Mount Abu
The Hill Station

Located near the Sirohi District, Mount Abu is the only hill station in the desert state of Rajasthan. It lies in the Aravalli mountain range at an approximate elevation of around 1,220 meters above sea level, with its highest point being ‘Guru Shikhar’ which is at a height of 1,722 meters above sea level. Being the only hill station in Rajasthan, it has been a popular retreat for the residents as a place away from the scorching desert heat. The place also has a significant place in the Hindu mythology as it is mentioned as the place where the Sage Vashistha retired.

Explore Mount Abu
Come explore the wonders and sites that Mount Abu has to offer. There’s always something to see in Rajasthan.

Dilwara Jain Temples

Dilwara Jain Temples

Located at a distance of just 2.5 kilometers from mount Abu, the Dilwara Jain temples were built between the 11th and the 13th century. The feature that makes it a must visit is the amazing and brilliant use of marble in the architecture. The ornamental carvings and the flawless stone laying technique make it one among the most beautiful pilgrimage spots in the world.

Wildlife Sanctuary

Wildlife Sanctuary

The Forest located between the Aravalli mountain range was declared as a wildlife sanctuary in 1980 and covers an area of approximately 288 sq kilometers. It is a sub tropical forest which has an abundance of various species of flora and fauna. While there are traces of past dwellings of the lion and the tiger, but as of now the prime feline predator found here is the Leopard.

Nakki Lake

Nakki Lake

One of the most popular attractions in mount Abu, Nakki Lake is an ancient and sacred lake. According to Hindu mythology the lake was dug out by the Gods by simply using their nails to gain shelter from the Demon Bashkali, however many such mythological stories exist leading to the creation of this lake.

Abu Road

Abu Road

Although this is a totally different town, situated near the Banas River, Abu road is a must visit. It normally refers to a railway station which is located in a picturesque surrounding. The weather is generally pleasant; however, to enjoy this place to its fullest, one must visit it between November and December.

Achalgarh

Achalgarh

The name refers to a fort and an ancient kingdom, which was originally built by the Paramara Dynasty rulers. The fort was reconstructed in 1452 by Maharana Kumbha the ruler of the Mewar kingdom and was renamed as “Achalgarh’ or the immovable. The fort however stands in ruins to this day.

Guru Shikar

Guru Shikar

As mentioned in the prologue, Guru Shikar is the highest point in mount Abu and forms the highest point in the Aravalli mountain range. The place is perfect to get a panoramic view of the whole region and is famous for its temple of Guru Dattatreya an incarnation of the Hindu Deities ‘Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva’ in one.

How to Reach here

Dabok Airport is the nearest domestic airport from Mount Abu which is located in Udaipur (which in its own accord, is a very beautiful city) and is approximately 185 kilometres away from the city. The airport is well-connected with Indian metro cities.

Many government run (Rajasthan State Transport Corporation) buses operate from nearby cites to Mount Abu. In addition to a number of state transport buses, many private buses ply regularly to this hill station. You can opt for deluxe, semi-deluxe and air-conditioned buses from Jaipur and Abu Road.

Mount Abu railway station is well-connected to different cities in India like New Delhi, Jaipur, Mumbai and Ahmedabad. The Abu Road railhead lies on the long Delhi-Ahmedabad railway line.

Other Attractions of Mount Abu

Trevor’s Tank
Trevor’s Tank
Sher E Punjab
Sher E Punjab
Sunset Point
Sunset Point
Honeymoon Point
Honeymoon Point
Adhar Devi Temple
Adhar Devi Temple
Gaumukh Temple
Gaumukh Temple
Hanuman Mandir
Hanuman Mandir
Peace Park
Peace Park

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