A retreat from the heat of Rajasthan, Mount Abu is the highest mountain in the Aravali Hill range. This lush green mountain holds a friendly plateau atop, which spreads 22 kilometers long and 9 kilometers wide, making Mount Abu a wonderful little settlement. Having its origins trace back in ancient times, Mount Abu, today, is a famous hill station in India, where tourists gather from Delhi, Gujrat and entire Rajasthan during the summers, making it a place bustling with fun and activity. Mount Abu offers hundreds of lodges and hotels to suite every need and requirement.
Situated 1219 meters high from the sea level, Mount Abu can be cool enough to make you put on multiple layers of clothing during summer. In winters the temperature can touch as low as 0 degrees Celsius. A famous honeymoon destination, Mount Abu is also a popular destination amongst families and groups of youngsters. Thanks to the excellent care taken by the Rajasthan Government, the place is full of enjoyment every season, be it summer or winter.
One of the most prominent features of Mount Abu is its series of hotels that provide exceptional staying facilities and great cuisine. The main market area of Mount Abu starts coming alive after 5 pm. The market is mainly highlighted by small stalls and restaurants offering a wide variety of delicious food. The joy of street shopping sees no bounds at Mount Abu as you walk from one small shop to another looking at jewelry, clothing, souvenirs made from art and handicraft items, toys and magic instruments for children and several unimaginable specialties that surprise you.
During the day, there are a lot of places to visit at Mount Abu. You can start with Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary, which spreads for 290 kilometers. It is believed that you can spot bears and wild crocodiles quite easily here. Apart from these one can also see wolves, jackals, hyenas and jungle cats. Leopards at Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary are extremely hard to spot, but they do sometimes pay a surprise visit to an odd wildlife lover.
Mount Abu is famous for a series of Dilwara Temples from the 11th to 13th century. These Jain temples are dedicated to the Jain Tirthankaras. Apart from the Jain Temples, there is an ancient and famous Dattatraya or simply Datta temple at Guru Shikhar peak, the highest point in Rajasthan. Not far below this height is the Mount Abu Observatory, which is not open to the tourists.
During evenings, the Sunset Point is where the tourists rush to. The beautiful view of the sun setting beyond mountains is enjoyed by throngs of tourists. Apart from the Sunset point, people go for a boat ride in Nakki Lake. This lake is adds to the beauty of Mount Abu and is prominently highlighted by a large rock shaped like a toad, hence giving it the name Toad Rock. When the lights on the banks are lit, the lake makes a good site.
Achalgarh Fort, built in the 15th century by Rana Kumbha of Kumbhalgarh is another attraction at Mount Abu. The fort hosts several exquisite Jain temples.
During summers and winters, Rajasthan Government organizes festivals in Mount Abu which are brought alive by the singers, dancers, musicians and other performers from India as well as the local vicinity. These festivals could be a great opportunity to see and appreciate the best of the folk artists from Rajasthan.
One of the major hill stations in India, Mount Abu is a place for enjoyment and relaxation in company of your friends and family and the beautiful nature and weather. Abu Road, 27 kilometers downhill from Mount Abu, is a major railway station approachable from every corner of India.
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Mount Abu is a famous hill station in Rajasthan where tourists flock from several states around. It is a long tableland on which the sizeable town of Mount Abu is settled. The highest peak in the Aravali Range is also there at Mount Abu. Mount Abu has an interesting market which starts getting livelier after 5 pm. It is an interesting place for food lovers and shopaholics. There are lots of places to visit in Mount Abu, the sunset point and the Jain Temples being the most famous ones. You can also visit Nakki Lake, Achal Garh, Guru Shikhar, Adhar Devi, and Trevor's Crocodile Park. Mount Abu also offers various walks and treks that lead to the sites offering panoramic views of the valley. There is also a wildlife sanctuary here where wildlife lovers can spot sloth bears and crocodiles. Leopards are also spotted rarely. Mount Abu hosts Brahma Kumaris World Headquarters, a meditation center that provides attendees spiritual practice.
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|5 Star Hotels:
||Maharana Pratap Airport Udaipur
||Abu road railway station 22 km from mount abu
|Nearest Major City(s):
||Udaipur (99 km), Pali (145 km), Gandhinagar (154 km)
|How to reach:
||Well connected to entire India
|Major Tourist Attraction:
||Dilwara Jain Temple, Nakki Lake, Guru Shikar, Wildlife sanctuary
||Sunset points, Honeymoon Point
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