Mount Abu Travel Guide
If you want to get the hill station feel in Rajasthan, then Mount Abu makes the perfect destination. It is ideal for a family getaway or to spend time with your special someone. The lush landscape and the picture perfect lakes are a great way to unwind. Mount Abu offers a cascade of sights. Take a break from the intricate havelis and forts and visit this dainty hill station. The touch of Rajasthani hospitality and warmth lingers on and makes the holidaying experience all the more enjoyable. You can visit the numerous tourist attractions or just relax and soak up the mountain breeze, the choice if totally yours.
Peaceful Shikara, Dal lake, Nishat park., Shalimar, Shalimar Mughal Garden
24°C to 45°C
(April to June)
40°C to 45°C
(July to Sep)
30°C to 36°C
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An Escapade Once You are Done with Your Rajasthan Tour
Mount Abu is a hill station perched on a plateau of Aravalli Range in Sirohi district of Rajasthan and is adjacent to Gujarat border. Arbudaanchal & Arbudaranya are the ancient names of Mount Abu is. As Puranas sight, the region was referred to as Arbudaranya meaning "the forest of Arbhuda". Another mythological tale says, the life of Nandi (Lord Shiva's bull) was saved by a serpent named "Arbuda" and this happened on the forest mountain - Aranya, so the mountain was thereafter called Arbudaranya.
Mount Abu is at an elevation of 1,220 m (4,003 ft.) above mean sea level and is the only hill station in this desert state Rajasthan. Based on a rocky plateau at a high altitude, which is surrounded by forest, the climate of Mount Abu relatively cool as compared to the plains below. It is indeed an escape from the dry and scorching heat of Rajasthan and Gujarat. Apart from this, it is the centuries-old Dilwara Temple that invites tourists to this place. The Nakki Lake, right in between the town, is also a popular tourist spot.
Close by are the ancient temple complex of Dilwara Temples. These are ornately carved white marble Jain temples and are of great spiritual importance. The temple compound houses many temples, of which a Shiva Temple is very popular for its intricate carving and workmanship. Temples are in Dilwara include Shri Mahaveer Swami Temple, Vimal Vasahi Temple, Parshavnath Ji Temple, Rishabhdeo Ji Temple, Shri Nemi Nath Ji Temple and other temples of revered gods & goddesses. .
Along with Dilwara complex of temples, the Adhar Devi Temple of Goddess Durga, Shri Raghunathji Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu, Gaumukh Temple dedicated to Sage Vasisht, the 7000 years old Rishikesh Temple and the Achaleshwar Mahadev Temple of 15th century is prime religious places that attract tourists in Mount Abu
Mount Abu extends beyond those revered temples and upholds some beautiful lakes and water bodies that mesmerize onlookers. One such is the Nakki Lake, the most popular tourist destinations, here is a large water reservoir. This man-made reservoir is tugged at an altitude of more than 1100 m. This reservoir holds a romantic story deep within that makes it more enchanting for visitors. The place also has a well-made Step-well named Doodh Baori. Some fantastic attraction in Mount Abu are the unusually shaped natural rocks. Camel Rock, Toad Rock, Nandi Rock and Nun Rock are some formations that attract photographers. Hikers will love to explore the Guru Shikhar Peak - highest point of Rajasthan. This peak also has a temple dedicated to Guru Dattatrey, believed to be an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, and his mother. The nature trails here like Bailey's Walk trail, Craig's Walk trails, Tiger Trail, Rishikesh Trail, and Bridal Path, are some of the trails tourists take to enjoy the scenic views of Mount Abu.
Apart from these, other places of tourist interest in Mount Abu are Ecotourism Sites such as Arna Village and The Mogli Land, Museum and Art Gallery, Peace Park, Ashok Vatika, Gandhi Park, and Terrace Garden, Brahma Kumaris Spiritual University and the sunrise & sun set points.