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           Situated at a height of 1220 meters it is known as ‘The Hill of Wisdom’ or ‘Saints Pinnacle’. Important Rajput and Jain pilgrimage centres are located here. Dilwara Jain Temple constructed between 11th and 13th century is a  marvel  in  white  marble. Nakki  Lake  is  believed  to  have been dug by the Gods with their nails. ‘Brahma Kumaris  World  Spiritual  Centre’ is  located  in  this  city.  Besides there are a  number of temples, sight seeing places, gardens and picnic spots. 


Mount Abu is the highest peak in the Aravalli Range of Rajasthan state in western India. It  is located in Sirohi district. The mountain forms a distinct rocky plateau 22km long by 9 km wide. The highest peak on the mountain is Guru Shikhar, at 1722. Mount Abu  is located in the southwestern Rajasthan, close to the borders of Gujarat. It is located at  a distance of about 185 km from Udaipur, 225 km from Ahmedabad, 264 km from Jodhpur, 500 km from Jaipur and 765 km from Delhi.


The Internal Security Academy (ISA) was established at Mount Abu (Rajasthan)  on  1st  February  1975  after  shifting  of  the  Central Police Training  College  (later  rechristened, Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel National Police Academy)  to  Hyderabad. ISA took over all  properties from NPA which  were either hired or owned by CPWD. The Abu Lawrence School Campus  (4.5  Acres),  which  houses  the  main  Academy  Campus,  was purchased by CRPF in 1979.  


By Air

 The nearest Airports are Udaipur (180 Kms) and Ahmedabad (225 Kms). Daily flight form Delhi, Mumbai  and Jaipur are available to  Udaipur.

By Bus

 Rajasthan Roadways run very comfortable deluxe buses from Jaipur and Abu Road to Mount Abu. It is also connected by road to Delhi, Udaipur, Ajmer, Bundi and Udaipur.

By Train

 Abu Road is the nearest railway station and is around 28 kms from Mount Abu. And well connected by  Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Mumbai and Jodhpur.


 Mount Abu has a healthy and salubrious climate throughout the year. The summer season lasts from April to June and the average maximum and minimum temperatures are 34°C and 23°C respectively.The rainy seasonlasts  from  July  to  September  and  the  average  annual  rainfall  is  70-180  cm. The  average   maximum and minimum  temperatures   during   these  months  are   25°C   and  15° C  respectively. The  winter  season  lasts from November to February and the average maximum and minimum temperatures ranges from 25°C and 10°Cto -8°C (in Night). The peak tourist seasons at Mount Abu last from March to June and from to September to December.


 Following courses are  conducted  :

A-BPR&D Sponsored Vertical Interaction Courses

i-  VIC on Public order  for IPS officers having 4 yrs of service and CAPFs  officers with minimum 10 yrs of service.
ii- VIC on LWE Appreciation for IPS officers having 4yrs of serviceand CAPFs officers with minimum 10 yrs of service.


B-Professional Skill Development Courses

 i.  LWE Operational Appreciation Course.
 ii. Pairvi of Court Cases Course.
iii.Presentation Skills & Effective Communication Course.
iv.Understanding and Managing the Media Course.
v. Cyber & Information Security Course.
vi.Geographical Information System (GIS) Course.
vii.Staff Officers Course (Junior Level).
viii.Staff Officers Course (Senior Level).
ix.ToT Course on Human Rights.
x. Emerging Trends in Space Technology for Real Time Operations.
xi.Gender Sensitisation Course for ACs and DCs of CRPF.
xii.Newly Promoted Asstt. Comdt. Course for ACs of CRPF

C-Internal Security Courses

I  Vertical Interaction Course (IS & HR) for ACs to DIsGP of CRPF/CAPFs and equivalent rank officers
    from Armed Forces and State Police.
ii- Junior Level Internal Security Course  for ACs/DCs of CRPF/CAPFs, equivalent rank officers from
     Armed Forces,State Police and Administration.
iii-Senior Level Internal Security Course for SSsP/ SsP/ Comdts /Second-in-Commands of CRPF/CAPFs,
     equivalent rank officers from Armed Forces, State Police and Administration.
iv- Internal Security Seminar cum Strategy Management Course  for IsG/DIsG from State Police and CAPFs, equivalent rank officers from Armed Forces, Jurists, Media Persons, Academicians.
v- Internal Security Seminar cum Strategy Management Course  for Dy.SsP /SsP /ACs /DCs from State Police and CAPFs,  equivalent rank officers from Armed Forces, Jurists, Media Persons, academicians.
D-Reunion Seminar
i-  Re-Union Seminar of IPS Officers.
ii- Re-Union Seminar of CRPF officers
F-Pre Promotional Courses
 i  Junior Command Management Course.
ii- Senior Command Management Course.
iii-Internal Security Strategy Management Course.
iv- Middle Command Management Course.

