About Mount Abu
Mount Abu is the only hill station in Rajasthan situated amidst greenery. Dilwara temples are one of the most stunning creations.
It’s an astonishing piece of architecture. If you are an architecture lover, you should explore these places. The temples were constructed two centuries ago, that is 1000 years back.
Mount Abu is the only hill station in the state of Rajasthan. It is unearthed on the rocky plateau and everybody residing in the city usually experiences a colder climate.
The city is glorious for its beautiful tourist attractions and is worth sightseeing. Located on the Aravali plateau and surrounded by lush greenery and breathtaking scenery, it grabs the full-attention of its visitors.
Being the home to wonderful art pieces and numerous artistic features, it is believed that there were incredible handcrafting artists residing in the city. The ground of various amazing landmarks, it is a sightseeing view for its tourists.
The city is flooded with pristine lakes, intricate architecture, Haveli, and ancient forts. Dilwara Jain temple contains some exquisite flawless architectural designs. You can observe the reflection of the starry sky in Nakki Lake. It will soothe your souls along with your eyes.
You will find various amazing places like Mount Abu wildlife sanctuary, Peace Park, Abu road, sunset point, Guru Shikhar Park. You can have an adrenaline rush if you want to visit the place. Mount Abu has a complete adventurous plethora.
Flocks of tourists visit here just to admire the beauty of Mount Abu and experience adventurous activities.
About the climate of Mount Abu
The average temperature recorded is 20 degrees Celsius and Mount Abu experiences some hot days after being a hill station however mount Abu is a colder place as compared to other places in Rajasthan. It is comparatively cold, so you need to have information before visiting Mount Abu.
Historical rulers of Mount Abu
As per history, Mount Abu is not ruled by any outside ruler because of greenery. It had some difficult terrains with dense forests due to which outside rulers couldn’t conquer.
Local people predict different things and rulers of Mount Abu. Nagas and bhillas are known to be the earliest clans of the place. Dhumraja was the first-ever ruler of this place, and it is believed that he was a Parmar. Solankis ruled the place, and they were believed to be the master architects.
They were amazing warriors and conquered the entire Rajasthan. Mount Abu and a large part of Gujarat were conquered by Gurjars. The land was also known to be the ‘Gurjarabhumi’. They ruled for a long time and major centuries before the Mughal rule
Mount Abu under the Mughal reign
Mount Abu along with most parts of Rajasthan was under the Mughal Empire. Mount Abu lost its hilly part under his rule. After the Mughal rule, Mount Abu came under the reign of the British after Mughal rule.
Rajasthan has been ruled by the Rajputana system and later on by Mughal and British rule. Under British rule, the place developed many convent schools, paramilitary cantonments, and much more.
After the British rule, Mount Abu became a good tourist destination and welcomed tourists not only from India but also all over the globe.
Places to visit at the Mount Abu
- Dilwara Jain temple
Dilwara Jain temple is known to be one of the finest jain temples in Rajasthan and is known to attract tourists for its intricate architectural designs and beautiful sculptures.
Opening time: 12:00pm.
Closing time: 6:00pm.
It is open every day.
The ornamental carvings of marble stone and its beauty is unmatched. It plays an important role in architectural designs.
Carved ceilings and pillars are some of the best creations of the temple. At the time of construction of temples, there was no transportation taking place, huge stones were placed on the back of elephants and transported. Temple consists of five elements and sections, Tirthankaras.
Shri Mahavir Swami Temple
This temple was constructed in 1582 and is devoted to Lord Mahaveer the 24 Tirthankara of Jains. The temple has pictures on its upper porch and was designed by craftsmen in 1764.