Mount Abu-Rajasthan

Mount Abu is the only hill station of the desert state Rajasthan, situated on Aravalli range. This 1722 metre high hill station is referred as 'an oasis in the desert' because the elevation provided source of small rivers, waterfall, lakes and green forests. The ancient name of Mount Abu is ArbudaanchalThis township has become one of the busiest hill station of India because of its presence surrounding the desert area.

Mount Abus reputation as a honeymooners paradise does not fully do justice to the cahrms of this lovely hillscape. It actually has musch to offer all kind of visitors, especially in winters when the sun is a friendly dyatime state and at night you can lovingly drape yourself in woollen.

To beat the heat during the summer, a huge flock of tourists place their temporary pad at this hill station from all over the Rajasthan state and neighbouring Gujarat state. There is a sanctuary in the name of the same which keeps the tourists busy during their stay. This hilltop land has strong historical values in Hindu mythology also. There are some temples of Hindu pilgrims which can be visited also.

The best time to visit Mount Abu is all round the year as the climate remains constantly pleasant.

Marwari language is the most spoken language in this state.

Travel Tips

Take cotton clothes during the summer time visit.

Light woollen clothes with adequate warm accessories is a must during winter time.

Keep emergency medicines and a first aid kit along with you.

Try the traditional Rajasthani dishes available around the reason.

Keep sunscreen, sun hat and sunglasses during the visit.

Make sure to ask for lifejackets.

The forests surrounding homes to wildlige, therefore avoid evening treks.

When to visit

  • Jan
  • Feb
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  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • July
  • Aug
  • Sept
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
sprinkles Pleasant
  • 29° Max
  • 20° Min
  • 24.0 mm
  • Light woollen
Things to do

Mount Abu sits around Naki lake, which according to legend, the gods scraped from the ground using their nails. All roads lead to Nakki Lake, the town centre around which sprawls a market. 

Nakki Lake is the centre for most activities in Abu, and boating on the lake is a musst do activity. The best choice is to get there first thing in the morning; boating at sunset is more common. There are the usual rowboats, a few motorboats, and even some boats shape like swans. 

Hindu devotees can take a look at the temples nearby. A trekking route is available for the trekking lovers also.

Any nature walkers can take a walk at the wildlife sanctuary situated at this hillock.

Mount Abu is rich in sightseeing points head towards Toad Rock or Sunset point. 

Getting Around

There are taxis available to take the tourists at the hot spots.

Public buses are available from Abu road bus station to the Mount Abu also.

Places to Stay

One can avail a premium hotels relatively in a good price. There are so many resorts as well.

How to Reach

  • There are no airports at Mount Abu. Nearest airport is at Udaipur which is 185km away from the city.
  • Nearest railhead is Mount Abu which is connected by trains of Indian railway on regular basis. This is 28km out of city. Most of the trains are between New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Jaipur and Mount Abu. Other major cities of India are connected also.
  • National Highway 14 is connecting this city with other major cities like Mumbai, Kolkata, and New Delhi of India. The roads are well-maintained.

Surrounding Attractions

A historical fort named Achalgarh Fort is standing at this township welcoming the tourists from 14th Century. The Nakki Lake is called the heart of this city which draws people after the sun goes down in a large number. Religious lover will find their spot at Dilwara Jain temple, Mahadev temple, Adhardevi temple, Kantinath temple. Mount Abu is being boosted as Eco tourism centre also.

Rock climbing, trekking, bird watching, plant studying is being organised to increase the knowledge seeking tourists.There are observing viewpoints such as Trevor’s tank, Salgaon Watch tower, Tiger Path, devangan Valley, Cragis point, Kodra Dam, GabirNalla, Goumukh, Kulagarh Valley, Achalgarh and etc. Tourists can visit at other major tourist centres of the state Rajasthan also.

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