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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Pritesh Mehta

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"A place not to be placed" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 3 days ago
This is an amazing place for all age group. This is the most beautiful place. It is a hilly region, the atmosphere is very good. We enjoyed in rainy season. There food was good and sightseeing is very beautiful. My kids also enjoyed in this place. The hotel are very good. There are many attractions. Vehicle facility is available there, don't miss this place.
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Rohan Modi

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"Must visit" new review

  • 5/7
  • Posted 3 days ago
It's a very good place for couple. I used to go almost every year. Mostly prefer monsoon or rainy season, fog comes and go within your hotel. Plenty of places to see whole day and with breath taking view. For adventure, you should go in summer. Every one from Gujarat should go there.
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Jay

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"Overall, a happy trip" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 3 days ago
The Mount Abu is a very nice place. The best point is delvada dera. The romantic plece is nakki lake. Very romantic place. I like bike riding. My wife and I went on the bike and so lot of places. We did lot of shopping and had lot of fun. Overall, a happy trip.
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Sudhakar raw

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"Don't have much to say" new review

  • 5/7
  • Posted 4 days ago
We were a group of family members visiting different places in Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh. We thoroughly enjoyed the trip. The weather is a little too hot but I am glad we escaped the rains. Don't have anything specific to write about this place. Usual tourist stuff we did.
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Divy Jain

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  • Lives in Udaipur
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"If you Love Nature, this is the perfect place for you!!" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 4 days ago
Rajasthan is almost hot in all the seasons except the winters. But there is one place which is much better in almost all the seasons and that is Mount Abu. And if you are visiting this place in Monsoons, you are very very very lucky enough. Lush green sites. Beautiful mountains, clouds all around you. I bet, you will just fall in love with the surrounding and nature this place possess.

Must Visit Places : Nakki Lake, Dilwara Temple, Guru Shikhar Ji, Achal Garh etc.

Shopping : You will get shops of all kinds everywhere in Mt. Abu, specially for Rajasthani Dresses, handicrafts etc.

You should definitely try Paranthas there in old market. Very famous there and huge. We actually took 2 Paranthas between 4 people. ;)

Activities : Trekking, boating, mountain climbing, and all the fun activities. And if you are adventurous, don't miss the opportunity to climb up the mountains there.
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Sailesh

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"The perfect hill station for the family" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Mount Abu is famous for that excellent atmosphere and big mountain. I liked the travel by own car. The Nakki lake is superb, I enjoyed the tour. There's sightseeing like Guru Shikhar, Sunset Point and Arbuda Temple is very excellent place.
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Himanshu Patel

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  • Himanshu Patel
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"Romantic place with beautiful atmosphere" new review

  • 5/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Abu is a place when I visited in last April, it's very romantic place. I liked Nakki lake, Dilwara temple, Sunset point, Guru Shikhar and the best romantic place is Gaumukh where greenery is beautiful. Atmosphere of Abu is very cool and romantic.
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Jaydeep Vachhani

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  • Lives in Bhuj
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"Average hill station" new review

  • 4/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Nothing special to write about mount abu. The best time to go to Abu is around Diwali time. The best thing about this hill station is its weather which is always cool. Apart from its weather and Nakki lake, nothing is so exciting about Abu. You can relax and visit it fully in 1-2 days. It's a good destination for couples to enjoy its weather.
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Jinal Jain

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"A perfect hill station with a sunset point"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Mount Abu name itself says mount because its situated on hills. It comes in Aravalli Range and you will find mountains all around and its a perfect hill station with a sunset point, Nakki Lake, Dilwara ra dera famous jain temple and few km away is Ambaji Mata dham, which is also a famous temple and matajis one idol is situated down in the temple and another in the mountain. So if you wish to go there you can add on too. Now coming back to Mount Abu you can reach here and can alight at abu road station and from there its just 25-30 km for which u will get continues buses, tempos and private taxis. If you wish to see whole of the

Mount Abu you can contact your hotel or any of the local travels. There are many buses which will help you do Abu darshan all are best and known places of Mount Abu can be visited in this one day bus trip. Temperature here is always cool though its not connected with any airport you can easily reach here.
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Mahesh M

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"Its really a nice destination"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
It is similar to that of Mahabaleshwar near Pune in Maharashtra. With different culture and most of spiritual destiny for all who believe in Shanti i.e Om Shanti. For children nice lake for boating and garden. For ladies best place to keep them busy in shopping. Market crowded with beautiful, nicely dressed newly married couples, families and senior citizens. Sun set point trekking is wonderful experience to kids.

Note This point : Bar and Wine shops are closed after 8:00 pm. So, shop your stuff before 8:00 pm.
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