Explore the hill station of Mount Abu in Rajasthan

Mount Abu Tourism, Rajasthan

Explore Mount Abu, the gem of Aravalli Hills and the only hill station in the heart of Rajasthan.
Tourism in Mount Abu

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Jan - Dec

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Rs. 2,999

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Mount Abu, Rajasthan 307501
  • Honeymoon
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  • Boating

About Mount Abu Tourism

The only hill station in the desert state of Rajasthan, Mount Abu is among the most popular tourist destinations in India. It lies at an elevation of 1,220 meters in the Aravali Mountains. The main highlights of Mount Abu tourism are the tallest peak in the Aravali Range (Guru Shikhar), the man-made Nakki Lake, and the iconic Dilwara Jain Temples known for their architectural brilliance. A tour to Mount Abu surely offers something unique for everyone who visits. It is a perfect place to enjoy the adventure as well as eco-tourism.

Unlike other cities of the state, this city provides its tourists an utter respite from the scorching heat of Rajasthan. This Mount Abu travel guide aims to offer all the information a person needs to know before traveling to this city. Make sure to take along a map of Mount Abu when going on a sightseeing spree by yourself.

History of Mount Abu

The historical name of the region was Arbudaanchal. Native Gurjar people have resided in the area since 6th century. Rao Lumba of Chauhan Dynasty ended the rule of the Parmars in 1311. Their capital city of Chandravati was eventually shifted to Sirohi. Under the British rule, it was used as their headquarters.

One of the most favored summer destinations in IndiaMount Abu is popular not just amidst the Gujaratis and Rajasthanis but visitors from around the world. Often referred to as ‘an oasis in the desert’, its heights are home to a number of rivers, lakes and evergreen forests that have made it a hit destination among honeymooners. In addition to the scenic beauty of the city, Mount Abu tourism takes you deep into the rich cultural heritage of Rajasthan housing numerous forts and historical sites. No matter how long you come here for, your trip to Mount Abu will undoubtedly be a memorable one. 

Dilwara Jain Temples

Known for their magnificent marble carvings of doorways and ceilings, these five Jain temples of Dilwara were built between the 11th and 13th centuries by Vimal Shah. Nestled in the forested hills, these temples are the epitome of the Rajasthan architectural style. The five temples are dedicated to Jain Tirthankaras and each houses a metal statue amidst a row of carved pillars. Guided tours by local guides are available for tourists at the temple complex.

Achalgarh Fort

Situated about 11 km from the town centre of Mount Abu, the fort was originally constructed by the Paramara rulers. The ruler of Mewar Kingdom, Rana Kumbha renovated and gave it its current name in 1452. Hanumanpol gate allows access to the lower fort whereas Champapol serves as the entrance to the inner fort. A temple of Lord Shiva and some Jain temples are located near the fort in Mount Abu.

Trekking Places in Mount Abu

Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary is a perfect place to go on outdoor adventures like trekking and camping. Nature lovers can explore waterfalls, sunset points, lakes, and dense forests on this thrilling activity. Jungle trails such as Bailey's Walk, Craig's Path, and Salgaon Trail ideal places to seek solitude and spot a variety of birds. Local operators regularly run expeditions to Trevor's Tank and Tiger path.

Best Places to Stay in Mount Abu

From luxurious honeymoon resorts to budget guesthouses, there is a range of differently priced hotels in Mount Abu for travellers. Cama Rajputana Club Resort, Aranya Village Hill Resort, The Manek Manor, Hill N You Resort, and Humming Bird Resort are some of the top resorts in Mount Abu. Tourists can also find budget hotels in Mount Abu near the Nakki Lake and the Bus Stand area. 

Best Places to Eat in Mount Abu

Both vegetarians and non-vegetarians have plenty of options when it comes to restaurants in Mount Abu. Rajasthani, Gujarati, North Indian, and continental cuisines are easily available in Mount Abu. Jodhpur Bhojanalaya, Mulberry Tree Restaurant, Sankalp Restaurant, Cafe Shikibo, Mayur Restaurant, and Arbuda Restaurant are popular places to eat in Mount Abu. Chacha Cafe, On the Rocks Bar & Cafe, King's Food, and Jaipur Palace are best options to try street food in Mount Abu.

