Mount Abu is a hill station in western India’s Rajasthan state, near the Gujarat border. Set on a high rocky plateau in the Aravalli Range and surrounded by forest, it offers a relatively cool climate and views over the arid plains below. In the center of town, Nakki Lake is a popular spot for boating. Close by are the centuries-old Dilwara Temples, ornately carved from white marble and of great spiritual importance. Mount Abu is the only hill station in Rajasthan, situated very close to the Rajasthan-Gujarat border, in the Aravali hills. The mountain forms a distinct rocky plateau 22km long by 9 km wide.
How to reach Mount Abu:-
By Air:- The nearest domestic airport to Mount Abu is located at Udaipur at a distance of 210 km while the nearest international airport is located at Ahmedabad. The domestic airport is connected to major Indian cities like Delhi, Jaipur and Mumbai.
By Rail:- Abu Road is the nearest railway station just 28 KM from the main city, Which is very well connected by rail routes to New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, and Mumbai. FromAbu Road you can opt for state transport service (usually every hour) or Taxis on both sharing and private basis.
Things to do in Mount Abu:-
Sightseeing to explore the popular tourist places in Mount Abu, Boating in Nakki Lake, we can also do Trekking to Guru sikhar, see the wildlife in mount abu wildlife sanctuary, rent a bike in mount abu It offers a cheap and flexible mode of moving around the town. Exploring Mount Abu on a motor bike is probably the best option if you are an adventure lover. Every destination in Mount abu is easily accessible by the motorbike.
Places to Visit in Mount Abu:-
The Dilwara Temples of India:- located about 2½ kilometres from Mount Abu, Rajasthan’s only hill station. These Jain temples were built by Vimal Shah and designed by Vastupal-Tejpal, Jain laymen, between the 11th and 13th centuries AD and are famous for their use of marble and intricate marble carvings.
Toad Rock:- A toad-like rock formation distinguishes this rocky lookout point with Nakki Lake views.
Honeymoon Point:- Mountainside lookout point, popular for sunset viewing, with a formation known as “Love Rock.”
Nakki Lake:- It is a lake situated in the Indian hill station of Mount Abu in Aravalli range. It is a very ancient sacred Lake, according to the Hindu legend. It is called by this name because it was dug out from Nails (Nakh). One story is of dug by Gods to live in, for protection against the Bashkali rakshash (a wicked demon). While other is of Rakshiya Balam (a sculpture of Dilwara Jain temple), who dug the lake, as the king told that whoever will dug the lake within one night I will marry my daughter to him. But later king’s wife refused and he couldn’t marry the king’s daughter. Temple of Rasiya Balam and Kunwari Kanya (king’s daughter)’s is located behind the Dilwara Jain temple.
Raghunath Temple:- This traditional Hindu religious site honors the namesake deity & provides lodging for visitors.
Sunset Point nakki lake:- Picturesque observation spot popular for sunset views, mountaintop scenery & hikes.
Achalgarh:- It a fort situated about 11 kilometers north of Mount Abu, a hill station in Rajasthan, India. The fort was originally built by the Paramara dynasty rulers and later reconstructed, renovated and named as Achalgarh by Maharana Kumbha in 1452 CE, one of the 32 forts built during his reign
Best time to visit Mount Abu :-
The winters are generally cold with the temperature reaching a low of about 12°C. This season is from November to February and experiences the maximum temperature of about 29°C. The best time to visit Mount Abu is all round the year as the climate remains constantly pleasant. Monsoon season is also one of the best time to go to the Mount Abu. During rains the complete beauty of this place can be experienced due to the lush green surroundings.