Guru Shikhar

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Guru Shikhar
Arbuda Mountains.JPG
Aravalli Range as seen from Guru Shikhar
Elevation 1,722 m (5,650 ft)
Location
Guru Shikhar is located in Rajasthan
Guru Shikhar
Guru Shikhar
Rajasthan, India
Range Arbuda Mountains, Aravalli Range
Coordinates 24°39′55″N 72°46′55″E / 24.66528°N 72.78194°E / 24.66528; 72.78194Coordinates: 24°39′55″N 72°46′55″E / 24.66528°N 72.78194°E / 24.66528; 72.78194

Guru Shikhar, a peak in the Arbuda Mountains of Rajasthan, is the highest point of the Aravalli Range. It rises to an altitude of 5,676 feet (1722 meters).[1] It is 15 km from Mount Abu and a road from there leads almost to the top of the mountain.[2] A cave at the summit contains a temple of Dattatreya, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu.[3]

Adjacent to the temple is the Mt Abu Observatory operated by the Physical Research Laboratory. This observatory hosts a 1.2m infrared telescope and also several Astronomy experiments.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kohli, M.S. (2004), Mountains of India: Tourism, Adventure, Pilgrimage, Indus Publishing, p. 29, ISBN 978-81-7387-135-1 
  2. ^ Singh, Sarina (2009), India 13, Lonely Planet, p. 230, ISBN 978-1-74179-151-8 
  3. ^ Guru Shikhar. Retrieved 2 January 2013.
  4. ^ Astronomy & Astrophysics Division (A&A) . Retrieved 2 January 2013.