Does visiting Mount Abu in monsoon sound like a bad idea to you? Well, believe us it actually isn’t. Being the only hill-station in the deserted land of Rajasthan, Mount Abu is like a privileged child of its parent state, which never disappoints. So, even when the rain pours, the town continues to offer the mesmerizing views of the mountains, lakes, and waterfalls around. And also offers experiences like boating, wildlife spotting, and more that are impeccable enough to make your getaway one-of-its-kind.
But if ‘What is the weather like’, ‘Which are the best experiences to indulge in?’, and ‘What should you pack?’ are some questions that are still stopping you from planning your Rajasthan trip, here are the answers to all. Take a look!
Weather In Mount Abu During Monsoon
The season of monsoon arrives in the town in the month of July. So, in Mount Abu, weather in monsoon is less hot and humid, but the town witnesses really less rainfall. The maximum & minimum temperature remains around 28 °C and 21 °C, and the weather remains almost the same throughout August and September.
All in all, it is the perfect time to witness the lush greenery of Mount Abu. The sky is clear and the evenings are pleasant. And so while the best time to visit Mount Abu in summers, the town is a must-visit in monsoon too for witnessing the brighter side of nature.
Top 10 Things To Do In Mount Abu In Monsoon
From sightseeing to food, this town offers all kinds of experiences for having a soul-satisfying trip to Mount Abu, Rajasthan in monsoon. Have a look at all the top things that you can do there!
1. Go for boating at Nakki Lake
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Nakki lake is known for its scenic beauty and sanctity. So, boating on the lake is one of the best things to do in Mount Abu in Monsoon as it offers picturesque views of both the hills and the gardens surrounding it. This is the first thing that you should do as you step in Mount Abu for a kick-starting your trip on a surreal note.
Price: It costs INR 50 per person for a 30-minute ride
Timings: Boating can be done at any time between 9:30 AM to 6 PM
Location: Ganesh Road, Mount Abu, Rajasthan, 307501, India
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2. Bring out the adventurer in you and go trekking
Imagine yourself trekking amidst the most spectacular Aravalli Range with your friends or family, and enjoying infinite breathtaking views of nature. Sounds soul-satisfying, right? Trekking in Mount Abu, Rajasthan in monsoon becomes even more exciting because the trails become venturesome and the views look brighter. So, tighten your shoelaces and get ready to taste the thrill!
Price: Starts from INR 2,700 (if you book a trekking tour & guide)
3. Visit the popular Dilwara Temple
Dilwara Temple is one of the most famous places to visit in Mount Abu in monsoon. The temple is known for its flawless architecture and the surrounding views. The temple follows Jainism and holds a strong history. Besides its religiosity, it is the beautiful structure of the temple that makes it a must-visit.
Entry Fee: There is no entry fee for visiting the temple.
Timings: For locals, the temple stays open from 6 AM till 12 PM and for non-devotees, it opens from 12 PM to 5 PM
Location: Delwara, Mount Abu, Rajasthan
4. Spot rare species of fauna at the Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary
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Earlier a forest, and now a sanctuary, the Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary has an abundance of species of fauna and flora. While the sanctuary is home to species like sambhar, common mongoose, wild boar, porcupine, jackal & more, it is also home to leopard and the unique Jungle Fowl bird. So when you visit Mount Abu in Monsoon, make sure you definitely go to this sanctuary.
Entry Fee: There is no entry fee for visiting the sanctuary. However, if you want to go for a jeep safari, it costs INR 300 per person.
Timings: The sanctuary is open from 9:30 AM to 5 PM
Location: Aravali Ranges, Shergaon Path, Mount Abu, Rajasthan
5. Witness the whole town from Guru Shikhar
The highest point in Mount Abu that offers panoramic views of the city, Guru Shikhar is one of the top places to visit near Mount Abu in monsoon. Apart from offering enchanting views, the place is also blessed by the temple of Guru Dattatreya. Make sure to keep food and beverages with you while traveling to this point.
Location: 15 km from Mount Abu, Rajasthan
6. Soak in bliss at the Sunset Point
What would be the one word that would come to your mind if you watch a sunset right after it has rained? Oh so beautiful, right? One of the best places to visit in Mount Abu in monsoon, the sunset point offers gorgeous sunset views exactly like that, and they will leave you awestruck. Adding to the charm of this place is the fact that it was also featured in the movie, Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak.
