Is your life a bit stressed at moment? Or are you longing for a long leave far from the hassles and maddening crowd of the cities? If the answers are yes, you deserve a visit to the Dilwara Near Mount Abu
About Mound Abu :
Mount Abu is a popular hill station in the Aravalli Range in the state of Rajasthan in western India, near the border with Gujarat. The mountain forms a rocky plateau is different from 22 km long by 9 km wide. It is known as “an oasis in the desert” as their heights are home to rivers, lakes, waterfalls and evergreen forests. The nearest railway station is Mount Abu Road: a 28 km away.
Mount Abu is like a breath of fresh air in the parched desert of Rajasthan. The only hill station in Rajasthan is located 1,722 meters above sea level and is located in the middle of lush green hills in the highest point of the Aravallis.
A striking feature of Mount Abu is the luxurious houses, which are a mixture of British-style bungalows and holiday homes on the royalty, that share space with rustic dwellings of various tribal communities that reside in forests. It has a great scenic beauty; this picturesque hill station is home to lakes, waterfalls and green forests.
You can also enjoy flowers and trees that are native to this region. Mount Abu is also home to a sanctuary where you can see animals like langur, sambar, wild boar, and leopards. Mount Abu is the home to many religious monuments; the most famous is the Dilwara temple, Brahmakumari Ashram, Guru Shikhar and shrines of Jainism. This mountain is not only a peaceful getaway and full of beauty, but also an ideal place for a sacred pilgrimage. Here is listed some famous pilgrimage attraction in Near Mount Abu.
Temples in Mount Abu:
The Dilwara Temples are the star attractions of the place; located just at 3 km from the place.Dilwara temples are five in number, made from marble and are one of the most important pilgrimage centers of the world.
Dilwara Temples are known for the amazing architectural beauty. Every stone of the temple is finely carved to depict the artistic style and passion of ancient India. The outer pillars and walls are ornamented with sculptures while the inner ceilings and pillars melt away your heart with finesse. The complete is safeguarded by a white wall which sparkles in the sunlight. The five temples of the Dilwara group are as follows:
Shree Mahavir Swami Temple
This temple is dedicated to Lord Mahavira in the middle of the 15th century. Lord Mahavira is the most important Tirthankara of Jain religion.
Shree Adinath temple
Constructed in the 10th century, this is one of the oldest shrines of the group.
Shree Parshavnath Temple
Built in the 14th century, this shrine is the tallest of all the others.
Shree Rishabh Deoji Temple
This temple had been built by Bhima Shah of Gujarat and is also known as the Pittal Mandir. The idols are made of brass and are exquisite.
Shree Nemi Nath Ji Temple
Built in the 12th century, this temple is dedicated to the 22nd Tirthankara of the cult, Nemi Nath Ji.
The natural ambiance encircling the Dilwara Temples is another rejuvenating factor. It is located amidst lush greenery and as you explore the temples, the cool breeze keeps you refreshed.
Another amazing fact about these temples is that these are still steady and full of life. Built in the early 11th and 13th century by Chalukyas, Dilwara Temples is one of the most well-preserved structures of the country.
How to Reach?
You can reach Dilwara Temples via the Udaipur airport, which is 187 km from Mount Abu. From here you can either hire cabs or board bus to reach the temples. The nearest railway station to the temples is just at 29 km from the shrines.
Hence make your trip special with luxury Deccan Odyssey train, the itinerary start from Mumbai called India Sojourn. Best time to visit Mound or Dilwara Group of Temples in the monsoon to winter, but summer temperature is so high it around 23°C – 33°C.