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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Mrinal kumar

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  • Mrinal kumar
  • 2 Reviews
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"Just Awesome" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Specially the guru shikhar in mount abu, where you can see the clouds moving around you. It is the highest point of the Aravalli Range. You have to walk around some hundreds of steps to reach there, but when you reach you feel like you are in heaven you can see like you are surrounded with clouds and you can touch them.
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Pritesh Mehta

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  • Pritesh Mehta
  • Lives in Baroda
  • 47 photos
  • 485 Reviews
  •  184 helpful votes
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"Our Small trip at Mount abu" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
It was our mini fresh and enjoyable package. We are very happy to this journy. We arrived at 3:00 pm and we was reach there 9:00 p. M. We take dinner in between way. We take with our personal vehicle We take snacks in between. Then we take hotel mount view. There rooms were very good and there location is very good. We was visit there local points like Sunset point, Peace Gearden, Nakki Lake and other place then we were reach at hotel take dinner and slip then second day we were visit to Addhar Devi, Local Bazar, Achalghadh and many other place We are very happy to visit all this place there were got all types of food and all types of facility. There were horse ride, Baba Gadi and other thing of available for kid. There local Softy icecream is very good tastey and yammm. There nakki lake is very good place and there surrounding all foods item, icecream and other snacks are available. There fourth day we were come back to home. We take visit between Ambaji, Bahucharaji and Shree Modhehwari Maa at Modhera. We came bake at 8:00 p We are very happy of this journiy.
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Shreyansh Shah

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  • Shreyansh Shah
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  • 6 Reviews
  •  155 readers

"Must visit place in monsoon" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Mount abu... Words are not just enough to describe the feel you get while visiting Mount Abu during monsoon so I have uploaded pics and they are enough to give an idea about the atmosphere.

You feel like you are into the clouds and gives you immense pleasure and at the same time calmness.

Must must visit.
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Santosh Pillai

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  • Santosh Pillai
  • Lives in Nagpur
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  • 2 Reviews
  •  219 readers

"Mount Abu visit on 03-08-2016" new review

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
We reached here on 3rd Aug 2016 Nothing much to say about Mount Abu, a hill station, rainy days, fog and clean, good for romantic couple, but the hotel where we stayed and staying today is ridiculous .. Unprepared rooms on arrival, dirty and unclean toilets above all complementary bed bugs for a surprise. So I had to change the room early in the morning. Every thing can be adjusted because of polite staff but the treatment received from makemytrip executive was shocking and ridiculing. For promotions they may call you and listen to you and for complaints they will talk rudely and give excuses ( cannot contact hotel, manager or concerned person not available) and disconnect your ongoing call abruptly.
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Vishvesh trivedi

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  • Vishvesh trivedi
  • 2 Reviews
  •  291 readers

"Nice place"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Mt. Abu has different mood in this season (Jun-Jul), clouds come to your balcony to talk with you. Everything looks fresh and washed, trees, mountains, even small stones. Hotel was also at easy location, with modern facility. But be carefully on curvy roads during monsoon.
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Tarang Mundra

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  • Tarang Mundra
  • Lives in Indore
  • 10 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  916 readers

"Hill station. Mount Abu."

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
It is a very beautiful place as it is the highest in the arawali hills and gives you a soothing and refreshing feel. Best time to visit Mount Abu is Summer as temperature is low there. Also it feels very pleasant when the clouds passes by you or touches you.
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Varsha Tiwari

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  • Varsha Tiwari
  • Lives in Neemuch
  • 2 photos
  • 7 Reviews
  •  3597 readers

"Just fabulusss"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Its my fourth trip to Mount Abu but first in this beautiful rainy season ...
Mount is always gets rush whenever I go but this time weather become awesome only clouds .. Nakki lake at its peak point enjoy boating.
Gurushikhar delwara temple achalgarh aburda devi temple lovers point all look so beautiful only greennn mount
Peace park full bloomh
Yes mount Abu me foggg chalk RHA h
If you want to get more adventure, park your car at your hotel rent a bullet bike and go
On sat market shops closed early probably due to fogg but restaurants food stalls open
Delicious food at jodhpuris food
Fully enjoy the cloudy weather. Superb.
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Sarah Mathew

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  • Sarah Mathew
  • 2 Reviews
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"Good place to visit"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Mt Abu is a hill station that is quite different from many others. It has a beautiful lake and good view points apart from several Hindu and Buddhist temples. Sightseeing can be done in one day. It's worth a visit. Like most hill stations in India, it is crowded as city folk tend to flock to this place to escape the din't of the city.
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Jaydeep Tanna

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  • Jaydeep Tanna
  • Lives in Rajkot
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  • 14 Reviews
  •  3165 readers

"The Best Hillstation nearby Gujarat"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Since we are living in Gujarat and apart from Saputara this location is one of the best hillstation to rejuvenate. There are few places like Nakki Lake main market and gurushikhar which is also above mount abu so it is good place to visit. The food being offered is also good since its a tourist spot. The shopping freak people will also find some stuff for them too.
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Amzed ali saiyed

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  • Amzed ali saiyed
  • 2 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  818 readers

"Awesome destination"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Valley View exotic place. It was a pretty much Romantic place. Natural view surrounding with lakes and hills.

Nakki lake, Toad Rock, gaumukh kund, gurushikhar, honeymoon point, Peace Park and Anadra point with delwara temple makes the mount abu trip awesome and life time memorable.
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