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Mount Abu Tourism

Mount Abu Info

  • State: Rajasthan
  • Famous for/as: Hill
  • Altitude: 1164 m
  • Pincode: 307501
  • District: Sirohi
  • Language: Hindi
  • STD code: 02974
  • Weather: Summer 32 to 45°C, Winter 5 to 28°C
Mount Abu is the most famous hill destination in Rajasthan. It is located in the Sihori district, and is 58 km from Palanpur. Known earlier as Arbudaanchal, Mount Abu has its throne fixed as the highest peak in Aravali Range of Rajasthan.

Mount Abu has an interesting history. Historians believe that the original residents of Mount Abu were Gurjars. The association of Gurjars with Arbuda mountain (Mt Abu) dates back in many inscriptions and epigraphs found from this region. As early as in 6th century AD, Gurjars located themselves in Arbuda Mountain and many parts of Rajasthan and Gujarat. In mythology, it is said that Saint Vasistha performed his final recites and retired to the hills of Mount Abu due to his differences with sage Vishvamitra.

Located at a height of 1220 meters from sea level, Mount Abu definitely gets an extra advantage as a tourist spot because this is the only single hill station in Rajasthan. Visitors come here from nearby parts of Rajasthan and Gujarat to get away from the summer heat and relax and unwind in the pleasant weather and comfortable climate of the place. The greenery all around adds to the beauty of the hill town.  

Mount Abu has many other spots that require special mention. This hill station is a place for many Jain Temples. The internationally acclaimed Dilwara Temples are a group of temples with beautifully carved white marble, which were built during 11th and 13th centuries AD. Achalgargh, an old fort, built in the 14th century by Rana Kumbha of Mewar, is also a spot that can be visited. The fort in itself encloses many Jain Temples - Achaleshwar Mahadev Temples and Kantinath Temple. For the devotees of Hindu goddesses, there is the Durga Temple and Ambika Mata Temple, which is located on a cliff in Jagat, near Mt Abu.

Another popular location is Nakki Lake in Mount Abu. There are toad rock stands near the hilly area surrounding the Nakki Lake region. Within a few kilometers from Nakki Lake are Raghunath Temple and Maharaja Jaipur Palace where the Emperor of Jaipur lived for several years.

Mount Abu has the World Spiritual University and head quarter of the Bhrama Kumaris, a well known sect, and their followers located at Madhuban. There are lectures and spiritual courses for devotees and interested students.

The best way to get around Mount Abu is either on foot, or preferably, by hiring a two-wheeler which most of the hotels organise for their guests. Tourists can shop for many items but the silver jewellery sold here is worth a mention. The market adjoining the Nakki Lake is where tourists can buy silver jewellery in various interesting and intricate designs, but bargaining is a must.

Food available in Mount Abu is nothing exceptional. But, the hill station does have many ice cream shops that offer locally made and branded ice creams, which tourists can enjoy on a chilly evening.

February to June and September to December is the peak tourist season of Mount Abu. However, many also visit Mount Abu during the summer season to escape the heat of the plain areas.

Mount Abu is well connected to major cities of the country. The nearest railway station is on Abu Road, 28 km from the hill station, which connects it to many cities including Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Delhi and Jaipur. The nearest airport to Mount Abu is in Ahmedabad and Udaipur. The Sardar Vallabhai International Airport in Ahmedabad is well connected to other cities in India. Regular buses from Jaipur, Udaipur and Ahmedabad travel to Mount Abu.

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Krunal Thakkar

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  • Krunal Thakkar
  • Lives in Patan
  • 3 Reviews
  •  319 readers

"Best weekend place for Gujaratis" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 days ago
We often visit Mt. Abu on weekends. It's very easy to go there. Last time we went there on Saturday. After a nice lunch at Hotel Silver Oak where we stayed. We went for Craig's Point trek. It was very good. You see some caves, interesting rock formations and great views. It is worthwhile to do the trek, is an easy & fun trek for kids and took us 2 hrs.

