Mount Abu is one of the few cities located in the state of Rajasthan, India. It can be found near the Sirohi District, which is nearly 1.2 kilometers above sea level. It is one of the most popular cities in the area due to its cooler climate, as compared to the desert that is Rajasthan. From the temples to the markets, Mount Abu is definitely a great place to stay.
Hostels are not very common in Mount Abu, but the few you do find are bound to be affordable. Hostel owners are friendly and welcoming, especially if you are a tourist. Be sure to taste the local cuisine in and around the hostels to have the best experience in the city. While at your hostel in Mount Abu, you should also visit the local market to interact with the locals and walk away with some souvenirs or mementos.
While staying in Mount Abu, take a trip down to the Dilwara Jain Temples. These are ancient religious sites first built sometime during the 12th Century. They feature marble architecture with stone carvings and statues. There are five temples in total, all of which are dedicated to historic figures in the Hindu religion.
After your trip to the temples, you should certainly go visit the sacred Nakki Lake. According to the local myths, the lake was dug by the hands of the gods. It is a great place to go picnicking or boating. Another famous feature of this lake is the Gandhi Ghat, a monument dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi, whose ashes were scattered into the lake.
If you want more ancient ruins, you should visit the Achalgarh Fort, the final remnant of a fortress built in the 1400s. The fortress has lived up to its name, which means immovable. You can check out the footprint of Lord Shiva in one of the temples on the ground, and look at the view from the top of the fort.
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