The only hill station of Rajasthan, Mount Abu is quite unlike the other areas of Rajasthan. It is also the highest hill in the desert state of India. Spiritualism flows through Mount Abu which is home to more than 80 temples dedicated to either Hinduism or Jainism. Mount Abu also offers a vista of rich flora and fauna to the visitor to indulge in.
How to Get There
By Air :
The closest airport is at Udaipur or Ahmedabad about from Mount Abu.
By Rail :
The nearest railhead is Abu Road, which is 25 km away.
By Road :
You can enter Mount Abu by road from any city in Rajasthan or Ahmedabad in Gujarat via Udaipur. Distances from other cities; Ajmer: 275km, Chittorgarh: 297 km, Jodhpur: 326 km, Udaipur: 185 km, Ahmedabad: 221 km
Guru Shikhar Peak
The highest point of Mt. Abu and by extension, Rajasthan, Guru Shikhar Peak offers a great vantage point to get lost in the incredible view of the area. You can pay respects at the Dattatreya temple or visit the Mt. Abu Observatory.
Adhar Devi Temple
Head north from the town and you will reach the Adhar Devi Temple. The temple has been crafted out of the rock and offers a fascinating insight into 15th century architecture.
Shri Raghunathji Temple
The Shri Raghunathji Temple is located on the banks of the enchanting Nakki Lake. The statue of the residing deity, Shri Ragunathji, is a magnificent sight.
Dilwara Jain Temples
The architecture of the Dilwara Jain Temples is considered to be the finest in India. The beauty of these temples has not withered although they were built between the 11th and 13th centuries.
Constructed in the 14th century, the fort is marvelous even through is now in a rather dilapidated condition.
The pristine waters of the Nakki Lake draw tourists like moth to a flame. The scenic beauty of the lake makes a stroll on the banks seem like a heavenly affair while the cool wind caresses you.
Located near Mt Abu, in Jagat, the Durga Temple is believed to have been constructed in the 10th century. The architecture and the sculptures in the temple are fascinating and very insightful.
Trevor’s Crocodile Park
The Crocodile Park is not only a great place to indulge in crocodile watching but get mesmerized in the beauty of nature as well. Apart from crocodiles, you can see other wildlife as well.
The history of the Gaumukh Temple is steeped in an intriguing blend of history, mythology and legend which just helps in making the place seem more riveting.
Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary
This nature preserve boasts of a wide range of flora and fauna which are just as enchanting to look at.
As the name suggests, the Sunset Point is the best place to enjoy the setting sun.