Day 2 - we took a full day tour that covered GuruShikhar, Achalgarh fort, BrahmaKumari Peace Park, Dilwara temples (most wonderful), Adhar Devi temple, Brahma Kumari international center, local Somnath temple, aquarium and sunset point. Hectic but nice. We ate Rajasthani lunch at Hotel Arbuda near Dilwara. The ride from Abu road to Abu is through a ghat in the Aravalli ranges. The crazy igneous rocks of the Aravallis are very impressive.
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Vinodbhai domadia

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  • Vinodbhai domadia
  • 1 Review
  •  48 readers

"Nice hill station & get relaxed from the extreme heat" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 days ago
This is a nice hill station and get relax from extreme hot weather in several places of Gujarat. Its nearest and quite good hill station along with some places to visit such a Delwara Temple, Om Shanti Bhavan, Gyan Sarovar, Sunset Point, Guru Shikhar and Nikhi Lake boatings. We can enjoy and get relax in hot weather. Visit to this place is depends upon how far you are from this place. We visited by road and own car, its nice and enjoyable place for low cost budget.
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Divya garg

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  • Divya garg
  • 2 Reviews
  •  83 readers

"Good Place to visit, though not best opted for Summers" new review

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 6 days ago
Mount Abu is a good place to visit though its not a best place to visit in Summers. There are few good places and spots to roam around, though the scorching heat restricted the options or made it a little weary to roam.

Nakki lake, Dilwara Jain temple, Guru Shikhar are must places to visit. Peace park, Somnath temple, Achalgarh, Ancient Ganesh temple are good places to explore. During our visit we also covered Udaipur on the next day which can be combined with your Mount Abu itinerary.

We had a dinner at Arbuda restaurant that offers delicious food including Rajasthani/ Gujarati delicacies. Overall a nice and relaxing place to visit with family and friends.
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Milanjeet Soni

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  • Milanjeet Soni
  • Lives in Jodhpur
  • 2 photos
  • 3 Reviews
  •  434 readers

"Awesome for short days holiday" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
The best place to visit in all season. There atmosphere will adjust all your body routine. Just visit here hire some bike to avoid traffic and travel easily. There is lake, sunset point, highest height reaching zone. Boating is awesome and if you are tired you can enjoy fish spa to avoid stress and make you feel relaxed. All I want to say is that just go there. Survive there.
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Devendra patel

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  • Devendra patel
  • 15 photos
  • 1 Review
  •  218 readers

"Very good places to visit" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
First is Nakki lake. Very good place to enjoy boating in Nakki lake, it is very good experience. After that we visited Gaumukh. It is a very historical place. After that the Dilwara temple, very well art created in it. After that the peace park of Brahma kumaris. Very well gyan place and after that we visited Achalgarh. It is very good temple of God Shiv Shankar, very historical temple. The temple is known for God Shiva help the mountain Abu Achal, so this place is called Achalgarh. One hill temple in also Achalgarh. After that we visited Guru Shikhar of Guru Dattatreya temple. It is very big hill in Mount Abu. After last we visited Sunset Point.
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Harsh Doshi

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  • Harsh Doshi
  • Lives in Himatnagar
  • 1 Review
  •  259 readers

"What a place!" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Love to go to Mount Abu. Consecutive three years I am going there and stay in Holiday Inn. What a place! A good hill station with family and friends for vacation. Also sightseeing like Gurushikhar and sunset point and etc. I love to go TO Mount Abu in monsoon season.
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Soumya Pandey

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  • Soumya Pandey
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 12 Reviews
  •  6 helpful votes
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"Land of Wide stones" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Entire journey from Udaipur to Mount Abu was filled with wide stones hills. Its beautiful 3 hours ride. Night is cold with perfect morning sunlight. Place is nice with loads of temples at height and monkeys. Sunrise and sunset is markedly beautiful. Night is windy with open wide starry sky and voice of om shanti in the air. People were friendly and food was spicy. Try rajasthani thali for a different experience. Boat ride on lake was relaxing and enjoyable.
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Vineet

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  • Vineet
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"Best weekend getaway"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Mount Abu is really abode of Gods and is the best weekend get away from the scorching heat of Ahmedabad. The drive is just 3 and half hours and you can relax and chill and enjoy the beautiful weather there. With lots of tourists points you have many places to enjoy with family. Best time to visit monsoons.
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Parth bhatt

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  • Parth bhatt
  • 2 Reviews
  •  602 readers

"A nice serene place to be"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Cool atmosphere during summers. Helping locals. Touring, Shopping and other attractions manage your day off well. Activities like rock climbing, trekking sight seeing are a must do for the visit to the hill station. Delwara Jain Temples are a must visit of the trip.
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Vinod dodia

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  • Vinod dodia
  • 2 Reviews
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"Awesome tourist place to visit"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
To be visited once at-least!!

Mount Abu is a great tourist place, everybody must visit once. Nakki Lake, Guru shikhar, Toad rock, Delwara temple and sunset point is worth watching.

I have visited thrice and want to visit again and again. I may be coming here back again in coming September.

I love Mount Abu!!
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