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Mount Abu, the only hill station in Rajasthan, is situated amidst lush green forested hills on the highest peak of the Aravalli range. Its cool and comforting weather makes it an ideal destination to relax. Immerse yourself in natural beauty and enjoy the spectacular sunsets. Other than its scenic beauty, Mount Abu is also a popular pilgrimage site for Jains.
Abu Road is the nearest railway station just 28 KM from the main city, which is very well connected by rail routes to New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, and Mumbai.
Mount Abu is well-connected to all nearby cities via a good network of roads. There are frequent private as well as state-run buses that connect Mount Abu to Udaipur, Jaipur, Jaisalmer and Delhi. There are also daily bus services that go to Mount Abu from cities like Baroda and Ahmedabad.
Maharana Pratap Airport, Udaipur is the nearest airport to Mount Abu which is just 185 km away. Ahmedabad at a distance of 221 km has better connectivity and daily flights from other parts of the country. From Udaipur and Ahmedabad, local taxis are available for Mount Abu.
The Summer temperature in Mount Abu never goes beyond 30 degree which is relatively cooler than the temperature of the plains. The monsoon season is between July and September, the rainfall causes a considerable drop in temperature. The winters are pleasant and mildly chilly during the day, however, nights can get really chilly. The average winter temperature is between 20 degrees and 4 degrees Celsius.
Mount Abu is frequented by visitors during the Summer months to escape the scorching heat. Nevertheless, the best time to visit Mount Abu is between September and November.
Mount Abu offers Rajasthani cuisine - mostly vegetarian food, though some non-vegetarian dishes are popular too. You will find that the cuisine mostly comprises lentils. Gujarati Thali is also quite famous in Mount Abu.
The Summer time Festival is held every single year in the month of June for three days. The entire city is decorated, colourful processions fill the streets, performers sing and dance and Qawwali singers entertain the audience. Exciting boat race is organized on the Nakki Lake. The grand finale of the summer festival in Mount Abu is a display of dazzling fireworks.
The peaceful surroundings and the cool climate in Mount Abu are very inviting. Boating, bird watching, trekking and rock climbing are some of the activities one can enjoy while they are in Abu. It is also a famous pilgrimage site for the Jain and the Hindu community.
Although the shopping options are limited, there is enough for one to indulge and keep things exciting. You can shop for hand-spun textiles at the famous Khadi Bhandar, beautiful shawls from Kashmir Cottage Emporium and traditional Rajasthani souvenirs. Don’t forget to bargain at the local market for colorful juttis.
This picturesque lake is surrounded by mountains, gardens and rock formations. Legend has it that the lake was made by the deities by using 'nakhs' or nails, hence the name Nakki lake. One can enjoy boating on this lake.
Guru Shikhar is the highest mountain peak in the region, situated at around 1,722 m above sea level. You can get an aerial view of Mount Abu from the top. There is an ancient Guru Dattatreya Temple at this peak, which has an idol of Guru Dattatreya. He is considered to be the incarnation of Lord Brahma, Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu. Other important temples situated at this peak are Chamundi Temple, Shiva Temple and Mira Temple.
Dilwara Temples are a group of five temples that were constructed during the 11th century and 13th century. These are mainly Jain temples that were built using white marbles and are devoted to Jain Tirthankaras.
Nestled in between two famous Aravali peaks -Achalgarh and Guru Shikhar, Peace Park is a part of Brahma Kumaris establishment. The park is a perfect blend of tranquillity and serenity where silence and recreation coexist amicably and beautifully. The garden houses an orchard, a citrus corner and floral displays that include ornamental shrubs, coleus, hibiscus, climbers and creepers and an exquisite rose garden.
Trevors Tank has been named after the British engineer who constructed it. The place is frequented by birdwatchers mainly for spotting pigeons, peacocks and partridges.
As old as 2500 years, Achaleshwar Temple is the only place where the great toe of God Shiva is worshipped. The temple is situated inside the Achalgarh fort and is made of limestone with intricate carvings.
Situated at a distance of 11 km from Mount Abu, Achalagarh Fort was built under the reign of the Paramara dynasty. There is a famous Shiv temple, Achaleshwar Mahadev Temple and Mandakini Lake within the complex of the fort.