India's Mount Abu hill station provides welcome relief from the Rajasthani heat. Another of those towns so treasured by the British during the Raj, it retains a colonial feel. Today, the town, 385 mi/620 km north of Mumbai, is a popular summer retreat for vacationing Indians.
Mount Abu has been an important holy site for followers of the Jain religion since the 11th century. The Dilwara temples are some of the most intricately carved and beautiful in India. The marble used to build the temples is the same that was used in the construction of the Taj Mahal.
Nakki Lake offers canopied rowboats for short excursions, a museum for history buffs and recreational facilities such as a golf course and tennis courts for sporting enthusiasts.