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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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Vivek Kumar

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  • Vivek Kumar
  • Lives in Jaipur
  • 1 Review
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"Best palace for holiday!" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Yesterday
Mount Abu is a best destination for summer holidays. You can with your family and friends. It is a very cool palace. Its a nice palace to visit. The view of sunset and sunrise are just awesome. The food is very delicious at Mount Abu overall it was a good experience in spending holidays in Mount Abu.
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Rajesh

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  • Rajesh
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 1 Review
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"Everyone should visit Mount Abu" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 4 days ago
The mount Abu is one of the highest hill station of Rajasthan. Good place to visit. We may hire bike or Activate to visit places. The Sun set point & honeymoon point should be visited, if you not visited both places, you will missed joy of Mount Abu.
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Lokesh Pingoliya

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  • Lokesh Pingoliya
  • Lives in Jaipur
  • 1 Review
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  108 readers

"Best place to go in Rajasthan" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Mount Abu (Rajasthan) is very well destination for holiday. At the time of winter comes feeling of J&K. Some place where you must visit. Dilwada temple, Nakhi lake, guru sikhar, sun shine point, love point. Guru sikhar is the top most point of Rajasthan. Sunset point is center of attraction, all over mount Abu is best hill station.
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Ronak Trevadia

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  • Ronak Trevadia
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"Nice place to visit" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
It is nice place to visit lots off point to you can go Jain temple, Arbuda Devi Temple & sunset point you can go for trekking over there. Rana group is super for trekking. It has lot of option for trekking. You can go at mini Naki lake.
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Vishal Varshney

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  • Vishal Varshney
  • Lives in Delhi
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"Too much crowd to handle" new review

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
I went to this place with family and was awkwardly surprised by the crowd there. I went towards 25th December and it felt like whole of Gujarat came there for drinks. (Gujrat is barely 50kms from there). We took accommodation in front of Lake. Lake was fine and the proximity of the market made our lives easier as cars are not allowed during day times near the lake.

We went on to visit Guru Shikhar and Dilwara temples. The places were good but marred by too much crowd and traffic. I would advise fellow travellers from taking a night halt here as there is barely anything to enjoy here in night. Keep this as a single day visit destination and move on after visiting Dilwara temple and guru Shikhar.
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Dilip Pawar

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  • Dilip Pawar
  • Lives in Nandurbar
  • 2 Reviews
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"Tremendous tour with brothers" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Mind blowing tour with brothers. 3 days tour, there is Jain temple called Delwada. This temple is awesome, the Stachus of marble is very beautiful and tremendous. The first day we are going to Nakki lake beautiful place we enjoying the boating. Second day we will go to the wildlife century than came back.
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K P

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  • K P
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 1 Review
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"Best Hill Station in Rajasthan" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Mount Abu is the best travel spot in winter vacation. Nakki Lake is the centre of attraction for picturesque. Lake side boating is also good. Street food and shopping is also nice. Delwara Temple, Honeymoon point, Gaumukh Temple, Sun-set Point, Dattrateya Temple, etc. Are the main tourist attraction of Mount Abu.
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Parmvir Síngh

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  • Parmvir Síngh
  • Lives in Ludhiana
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"Lovely place with good hospitable people" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
The place is just awesome. Hospitality of the Abuians is up to mark too. Lovely place to visit. Amazing sights. Must visit. And you can also go to the holy Ambaji temple. Which is also a treat to watch. The ambiance is so religious. A great place for religion humans.
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Vijay Singla

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  • Vijay Singla
  • Lives in Bhatinda
  • 2 Reviews
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"Nice hill station!" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
It is really a good place to visit. The places to visit are: the peace hall, the sunset point, lake, park and the market too. It's a fun and good place to visit. I loved the sunset point most and I think it is the best place to visit. The hotels and market is also good.
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  • Asish pathak .
  • Lives in Mumbai
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"Nice place in Rajashtan !" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Mount Abu is must visit place in India nice & clean city we visit lake, sun set point, delvada devra, ambaji dham. I enjoy our stay climate is very good mountain cover with lake its just feel like we stay in Kashmir walking on street. Mount Abu deferment of all other hill station. Mount Abu have wild life, lake, sun set point, & also religious place Ambaji temple, delvada Jain temple!
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