The only hill resort of Rajasthan Mount Abu is not only rated among the best hill stations of the country but is also an important Rajput and Jain pilgrimage centre. The town forms an amphitheatre around Nakki Lake, which is believed to be dug out by the gods with their nail. The Dilwara Jain temples built between 11th and 13th centuries are the major attraction of Mount Abu. A pleasant retreat, set amidst lush forested hills, Mt.Abu is an oasis in the barren deserts cape of Rajasthan. This holy mountain lies at the southern extremity of the Aravalli range of hills. The scenic landscapes include gigantic blocks of rocks in weird shapes, an array of coniferous trees, flowering shrubs and lovely lakes much in contrast to the arid environs of the state. ORIENTATION Mount Abu is situated on the Aravalli Hills near South Western border of Gujarat and the altitude of this place is about 1220mts. HISTORY Mount Abu in Rajasthan was under the reign of the Chauhan kingdom. Mount Abu was not only the summer resort for the Rajput kings but also for the British as a destination place for the summer from the burning sun of Rajasthan. Mount Abu is also considered to be sacred and a pilgrimage spot for the Jains for history says that Lord Mahavira, the 24th Jain Tirthankar visited Mount Abu and blessed the city. In olden days many sages and saints who wanted a peaceful and serene environment choosed this place.