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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

History of Mount Abu

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 Arbuda Anchal, 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.

People and Culture of Mount Abu

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 headquarter of the Brahma Kumaris, a well known sect, and their followers located at Madhuban. There are lectures and spiritual courses for devotees and interested students.

Things To Do in Mount Abu

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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Swagata  Mandal

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  • Swagata Mandal
  • 5 Reviews
  •  94 readers

"Excellent experience" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 days ago
Very vivid view from mount atop. Very beautifully carved Jain temple. Awestruck as it was extremely difficult during older times to access such place. Better to halt for a night to experience the night view. Be prepared to carry some warm clothes if you plan to stay at night.
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Arvind kumar

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  • Arvind kumar
  • 5 Reviews
  •  41 readers

"Mount Abu is place to Visit" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Mount Abu is good for a short visit of 2-3 days, you can cover most of the sightseeing in 1 to 2 days. Most visited places are Sunset point, Dilwara temple, Bramhakumari Ashram, Nakki Lake, Guru Shikhar, Shooting Point etc. There is few option for adventure activities as well.
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Rajesh somani

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  • Rajesh somani
  • Lives in Ranchi
  • 6 photos
  • 3 Reviews
  •  41 readers

"Good place for Winter season" new review

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
The place is good for winter. There is a famous Nakki Lake for boating which is really very nice. The temple Guru Shikhar is also a very nice and beautiful spot in Mount Abu. The famous Dilwara Temple is also a very historical place of interest to be visited. Honeymoon spot and May Ambaji are other nice places in Mount Abu.
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Sumit goel

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  • Sumit goel
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 1 Review
  •  95 readers

"Sunny ABU" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Mt. Abu is a good and near buy place to visit from Ahmedabad. The weather is hot in the day and a little bit pleasant in the evening. There are many places to visit as nakki lake, dilwara temples, wax museum, and lots of many temples are there. And the main point is the Rock where the romantic hit jodi Aamir and Juhi make there debut film se tak shoo ted there in the city. Overall a good cool hill station of Rajasthan to visit for 2-3 days.
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Zo Singh

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  • Zo Singh
  • Lives in Jaipur
  • 9 photos
  • 4 Reviews
  •  163 readers

"Mini Kashmir"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Mount abu is one of the best hill station in india currently... We visited here in april and in spite of being hot and being in Rajasthan... There was cool air breezing through your hair even in the late afternoon.

Great place, most romantic and adventurous place. Sunset point and nakki lake is my favourite place.
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Anilshah

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  • Anilshah
  • 2 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  217 readers

"Best experience"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Mount Abu is one of the best hill station in india currently ... We visited here in april and ispite of being hot and being in Rajasthan ... There was cool air breezing throungh your hair even in the afternoon ..
Mount abu is famous for its nakki lake which has good view and nearby to my stay(5 min walking)
Our stay was straight across the chacha museum
Mount Abu is famous for its cheap handloom and traditional wear and also antiques showpieces which we can found at every 5 min walking
We were there in mount abu with mu family so to visit various sightseeing points we rented cab fro 6 hours at 1000rs, my advice is that if you visit with only two people you can rent royal enfield and scooty for as low as 400 rs for whole day
My overall experience was very good and must visit place
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Pratiksha Rajput

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  • Pratiksha Rajput
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 1 Review
  •  217 readers

"Nice place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Nice journey for me at Abu. For couple it was great place. Most romantic and adventure place. Sunset point and Nakki lake is my favourite place. Places photography was terrible. I recommend this place to other people.
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Nitish Varshney

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  • Nitish Varshney
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 63 photos
  • 32 Reviews
  •  23 helpful votes
  •  6110 readers

"It's captivating and exciting !!"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
I have been at Mount Abu two times and I can assure each and every traveler that it's one of the awesome places which is meant for a family trip, friends trip as well as couple trip. Surrounded by dense forests and located at an altitude of 4000 feet, Rajasthan's only hill station is nothing less than a heaven. Watered by the serene Nakki Lake and close to the famous Dilwara temple and centuries-old forts, this place has enough to keep visitors busy for 4 days. GuruShikhar, Nakki Lake, unique markets, heritage hotels, panoramic views from the top of hill station and wild life sanctuary collectively make this place a worth to visit.

An immense amount of natural beauty of this place is irresistible. Simply put, Mount Abu is a gem that adds Rajasthan to the top of the bucket list for one's next trip.
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Neelu joshi

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  • Neelu joshi
  • 3 Reviews
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"Worse stay at Palanpur palace hotel"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
I am a frequent visitor to this place, but found hotel stay worse. Went to celebrate anniversary but hotel services were quite annoying, total waste of money. Could not enjoy our stay this time.
Repenting and will not recommend to my friends and relatives. Went for relaxment but had bad experience at Palanpur palace hotel.
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Pratik Koradia

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  • Pratik Koradia
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 1 Review
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"Hotel toppers corner"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Mar 3, 2017
One of the best place in mount abu, little away from market but no pollution & no noice, perfect place for relaxing in mount abu. From hotel owner to manager to all staff all are too cooperative, nice & clean rooms, food like perfect home style
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