The only hill station in Rajasthan, Mount Abu is built around a
lake and is surrounded by forested hills. According to a
legend, the place derives its name from Arbuda, a serpent
who descended to the spot to rescue Shiva┐s bull, Nandi.
Besides having all the features of a pleasant hill resort,
Mount Abu is also well known for the famous Dilwara temples
and many more archaeological remains. The scenic landscapes include
gigantic blocks of rocks in weird shapes, an array of
coniferous trees, flowering shrubs, lovely lakes and the
cool climate much in contrast to the arid environs of the
Attractions of Mount Abu
The Summer Festival is held every year. The steep rocks,
tranquil lakes, picturesque locations and the pleasant
climate of Mount Abu make it an ideal location for the
Dilwara Jain temples is one of the finest in
Rajasthan, worth braving the queues and ferocious guards.
Gaumukh Temple, dedicated to Rama, is centred on a
spring gushing from the mouth of a marble cow.