Dilwara Jain Temples, Mount Abu

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A sacred pilgrimage site for followers of Jainism, the ornately crafted marble of Dilwara Jain Temples attracts thousands from across the world with its opulent beauty. Erected between the 11th and 13th centuries, the five temples are surrounded by mango trees and wooded hills. Take your time to uncover the intricate marble carvings spread across the ceilings, entryways, pillars, and panels of the majestic temples. Local legend claims the artisan carvers received payment according to the amount of dust they collected from their work, which allegedly encouraged them to create intensely intricate details. Photography is prohibited inside the temples. Our Mount Abu itinerary maker makes visiting Dilwara Jain Temples and other Mount Abu attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • August 18, 2017
    Nice temple with carving on stones . It is a gruop of very old temples. Although you may also hear many stories from the temple guides. How much he they are true you ghave to judge.  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    This old jain temple is a fantastic piece of architecture. Different carving patterns on each & every 2 meters of walk may make you eat your fingers. I have not seen this type of historic artpiece in ...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    Amazing architecture & never seen before piller carvings. Strongly recommended if you are visiting Mount Abu.  more »
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  • June 15, 2017
    We visited Dilwara temples during our visit to Mount Abu in June 2017. The temple complex is situated next to main road and accessible via a lane. There is no entrance fee. One needs to deposit mobiles and cameras as photography is not allowed. Security is high and small batches are allowed to go in at a time. It was crowded and there were some local youth who were pushing around ladies creating bad atmosphere. The guided stopped every 2 minutes creating crowding and rush allowing these local elements to force through crowd and get touchy with ladies. Evidently both were involved and the objective was either to molest females or to pick pocket. We decided to stand away from the crowd and had few moments to observe the beautiful temple complex. The temple complex is really amazingly intricate and stunning. The details on the inside of the roof of the temple are marvelous and one can't help but get awed by the craftsmanship of the artisans who worked on these temples hundreds of years back. We would love to go back, but won't for the reasons stated above.
  • June 8, 2017
    Ancient marble carving of Jain temple, such a beautiful place. Glaze of spiritual beauty. Loved the place. Must visit. Timings: Morning slot are only for Jain people. Only by Afternoon and evening other religion people are allowed inside this temple.
  • June 25, 2017
    5 star ratings for temple's carvings on marble. Not enough parking place for your vehicle, Photography not allowed :-(, and if you are not jain by religion then you are not allowed to enter before 12 PM. General public of other religion allowed from 12 to 5 PM. I guess the best carving temple in d world. Must must visit.
  • April 21, 2017
    Wonderfully carved on marble stones. This is ancient jain temple with beautifully designed symmetrical carvings on roof and walls. One of the must visit places in India. Photography is not allowed inside the main temple. Keep your phone's and camera outside.
  • March 16, 2017
    Very beautiful temple with lots of marble carvings... It has very unique carvings on single stone of marble. There are five temples here and each one is more beautiful then the other. One of the temple was built at a cost of 18.5 Cr of rupees valued 1000 yrs back!!!!

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