Location: Anadara Rd, Mount Abu, Rajasthan, India
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7. Relax at the Brahma Kumaris Peace Park
Find your mind and soul at peace at this park where silence and recreation exist together. The park is home to varied species of flowers and offers scenic views of the Aravalli Ranges.
During monsoon, the park is embraced by greenery and a refreshing scent of freshness. A visit to this park will definitely leave you spellbound!
Entry Fee: There is no entry fee for visiting this park.
Timings: The park stays open from 8 AM to 7 PM
Location: Guru Shikhar Road, Oriya, Mount Abu, Rajasthan, India
8. Stay at the Altus Resort for a luxurious experience
While visiting Mount Abu, Rajasthan in monsoon, plan your stay at the Altus Resort for a luxurious and comfortable experience. The resort is perfectly located near the major attractions of the town, and offers scenic views from its terrace which will only make your vacation more rejuvenating and relaxing.
Price Per Night: Starting from INR 13,000
Location: Old Fateh Vilas, Next To Gujarat Circuit House, Kumarwada, Mount Ābu, India
9. Treat your taste buds at the Mulberry Tree Restaurant
Any trip is incomplete without good food, but you can put all your concerns away because this restaurant in Mount Abu is one of the best in the town. It serves both vegetarian and non-vegetarian cuisines and is a favorite food spot amongst the travelers. While visiting Mount Abu, make sure you delight your taste buds at this restaurant.
What’s Special: Honey chilli potato, paneer starters, dal makhani, and kebabs
Cost: INR 500 for two people
Location: Main Road, Hotel Hilltone, Mount Abu, Rajasthan
10. Pamper the Shopaholic within
Shopping is one must-do thing during a vacation and Mount Abu will not disappoint you at all. You can shop local handicrafts of Rajasthan and Gujarat, and other things like kota sarees, bangles, carpets, and more in the town to pamper the Shopaholic within. These will be the perfect souvenirs to take back as memories that you can cherish forever.
Best shopping markets: Nakki Lake Market, Khadi Bhandar, Rajasthali, and Kashmir Cottage Emporium
What To Pack For Your Monsoon Getaway To Mount Abu?
Since you would be going in the rainy season, you need to keep a few things in mind that you should definitely take with you for an easy and a hassle-free vacation experience. Here are some things that you must definitely pack:
- A camera to capture the wow moments of your trip
- An umbrella or a raincoat in case it rains while you are out
- A pair of boots to protect your feet from getting wet
- Dark-colored and loose clothes to avoid stains during the rain
- An extra plastic bag for keeping wet clothes
- All your essential medicines
- An ointment to protect yourself from insect-bites during your visit to the sanctuary
How To Reach Mount Abu?
The town of Mount Abu is well connected and can be reached easily via all the modes of transport from every city. However, if you wish to experience a hassle-free journey, you can pick your mode accordingly.
The nearest domestic airport is in Udaipur which is 210 km away from the town, whereas the nearest international airport is at Ahmedabad. If you plan to commute by air, you can get down at either of the airports and take a taxi from outside to reach Mount Abu easily.
Abu Road Railway Station located in Sihori District is the nearest railway station, which is connected to the Abu Road that leads directly to the hill-station. You can get down at the station and hire a cab or taxi to reach Mount Abu.
Mount Abu is connected to major cities like Jaipur, Udaipur, Ahmedabad and you can easily reach there from these places by state buses or your own car. If you’re planning to visit Mount Abu from Delhi/NCR, you can cross the distance of 739 km by bus, which will take around 14 hours to reach. If you wish to drive yourself and have ample of time, you can also take your own car.
Tips For Visiting Mount Abu During Monsoon
1. Keep a check on the weather for a hassle-free trip experience.
2. Boating can be difficult during the evening as there is rush around the lake. Try to go during the day time.
3. Try to follow the instructions, if any, during your visit to different places. For example, there are some do’s and don’ts for the wildlife sanctuary that needs to be followed.
4. Try to eat less oily food and more hygienic food during your visit because the body is prone to illness during monsoon.
5. Do check the timings of every attraction before visiting there.
Now you must be convinced too, that the beauty of Mount Abu only gets enhanced during monsoons, and it is the best time to witness the town in all its glory. So, don’t think much and plan your Mount Abu trip right away after getting it included in your Rajasthan trip package!
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