Shikhar, a peak at an altitude of 5,676 feet (1722 meters),
is the highest point in Rajasthan. It is located at a distance
of 15 km from Mount Abu. It has a commanding view of Abu and
its surroundings. This peak is the home to the temple of Dattatreya,
an incarnation of Lord Vishnu and the peak is called Guru
Shikhar after him as Guru Dattatreya had dignified this place
and his footprints are sanctified here in a rock in a cave.
Foot prints of swami Ramanath are also here who enshrined
the statue in Raghnathji temple in Abu. Close to the shrine
is a temple of Guru Dattatreya's mother which is too worth-
is also a huge and giant bell suspended from a wooden frame
with an inscription dated 1411 in the Dattatrya temple, its
toll is heard upto a long distances from here. The cold sweeping
breeze in adjunct with the panoramic view of the natural scenery
full of charm and dense distant forests fill in the visitors
a throbing thrill.