Mount Abu is a hill station in the state of Rajasthan which is situated on the Aravalli Range and surrounded by a dense forest. It is the only hill station in the state of Rajasthan and comparatively, it has a cool and pleasant climate during most part of the year.
Mount Abu is a very well-known tourist destination and also a pilgrimage site for most visitors. It is situated in the close vicinity of the Sirohi district and has an average elevation of 1220 m. Apart from the tourists, it is also a great getaway spot for the locals who come here to skip the scorching heat of the desert.
- 1 Some important facts about Mount Abu
- 2 Best places to visit in Mount Abu
- 3 Make your road trip memorable with zingbus
- 4 Frequently asked questions about Mount Abu
Some important facts about Mount Abu
|Climate||summer is dry and sunny, but not too hot; the winter season is mild and pleasant|
|Best time to visit||between November and March|
|Major attractions||Dilwara Jain Temples, Nakki Lake, Peace Park, Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary, Guru Shikhar Peak, Achalgarh, Achaleshwar Mahadev Temple, Trevor’s Tank, etc.|
|Activities to do||Water Sports on Nakki Lake, Explore yourself at Sunset Point, visit temples, trek to the sunset point, boating in the Nandi Lake, Explore the wildlife sanctuary, attend winter festival, etc.|
|Nearest airport||Udaipur airport, 165 km|
|Nearest Railway Station||Abu Road railway station, 25 km|
|Best way to reach||A taxi or a cab can be arranged from the nearest railway station or the airport to reach Mount Abu|
|Languages spoken||Rajasthani, Hindi, and English|
|Minimum days required to explore||3-4 days|
Best places to visit in Mount Abu
Dilwara Jain Temples
These temples are known for their architecture, history, and many stories related to them. It is one of the most visited pilgrimage places in Mount Abu and also a good spot for photography. It is open every day from 12 PM to 5 PM and there is no entry fee for the same. The way marble has been used in its structure, amazes most of the visitors.
The beautiful stone laying technique used in this temple tells a lot about the artist of the time. There are all in all five temples at this particular complex dedicated to Jainism. The ceilings of these temples are also one of the major highlights of these magnificent and beautiful structures. In the nearby areas, one can also go camping, hiking, tracking, and other activities.
There is a legend associated with this lake that it was created by gods themselves and it was at this place that the ashes of Mahatma Gandhi were immersed. The water is crystal clear and the sky looks beautiful from the surface of the lake. At the periphery of the lake, there are many food stalls where you can eat.
It’s a great spot for a picnic, boating, and relaxing with your friends and family. It is open from 9:30 AM to 6 PM and there is a fee of Rs.50 to Rs. 150 for boating, per head. The lake is also considered to be sacred by tourists. There are also many hotels and restaurants nearby that offer really good food at great prices.
It is the highest point in Mount Abu and also the highest peak of the Aravalli mountain range. From the top of this peak, you get a clear view of the whole region that looks fascinating. This spot is also known for trekking, photography, nature walks, etc. It is open all days from 8 AM to 6:30 PM and there is Mount Abu wildlife sanctuary located nearby where one can go to explore the different kinds of species of flora and fauna.
It is a fort that was also an ancient kingdom constructed by Paramara Dynasty rulers. It is said to have been built in 1452 by Maharana Kumbha of Mewar kingdom. Today, it lies in its ruined state and most tourists visit to witness the fallen majestic structure. In around this area, one also go for hiking, visits Jain temples, shops for different kinds of artifacts in the local markets, etc.
There is also an ancient temple here known by the name of Achaleshwar Mahadeva Temple which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Though the fort is not in its original state, this location provides a jaw-dropping view of the surrounding areas and nearby hills. There is also a huge foot impression of Lord Shiva, a brass structure of Nandi (the cow), and three sculptures of buffaloes near a pond.
This park has been established by the Brahma Kumaris and it is one of the most peaceful and relaxing places in all of Rajasthan. Most of the tourists visit this place to escape from the stressful city life and to look for peace within.
The visitors also engage themselves in meditation practices and a variety of other activities that are offered here. It is open from 8 AM to 7 PM and it is perfect for those seeking to find quietness in themselves.
It is located on the Aravalli Ranges and many tourists visit this place for photography and for the splendid and beautiful view that it offers.
This place has also been used in many Bollywood movies and it is a very famous spot amongst today’s youths. The climate is quite pleasant and people just sit here and relax with their friends and family.
If you are fond of shopping, then this is an ideal place for you. It is also known as Traver’s crocodile Park and it is a man-made crocodile breeding place that is situated just 5 km from Mount Abu.
It is best if you visit it during the month of November and December when the weather is quite pleasant. Make sure to come either with your friends or family members so that you can share your experiences and moments with them.
Mount Abu Bazaars
Another great spot for people who love shopping, Mount Abu Bazar has everything for everyone. From handicraft artifacts to some rare souvenirs, this place will surely fulfill your inner desire of buying something new and unique.
It is famous for textiles, handicrafts, Kashmir shawls, Ayurvedic oils, handlooms, etc. There are also many eateries at this place that offer some of the best cuisines that you will taste in your entire life.
It is the most visited place in Mount Abu which is situated near the Banas River. The railway station is located in close vicinity and it has many temples dedicated to Hinduism. The river here is the perfect picnic spot among the locals and tourists and is also used as a nature walking spot.
Sri Raghunath Temple
If you are tired of exploring all the fun and exciting places on Mount Abu and looking for some relaxation and peace, then this is the best place to visit in Mount Abu. It lies very close to Nakki Lake and is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The architecture of the temple is also worth noting as it is quite unique and beautiful.
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Frequently asked questions about Mount Abu
Is Mount Abu worth visiting?
Mount Abu is the only hill station in Rajasthan and it is a great place to visit to escape from the chaos of city life.
Is one day enough to visit Mount Abu?
If you are visiting this place from a far-off place, then try to stay here for at least 2-3 days so that you get a chance to explore and enjoy all the important places in Mount Abu.
Does it snow in Mount Abu?
The weather on Mount Abu is quite pleasant and the temperature is also low during most parts of the year. However, it doesn’t snow in Mount Abu as the conditions aren’t that favorable.
Is it safe to visit Mount Abu alone?
It is known for being one of the safest places in India as the crime rates are extremely low and most of the tourists prefer to explore the streets of Mount Abu at night too.
Why do people visit Mount Abu?
Mount Abu is not a very big city and in that small area, it offers many beautiful places and temples which can be covered in 2-3 days’ time.