G-Basic Training

i- DEGOs
ii- MOCC


Facilities for the following games are available in the Academy:-

       (a) Basket Ball

       (b) Lawn Tennis

       (c) Volley Ball

       (d) Gym

       (e) Table Tennis

       (f) Billiards

       (g) Badminton (outdoor)

       (h) Hand Ball

       (i) Boating

        (j) Trekking

        (k)Rock climbing


 The ISA has  a well  stocked library containing more than 35,000 books and is subscribing to large number of periodicals  and journals.


The  ISA has  a well established  modern Computer lab  and having NKN facility


The ISA has   10 bedded hospital inside the campus.


  In the beginning it was just a plain but then, the snake king Takashaka stole the earring of king Uttanka and disappeared into a subterranean pit. Lord Indra created an unfathomable chasm with his thunderbolt to help Uttanka locate the snake. Into this chasm fell Nandini, the sacred cow of sage Vashistha. Goddess Saraswati filled the chasm with water to help Nandini Swim out. It was Himalaya who sent his brother Nandivardhan to fill up subsequently. Arbuda,the snake carried Nandivardhan and for his virtuous deed the place was named after him -Arbuda or Abu - ("The hill of Wisdom”).


The slopes and base of the mountain are clothed with fairly dense forests of various trees common to the plains and neighbouring Aravali range, interspersed with great stretches of  bamboo forest.

 (a) Trees and Shrubs:- On the higher parts of hill, many rare, threatened and endemic species of plants occur. Two species of wild roses (Rosa involucrata and Rosa Moschata) occur. These white and pink roses are a   beautiful sight and make whole valley fragrant when in full bloom. Rosa involucrata is endemic to Mount Abu and is found no where else in the wild throughout the world. Ambatari (Aerides Affine) a pretty little  orchid, Jamun al tree Dhok, Dhaura and Indrok, Aretha, Amaltas, Aonla, Bans, Champa, Silver Oak,   Eucalyptus,Kachnar,KaraMalkangni (a shrub) and Karaunda and C. Stylosa, are creeping shrubs. Many more varieties of tree are found in Abu. Many varieties of flowering scrofula, boraginous and labiate plantsare found which bloom in damp season. There are many more types of trees, shrubs and herbs which add materially to the great natural beauty of Abu.

 (b) Grasses: Among grasses Baru (Sorghum halepense), Chhenki (Paspalam Kara) Dob (CynodonDactylon), Kush, Khas, Karar, Lamp, Seran which could be of interest to a trekker.

(c)  FernsMount Abu is one of the richest area in country regarding presence of variety of  rarefems e.g.  Blechnum oriental, DavalliaPulchera, Pteris quadriaurita, Asplenium Trapeziforme, Phymatodeslepidotum etc.

(d)  Flowers and Creepers:Datura Stramonium grows wild on Abu. Many varieties of flowering scrofula,boraginous and labiate plants, most of which blossom in damp season. There  are two varieties of wild dog - rose indigenous in the hills. Rosa involucrata a rare and  threatened species found in Abu hills through out world. There are two varieties of Jamines and Oleander, both wild on Abu hills. The geraminous, dhak, dudeli, Kelma, Cassia, Coral and Cotton trees blossom with great profusion. The strobilankhas (Kara)   blossom once in 7 or 8 years.

