Mount Abu Travel
Situated at a height of 1200 meters above sea level, Mount Abu is the only hill station in Rajasthan. This beautiful town, which is located at the southern tip of the Aravalli hills, is one of the most beautiful places in Rajasthan. Mount Abu is also known for its Dilwara Temples and the annual summer festival that attracts thousands of tourists from all over the world. A very important pilgrimage center for the Jains since the 11th century; Mount Abu has been home to many saints and sages. As per legend, the land has been home to more than 330 million gods and goddesses of the Hindu pantheon.
Mount Abu Tourism takes one to a number of magnificent and beautiful temples dot the entire landscape of Mount Abu, which was formerly known as Mount Arbud. This picturesque town was the favorite summer retreat of the Rajputs rulers and later the British. The glorious past of this region continues to live in its old temples and monuments that stand out proudly among the green hills. For anyone visiting Rajasthan, it would be a great idea to travel to Mount Abu and explore the beautiful region.
Tourist Attractions in Mount Abu
Some of the most famous tourist attractions you can visit when you travel to Mount Abu are listed below.
Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary
A subtropical heaven, this wildlife sanctuary is home to the ferocious leopards and Sloth Bear. Nestled over the foothills and subtropical evergreen forests, this is also the habitat of endangered animals with 250 species of birds.
The beautiful and elegantly carved Dilwara Temples can be dated back to the 11th and 13th centuries. Made in pure marble, these temples are dedicated to the revered Jain Tirthankaras and are superb examples of Indian medieval architecture. For anyone who would like to travel to Mount Abu, this is a must visit site.
The Gaumukh Temple is located 2 km away from Mount Abu and is considered to be site where sage Vashistha performed a big yajna (fire sacrifice). The shrine takes its name from a natural spring here, which flows through the mouth of a sculpted cow. The water of this spring is believed to have medicinal properties.
Peace Park – The Abode of Brahma Kumaris
Surrender in the serenity of Brahma Kumaris and learn Rajyoga meditation amid the natural beauty that surrounds the meditation centre. Learn Rajyoga meditation to escape from the tensions of daily life and construct a better society.
Boating at Nakki Lake
Nakki Lake is the place where Mahatma Gandhi’s ashes were immersed. People come here to take a romantic boat ride in a pedalo or gondola. The lake is believed to have been dug out by the gods themselves.
Situated at a short distance away from the beautiful Nakki Lake, the Sunset Point offers a spectacular view of the sunset over the hills of Mount Abu. This picturesque site is one of the most favourite tourist spots in Mount Abu.
Summer Festival in Mount Abu
The 2- day Summer Festival in the beautiful hill station, exhibits colours of Rajasthan in form of art, music and cultural performances. Visitors can also take part in various competitions like Boat Race, Tug-of-War, Matka Race, Panihari, Horse and skating Race.
Best Time to Visit
Mount Abu can be visited anytime of the year; but the months from February to June and September to December receive maximum crowd.
How to Reach
By Air: The nearest airport is the Udaipur airport that has daily flights from Delhi, Mumbai and Jaipur.
By Rail: The nearest railway station is Abu Road, which is 22 km away. There are also a number of trains connecting Mount Abu to Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Mumbai and Jodhpur.
By Road: The Rajasthan government runs a number of deluxe buses from Jaipur and Abu Road to Mount Abu. Besides, Mount Abu is also well connected by road to Delhi, Udaipur, Ajmer and a few other places in Rajasthan.
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