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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Suraj Pareek
  • Suraj Pareek
  • Lives in Jaipur
  • 1 Review

"It's a great place for new couples" new review

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
My wife and I went to this place in September 2014. It's really a great place for couples but we went with family. There are many places to visit like Nakki Jheel, Tod Rock, Sunset Point, Guru Shikhar, etc. I just loved that place. Every couple should go to Mount Abu after their marriage.
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Dr. sunil
  • Dr. sunil
  • Lives in Surat
  • 1 Review

"Perfect destination for peaceful, jolly and a religious holiday" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Very good destination located at high altitude so travellers can visit there in any season. Nakki lake, Delwara temple, Gurushikhar, Adhar-devi and Sunset point are must to visit. I had travelled by train up-to Abu Road railway station. From there many private or public transports are available for Mount Abu. Food was also good specially Alu paratha and veg biryani. We are busy whole day in sightseeing and local market shopping at night. Overall my experience was very good and I personally advice everyone to visit Mount Abu once in lifetime.
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Digvijay
  • Digvijay
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 4 Reviews

"A good place to relax" new review

  • 5/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Overall good place to relax. We visited this hill station 5 times as it is nearest hill station from Ahmedabad. Places of interest are Nakki lake, Sunset point, Delwara temples, Guru Shikhar, Addhardevi temple, Trevors tank, Bhramhakumari ashram and Tibetan market.
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Ketan Kothari
  • Ketan Kothari
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 1 Review

"Excellent destination" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Excellent stay. It is amazing city located on a hill and it is full of Gujarati. One will not full that he or she is out of Gujarat and around 300 km from Ahmedabad. It has all features of shopping, dinning, sightseeing and full enjoyment to kids. One can have trekking, adventurous trip giving you satisfaction of mountaineering, adventures. Gurushikhar is the peak mountain where tourist can reach.
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Dhananjay
  • Dhananjay
  • Lives in Agartala
  • 3 Reviews

"A good holiday in midst of beautiful nature" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
A very beautiful place for photography, chilled place in winter season just for gulabi thandi, nice market, trekking spot are good, temples and all sightseeing points are very beautiful. Good food was available in abu and not more expensive than other hill station. Nearest places to visit are kumbhalgarh fort, forest, ranakpur temple.
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Kishan Patel
  • Kishan Patel
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 3 Reviews

"Heaven in India" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
I am crazy about the one and only place is Mount abu. My first love is abu. I really like this place very much. In winter at Mount Abu is just perfect. I never feel bored when I every time visit mount abu. I visited this place many many many time but still I am crazy about this place. This place's atmosphere is so romantic. I suggest to visit this place once in your life.
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Yupal
  • Yupal
  • Lives in Ahmedgarh
  • 5 Reviews

"Marvelous trip" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
We had a great experience at Mount Abu last month. We did lots of shopping from Tibetan Market and had delicious food of Maharaja Hotel. Specially the weather was pretty good and was not much crowdy, so enjoyed lot. I spent romantic time with my wife at Nukki Lake and captured lot many moments over there.
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Abhay Singh
  • Abhay Singh
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 5 Reviews

"A good destination" new review

  • 5/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Mount Abu was my last destination of my 7 days journey. So when we reach their we all was tired but after taking bath and breakfast we got energy. We visited all the main points. But the boating in nikki lake, and sun set point was amazing.
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Manish Singhani
  • Manish Singhani
  • 1 Review

"The city of mountains - Mount Abu" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
I went for vacations at Mount Abu, the only hill station in Rajasthan State in last summer. The city is so beautiful that anyone can be mesmerised. My best experience was at Sunset Point there. The view from guru parvat was awesome. My overall experience was very good.
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Ahmed Jariwala
  • Ahmed Jariwala
  • Lives in Surat
  • 3 Reviews

"Mount Abu - Nature's beauty"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Overall, the experience was really awesome and I must come to this destination again. all good nature and hotel services made my day and vacation awesome. I think I had taken every single pleasure of this vacation trip. All I can say is this you must go there and see the nature beauty.

This is really helpful to me and I think it will be for you also.

Don't think too much pack your bags and go.
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