Mount Abu

Mount Abu

A lush, cool hill station in the burning desert of Rajasthan, Mount Abu is a wonder in itself. Nestled cozily in the lap of the Aravallis, and located at the border of Rajasthan & Gujarat, Mount Abu is a great vacation spot to get away from the tropical heat. The place finds mention in ancient Hindu texts as Arbudaanchal and is deeply seeped in myths & mystique. However, it developed as a hill station during the colonial era and still has its sprinkling of a few British-era bungalows & royal lodges. Welcome to this gorgeous town of verdant slopes, shimmering lake, exotic temples, and a host of legends & lore.

Alluring Attractions of Mount Abu

Nakki Lake

A gorgeous lake and the hotspot of Mount Abu, Nakki Lake is a nature lover’s delight. The legend of the lake goes that it was dug by goddess Arbuda Devi, the local deity, with her bare nails or nakh, hence the name- Nakki Lake. Check out this scenic lake and go boating on cute swan-shaped pedal boats.

Dilwara Temple

A scenic drive amid the woods takes you this group of Jain temples renowned for aesthetic marble carvings. As you enter the complex, you are sure to be awed by the majestic gateway replete with detailed sculptures. Inside, the temples, dedicated to various Jain Tirthankaras, are adorned with exquisite carvings on walls pillars & ceiling, incised paintings, delicate arches, and etched marble figurines.

Achalgarh Fort

A meandering drive from Mount Abu takes you to this magnificent fort, much known for the giorgeous Mandakini Lake and Alchaleshwar Mahadev Temple located within its premises. Go up the fort for panoramic valley & hill views.

Guru Shikhar

Guru Shikhar, the highest point in the region, promises you gorgeous views. The peak is home to a temple of Guru Dattatreya- a form of the divine trinity. The temple entrance is graced with huge bells that the devotees ring before entering the temple.

Fairs and Festivals of Mount Abu

Summer Festival, Mount Abu- Celebrating art, culture, and traditions of Rajasthan. Held annually in June

Shopping in Mount Abu

Since Mount Abu is located near the Rajasthan-Gujarat border, its bazaars are a jumble of Gujarati & Rajasthani handicrafts. Tie & dye fabrics, batik prints, Sanganeri sarees, colorful Rajasthani & Gujarati wall décor, lac bangles, and a host of trinkets may be picked from Mount Abu.

Best Time to Visit Mount Abu

Mount Abu’s hills promise you ambient weather throughout the year. However, the peak tourist season here is post-monsoon from August to March.

How to reach Mount Abu

By Air - Udaipur Airport, around 177kms away, is the closest airport connecting Mount Abu with the rest of the country.

By Rail - Mount Abu’s railway station, Abu Road, lies at the foothills and is around 28 km from the city. The station is serviced by an array of direct & express trains.

- A well-maintained set of roads & highways connect this beautiful hill station with the cities & towns in the region.

Make this hilly oasis a part of your Rajasthan itinerary and enjoy the contrast of dunes and lush hills. Please fill the form, and we shall be happy to offer you free quotes for personalized tour packages for a memorable Rajasthan tour.

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