Same Day Excursion to Mount Abu from Udaipur.
A natural spring flowing through a sculpted cow's head gives the shrine its name. The famous 'yagna' of sage Vashishtha was performed here. A beautifully sculpted hill temple of Arbuada - the mighty serpent stands against the beautiful backdrop. Nearby is the magnificent marble image of Nandi, the celestial bull rescued by Arbuada.
To pass and energetic evening rowing or simply to drift along, enjoying nature's beauty, be at the focal point of the town, Nakki Lake. This lovely artificial lake is ringed by hills and overhung by the enormous Tod Rock. Exploring the lake's little islets is a pleasant recreation. It is said to have been dug by the gods themselves with their nails, hence its name "Nakki".
Built between 11th and 13th century A.D, these temples are famous for their superb carvings in marble. Vimal Vasahi, the oldest temple, was built by Vimal Shah, Minister of Solanki ruler of Gujarat in 1031 AD. It is dedicated to Adinath, the first of the Jain Trithankaras.
The highest peak (1722 m) in Rajasthan is 15 km away from the city. There is a temple of Brahma-Vishnu-Maheshwar here. A top is Atri Rishi Temple, which preserves the foot print of Guru Dattatreya. You can see a beautiful view of the Mount Abu from here.
Best Mountain View can be savoured form Sunset Point, south west of Nakki Lake, where the sun gradually drowns itself in the azure sky between two mountain peaks. Steps lead up to a high terrace which offers an awe-inspiring view of the setting sun.
Beautifully laid parks and gardens are interspersed throughout the hilly paradise. Ashok Vatika, Gandhi Park, Municipal Park, Shaitan Singh Park and Terrace Garden are some of the noteworthy gardens.