Highlights of Mount Abu

Mount Abu’s prominent attraction is its highest point Guru Shikhar which is at a height of 1,722 meters above sea level. A famous to from here known as sunset point is good to view the sun set. The sun set at the eve time looks very beautiful and seems like the sun is hiding behind the mountains for some time and will come back again in the morning time. Located in the Sirohi district, the city is surrounded by a diverse flora and fauna.   

Besides the wildlife sanctuary, a tour to Mount Abu travels you through a number of Hindu temples and shrines with some of them being Adhar Devi Temple, Gaumukh Temple, and Vashisht Ashram. The city is also famous for its Jain temples that are believed to be as old as 1000 years. Moreover, for the adventurer in you, Mount Abu also offers many activities one can indulge in.

Experiences in Mount Abu

From camping and horse riding to boating and balloon rides, there are endless things to do in Mount Abu. You can try activities like trekking and hiking. You can also go for more activities including horse riding, hiking at the numerous dense trails that abound the region, gazing at the scenic peaks of the mountain range from various vantage points, or opt for a relaxing boat ride. 


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By Air

The nearest airport to Mount Abu is Maharana Pratap Airport also known as Dabok Airport of Udaipur, which is located at a distance of 176 kilometers from Mount Abu. The airport is well-connected with Indian metro cities. Regular flights connect the airport to important Indian cities such as Jaipur, Mumbai, and Delhi. You can book a cab or a taxi to go to Mount Abu from the airport.

For tourists coming from other countries, the nearest international airport is in Ahmedabad, which is the second nearest airport to Mount Abu after Dabok around 221 kilometers away. From there, one can either opt for a bus, a train or a cab as per his/her convenience that is easily available.

By Train

Mount Abu does not have a railway station. To reach the hill station by train you have to get down at the nearest railway station to Mount Abu which is Abu Road railway station located at a distance of just 28 kilometers from the main city. The station at Abu Road lies on the main connecting rail network between the two big metropolitans, New Delhi, and Mumbai. Trains to a number of major stations such as Bangalore, Hyderabad, New Delhi, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Pune, Mumbai, Jaipur, Dehradun, and Trivandrum operate from here.

Some of the popular trains are Porbandar Express, Jodhpur Express, Ajmer Express, Bikaner Express, Ranakpur Express and Ala Hazrat Express. From this place, one can opt for state transport service usually running at a frequency of an hour. Taxi on private and sharing basis are available too.

By Road

Being the only hill station in the state, Mount Abu has a good network of roads. The nearest national highway is NH 14 at a distance of 24 kilometers from the hill station. Having a national highway in the vicinity leaves you with numerous road transport facilities. Mount Abu has motorable roads that connect it smoothly to several major cities like Delhi, Bundi, Udaipur, and Ajmer.

Taking a car or bus is the best way for those thinking about how to reach Mount Abu from Abu Road. One can opt to self-drive which should be a pleasant journey. Also, there are many state government buses that operate regularly to and from Mount Abu for all the neighboring destinations such as Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Baroda, and Delhi. In addition, there are a number of private bus operators also through which one can get to Mount Abu.

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    On an average, 3-4 days in the city should be enough for one to explore the top destinations of the city.

    Dilwara Jain Temple, Achalgarh Fort and Village, Nakki Lake, Guru Shikhar, Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary, Sunset Point and Adhar Devi Temple are some of the major tourist attractions of Mount Abu.

    There are multiple options to commute within the city Mount Abu, Abu Darshan buses being the most common that run in the morning and afternoon. However, private taxis and auto rickshaws are also available.

    Winter season is the best time to visit Mount Abu. Although, due to its height the weather is not extremely hot during summers as well. September to March are ideal months to visit this hill station.

    You can try delicious dishes at Mulberry Tree Restaurant, Hotel Sher-e-Punjab, Mayur Restaurant, Jaipur House Restaurant, Arbuda Restaurant, Sankalp, and the Chacha Cafe, to name a few eateries in the town.

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