This dazzling blue artificial lake
is said to have been dug by the gods using their fingernails ('nakh'
means nail). Near the lake is the 14th century Raghunath Temple while
Nakki Lake Road surrounds the entire lake. Boat rides in its placid calm
waters are exhilarating.
The complex consists of five marble
Jain temples, which are considered to be one of the finest in Rajasthan,
and is one of the biggest tourist attractions of India. These
delightfully carved temples were built between 11th to 13th centuries
and are an absolute delight. They are dedicated to the Jain
Tirthankaras. The Vimal Vasahi Temple is the oldest and the best of
these. It was built in 1031 and is dedicated to the first Tirthankara.
The temple is devoted to Lord Rama,
and is centered on a spring gushing from the mouth of a marble cow. It
is said to be the site of the ancient 'agnikund yajna' rituals. It has
free access and one has to brave 700 very steep steps to reach the
The plateau offers some wonderful
views, the most popular being the Honeymoon Point (Anadra Point) and
Sunset Point, where hundreds of people assemble to watch the sunset
every evening in a festive atmosphere of pony rides and memento sellers.
Travel attractions of Mount Abu are Nakki Lake and Dilwara Temples. Read to know more about places to see in Mount Abu, Rajasthan.