Extracted from the Chauhan kingdom and the summer abode of the Rajputs Kings, Mount Abu was the home of many saints and sages in the old days. This place is held in reverence by Jains as well since Jain scriptures record that Lord Mahavira, the 24th Jain Tirthankar (spiritual leader), also visited Mount Abu and blessed the city. According to Padma Purana one night’s stay at Mount Abu has the blessing equivalent to the charity of giving one thousand cows. It was considered the abode of great saints and Gods. These mountains are the oldest ranges in India, as old as water and as fresh as thirst. My trip to Mount Abu was unplanned and random which eventually ended up beautifully. Just make sure you are not visiting the place during summers because it really hot there.