Mount Abu

Mount Abu is a popular hill station in the Aravalli Range in Rajasthan.

The mountain forms a distinct rocky plateau which is  22 km long and 9 km wide.

Guru Shikhar is on the highest peak at over 1,700 meters or around 5,600 feet.

The nearest train station is Abu Road railway station: 28 km away. (according to some sources)

History

Mount Abu was known as Arbudaanchal in ancient times.

Mount Abu (The conquest) in 1311 CE by Rao Lumba of Deora-Chauhan dynasty brought to an end the reign of the Parmars and marked the decline of Mount Abu.

After the destruction of Chandravati in 1405 ( where he shifted the capital city)

Rao Shasmal made Sirohi his headquarters.

Later it was leased by the British government from the then Maharaja of Sirohi for use as the headquarters.

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Mount Abu is known as the only hill station in Rajasthan.

There has a good amount of tourism.

Wildlife sanctuary here was established in 1960 t covers around 290 sq. km

Adhar Devi Temple (also known as Arbuda Devi Temple) has been carved out of rock.

 

Shri Raghunathji Temple built at the top of the Guru Shikhar peak.

The oldest of these is the Vimal Vasahi temple, built in 1021 CE by Vimal Shah.

They include the Achaleswar Mahadev Temple (1412) and the Kantinath Temple (1513).

Brahma Kumaris’s headquarters is also in Abu (which are represented by its own account in 110 countries). Every year about 2.5 million visitors are supposed to visit.

There are hundreds of hotels available at every range according to your budget.

Climate

Summer:

From mid-April to mid-June, when the average maximum temperature remains around 36 °C.

Monsoon:

Temperature falls as usual this time .

Normal summer clothing works. It is wise to carry an umbrella with you.

 

Winters:

16 °C to 22 °C Nights are chilly, and the average night temperature goes around 4 to 12 °C  but in daytime pullovers are sufficient.

 

 

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