(e)   Medicinal Plants:Many saints and sages have experimented in these Abu hills on the use of  these plants.  Initial surveys have identified 81 species of trees, 28 species of climbers, 89  species of shrubs & herbs,17 species of tuberous plants, 20 fruit species and 16 types of flowers  as medicinally important. Some of important tree species are Paras, Pepal, Arjun, Tinsa, AmaltasKampilakAonla, Bahera, Bad, Jamun,Kachnar, Akol, Haldu etc. Among Climbers, Giloy, Juhi, Jal, Jamani, Mal Kangni, Vajravalli, Kakaranji etc., Among Shrubs and herbs are Bhringraj, Shatavar, Ashwaganda, Kara, Chitrak, Akalkara etc. Among tubers are Salam MisriKand, Sharikand, Safed Musli, Khaluda etc. are edible. Among posisonous tubers JangliHaldi, Sarakand, JangliPyaj, TeliaKand etc. are found.

13-FAUNA :-

Mount Abu has a varied fauna, some of which are highly rare, threatened and endangered. Among large  animals Panther, Sloth bear, Sambhar are found. There is a large variety of birds found here and is a paradise  for bird watchers. Area is also rich is diversity of butterflies, reptiles and insects.

In past the area contained lions. The last record of lion shot is in 1982 when a grown up female was shot near  Anadra  by  a  Bhil  Shikari. Five  tigers  were spotted during 1967 which became extinct in 1970 from the  area. Panthers are often enter the town. Sloth bears are also common. The presence of vegetational composition and availability  of  water  highly suits  bear  and  it  is  one  of  the  best  sloth bear areas in the world. Sambar population has gone down considerably due to poaching and shrinkage of habitat in past. Nilgai are common on lower slopes and periphery of Abu hills.

Among  the  birds  grey jungle fowl, red spur fowl, peek fowl, varieties of quails, two kinds of sand grouses,paradise fly catchers, owls, doves, ducks, geese etc. in all about 120  species are found.

Accordingly to 2007 wildlife census, the animals found are :—

Panthers - 16, Sloth bear - 80, Sambar - 28, Hyaena - 45, Jackal - 135, Wild boar- 40, Blue bull - 205, Grey Jungle fowl - 930 and Crocodile - 2.


1.Dilwara Marble Temples

Dilwara Jain Temples is one of the finest Jain temple known world overfor its extraordinary architecture and marvellous marble stone carvings.The temple interior showcases the extraordinary work of human craftsmanship at its best. These temples were built between 11th to 13thcentury AD. The beautiful lush green hills surrounding  the temple givea pleasant feeling and the ornamental details of marble stone carvings, minutely carved ceilings and the pillars are just phenomenal and unmatched. Huge blocks of marble stones were transported on elephantbacks from the Arasoori Hills at Ambaji to this remote hilly region of Mount Abu.  Dilwara temple is  also  a  popular  Jain  pilgrimage attraction. The Dilwara Jain Temples are open from 12 P.M. to 6 P.M. for tourist's for free and No photography is allowed inside the temple complex.

2. Sunset Point

South west of Nakki lake steps lead up to a high terrace at a distance of about 2.5 kms, which offers an amazing and  breath-taking  view of the sun gradually drowning itself between the two mountain peaks.

3. Nakki Lake

Nakki Lake is the heart of Mount Abu. It is said that this lake was dug by Gods or Devtas using their nails or nakhthat's why the name Nakki Lake - few sections of local tribes also consider Nakki Lake as a holy lake and worshipit. Nakki lake is also the only Indian artificial lake situatedat a height of 1200 Mtr's above sea level. The hub of eveningactivity and boating– Nakki Lake is the perfect place to spend your evening with your partner, friends and family.The picture perfect location of the lake surrounded with mountains, gardens and rock formations also make it a very good location for photography.

4. Honeymoon point

 A perfect place for couples at 3 kms distance from main town lies honeymoon point also known as 'Anadra Point' gives an  awe – inspiring view of the valley and the plains especially during sunset.

5.Toad Rock

On the main trekking trail of Mount Abu nearby Nakki Lake is ToadRock. Toad  Rock is  a massive rock structure resembling a toad. It is one of  the  most  frequently  visited  places  in  Mount Abu. It is an excellent illustration of Igneous rocks with fantastic shapes in the oldest mountainranges in the world. One of the most enchanting view from this point is that of the Nakki Lake below.

