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Hill Station Mount Abu, Rajasthan

29. October 2012 by Admin 0 Comments

 

Hill Station Mount Abu


Hill Station Mount Abu,RAJASThan,INDIA,About Mount About,Historical Place in Mount Abu

 

A pleasant retreat set amidst the lush forested hills at a height of 1220m above sea level is the oasis in the deserted land of Rajasthan and posses the honor of being the only hill-station in Rajasthan as well as north-west India, The world famous tourist destination is known for its Delwara Jain temples and natural beauty world over, situated amidst lush green forested hills on the highest peak in the Aravali range is also the summer capital for the Indian state of Rajasthan, home to lakes, waterfalls and green forests, the hill retreat, has a very cool and soothing climate thanks to its rich flora covering the entire hillside that includes coniferous trees and flowering shrubs. Mount Abu with its word-class tourist services with hotels rang from budget class to three star and heritage provides a great holiday escape and honeymoon attraction. Every year more then three million national and international tourist visit mount abu enjoying its attractive beauty, rich flora & fauna as well as the marble art of delwara jain temples. 

 

 

 

 

 

Mount Abu is declared closed area since 1965. Although, complete area of 328 sq. km. of Abu Hills is declared protected but officially 112.98 sq. km. is under unnotified sanctuary area (Anon., 2003). In shape, Mt. Abu Wildlife refuge is extended and narrow but the top spreads out into a picturesque plateau, which is about 19 km in length and 5-8 km in breadth. Just the once home to the meditate rishi and muni, the legend has it that Mount Abu is home to 33 crore Gods and Goddess. According to the legend name Abu means son of Himalayas (or Ar-Booda, "the hill of wisdom"), deriving its name from Arbuada - the powerful serpent, which rescued Nandi the sacred bull of Lord Shiva. Mount Abu has been house, to many rishi and muni , including the famous Rishi Vashishtha, who is believed to have created four Agnikul Rajput clans, from a fire- pit, by performing a yagna or fire sacrifice, to protect the earth from the demons.

In historical times, Mount Abu was lease by the The East-India Company (British empire) from the Maharajah of Sirohi, Mount Abu was used as the headquarters for the resident of Rajputana until 1947, and as a sanatorium for troops.

Mount Abu is almost certainly one of the few place in the state endowed with lush foliage and a variety of flora and fauna. Besides being a summer, Mount Abu is a sacred pilgrimage spot. The mystifying ,beautiful mount abu is known by many names such as "Hill Of Wisdom", "Saint's Pinnacle" and "Olympus Of Rajasthan".


Hill Station Mount Abu,RAJASThan,INDIA,About Mount About,Historical Place in Mount Abu

Hill Station Mount Abu,RAJASThan,INDIA,About Mount About,Historical Place in Mount Abu

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