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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Sneha Kothari
  • Sneha Kothari
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  • Lives in Rajkot
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  • 13 Reviews

"Worth visiting in summer" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 3 days ago
We went to visit Mount Abu in last month. Its too hot in Ahmedabad but in Abu weather is beautiful. It costs Rs 4000-5000 per couple for weekend. Its worth for money. Sight seeing places and nakkhi lake are adorable. We book a bus for sight seeing places. Sunset point, suicide point, Delaware temples r well known for visit.
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Amit Patel
  • Amit Patel
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 2 Reviews

"Pleasant climate and lot of interesting places" new review

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 5 days ago
Very good summer destination. Pleasant climate and lot of interesting and religious places to visit in Mount Abu. Dilwara Jain temple is most famous and must visit place.
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Jignesh Rana
  • Jignesh Rana
  • Lives in Surat
  • 2 Reviews

"A very good destination for holiday" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 5 days ago
It is a very good destination for holiday. Environment is very pleasant at Mount Abu. Good sightseeing like Sunset point, Delvada temple, Arbuda temple, Honey moon point and Guru Shikar.

Gomukh is one of place where trekking is possible. One who likes peace from city then it is a very good place but that is abut 1000 stairs down wards. Overall, a good holiday destination.
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Santosh Giri
  • Santosh Giri
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
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  • 2 Reviews

"Visit in the month of March, you'll love it" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Wonderful place to visit specially in the month of March, Summer came early this year and me and my friends decided to visit Mount Abu.

It was a 2 Day tour, on the day one we travelled from Abu Road Railway Station to Mount Abu and there were lot of Monkeys and sightseeing of the mountains were exiting us to see Abu.

We Stayed at the Hotel "Crystal One" as of my friend suggested it. An awesome hotel, they have 2 rooms on the top floor from which you can see the beautiful view of "Nakki Lake". People were very gentle always update us when water is hot.

At evening, we went to a restaurant named "Arbuda". At first we thought it would be expensive but prices were good and very delicious food. We tried Punjabi and were very impressed with it.

Next day we travelled to so many places, we booked a bus as we were new there.

DON'T Miss the following places: Adhar Devi, Honeymoon Point (Make you very happy and busy in photo shooting). Delwara Temple, Nakki Lake (Will be chilled during night) and Sunset Point.

HONEY MOON POINT is the place for new couples, because of nice view from the top of the mountains. Very old temples, Delwara Temple were just amazing. We were stunned to see such designs created using hands. Every piece was brilliant.

After one day of full tour we went to same restaurant after that we moved to the market. Dresses were expensive there. But one thing you can take as a remembrance is the key chain painted by the local artist. He'll paint it in front of you which will surprise you.

Advise to travellers : Never travel alone. Travel as a couple as it's enjoyable and comfortable. Don't purchase dresses as the prices are much higher unless you have enough money. Travel with bike will give you more fun as I'm going to do it next time. Travel Cost for 2 people is Rs. 6000/-.
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Jagabattula C e rao
  • Jagabattula C e rao
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 3 Reviews

"Very good summer destination" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Very good summer destination. Pleasant climate and lot of interesting and religious places to visit in Mount Abu. Dilwara Jain temple is most famous and must visit place. Guru Sikhar temple is in hill top and one can enjoy complete view of Mount Abu from here. Arbuda devi temple is also a must visit place here.
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Tushar Sharma
  • Tushar Sharma
  • Lives in Kota
  • 2 Reviews

"Mount Aabu - a perfect summer vaccation destination" new review

  • 5/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
I have been to Mount Abu a couple of times and its such a beautiful place, specially in summer. You will never feel like you are in Rajasthan. so much greenery and so many windy places. The view of city from mountain is quite amazing. So this season enjoy the trip to Mount Abu.
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Sanskar Sharma
  • Sanskar Sharma
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 3 Reviews

"The best place I have ever seen" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
You will really enjoy the view while climbing up the mountain through your vehicle. There are lot of places to visit at Mt. Abu. You will need around 2 to 3 days to complete the trip with all the spots to visit. There are lot of temples to visit at top of the mountain but if you are climbing down through your bike then don't try to touch the disc brake of your bike because it would be red hot. Save petrol while climbing down, turn your engine off.
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Pranav
  • Pranav
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 3 Reviews

"A beautiful destination" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Mount Abu is a beautiful destination located near Gujarat. I visited this place with my family. It is a typical hill station destination. Nakki lake is the major attraction of this place. Travelling involves a lot of hill road travel. Temperature is comfortable even during the day.
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Rahul Ranjan
  • Rahul Ranjan
  • Lives in Agartala
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  • 3 Reviews

"A beautiful time with nature" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Mount Abu is a beautiful destination located near Gujarat. I visited this place to spend some time with nature away from city life. The best thing about this destination is its natural beauty with mountains, lakes and mesmerising morning weather.

We started our journey on the travels bus, which included all the sightseeing in a single day of work. Some must visit places are :Nakki lake, mesmerizing atmosphere with cool breeze during boating. Sunrise and sunset point, Dilwara temples, wonderful architecture with deep meanings of life, Achalgarh fort, Crocodile park and Brahma Kumari Temple.

You can hire a local taxi, as well as personal scooters/bikes on rent for sightseeing. I stayed at RTDC hotel which included all types of amenities including food, stay, bar facility. Food was simply delicious with a very behaviour of all the staffs. You can find various restaurants in Mount Abu. Especially I enjoyed the Corn on the rocks.

I will recommend all the travellers to keep winter as well as summer clothes at Mount Abu as I experienced two distinct weather in single day and night.
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Dipen Yagnik
  • Dipen Yagnik
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  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 7 Reviews

"Superb destination" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
This is the finest place to visit every in any season. Clouds and mountains are looking much healthy atmosphere. Lots of fun there, not during the day even in night we can enjoy a lot by walking. Its a place where we can arrange 2 to 3 days weekend.
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