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5 Weekend Getaways Around Mount Abu

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Mount Abu is located in the Sirohi District of Rajasthan. Located on the highest peak of the Aravalli Range at a height of 1220 mt, the hill station is a major tourist hub in the otherwise arid state of Rajasthan. Take a dip in the largest manmade lake in India or trek your way up the odd but aptly named toad rock formation.

Ease by the Jain temples to pay your respects to the Tirthankaras and if you want a surge in your adrenaline levels be among the wild at the Mount Abu wildlife sanctuary. Besides, these attractions there is a lot more to explore around Mount Abu. Here is a guide to the weekend getaways around this scenic place.

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Ranakpur

Ranakpur

Ranakpur is a small village in thePalidistrict of Rajasthan. Located on the western side of the Aravalli Range, Ranakpur rests midway between Udaipur and Jodhpur. This village is famous for the 15th centuryRanakpur Jain Temple, which hold immense religious significance for the Jains. The grandeur of the temple is reflected in its magnificent high pillars. The backdrop of endless desert and the beauty of the temples are mesmerising.

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Udaipur

Udaipur

Udaipur, also known as the 'City of Lakes' is a picturesque spot, which is famed for magnificent forts, temples beautiful lakes, palaces, museums, and wildlife sanctuaries. Maharana Udai Singh II founded the city in the year 1559. This place is a prominent tourist destination of India and is noted for its rich culture, and tradition.

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Kumbhalgarh

Kumbhalgarh

Kumbhalgarh located in the Rajsamand District of Rajasthan is a famous tourist destination. Tourists come here from far and wide to explore the great Kumbhalgarh Fort. Visitors coming here can enjoy the picturesque view of the region and also take a step back in time to see the beauty of this well-planned fort. Also one unique thing here is the wall surrounding this region to protect it from enemy attacks. It is believed that this is the second largest continuous wall fortification, next only to the Great Wall of China.Enjoy the rustic charm of this region and be amazed at the skill of artisans who built this grand structure. There are many places to visit in Kumbhalgarh and tourists will be spoilt for choice as to which they should explore first.

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Dungarpur

Dungarpur

Dungarpur, the 'town of hillocks' is located in the southern part of the state of Rajasthan. According to historical records, it was formerly the capital of a princely state ruled by the Bhils. Today this small town has lost much of its past glory and is a bustling place. It is a perfect getaway for those who like enjoying the smaller niceties of life. Here is a guide to the scenic town.

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Gandhinagar

Gandhinagar

Situated on the west banks of the Sabarmati river, Gandhinagar is the newest capital of Gujarat. Gandhinagar is an architecturally well planned city with all sectors, roads, markets and residential areas properly laid out. AfterChandigarh, Gandhinagar is the second best planned city in India.

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