6. Achalgarh Fort

AchalGarh fort is one of the many beautiful medieval monuments that can be found in the picturesque Mount Abu, located in the desert in the state of Rajasthan. It was commissioned by Rana Kumbha, the esteemeddesigner who was responsible for many huge fortresses in SouthernRajasthan. Achalgarh is just 8 Kilometers from themain Mount Abu town and is well connected by road and the fortress is surrounded by massive battlement walls. The Achleshwartemple, built in the 9th century, is famous for containing a Nandi which is made of 5 metals, gold, silver, copper, brass and zinc. The Nandi is made up of Panchadhattu and weighs more than 4 tonnes it is said that itwas built around a toe  print of Lord Shiva. Achleshwar also contains a natural Shivalinga.                

7. Gurushikhar

Gurushikhar holds the honour of being not only the highestpeak of Mt.Abu but the whole of the Aravali mountain range situated at a height of 1722 meters from the mean sea-level. It provides a breathtaking panoramic view of MtAbu town and green Aravalirange.The temple of GuruDattatreya is worth visiting on way to the peak of Gurushikhar.It is believed that Dattatreya is an incarnation of the Divine Trinity Brahma, Vishnu and Siva. The word Datta means"Given," Datta  is  called  so because the divine trinity have "given" themselves in the form of a son to the sage  couple Atri and Anasuya. At the peak just a little to the north-west of Guru Shikhar, shrine dedicated to Ahilya, the mother of Dattatreya exists giving a panoramic view.

8. Adhar Devi

       The Adhar Devi Temple is one of the popular religious themedtourist destinations situated in a cave. It is situated three kilometres  north of   the  main  town  of   Mount  Abu  and  can be reached by climbing up 365 stairs carved into the mountain. The temple itself is located inside a rocky cleave and is reached by crawling through a small opening into the cave. The Adhar Devi Temple is dedicated to the Goddess Durga and it is said that "Adhar" of the Mataji fell here also it was believed that the image of the goddess could be found there hanging in mid air.

9. Trevor's Tank

          Trevor's Tank is a popular picnic destination named after the British engineer who built it and located just 5kilometres  from  the  main town of  Mount Abu.  It  is  a  nature lovers  and  birdwatcher's  paradise where the  plentiful wildlife in their natural habitat can be watched.The man made tank is used to breed crocodiles and large variety of  birds  like  pigeons,  peacock,  partridges,  kingfishers,  robin, grey jungle fowl and red spur fowl are  found in abundance.

10. Gaumukh Temple

The Gaumukh Temple is located at about 4 kms from the main town and can be reached by climbing down over 700 steps. A natural spring flowsout through a sculpted cow's head  made of marble, which gives the shrine its  name 'Gaumukh'. Co-located  is  the  Vashishth  Ashram and  the Agni Kund  in which it is said  that Sage Vashishth  performed a yagna and four major Rajput clans and these Rajput clans were created to get rid the earthof demons. The Gaumukh Temple is also popular for religious pilgrimages and meditation.

11. Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary

     The Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary, declared a sanctuary in 1960, is one of the oldest in the Aravali mountain ranges and popular destination for eco-tourism. It is spread over in an area of about 5-8 kilometres long and between 300-1722m wide. It has a wide and richfloral and fauna diversity and the forests consist of 112 plant families with 449 genera and 820 species. Of these, 663 species are decocts while 157 species are monocots. Many of these species are very rare and threatened. There are over 250 species of bird- including the popular grey jungle fowl. The Mount Abu Wildlife sanctuary also houses leopard, sloth bear, wild boar, sambar, chinkara and langur amongst others. Many of the animals in the sanctuary are extremely rare and threatened.

12. Brahma Kumari - World Headquarters

     Hill-stations are perfect for meditation and so does is Mount Abu, The town holds the honour of being the Head-quarters of world-renowned Brahma-Kumaris spiritual university,apart from traditional meditation you  can  learn  Rajyoga  and  other  spiritual  courses. The  BrahmaKumaris  is  a socio-spiritual and educational institution of international repute. It has over  8500 centres in 132 countries with membership over 8,00,000 worldwide. The Brahma Kumaris is a non- governmental organization affiliated to the Department of Public Information (DPI) in consultative status with the United Nations Economic & Social Council (ECOSOC) and UNICEF. The institution has received 7 Peace Messenger Awards for their significant contributions in theobservance of the United Nation's International Year of Peace.


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