Mount Abu Tourism

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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Jigar Dave

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  • Jigar Dave
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 44 Reviews
  •  8 helpful votes
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"Simply Best Place" new review

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
This place is really beautiful and good to come here and enjoy. The best time is monsoon and winters. There are many temples and lakes here. This way the place is good for religious and adventure picnic. There are many hotels and restaurant which serve the best authentic food of this region.
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Ragini Dave

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  • Ragini Dave
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 6 Reviews
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"Beautiful Hill Station" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
This hill station is near from Abu Road. There are many buses and tourist cars plying daily. There are many places here with hindu temples and jain temples. The best time to visit the place is during monsoon. The greenery and the nature are simply the best and beautiful to come and see.
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Garvita Bansal

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  • Garvita Bansal
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 1 Review
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"3 Days in Mount Abu"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
We (me, my hubby, my brother, his wife and son) left Delhi on 30th July at 8 pm via Swarna Jayanti Rajdhani Express train and reached Abu road at around 6. 00am in the morning. From there, we walked a bit till bus stand and hired the bus to reach Mount Abu. On our way we got to enjoy drizzling and beautiful mountains. Upon reaching Mount Abu bus stand, while the two men from our group went to search good hotel nearby, a lady who was working as Deputy inspector in Bus Depot asked us if we are looking for decent place to stay and on agreeing she drove us to her place which was really good for family. She has these two rooms which are connected and a common washroom for both rooms. Besides, she even allowed us to use her own bathroom which was very well furnished with jacuzzi in it. Yes you heard it right, she was very humble and all she charged from us for stay was Rs. 1000 per night per room. For food, as per our choice, we asked her to arrange for non veg in dinner and some stuffed paranthas for breakfast. She made the breakfast while her muslim neighbour prepared the delicious dinner. We stayed at her place from 31st July 12pm to 2nd August 4 pm there and we paid her close to Rs. 9000 for stay, taxi for one day and food together which is a great deal. She even allowed us to use her bike for purchasing some drinks and chakna from nearby market. :)

Coming to sightseeing, we went to Nakki lake and Toad Rock mountain on 31st July. On 1st August, the lady arranged for us her private taxi as that time taxi strike was on. Honestly, we didn't really find it worth Rs. 2000 that she charged for taxi as the trip consisted of all the temples. We went only to two temples, Dilwara temple and Gurushikhar after which we gave up as GOD IS ONE :P.

We asked the taxi driver to take us back to our room while coming back, we could see some amusement park and stopped there. But it was very dry, no other customer was there and every ride was costlier and worthless. We rode 1-2 of them and then came back to our room. In the evening, went to see sunset point which was absolutely beautiful and relaxing. The same day, we again went to the local market and bought some stuff.

The last day of our trip, we had drinks, played cards at our room, once again went to market and boarded train back to Delhi.

Our learnings from the trip :

A) 2 days are more than enough for Rs.

B) If going to Mount Abu, also plan to explore few more destinations such as Udaipur or Jaipur.
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Devulapally pradeep

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  • Devulapally pradeep
  • 2 Reviews
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"Nice hill station for 1-2 day stay"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Mount Abu is the only hill station in Rajastan.
The place is good for a day's stay or two. One can have a visit to Nakki lake and famous Dilwara temples. I liked these two places very much. We visited Nakki lake in the morning and thought of visiting it in the evening for boating. But due to time constraint we could not go.
Dilwara temples were very beautiful. The architecture was amazing and guides in the temple explained the history of these temples very well.
And I would like to suggest the new travellers to go for sight seeing through bus instead of rented car or bike. That's at reasonable price and have a guide who explains us the places well.
Overall a good and beautiful hill station to visit.
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Rakesh mathur

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  • Rakesh mathur
  • 3 Reviews
  •  670 readers

"Amazing place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Mount Abu is epic place wherein you would get world famous temple, delusions food and awesome wheatear.
You would have get here Rajasthan and Gujrat mixed culture, nice local people's very corporative also.
I enjoyed my vacation a lot, it's very good place and price wise it's also not much expensive.
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Rahul Bhatnagar

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  • Rahul Bhatnagar
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  • Lives in Udaipur
  • 23 Reviews
  •  158 helpful votes
  •  39326 readers

"Best hill station"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Oct 4, 2016
Mount abu is one of best hill station and a honeymoon location. Its a best and quiet place for honeymooners, family and even friends can also have a relaxing time here. It has a nakki lake which adds the charm. Many tourist places and markets are their and Good restaurants are their. Best time to visit is throughout the year but in rainy season and winters fog covers the whole place making it a heaven.
Buses can be easily available and the nearest railway station is at Abu road.
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Utpal Dave

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  • Utpal Dave
  • Lives in Delhi
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  • 6 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
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"Awesome Place For Family Trip"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Sep 25, 2016
I have been there for 2 days and Enjoyed a lot. Its a great destination for Family Trip. You can find easy bike rides or bus for explore the Mount Abu. Guru Shikhar, Achalgarh (Need to Reach on Top for fantastic View. Are awesome. Delwara Temple has awesome place. Guys Trip my Trip Was Awesome and must go Mount Abu with Family and Enjoy the Nature and Awesome Food. Thanks
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R taylor

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  • R taylor
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"Pleasant atmosphere."

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Sep 20, 2016
Very cozy place ... Atmosphere is very pleasant at 22 degrees. Sunset point is quite good. Honeymoon point was bit disappointing, but still worth visiting. Pedal boating at Nikki Lake is nice experience. Reaching Gurushikar was a tough job, lot of traffic jams. On hilltop it's over crowded. Somehow managed to reach. Datta guru temple on cliff. Beautiful sight. Bramhakumaris Peace park is beautifully managed. Very neat and clean. Dilwara Jain temple is worth visiting. Achalgarh is little far and nothing much to mention about.
Rajasthani and Gujrati food joints are plenty and most of them are good. Overall nice place for week end.
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Manoj sankhla

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  • Manoj sankhla
  • 4 Reviews
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"Family holiday in mount abu & Udaipur"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Sep 18, 2016
Natural greenery on mountain I loved the place, right time to visit mt abu is on monsoon or after moonsoon season, we see twice dilwara temple and nakki lake, food was good but in gujrati style, people disappointed who like spicey food, I would like the service bike on rent in this area
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  • Rakesh
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 10 Reviews
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"Nice experiences to best time to vist is mansoon"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Sep 6, 2016
I'm come here 3 times but this is my best trip becoue of weather ... Mansoon time is best to come here when cloudes come in your rooms you feel good .. Many palces to vist here .. Nakki lake, guru sikhar, sunset point, market, delawara tample and many more just try avoid to weekends because mostly gujrati comes in weekends so if you wana feel relex then avoide weekends allso hotel you find at good price
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