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Mount Abu Travel companies in Rajasthan   1-2 days
Day 1
It seems that the only thing missing in Rajasthan is the sea. I mean, Mother Nature has given it just about everything - beaches (er, I mean the sandy desert), lush green forests, rivers, lakes, waterfalls and even a hill-station, Mt. Abu. We checked into the hotel after a lovely one-hour drive up from Abu Road at the base of the hills. After a light lunch, we went to see the Dilwara Jain Temples.
 
Dilwara Temple - Click to enlarge
 
Dilwara Temples
We had heard a lot about these profusely carved marble temples, but no words can describe the breathtaking beauty of the Dilwara temples, which have been carved with such delicate intricacy that the effect is not of marble but of frilly paper cuttings. At places, the marble has been so finely shaved that it is actually translucent!
 
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The worksmanship is much, much superior than the more famous Taj Mahal or any other monument in India... or for that matter the world. The only other place which comes close to it is Ranakpur.

The MBA in me could not help asking about the Motivation Factor behind it. It is said that this astonishing delicacy of carving was achieved by offering the artisans the weight of their marble shavings in gold... the more finely they carved, the more they earned. Wow!

Back in Mt. Abu, we watched the sun set spectacularly between two rocky peaks as we worked up an appetite paddling our boat in the Nakki Lake.
 
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Rajasthan Diary
is a Fictional Travelogue of a couple's visit to
the vibrant,
colorful and
historic state of Rajasthan, India. Click on any of the links below to read the travellers notes.
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Ajmer & Pushkar
Bharatpur
Bikaner
Bundi
Chittaurgarh
Jaipur
Jaisalmer
Jodhpur
Kota
Mount Abu
Ranakpur
Ranthambhor
Shekhavati
Udaipur
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