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Mount Abu - the only hill station in Rajasthan, is more than just a summer retreat. Its stunning array of exquisite Dilwara Jain Temples, dating back 11th- 13th centuries, make it a popular pilgrimage centre.

A pleasant retreat set amidst the lush forested hills, Mt. Abu is a green oasis in the barren desertscape thats Rajasthan. Situated at the southern tip of the Aravali range the hill retreat owes its cool climate to its rich flora covering the entire hillside that includes coniferous trees and flowering shrubs. The road leading to Mount Abu is a curved one characterised by an arid region dotted with huge rocks in weird shapes and high velocity winds.

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Mt Abu is foremost, a place of pilgrimage. But for most visitors today, it is a hill station with all the delightful spots necessary to make their trip interesting. The Nakki lake is picturesquely set amid hills and is believed to have been carved out by the gods with their nails. Be prepared to go for long walks and treks as you visit the spectacular Sunset Point, Toad's Rock, and the beautifully sculpted hill temple of Gaumukh and Arbuda.

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