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Mount Abu, Rajasthan Travel Guide

Mount Abu is the only hill station of the state of Rajasthan, India. It is situated at the altitude of 1220m and is the highest peak in Rajasthan. It is situated in Aravali range of Rajasthan. It is also known as Arbudaranya. As the name is believed is derived from Arbuda, the serpent god. Acording to mythology the serpent came down from the mountain to save Nandi (the bull of Lord Shiva). Mount Abu offers cool and calm ambience and is adorned with beautiful nature. It attracts thousands of tourists throughout the year. It is also a major pilgrimage center for the Jains as it house many important Jain temples.

 

How to get there: Abu Road Station serves as the nearest railway station to Mount Abu. The station is well linked by many trains to Mumbai and Delhi. The railway station is also connected to other parts of country through Mumbai and Delhi. Dabok airport at Jaipur is the nearest airbase to Mount Abu. It is about 210km from mount Abu and well linked by several flights to other major cities of India. Many state run buses and other private vehicles are available from other cities and towns of the state.

 

Places to see: Mount Abu is popular tourist destination and is home to many places of attraction in and around it. Dilwara temples of Jain are known for their beautiful architecture. These temples are a group of five temples all of them date back to 11 to 13th century. These temples have been beautifully carved out white Marbles and present a monumental attraction. Nakki Lake is popular tourist spot in Mount Abu and offers tourist calm and cool atmosphere. The lake is surrounded by fascinating lush green. It is also the only artificial lake situated at the height of more than 1200 m in India. Wildlife sanctuary is another place you can visit near in Mount Abu. The sanctuary was established in the year 1960 and occupies an area of 290sq km. the sanctuary is home to many species of birds and animals. Sunset point is yet another place of interest in Mount Abu. As the name suggest it is place from where one can enjoy the amazing views of sunset. Sunset point is located near the Nakki Lake. Toad Rock is another interesting place to be seen near the Nakki Lake. Adhar Devi temple and Doodh Baori are other religious places to be visited here.

 

Other details: Climate of Mount Abu is pleasant throughout the year and therefore it can be visited any time of the year. For accommodation facilities there are all kinds of hotels in Mount Abu from budget hotels to deluxe and heritage hotels.

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