Mount Abu Tourism
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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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Chirag Tyagi
  • Chirag Tyagi
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 1 Review

"Classic place to visit" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 6 days ago
I went to Mount Abu last December, it was really a great experience. I with my family member went on to go to top of Ted Rock from where it was a great view in between but not comparison with the view on top. It was classic. The boating experience of boating in Nakki jheel was awesome too. We also got the opportunity to row the boat. The people there were also very modest.
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Kehvy Esty
  • Kehvy Esty
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 12 Reviews

"An funfilled holiday destination" new review

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
With mountains surrounding us, natural beauty everywhere which soothes your eyes, a fresh morning sunrise experience, this is indeed a beautiful destination. Must visit places : sunrise and sunset, delwara temples, nakki lake, achalgarh fort. Crocodile park. Food is easily available. Nice shopping from hilly regions. You can opt for trecking too. A supportive and funfilled holiday destination.
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Harsh Dave
  • Harsh Dave
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 4 Reviews

"A Superb place" new review

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Mt. Abu is a hill station in Rajasthan. You need to go to Abu Road Railway Station and from that State Buses and private taxis are available for going to the mount. The hotel that I stayed in was very clean and comfortable anit had all the basic needs from bathroom to T.V.

Places to see:

NAKKI LAKE: It is very nice. You can also boat there.

Adahr Devi: It is a temple.

Delwara Temple: Must see for its marble architecture and carvings. It will simply stun you.
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Purva Parakh
  • Purva Parakh
  • Lives in Jodhpur
  • 1 Review

"A nice place to visit"

  • 4/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
It was nice to be here in cold days of February. We enjoyed it!! We went to various high points like honeymoon point, suicide point :P etc. All were good enough to visit them once but not more than that. Hotels to stay are not so good but are average.
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Chintan shah
  • Chintan shah
  • Lives in Adoor
  • 4 Reviews

"Excellent place to visit"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
It was wonderful stay at Mount Abu. During my visit it was a pleasant environment. We had taken a Bike on rent. It was awesome experience driving a bike in hilly area.

Place must be seen without fail are :
1. The Jain temple is famous for its architecture.
2. Dutt Temple
3. Nakhi lake for Boating
4. Local market and Shopping
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Bhushan Gandhi
  • Bhushan Gandhi
  • Lives in Baroda
  • 9 Reviews

"Awesome Place For Chilling Out"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Very near to Gujarat and easily approachable by road and by train. Nice atmosphere, friendly people, lots of places to visits, nice place to live with nature. We had rented a bike for 2 days so we could move around ourselves and it was lots of fun. Sunset point, boating at Nakki lake and guru shikhar are places which I liked the most.
We got variety of food options from Dal-baati, Rajasthani thali, Gujarati thali, Punjabi, South Indian, fast foods and pav bhaji. Awesome experience and a memorable one. Nice place of young couples.
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Nilesh Jain
  • Nilesh Jain
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 4 Reviews

"Must visit place for chilled atmosphere lovers"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Must visit place for chilled atmosphere and awesome work at Delwada Jain Temple. For silent and good nature must go to Om Shanti. Two days is enough to enjoy. You must love food and hotels over there. Such yummy and tasty food there but go to ambaji after two days of Mount Abu.
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Himanshu Patel
  • Himanshu Patel
  • Heritage seeker
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 5 Reviews

"Full of enjoy"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
The destination is worth watching and visiting. The place is really beautiful. Shopping there is very profitable, we done lots of mast during this tripe and this is one of the finest trip. I woke up early morning to enjoy the cold atmosphere.
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Silvendu
  • Silvendu
  • Lives in Puttur
  • 3 Reviews

"A good destination to visit"

  • 5/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
The destination is worth watching and visiting. The place is really beautiful. Shopping there is very profitable. Stuff in market here are very cheap, worth shopping there. Also the handicrafts here is really awesome. Local food is quite good too. Overall the place is quite good
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Praveen Kumawat
  • Praveen Kumawat
  • Lives in Neemuch
  • 3 Reviews

"An awesome place"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Must see once. We went there during the cold season when the temperature is approximately -4 degree. It was the coldest day. We reached the abu road and took a taxi. It was freezing out there. We saw the the Nakki lake, guru shikhar and many awesome place. Also try palak ke pakode and kadi breakfast. Enjoyed a lot. Must go to see the beauty of mount abu once. You will love that place after.
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