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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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Soumya Pandey

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  • Soumya Pandey
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 12 Reviews
  •  6 helpful votes
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"Land of Wide stones" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 days ago
Entire journey from Udaipur to Mount Abu was filled with wide stones hills. Its beautiful 3 hours ride. Night is cold with perfect morning sunlight. Place is nice with loads of temples at height and monkeys. Sunrise and sunset is markedly beautiful. Night is windy with open wide starry sky and voice of om shanti in the air. People were friendly and food was spicy. Try rajasthani thali for a different experience. Boat ride on lake was relaxing and enjoyable.
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Vineet

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  • Vineet
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"Best weekend getaway" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Mount Abu is really abode of Gods and is the best weekend get away from the scorching heat of Ahmedabad. The drive is just 3 and half hours and you can relax and chill and enjoy the beautiful weather there. With lots of tourists points you have many places to enjoy with family. Best time to visit monsoons.
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Parth bhatt

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  • Parth bhatt
  • 2 Reviews
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"A nice serene place to be" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Cool atmosphere during summers. Helping locals. Touring, Shopping and other attractions manage your day off well. Activities like rock climbing, trekking sight seeing are a must do for the visit to the hill station. Delwara Jain Temples are a must visit of the trip.
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Vinod dodia

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  • Vinod dodia
  • 2 Reviews
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"Awesome tourist place to visit" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
To be visited once at-least!!

Mount Abu is a great tourist place, everybody must visit once. Nakki Lake, Guru shikhar, Toad rock, Delwara temple and sunset point is worth watching.

I have visited thrice and want to visit again and again. I may be coming here back again in coming September.

I love Mount Abu!!
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Achint Raj

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  • Achint Raj
  • Lives in Jalandhar
  • 2 Reviews
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"A nice stay in Mount Abu" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
I visited Mount Abu with my family on 10 April 2016 to 12 April 2016. I enjoyed my stay at Nakki lake and various places. Weather was very pleasant so it is good to stay in Mount Abu during April month. I stayed at Hotel Sai and booked my hotel through makemytrip at very high discount.
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Kiran kumar maheriya

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  • Kiran kumar maheriya
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"Excellent scenery" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
We enjoy lots of fun fine environment. We like all places like sunset point, guru shikhar, nakki lake, bramhakumari, achal gadh, lovers point, shankar math. We liked Guru Shikhar, Nakki Lake and sunset point very much. We would like Rajasthan lunch at Jodhpur bhojnalay and shopping point at chacha Museum and Tibetan market.
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Rajesh bambhaniya

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  • Rajesh bambhaniya
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"A good Hill station around Gujarat region" new review

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Abu have its beauty during winter and monsoon. Food is the major drawback at hill station as even after paying double money you will not be satisfied by taste or by quality. Get a two wheeler hire and go for the trip to Gurushikhar, enjoy roadside beauties and photography. Dont forget to take driving licence.
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Manoj sheth

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  • Manoj sheth
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"Pleasant spot"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Mount Abu is great place for Gujaratis, as its the nearest hill station available. If you can walk you can enjoy walking through the hilly ways. If you are religious minded you have lot of temples to visit. If you are on romantic tour go to mountain points or sail in nakki lake. For old aged go and sit near nakki lake and enjoy.
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Mustafa Bohra

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  • Mustafa Bohra
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  • 12 Reviews
  •  8 helpful votes
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"An awesome destination"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
One day the management of my institution decided to take all students on a tour. We come to conclusion that we will go to Mount Abu. The journey began in the early morning from our institution. We got into our bus and started the journey. You like travelling when you were in the group and we were enjoying a lot. We reached "talghatti" the lower part of mount abu.

We had breakfast there and left the place. As soon we were proceeding towards the valley it was giving spectacular view of mountains. And the temperature became lower with the heights. Finally, we reached to our hotel and check-in.

The same day after lunch we went to sunset point and visited near by area. What a view, awesome. At evening we went to nakki lake. And after this we went to brahma kumari ashram what a beautiful view.

The next day we went to delaware's - a famous temple, What a beauty it is. The architecture is very fine and you just amazed with this marble carvings. Later we moved to "guru shikhar". The highest peak of Rajasthan. With altitude of 1727M. From sea level. Its quite high and what a stunning view, amazing. There is a big telescopes also, actually that is a solar observatory. Ok so we moved back to city and again came to visit market at the bank of nakki lake. We stayed there till evening. The market is very good and you can buy many handicraft items from there. But do not forget to bargain. The costs are quite higher.
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Khushbu

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  • Lives in Gurgaon
  • 3 Reviews
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"Don't expect much from Abu"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Mount Abu is just an average place considering I came all the way from Delhi to visit this place. There is practically nothing there to visit except temples. All you see are Brahmakumaris there so it's good for a spiritual tour. Only Nakki Lake is a good place, we took a scooty and roamed around its periphery, its a city of temples, nothing more don't expect much from Abu.
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