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Mount-Abu

State : Rajasthan Altitude : 1219 metres STD Code : 02974
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Achalgarh - Located at a distance of 8 kms from Mount Abu, Achalgarh is known for its fort of the same name. The 15th century fort was commissioned by Rana Kumbha, whose name is associated with many fortresses built around this period in Southern Rajasthan. A steep path and then huge, high walls enclose the fort and several temples. The fortification walls have several scenic lookout points, which is sure to delight visitors.

A climb of 10 minutes from Achalgarh brings one to the beautiful Jain Temples. Another famous temple in the vicinity is the Achleshwar Temple, which is famous for its Nandi Bull, the sacred cow of Lord Shiva. The Nandi Bull is made of 5 different metals and weighs a whopping 4 tonnes. The Shiva Linga that is normally represented by a phallus is seen as a deep hole. It is said that Lord Shiva had placed his foot at that spot. The picturesque Mandakini Lake is also in this area. The lake is surrounded by rocky hills with images of a Rajput King and buffaloes. It is said that once the lake was covered with ghee and demons disguised as buffaloes decided to use the lake as their watering hole. The demons disguise gave way and Raja Adi Pal shot them.

Ambaji - Popular pilgrimage for devotees, the place is known for its Ambaji Mata Temple. Ambaji is at a distance of 45 kms from Mount Abu in the state of Gujarat.

 

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