Mount Abu, at 4,000 feet above sea level, is the sole hill station in Rajasthan state, bounded by the Aravali mountain range. The hill station is home to numerous temples, majestic forts, serene rivers, blue lakes, dense forests, and rich flora and fauna amidst the lush mountains. Apart from its scenic charm, Mount Abu is renowned for its architectural wonders and religious significance for Hindus and Jains.
Mount Abu is the Only Hill Station in the State of Rajasthan
Places to Visit
From architectural attractions to fascinating mountains, Mount Abu has a plethora of tourist attractions to visit.
- Nakki Lake
Among the most popular tourist spots in Mount Abu, Nakki lake is the first human-made lake of India at the height of 3782 Ft. Locally known as Nakki Jheel, the lake is surrounded by majestic hills, rocks, and lush vegetation.
Offering mesmerizing visuals of natural beauty, Nakki lake is a famous picnic and photography spot at the hill station. One can also indulge in Boating and aqua zorbing to feel the adrenaline rush amidst the lush green mountains. From 9 Am to 6 Pm are boating timings at the lake.
Nakki lake is dotted by numerous shops for all kinds of tourists. Do not forget to enjoy local food on Nakki Lake in your Mount Abu tour of Rajasthan holiday packages.
- Dilwara Jain Temples
Situated amidst the Aravali hills, Dilwara temples are dedicated to Jain Tirthankaras. Built between the 11th century AD to 16th century AD, These temples are a group of 5 temples named Vimal Vasahi, Luna Vasahi, Pittalhar, Parshvanath, and Mahavir Swami temple.
Dilwara Jain temples are known for their striking architecture and exquisite marble and stone carvings. You will be left awe-struck with its unique marble carvings, intricate ornamental artwork, and sculptures. Throughout the year, a considerable number of visitors and Jain devotees visit these temples. Soak in the spirituality of Dilwara Jain temples and feel the inner peace and calmness.
- Guru Shikhar
The highest peak of the Aravali mountain series, Guru Shikhar is located in Arbuda mountains at an elevation of 5,650 Ft above sea level. Dattatreya Guru, who is regarded to be an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, is honoured with the name Guru Shikhar. Guru Shikhar houses a cave temple dedicated to Guru Dattatreya built in the 14th century.
The temple’s entrance is guarded by a massive bell. Adventure junkies can reach the top by a short hike of 300 steps. Tourists also can hire a cab or taxi to the temple.
You will be mesmerized by the breathtaking 360° views of the Aravali mountains. Relax and rejuvenate in the serene and pleasant atmosphere at the top. Guru Shikhar is known as the best hiking and trekking spot near Mount Abu.
There are several other temples and Mount Abu observatory. It is located at a distance of 15 Km from Mount Abu. You can visit the peak from 8 AM to 6:30 PM.
- Sunset Point
An ideal place for nature lovers, Sunset Point is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Mount Abu.
Owing to its name, Sunset point is known for its panoramic visuals of setting sun rays. Beholding the red and orange-colored sky amidst the rich greenery and rugged Aravali mountains is a treat to the eyes.
You should not miss out on capturing some breathtaking pictures of sunset to keep as cherished memories. Around the sunset point, there are several stores and kiosks where you may buy handicrafts and souvenirs.
To make your trip more adrenaline pumping, you can reach the sunset point by adventurous horse rides.
Sunset point is located 3 Km from the center of Mount Abu and the famous Nakki Lake.
- Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the oldest portions of the Aravali mountain range, covering an area of around 288 kilometres. The sanctuary, which was founded in 1960, is recognised for its rich flora and animals. It is home to 112 plant species, 81 tree species, 89 shrub species, 17 tuberous types of plants, and 28 climber species.
Apart from the flora, Tourists can spot Indian Leopard, sloth bears, Sambar deer, wild boar, Chinkara, Indian grey mongoose, and several other faunas. Explore the wildlife amidst the natural beauty in the soothing climate of the town.
Tourists may visit the sanctuary, which is located 8 kilometres from Mount Abu, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Some other places to visit: Achalgarh Fort, Toad rock, Raghunath temple, Brahma Kumari Ashram, Universal peace hall, Arbuda Devi temple, and Trevor’s tank.
Best Time to Visit
Its beautiful and calming atmosphere, which is known as the oasis in the desert, attracts a huge number of people throughout the year. Mount Abu is an all-year-round destination. However, the winter season is the best time to enjoy sightseeing.
How to Reach Mount Abu
Mount Abu is located in the Sirohi district at the border with Gujarat state. Mount Abu is easily accessible by road from major towns like as Udaipur, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, and Delhi.
The nearest airport to the hill station is Udaipur’s Dabok Airport, which is 176 kilometres away. The nearest railway station for train arrivals is Abu road railway station, which is 28 kilometres away.