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Mount Abu Fast Facts
- State: Rajasthan
- District: Sirohi
- Famous for/as: Hill Station,Historical,Honeymoon,Lake
- Population: 30,000
- Area: 25 sq km
- Altitude: 1164 m
- Language: Rajasthani, Hindi
- Best Season: March-June and September-November.
- Weather: Summer 32 to 45°C, Winter 5 to 28°C
- Clothing: Tropical
- Local Transport:
- Pincode: 307501
- STDCode: 02974
Mount Abu Info
Tourist Reception Centre Opp. Bus Stand, Mt. Abu, Tel: 02974 235151.
A full day tour of Mount Abu, covering important places of interest, is operated by Rajasthan State Transport Corporation.
Timings: 9 am to 6.30 pm
Fare: Rs. 80.
Reservation: Tel: 02974 235434.
Mount Abu, India Overview
The only hill station in Rajasthan, Mount Abu is both a popular hill resort as well as a place of pilgrimage since the famous Dilwara Jain temples are located here. It is a pleasant green oasis of lush forested hills set in the barren desert scape of Rajasthan.
Mount Abu is situated at the southern tip of the Aravali range, the hill retreat owes its cool climate to its rich flora covering the entire hillside that includes coniferous trees and flowering shrubs. During the period of the Maharajas, it was used as a place of leisure by the royalties. The place presents an interesting contrast of British style bungalows and holiday lodges with various tribal communities residing amidst the thick lush forest on the hills surrounding the region.
The tribal community of this area still maintains its pristine ways of living despite progress of the modern times.
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Mount Abu, India History
The Arbuda Mountains (Abu Parvat / Mount Abu) region is said to be original abode of the famous Gurjaras.The association of the Gurjars with the mountain is noticed in many inscriptions and epigraphs including Tilakamanjari of Dhanpala. These Gurjars (Gujars or Gujjars) migrated from Arbuda mountain region and as early as sixth century A.D, they set up one or more principalities in Rajasthan and Gujarat. Almost all or a larger part of Rajasthan and Gujarat had been known as Gurjaratra (country ruled or protected by the Gurjars) or Gurjarabhumi (land of the Gurjars) for centuries prior to Mughal period.
The conquest of Mount Abu in 1311 by Rao Lumba of Deora-Chauhan dynasty brought to an end the reign of the Parmars and also marked the decline of Mount Abu. He shifted the capital city to Chandravati in the plains. After the destruction of Chandravati in 1405, Rao Shasmal made Sirohi his headquarters.Later it was leased by the British government from the then Maharaja of Sirohi for use as the headquarter of the resident to Rajputana (another name for Rajasthan).