As far as wildlife is concerned, the Indian peninsula is a continent in itself where the sheer diversity of the wildlife astounds you with more than 350 species of mammals and 1200 avifauna species in the country.
The people want to do only one thing in the cities during the summers – they want to get away from it. They want a cool getaway in India itself where they can have some respite from the scorching heat of the plains.
Mount Abu, Dilwara Temples
The Mount Abu, Dilwara Temples are a world heritage site and are known for their intricate stone carvings, exquisite sculpture, and grand architecture. The sanctum sanctorum of the temples is filled with images of the Jain Tirthankaras and they are the definitive word in superior Jain craftsmanship and stone-carvings. This is an important place of pilgrimage for Jain Pilgrims in Rajasthan. .
The two main shrines of the Mount Abu, Dilwara Temples are dedicated to Neminathji, and Adinathji. Unlike any other temple, the Mount Abu, Dilwara Temples, have a separate hall that is dedicated to those artisans and craftsmen who have helped built these temples. The life sized images of these people are housed in this great hall and the attention to detail in these carvings is unmatched. Made from marble you can still make out the delicate traceries and the smallest details of their garments. Every year thousands of Jain Pilgrims in Rajasthan make their way to the Mount Abu, Dilwara Temples, to pay their homage to not only the Tirthankaras, but also the artists and builders who built these temples.
Shri Mahavirji Temple
The legend behind this temple states that a cowherd unearthed a statue of Mahavira from the spot on which the temple now stands. Located 90 km from Ranthambhore, the temple is made from white sandstone and its cupolas are made from red sandstone.
The lovely chhatris and spires of the temple are visible from a long way off, which adds to the overall beauty of the temple.