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Dilwara Jain Temples
These world-renowned temples are the greatest draw of Mount Abu. The exteriors are quite simple and one is quite unprepared for the splendor of the interior that awaits. The main group consists of five temples wh9ich are marvels in white marble, constructed between 11th and 13th centauries. These temples are known for their rich intricate carvings, it is art at its best, and one is not able to believe that these are work of human hands. The temples of Vimal Shah and the temple of Vastupala and Tejapala are of particular interest.

Temple of Vimal Sah:
Popularly known as Vimal Vasahi, it was built by Vimahl Sah (an officer of the Chalukya King BhimaI) and dedicated to the Adnath or Rishabdeo. It stands within a quadrangular court and houses a shrine with a large brazen image of Adinath preceded in front by a Mandapa (portico) supported by 48 pillars. The eight central pillars form and octagon holding up a dome with its circular rims and richly carved pendant like roof.

Amba Devi shrine in the south west of the quadrangle is believed to be older than the temple itself. On the right side of the entrance is the Hathi Khana or elephant room consisting of a life size statue of Vimal Sah.

Temple of Vastupala & Tejapala:
Built in the 13th century, commonly known as Luna Vasahi, this temple is dedicated to Neminatha, the twenty second Jain Tirthankara. The pattern of arrangement of the sanctum and statues is almost similar to the temple of Vimal Sah.

The remaining three temples of this complex, one is across the road and is not important architecturally, the Chaumukha temple s dedicated to Parasavanath, the adinath temple with a bell and chain decoration on the pillars are the other two temples.

Nakki Lake:
The cozy little hill resort throbs around this artificial lake, believed to be dug out by the god's with their nails (nakh), and thus the name Nakki. The town forms an amphitheatre around this lake, doted with little islets. Boats, Shikaras and paddle boats are available for rowing on this beautiful lake.

Toad Rock :
Rock carved by nature, overhangs the placid waters and it seems, as if the toad like rock is ready to dive into the blue waters of the lake.

Temple of Raghunathji:
The great preacher Ramananji is believed to have installed the image of Shri Raghunathji ( Lord Rama) over here in the 14th century, it is situated near Nakki Lake.

Sunset Point :
South-west of Nakki Lake , this splendid sunset offers a great view during the dusk hours, when the entire horizon is painted in a crimson color. The view of the lush plains is breathtaking.

Honeymoon Point :
Also known as the Andra Point, view of the verdant valley and superb plains is awe inspiring, especially during the sunset time.

Gau Mukh :
Near the Nakki, this holy spot has an old tank which gets water from a spout, shaped like a cow`s head, hence the name Gau Mukh. Temple of Vashishtha, and a fire pit, where Agnikula Rajputs are also said to have been created, are a quite old and interesting site here.

Om Shanti Bhawan:
Also known as the Universal Peace Hall, it is the Brahma Kumari`s World Spirituality University. It has a big hall without any pillars and can accommodate up to 3500 people.

Adhar Devi or Arbuda Devi Temple :
This magnificent temple is approached though a flight of 360 steps. This temple is chiseled out of a huge rock.

Gardens & Parks :
There are many well laid out lush gardens and parks blooming with flowers in this hill city, the prominent amongst them are Gandhi Park, Municipal Park, Shaitan singh Park & Terrace Garden.

Mount Abu Sanctuary:
This wildlife sanctuary is spread over288 sq. km. The lush green scenic landscape is dominated by the sub-tropical evergreen forests, one can cool refreshing breeze loaded with the fragrance of wild roses and jasmine here.

This sanctuary has a treasure rich varied with fauna as well as flora. The key animals are the leopard, sloth bear, wild boar, Sambar, Chinkara and Langur. More than 250 species of exotic birds can be observed. The most important among them is the gray jungle fowl, making it a pilgrimage for the bird watchers.

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