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Tour to Hill Town Mount Abu: Dilwara Temples and Nakki Lake

US$ 42.50 Price per person from View price guide

Key facts

Where: Udaipur , India Duration: 12 hours

Highlights

  • This hill town has a beautiful lake
  • See the intricately carved temples that date back to 1031 AD

Overview

Mount Abu in the Aravalli Hills of Rajasthan has a range of natural and cultural bounties which makes it an excellent destination for a sightseeing tour. The biggest draw of this charming hill town is the famous Dilwara Temples, worth a visit for their outstanding architecture, intricate white marble carvings and elegant sculptures. This ancient temple complex captures the cultural heritage of the region in all its glory.

The Nakki Lake, set amidst the misty hills, makes for a pretty picture with colourful tourist boats gliding past. Don’t miss Toad Rock, a uniquely-shaped rock which adds to the charm of the picturesque lake.

Natural beauty and breathtakingly beautiful temple architecture make this sightseeing tour in Mount, Abu Rajasthan memorable.

Itinerary

You will be picked up from your hotel in Udaipur and leave for Mount Abu in an air-conditioned vehicle. As your vehicle winds its way up the hills, appreciate the natural beauty of Rajasthan’s only summer retreat. You will cover a distance of 185 kilometres before you reach Mount Abu.

Accompanied by a local English-speaking guide, you will visit:

Dilwara Temples: This temple complex built in the Solanki style of architecture dates back to the 11th and 13th centuries AD. Carved out of white marble, these temples are dedicated to Jain Tirthankaras (enlightened souls). The oldest temple, the Vimal Vasahi temple, was built in 1031 AD and is dedicated to the first of the Jain Tirthankaras. The temples are very famous for the intricate carvings, especially on the pillars. But the most striking feature of this Jain temple is the marble pendant in the dome of the porch. It hangs from the ceiling like an enchanting cluster of half-open lotuses with cups so finely carved that they appear to be transparent.

There will be a lunch break (payable direct).

Nakki Lake: Legend has it that this lake was carved out by the Gods. Set picturesquely amidst hills, it is the only artificial lake in India that is 1200 metres above sea level. Don’t miss ‘Toad Rock’ which gets its name from of its shape: it looks like a gigantic toad about to leap into the water.

After enjoying the popular attractions of Mount Abu, you will be dropped back to your hotel in Udaipur where the tour ends.

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

Daily

Duration

12 hours

Start time

Start time: 0800h (08:00am)
Duration: 12 hours

Meeting point

Your hotel in Udaipur.
(Please advise your hotel at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)

Ending point

Your hotel in Udaipur

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Inclusions

  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • English-speaking local guide for sightseeing

Exclusions

  • Meals
  • Expenses of personal nature such as table drinks, telephone calls, laundry, camera fee still or video camera, tips to drivers, local guides
  • Entrance to monuments

Do/Dont's

Do carry a camera on this tour

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Please note

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming the departure details.

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
  • You will travel in an air-conditioned medium-sized car if there are 1-2 passengers, Toyota Innova if there are 3 passengers and a Tempo Traveller if there are 4 - 7 passengers.
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