Hotel Silver Oak, Mount Abu

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The only hill station in Rajasthan, is located at an elevation of 1,219m (4,003). It's a popular hill station in the Aravali Ranges, Mount Abu is locked in western part of Rajasthan. The highest peak on the mountain is GURU SHIKHAR at 1,722m (5650ft) above sea level. The ancient name of Mount Abu is Arbudaanchal. In the Puranas the region has been referred to as Arbudaranya ("forest of Arbhuda") and 'Abu' is a diminutive of this ancient name. It is believed that sage Vashistha retired to the southern spur at Mount Abu following his differences with sage Vishvamitra. There is another mythology according to which a serpent named "Arbuda" saved the life of Nandi - Lord Shiva's bull. The incident happened on the mountain which is currently known as Mount Abu and so the mountain is named "Arbudaranya" after that incident which gradually became Abu.

Climate:

Summer: Summer season prevails from mid of April to mid of June when average Maximum temperature remains around 36 °C. Therefore it will be better if you bring light cotton clothes. These clothes are fit for the summers of Mount Abu.

Monsoon: Due to its relief and geographical conditions, it rains well in Mount Abu during the monsoons. During the rainy season even the temperature falls down. Normal summer clothing will do. It is wiser to carry an umbrella in order to avoid being caught at the wrong side of monsoon.

Winter: Winters are cool in Mount Abu, with mercury hovering around 16 °C to 22 °C. Nights are really chilly and average night temperature is around 4 to 12 °C. Nevertheless, there are instances when the temperature has dipped to as low as −2 to −3 °C. Heavy winter clothing is preferable. You can include long coats and outsiders in your luggage. In daytime, light pullovers are sufficient.

Major Tourist Attractions:

Delwara Temple: The Jain Delwara Temples of India are located about 3 kilometers from Abu. This temple was built by Vastupal Tejpal between the 11th and 13th centuries AD. This temple world famous for the stunning use of marble. The legendary marble temples of Dilwara is a sacred pilgrimage place of the Jains. Some consider them to be one of the most beautiful Jain pilgrimage sites in the world. The marble temple has an opulent entranceway, the simplicity in architecture reflecting Jain values like honesty and frugality. The temple is in the midst of a range of forested hills. This is a must visit place in Mount Abu.

Nakki Lake: Nakki Lake a mythological lake with a very interesting story behind its creation is the heart of Mount Abu. As the legend says that this lake was dug by Gods or Devtas using their nails or nakh that's why the name Nakki Lake - few sections of local tribes also consider Nakki Lake as a holy lake and worship it. Situated within walking distance from the main market and almost 80% of Hotel's and restaurants of Mount Abu, Nakki Lake possess the crown of being the heart of Mount Abu. The hub of evening activity and boating - Nakki Lake is the perfect place to spent your evening with your partner, friends and family.

Guru Shikhar: Guru Shikhar, a peak in the Arbuda Mountains of Rajasthan, is the highest point of the Aravalli Range which is one of the oldest mountain ranges it rises to an altitude of 5,676 feet (1722 meters). It is approx. 18 km from Mount Abu and a road from there leads almost to the top of the mountain. This peak is the home to the temple of Dattatreya, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu and the peak is called Guru Shikhar after him as Guru Dattatreya had dignified this place and his footprints are sanctified here in a rock in a cave.

Sunset Point: Sunset Point located towards the South West of Nakki Lake provides you a scenic view of the setting sun. Hundreds of people swarm this area in the evening amidst a carnival atmosphere. Food stalls, souvenir shops abounds the area. Pony rides are a favorite with toddlers. Sun Set can also be seen from the Guru Shikhar- the highest point at Mount Abu. From this place, thousands of feet down in the plains the charming sight of distant places, villages and beautiful green valley represents very attractive atmosphere.

Achal Garh Temples: Achalgarh is a fort situated around 11 kilometres from Mount Abu. The fort was originally built by the Paramara dynasty rulers and later reconstructed, renovated and named as Achalgarh by Maharana Kumbha in 1452 CE, one of the several forts built during his reign. AchalGarh is found at the top of a steep winding path, whereby the 15th century fortresses and the temples are enclosed within the fortified walls. These fortified walls provide scenic lookouts onto the countryside.

A 10 minute climb from AchalGarh brings you to the beautiful and historic Jain Temples. These temples are a must visit for more great views and the beautiful sculpture.

There are some features of historical and religious importance in and around the fort. Achaleshwar Mahadevatemple is just outside the fort; the toe of Lord Shiva is worshipped there and a brass Nandi is also located there. Near the temple there are three stone buffaloes standing around a pond. A 10 minute climb from AchalGarh brings you to the beautiful and historic Jain Temples. These temples are a must visit for more great views and the beautiful sculpture these were built in 1513.

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