Thursday, 21 July 2011

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The Only Green Oasis of Rajasthan
A green oasis on the desert of royals abode, Rajasthan has obviously the only hill-station in Indian north-west called Mount Abu. This place is situated at the height of 1,219 meters from sea level. Earlier, Mount Abu was a pious habitation for sages and saints, and according to a legend 330 million Hindu Gods & Goddesses used to visit this sacred mountain.
The same land where the Legendry Hindu sage Vashishtha lived and had once created four Agnikula (clans of fire) to save this Earth from demons. Nearby there's a natural spring spurs out from the cow's head which is actually a rock called Gaumukh. Once it used to be a part of Chauhan Kingdom and worked as a summer resort for the Rajputana (another name of Rajasthan). There are many a places used to be visited by millions of tourist throughout the year.
Dilwara Jain Temples : Mount Abu is a home to a number of world renowned Jain Temples (from 11th to 13th centuries, built of white marbles). The finest example of excellent architecture of marble carved out paintings that are truly phenomenal; devoted to Jain Tirthankars these temples are a major pilgrimage for Jain Community.
Nakki Lake : The biggest tourist hub in Mt. Abu is  the  Nakki Lake, commonly called the Love Lake. Certainly the best & biggest place for a romantic evening for lovers. The lake also have a religious significance, and the local people worship it. Surrounded by trees & gardens. Most of the hotels are also located on the banks of this Lake. This is India’s only artificial created lake.
Wildlife Sanctuary : Situated in 290 sq km of the Aravali’s, the oldest mountain range of India, lay a Wildlife Sanctuary that was established in 1960 and named on Mount Abu itself. As a popular destination for eco-tourism in Rajasthan.
In this sanctuary there are 449 genres and 820 species of plants along with 120 plant categories. Full of floral beauty there are variety of roses and bamboos. More than 250 species of bird can be spoted here, including the popular Grey Jungle Fowl. The Mount Abu Wildlife sanctuary is also residence for animals like Wild Boar, Leopard, Chinkara, Sloth Bear, Sambar, and Langur amongst others. Its also a house to many rare and endangered species.
Mt Abu also the famous Traver's Crocodile Park famous for Crocodile breeding.
Achalgarh Fort : Built in the 14th Century by esteemed designer of Mewar Rana Kumbha, the Achagarh Fort is a magnificent piece of Medieval Indian Monuments. Jain temples like Achaleshwar Mahadev Temple and the Kantinath Temple can also be found in the fort.


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