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Achalgarh - of a Fort and Temple, Bulls and Demons....

A bull which drove away invaders, three buffaloes said to be demons, a lake once said to have been filled with ghee and a temple once covered in lime to protect it – we couldn’t help but smile as we listened to these stories about Achalgarh. We had a day free at Mount Abu and were in the mood to explore, so we headed out for the tourist circuit, trusting our driver to take us to some interesting places. 



Achalgarh turned out to be the first on his list, and as we headed along roads with farms interspersed between the mountains, with scarcely a person to be seen anywhere, I wondered about the place we were going to. I had heard a bit about Achalgarh before we started, and knew that it had once been the capital of the area. The name indicated the presence of a fort, but our driver told me that there was no fort there. “Bas, mandir hai, Madam” he said. ”There is only a temple there.” I felt my enthusiasm droop at the idea of visiting yet another temple, but we had already turned on the road to Achalgarh, so there was no turning back.

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  1. interesting..  we had gone to mount abu too but i think i forgot about this temple.  i loved mount abu trip

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  5. Yes, it was, Niranjan! surprisingly interesting :D

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  6. Thanks Meena! Its a beautiful place, but isnt well promoted, so easy to forget!

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