Positioned at the isolated highland of Aravali range at an elevation of about 4000 feet above the sea level, Mount Abu is the only hill station in Rajasthan. The place comprises of serene lakes, roaring waterfalls, and luxuriant forests. It enjoys calm and rejuvenating climate along with vibrant flora and fauna. It happened to be the former home of many sages and saints. Being a romantic and adventurous destination, the place offers a perfect atmosphere to experience something different. Along with its romantic tone, the city also opens for having religious and spiritual experiences. Mount Abu was previously a part of the Chauhan kingdom, which used to provide a summer resort to the Rajput kings of the region. After some years, it was leased to the British by Maharaja of Sirohi. They made it the headquarters of the resident to Rajputana (Rajasthan). The city served as the place of relaxation for British and royalties of that era. The city comprised of British style Bungalows and royal lodges. It bestows a pleasant atmosphere along with various exclusivities. Visit Mount Abu to explore an absolutely new world in Rajasthan.
Mid-March to June, Warm and Delightful
Temperature:15°C – 25°C
June to October
Annual rainfall --325 cm
Last November to February, Cool and Pleasant
Temperature:12°C – 25°C
Best Places to Visit in Mount Abu
Mount Abu travel and tourism is mainly recognized for the Dilwara Jain temples and Nakki Lake. The place is also famous its peaceful atmosphere and verdant green surroundings. There are many places of tourist interest in Mount Abu. Tourist attractions of Mount Abu include various temples, vantage points, gardens, and lake. Here below is the list of the places to see in Mount Abu:
Dilwara Jain Temples
Dilwara Jain Temples are one of the most admired places to visit in Mount Abu. These temples are entirely made of marbles and enjoy great carvings. The temples consist of five major sections devoted to five Jain Tirthankars. These five Jain Tirthankars are Shri Adi Nathji temple, Shri Neminathji temple, Rishabha Devji temple, Shri Parshva Nathji temple and Shri Mahavir Swamiji temple.
Nakki Lake is an artificial lake situated at a height of 1200 meters above sea level. It is also called as the heart of Mount Abu. The picturesque view of this lake is enriched with its surroundings. The views of mountains, gardens and rock formations make it an ideal location for photography.
Achalgarh Fort was built by Rana Kumbha in the year 1452. It is situated at a distance 10 km from Mount Abu. The fort is surrounded by huge security walls and situated at the top of the mount peak.
Achleshwar Mahadev Temple
The temple is famous for its exclusive statue of Nandi, a bull of Lord Shiva. The idol is said to be made of 5 metals including, silver, copper, brass and zinc. The weight of the idol is around 4 tons.
Sunset Point is located in South West of Nakki Lake. The point is being visited in the evening to enjoy the stunning sunset views from here. You can find here many photographers and small snack vendors offering light snacks & tea.
It is a peak and situated at an altitude of 5,677 feet above the sea level. It is the highest point in Rajasthan offering breathtaking view of entire Mount Abu. It is located at a distance of 14 km from Mount Abu. The point a temple of Dattatreya and provides a panoramic views of the neighboring areas.
Shri Raghunathji Temple
Shri Raghunathji temple is dedicated to Shri Raghunathji. This temple is located near the ‘Nakki’ lake, with a beautiful image of the deity.
It is also known as Andra Point. One can get outstanding view of the lush green valley and plains from Honeymoon point. This place has exceptional beauty, that’s why it is very popular among honeymooners. If you are honeymooners and want to enjoy its real beauty, stay there till sunset. Surely it will be a mesmerizing experience of your life time.
It is a dense forest in Mount Abu, which enjoys an abundance of flora and fauna. If you are on a hound of nature and want to explore its various gifts, visit this beautiful place. The rare species of animals can be spotted here, including Bear, Sambar, Langur, Pangolin, Mongoose, Wolf, Hyena, Jackal, Indian Fox and Wild Boar.
Brahma Kumari World Spiritual University
It is a not to be attraction in Mount Abu. The place is immaculately maintained and gives everyone innate peace the moment they enter here. Beautifully built university campus in Mount Abu invites a number of tourists. They are given small brief about the Brahma Kumari World Spiritual Society and then visitors can explore the campus that is serene and beautiful.
Gaumukh Temple is a popular religious place to visit in Mount Abu. You can visit this place for meditation, excursions, picnics and exploring its statues. You have to climb 733 steps to reach Gaumukh and then 30 steps to reach the temple. There is cow head like structure as the main deity of the temple.