Abu is the only hill station in the desert state. Getting to Mount Abu is
easier from Gujarat, since it is to the south of the state in the Aravalli
mountains. The closest city, though, is Udaipur. The Dilwara Jain temples
have often been compared to the Taj Mahal. There are a few interesting
places to grab a bite around the lake, a lot like the Mahabaleshwar lake in
Makarashtra, only a lot more picturesque. Mount Abu is especially known for
its picturesque sunsets, which are seen best past the hills from the Lake.
town of Chittorgarh is very famous for its fort. The sprawling hilltop fort
of Chittorgarh epitomises the whole romantic, doomed ideal of Rajput
chivalry. Three times in its long history, Chittor was sacked by a stronger
enemy and, on each occasion, the end came in textbook Rajput fashion as
jauhar was declared in the face of impossible odds.
Despite the forts impressive location and colourful history, Chittor
is well and truly off the main tourist circuit and sees surprisingly few
visitors. But it sure is worth a visit.
city lies on the eastern bank of Chambal River . The commanding fort stands
overlooking the modern Chambal Valley Project with its many dams- Kota
Barrage,Gandhi Sagar,Rana Pratap Sagar and Jawahar Sagar. Today Kota serves
as army headquaters. It is also Rajasthan's industrial centre (mainly
chemicals), powered by the Hydroelectric plants on the Chambal river