Speaking of diversity, how about a hill station in the middle of a desert state. Mount Abu is the only hill station and chilling spot in the green forest regions of the Rajasthan. This is the highest point in the state bordering the end of the mighty Aravalli ranges, closer to the state of Gujarat. This is an important tourist destination for those who want to escape the scorching environment and arid vegetation.
This is a hit-spot for honeymooners and romantic travelers too. This plateau-like mountain is covered by wildlife sanctuary, giving a green look to this place. This is not just a cliché hill station for sightseeing and relaxation. It is also an important pilgrimage spot for Hindus and Jains.
There are temples in this region, which were built at least 1000 years ago. Located at 1220 m above sea level, this hill station is called as an oasis, although not technically an oasis. This hill town, which has been an important spot during Vedic Period is filled with forests, waterfalls, lakes, rivers and others.
During the royal period, the hill station turned from religious spots to summer resort for royal Rajputs. Apart from pilgrimage and natural sightseeing, it is famous for activities like rock climbing, trekking and boating. If you are an avid adventure type, hire Royal Enfield to scale the ranges of the hill station.
You can also find historic monuments scattered here and there in this region like Jain temples, Achalgar fort, Adhar Devi, Guru Shikhar and others. If time permits, visit a few surrounding attractions like Sirohi, Udaipur and others.
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