Great Coming Weekend – Abu Road Calling!
This is indeed a great coming weekend, All set to travel Mount Abu the hill station which I always wanted to go. Although it’s not in what shutterholic’s list, that’s me planned for this year, but it is a pretty good way of leaving all the city chores behind and relaxing. I am, for a matter of fact doing a lot of research before going, as it would be in vain if I forget any place which is worth going due to my short travel schedule. Post a lot of research and facts gathering I have come up with 7 places that I will be visiting in the oasis of desert.
Dilwara Jain Temples
Located at a distance of just 2.5 kilometers from mount Abu, the Dilwara Jain templeswere built between the 11th and the 13th century. The feature that makes it a must visit is the amazing and brilliant use of marble in the architecture. Lets see if I get my soul cleansed!
The Forest located between the Aravalli mountain range was declared as a wildlife sanctuary in 1980 and covers an area of approximately 288 sq kilometers. It is a sub tropical forest which has an abundance of various species of flora and fauna. Not sure but since I like a lot of wild life photography, may be I will give all animals a visit.
One of the most popular attractions in mount Abu, Nakki Lake is an ancient and sacred lake. According to Hindu mythology the lake was dug out by the Gods by simply using their nails to gain shelter from the Demon Bashkali, however many such mythological stories exist leading to the creation of this lake. Nevertheless, the place is a great spot for picnic with friends and family alike.
Although this is a totally different town, situated near the Banas River, Abu road is a must visit. It normally refers to a railway station which is located in a picturesque surrounding.
Guru Shikar is the highest point in mount Abu and forms the highest point in the Aravalli mountain range.
Trevor’s tank or Trevor’s crocodile park is a man made crocodile breeding spot located 5 kilometers away from mount Abu.
Sher E Punjab
It is quiet rare that I don’t mention a local eatery whenever I visit a place, and yes the place you must visit for a pocket friendly but amazing dining experience is ‘Sher E Punjab’, that’s what the blogs had to say.
My sole intention would be to visit these places and capture them though my lens. Let’s see what the actual post looks like! Abu Here we come!