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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Nidhi S

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  • Nidhi S
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 8 Reviews
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"Go for it when you want to relax" new review

  • 5/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Weather is cool here. Serene and calm place to visit. We stayed for a night only. The travelling was tiring in bus from Udaipur. It has few places to visit like Nakki lake, guru shikhar point, Dilwara Temple. You can sit/do boating in the evening at Nakki lake.
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Rajendra Chauhan

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"A great experience" new review

  • 5/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
It is a very great experience to visit Mount Abu. Realy nice weather. Must see in the winter. Boating in the Nakki Lake was a very great experience. Also visit the brahma kumaris ashram. We stayed in akar hotel which had very good service and facility and view.
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Chintan Prajapati

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"A good place to relax" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Its having mountains which are directly connected to the clouds. Its having good atmosphere. Polo ground, lucky lake, sunset point, shikhar etc things are you should see. Food are much costly than elsewhere. Its double rate. Some hotels are providing good food. Food mostly contains aloo paratha. Trekking activity is good. I personally advise traveller to bring some warm clothes and pre booking of hotel for safe side.
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Naseem Siddique

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"Fantastic destination" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
I had been there for three days with my family. I enjoyed each and every day. Summer is perfect season to visit Mount Abu. Mount Abu is around 25 km from Sirohi railway Station, taxis are available outside the station. We enjoyed places like Nakki Lake, Guru Shikhar peak, Toad Rock, Sunset point, Dilwara Temple etc. I liked boating in nakki lake, hot air balloon. There is also horse riding near nakki lake but did not do due to fear.

Some recommendation : I like ChaCha Inn Hotel, food, ambience, service all are good, beside this they arrange daily some cultural dance, puppet show and magic show. Must try boating in nakki lake and hot air balloon and at last to be on highest peak gurushikhar, no words to explain it, must go there.
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Trilok Dewangan

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"A very good place" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Mount Abu is a very good hill station. In abu you can see rajasthan's highest hill top guru shikhar parvat. And also you can see dilwara jain mandir.

Apart from this hotel service is so good. They always happy to serve good service. Hotel staff behavior is also good. So we can say it was very good tour.
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Mukesh Rathore

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  • Mukesh Rathore
  • Lives in Udaipur
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"Just awsome" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
'NA THAND NA GARMI' Ultimate trip it was. Slow rain drops were making it romantic And Gurushikhar the peak, OMG a great great great place to go but until and unless weather should support you else you won't enjoy going there. Next DILWARA JAIN TEMPLE whether you believe in GOD or not you will LOVE this place.
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Dheeraj Kaushik

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  • Lives in New Delhi
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"The peaceful place for Hang out" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
With this review, I would like to share my wonderful experience which I experienced during my trip of Mount Abu trip. The place is awesome tourist destination for those who wants to go hillstation which is not overcrowded. Mount Abu has all the things which will satisfy you in many ways. The nature has blessed this destination with all the possible reasons to make this destination a wonderful place on this earth. Apart from this the people of Mount Abu are very helpful and caring and also the government has also added few beautiful things to make such place a secured destination. To sum up all of my views, if a person Wants to visit this place, then please do not delay your plan and experience the nature.
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Mohak Sanandan

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"Irony exemplified!" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
This is one thing I didn't expect in the desert state of Rajasthan, a hill station, very pleasant climate, and some stunning sites. There are a couple of breathtaking sites and some commercial places to have fun as well! The feel of the desert hasn't fully gone, the fine sand amidst the lush greens and water bodies, that exemplifies the irony of nature!
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Rajesh

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"Mount Abu is very good hill station for vacation or outing"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
It is a hill station located in Sirohi district of the Rajasthan near the Gujarat border. In mount abu we have good temples, gardens. Dilwara Temple, Nakki Lake, Polo Ground, Guru Shikhar, Sunset point, Brahmakumari Ashram. Weather of Mount Abu is similar to Himachal or Kashmir.
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Ankit Kaushik

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  • 5 Reviews
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"A perfect holiday place"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Mount abu is the only one hill station in Rajasthan, here there are so many temple. Adhar Devi Temple is very famous in Mount Abu. The Achalgarh fort, built by Rana Kumbha of Mewar is nearby and at its center is the popular visitor attraction of the Nakki Lake. There is the Toad Rock on a hill near the lake. The best time to visit here is April and June.
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