Mount Abu

This is only the hill station of Rajasthan. It is an amalgam of both a historic place and also a scenic place. It is pored with forts, lakes, museums and temples, which make it better then beautiful. Mount Abu has a variety of Rajasthani and Gujarati articles like metal and wooden handicrafts, textile, jewelry, marbles, Rajasthani paintings, leather products, stone crafts, etc. it is a relaxation place of the Rulers and it rewind along with the royalties and semi royalties.

The place is decorated with an interesting contrast of British style bungalows, the holiday lodges of the royals (Thikhana) along with the presence of the various communities of the tribals located amidst the thick lush of the forest on the hills surrounding the region.

The history of Mount Abu is as diverse as the city itself. It was once a part of the Chauhan kingdom of Rajasthan and served as a summer resort for the Rajput kings of the region. After that, it was leased by the British government from the Maharaja of Sirohi for use as the head quarter of the resident to Rajputana (another name for Rajasthan).

During the British rule in India, it was the favorite summer destination of the British, who came here to escape the dusty, dry heat of the plains particularly Rajasthan. It also served as a sanatorium for the troops. The small huts and cottages here tell stories of those times even today.

This place is held in reverence by Jains as well since Jain scriptures record that Lord Mahavira, the 24th Jain Tirthankar (spiritual leader), also visited Mount Abu and blessed the city.



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