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Mount Abu, situated in the south western zone of the highest peak of Aravalli range, is the sole hill station in the desert land of Rajasthan. It is also one of the major holy sites of India and lies close to the state of Gujarat. Mount Abu is located at an altitude of 1219 meters and served as summer resort during the rule of Rajputs. It was an integral part of the Chauhan dynasty. Later on, the British government took Mount Abu on lease from the Maharaja of Sirohi for establishing their headquarters for Rajputana (Rajasthan). The place has a soothing and pleasant weather throughout the year. It takes a journey of nearly 475 Kms from Jaipur to reach Mount Abu.
Mount Abu is visited by tourists from all walks of life and hence accommodation options here range from budget hotels to the classy and luxurious five star hotel chains. One of the most treasured possessions of Mount Abu is its Dilwara Jain temples. These have been built using marble between 11th and 13th century A.D., an era when network of roads or any reliable mode of transportation was not even established. The marble blocks were carried with the help of elephants. Gurushikhar is the highest peak of Aravalli range. Located at a distance of merely 15 Km from Mount Abu it is truly worth visiting. Gaumukh temple and Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary, Nakki Lake, Maharaja Jaipur Palace and Sri Raghunathji Temple are other places to visit.