The cool environment and the lush greenery in which Rajasthan lies is the only hill
station in the state which is Mount Abu. The exceedingly complex architecture of
the temples of Dilwara is the main attraction, and you can have hours wondering
how these temples have been built for almost two centuries, nearly a thousand
years. Tourists can relax and enjoy a calm boat on Nakki lake and sunset views
from the Sunset.
How to reach Mount Abu
By train: The next train station is Abu Track, just 28 Km from Mount Abu Rail,
which is very well connected to New Delhi, Ahmadabad, Jaipur, and Mumbai by
railway. From Abu Lane, either shared or private taxis are available for public
transport (typically every hour).
By Air: Udaipur is the closest airport, 185 km away, but Ahmadabad has better
connectivity and better regular flights with other areas of the world and is only
221 km far from Mount Abu. Mount Abu is well connected by road, the nearest
national highway 14 is only 24 KM’s away. Mount Abu is well connected by road
to the main cities in the region.
Best time to visit Mount Abu
Mount Abu is a year-round destination but the best time to visit Mount Abu is in
winter is between November and March. Throughout the year Mount Abu has an
enjoyable temperature. The best time to visit Mount Abu from October to March.
Monsoon is also an excellent time to schedule a visit to Mount Abu. Mount Abu is
a lovely and beautiful place to visit Rajasthan, offering good weather all year
Places to visit in Mount Abu
Dilwara Jain Temples
The Dilwara Jain Temples of Mount Abu will certainly leave you awestruck with its
complex marble artwork, ornamental carvings, perfectly stone-laying technology,
and smooth sculptures. It is one of Mount Abu’s most attractive locations and
must-visit places for pilgrims with a special architecture and a wonderful
Distance from Mount Abu: 2.6 km
Timings: 12 noon to 6 pm
Ideal for: History lovers, art lovers, pilgrim
The pure blue waters in the lake thought to have been excavated by the Gods
themselves, turn into incredible shades under the shifting sky. Nakki Lake, since
Mahatma Gandhi ashes were dipped here. A lot of food joints cater to all tourists
is surrounding the lake. It’s one of the most popular places you can’t afford to
miss on Mount Abu.
Altitude: 1200 m
Ideal for: Picnic, trekking, boating, relaxing
Timings: 9:30 am to 6 pm
Admission fee: INR 50/- to INR 100/-
This calm place for those looking for an escape from the stressful life in the city is
a part of the spiritual residence Brahma Kumaris and among the essential tourist
attraction on Mount Abu. People come to Peace Park to give up their peaceful
surroundings and meditate. The park is also a great place for various activities and
provides immense natural beauty in addition to meditation.
Timings: 8 am to 7 pm
Ideal for: Meditation, rejuvenation, picnic, playing
Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary
This subtropical paradise is home to the leopards, the fearsome feline predators,
is renowned for its extensive flora and fauna. This lush green paradise of sub-
tropical thorn forests in the foothills and sub-tropical evergreen forests at the
higher altitude has an abundance of rare and endangered animal species and
about 250 bird species.
Timings: 9:30 am to 5:30 pm
Ideal for: Wildlife-spotting, jungle safari, jungle trekking, wildlife photograph
Guru Shikhar Peak
Guru Shikhar Peak is the highest peak in the whole Aravalli Mountain Range and
Mount Abu, situated within the Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary. Guru Shikhar is
one of the most popular tourist spots in Mount Abu, offering spectacular views of
the surrounding area. Here, you could also visit Guru Dattatreya’s famous temple,
which was supposed to represent the Hindu deities Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva, all
Timings: 9:30 am to 5:30 pm
Ideal for: Trekking, picnic, pilgrims, landscape photography
Tip: Do not carry alcohol as this place is considered holy.