Where is Mount Abu?

Mount Abu is such a picturesque tourist spot, which is ideally located amid beautiful surroundings. Tourists come from all over India and abroad to see the most green and quiet part of Rajasthan. Although the State is more known for his dry features, but Mount Abu tour will take you by awe, with its green surround. Being a hill retreat, Mount Abu enjoys cool and pleasant climate and makes the tourists visiting to enjoy the cool breeze accompanied by spectacular views, to make the holiday turned into a dream.

A pleasant retreat set in the middle of the lush forested hills, Mt. Abu is a green oasis in the barren desert landscape that's Rajasthan. Located 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. Road to Mount Abu is a curved one characterized by arid region dotted with large rocks with strange shapes and high velocity winds. The only hill station in Rajasthan, Mount Abu is more than just a summer retreat. Its impressive array of exquisite Dilwara Jain temples, dating back 11th-13th century, making it a popular pilgrimage center. 'Abu' according to legend is the son of Himalayan, deriving its name from Arbuada, the powerful serpent who rescued Nandi, the sacred bull of Lord Shiva, from a chasm.

Mount Abu has been home to many sages and saints. Most famous of them was Sage Vashishtha who is believed to have created four agnikula Rajput clans from a fire-pit by performing a 'yagna' or fire sacrifice, to protect the earth from demons.

The Yagna was carried out over a natural spring situated below Abu, emerging from a rock shaped like a cow's head and thus the place was called Gaumukh.

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