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Mount Abu Forts and Palaces

Achalgarh Fort

Achalgarh fort is situated eleven km north of Mount Abu, a hill station in the Indian state of Rajasthan. The fort was built by Maharana Kumbha in 1452 CE. It was one of the several forts built during the reign of Maharana Kumbha.The fort is not in good condition now. There are some features of historical and religious importance in and around the fort. Achaleshwar Mahadeva temple is just outside the fort; the toe of Lord Shiva is worshipped there and a brass Nandi is also located there. Near the temple there are three stone buffaloes standing around a pond. There are Jain temples in the fort . These were built in 1513 CE. There are fine views from there. The temple is believed to have been built in the 9th century around a toe print of lord Shiva, with a hole claimed to reach the netherworld, a natural Shivalinga and idols of a crystal like stone, which looks opaque, but when a candle is placed behind it sparkles like crystal. Nearby is the pleasant looking Mandakini lake, enclosed by rocky hills, with images of a Rajput king and buffaloes. According to legend, the tank was filled with ghee and the watering hole of demons disguised as buffaloes until they were shot by Raja Adi Pal.

Kesar Bhawan Palace

Situated amidst enchanting hill surroundings of Mount Abu, the Kesar Bhawan Palace is a beautiful eco-friendly heritage palacel in Mount Abu, Rajasthan. Built as a guesthouse for entertaining royal dignitaries of Maharaja Daivat Singh of Sirohi, Rajasthan, the mid-19th century Kesar Bhawan Palace is especially designed to suit the unique climatic conditions of Mount Abu. One of the most remarkable features of the Kesar Bhawan Palace is its eco-friendly approach such as use of water saving devices, solar systems, re-cycling of water for the gardens and the use of recyclable paper made from renewable resources. The Kesar Bhawan Palace, Mount Abu, promises to provide its guests an unmatched tranquil ambience, high-class accommodation, dining and recreation facilities combined with an excellent personalized service. Kesar Bhawan Palace, Mount Abu, is a perfect choice for those who're looking for a royal experience in the land of valiant Rajputs, as Rajasthan is popularly known as.

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