(Last Updated on : 28/10/2013)
The green oasis Mount Abu, Rajasthan
has earned a seat of significance amongst other hill stations that have flourished in the entire nation. Mount Abu, Rajasthan is the sole hill station of the state, which is placed in the core of a piece of land, which is elevated to a height of 1220 meters. Legends are popular about the origination of Mount Abu , Rajasthan. The name has its derivation from Arbuda . Arbuda is a powerful snake who once had saved Nandi from a 'chasm'. Nandi is the holy bull of Lord Shiva
. Also Mount Abu , Rajasthan is a home of holy person and sages. Another legend says that most popular Vaishistha Muni had created 4 'agnikula Rajput clans' from a fire-pit by performing a 'yagna' or fire sacrifice. In this way he rescued the Mother earth from the clutches of the evils. Yagna was conducted besides natural spring, which is located just below Mount Abu, Rajsthan.
Strategically Mount Abu, Rajasthan lie on the boundary between states like Rajasthan and Gujarat. To all the people who are pest up with sultry humid climatic condition of the region, Mount Abu with all its pleasantries is an ideal refuge. It stands as an oasis in the midst of aridity. One finds bounty of lakes rivers, waterfalls and lush green forests. Mount Abu , Rajasthan
covers a total area of 25 sq. kms. It rises to a height of approximately 1219 meters above the mean sea level. So far as climate of Mount Abu , Rajasthan is apprehended it is quite hot through out the year . During season the mean maximum temperature increases to even 33.8 C. Its mean minimum temperature is 23.3 C. Winters are comfortable and pleasant with mean maximum temperature of 28.3 C. Mean minimum temperature is 11.6 C . Mount Abu, Rajasthan witness rainfall of 65 to 177 cms. Light tropical clothes are worn during summers. Light woolens are the attires of people during winter months. Best time to visit Mount Abu is February- June and also September, December.
Onece a part of the Chauhan kingdom Mount Abu served as a summer resort for the Rajput kings. Later it was leased by the British governemnt from the then Maharaja of Sirohi for use as head quarter of the resident to Rajputana (rajasthan). During the British rule, Mount Abu served as a sanatorium for the troops, who came here to escape the dusty and dry palins, particularly hot Rajasthan.
Mount Abu , Rajasthan has caught the attention of tourists from the country and also from foreign locales as well. The reason is that it is the only hill station of Rajasthan with scenic beauty and exotic tourists locales. Thus to accommodate the increasing demands of tourists numerous hotels and lodges have flourished. They are wide ranging.
Mount Abu, Rajasthan is an ideal tourist destination with beautiful temples, lakes and sanctuary. Myriads of tourists visit the place with lots of enthusiasm and vivacity. Mount Abu , Rajasthan is a beautiful hill station as well as hub of pilgrimage. Good transport system establishes its connectivity with other cities of Indian continent.
Airport at Udaipur lies in the vicinity. It lies at a distance of 185 km away from Mount Abu, Rajasthan. From Udaipur city one also can avail direct flights to places like Delhi, Mumbai and Jaipur. Local transports like taxis and buses also are easily accessible from Udaipur for reaching Mount Abu, Rajasthan.
Mount Abu Road railway station is the closest railway, which stretches to a distance of near about twenty-eight kms away. It is on the principal 'Indian Railways line between Delhi and Ahmedabad'.
One can also take trains to reach various places in India like Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Jodhpur and Jaipur .
Roadways also connect Mount Abu , Rajasthan with cities of Rajasthan state and also that of the entire nation. Delhi, Ajmer, Bundi and Udaipur are some of the places that are well connected with Mount Abu, Rajasthan. From Mount Abu both state and private buses and cabs ply to several Rajasthani towns and also in the near by region.
Places of Interests in Mount Abu