mount Abu. These wonderful piece of architecture were built between the 11th and the 13th century. It's brilliant use of marble in the architecture of these temple that make them a wonderful and must visit monument. Watch out for the ornamental carvings and the flawless stone laying technique, these feature make the temples one of the most peculiar pilgrimage spots in the world and certainly one of the most popular places to visit in Mount Abu.
The temple complex has 5 temples that depict the Jain culture in India namely Vimal Vasahi, Luna Vasahi, Pithalhar, Parshvanath and Mahavir Swami. The lotus like engravings on the ceilings and the different scenes from the Jain and Hindu mythology represented through carved marble sculptures are sure to leave you awestruck.
2. Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Abu is a beautiful hill station endowed with a variety of flora and fauna in the land of deserts. The mystifying and beautiful city is a sacred pilgrimage spot beside being a summer gateway. Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary, rich in Flora and Fauna, is a must visit spot. This wildlife sanctuary covers about 290 sq. km in the hilly terrain of Mt Abu. It is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna and is a paradise for animal and bird watchers.
Presence of (last recorded in 1872) and Tiger (last reported in 1970) is a history now, but leopards are still abundant here. Other animals found here are sloth bear, sambhar, jungle cat, small Indian civet, wolf, hyena, jackal, Indian fox, common langur, wild boar, pangolin, common mongoose, Indian hare, porcupine, and hedgehog. There are among 250 species of birds which are found here including the rare grey jungle fowl.
3. Nakki Lake
One of the most popular attractions in Mount Abu, Nakki Lake is an ancient and sacred lake. According to Hindu mythology, the lake was dug out by the Gods by simply using their nails to gain shelter from the Demon Banshkhali, however many such mythological stories exist leading to the creation of this lake. Nevertheless, the place is a great spot for a picnic with friends and family alike. The lake is also famous as Mahatma Gandhi's ashes were immersed here leading to the construction of Gandhi Ghat, which is also a popular monument located here. There are plenty of hotels, restaurants, and eateries located near the lake which offer some great local food at really cheap prices. The fountains in the lake add to its natural beauty.
4. Guru Shikhar
Guru Shikhar is known as the highest peak of the Aravali Range and lies at a distance of 15 km from Shimla Escorts Mount Abu. It is situated at the height of 1722 m above the sea level. One is likely to get a phenomenal view of nature from here. Guru Shikhar is home to many temples such as the temple of Guru Dattatreya. The travelers are also likely to get a beautiful bird view of the Aravalli range from the peak of Guru Shikhar. The peak is dedicated to Guru Dattatreya, and thereby the name Guru Shikhar was derived.
As soon as one climbs the first 35 steps, they are likely to find stalls of hot tea and food being served. The food served is tasty and tastes all the more delicious after the tedious hill climbing that one undergoes. One can buy packed packets of chips or water bottles from the shops present here. One can also find beautiful local art here at affordable prices. Once the tourists reach the peak, they try to ring the bell with the words 1411 AD inscribed on it. The sound of the bell is very loud and can be heard over a long distance.
Mount Abu is the famous pilgrimage spot and only hill station in desert plains of Rajasthan. One who want to taste the different flavors of Rajasthan, can pay a visit. Dilwara Jain Temple is on of the most popular escorts in Mount Abu .