A travel Guide to Mount Abu
Mount Abu Tourism
Mount Abu is the only hill station and a major tourist place in Rajasthan. Located in the Sirohi district amidst the Aravalli hills, Mount Abu, India, has a cool temperature with lush green surroundings. This place is often referred to as ‘an Oasis in the Desserts’, which explains all the lakes, rivers, forests, and waterfalls here. Several viewpoints offer amazing views of the Aravalli hills and surrounding plains, rivers, and forests.
This town has several Hindu temples, which are a major part of Mount Abu tourist attractions. The Dilwara temples hold significance, as well. This place has been important since the Vedic period and is also mentioned in the Puranas. Hence, visiting the various temples is included in most Mount Abu tours.
The Mount Abu tourist places interests visitors with interest in architecture, culture, and tradition to spiritual and nature-loving visitors. You can easily find hotels in Mount Abu with beautiful views. It’s a place you can enjoy with your family, friends, and even alone.
This Mount Abu travel guide will help you plan your trip there.
Places to visit in Mount Abu
1. Dilwara Temples
2. Nakki Lake
3. Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary
4. Achalgarh Fort
5. Guru Shikhar
Things to do in Mount Abu
With different places comes different activities. There are a plethora of things to do in Mount Abu.
Boating at Nakki Lake
A boat ride at Nakki lake is among the top Mount Abu tourist attractions. You can pedal your way through the lake with greenery and pristine waters surrounding you. You'll get to see the life in this hill station around the ghats. Sailing through the entire lake will take about 30 minutes. The prices are also very low for boating. You can either take a shikara boat or a pedal boat. The best time for this activity is from November to April.
Trekking on one of the routes of the Aravalli mountain belt is a must-have experience in Mount Abu. The Aravalli mountain belt is among the most ancient mountain belts in the entire world. Most of the trails for trekking are in the Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary. The treks have difficulty levels ranging from easy to medium. It's a very cost-friendly activity which is most fun to do, from October to March.
Among the lush green fields of Mount Abu, you can set up a camp to enjoy starry nights with a bonfire and food. Note that camping in Mount Abu is very different from camping in the Himalayas or Nilgiris. Along with camping, you can enjoy other activities such as rappelling, rock climbing and zorbing. You should camp during the summers rather than monsoon and winters.
Rock climbing is a fun activity for everyone from beginners to pro trekkers and is one of the best things to do for adventure lovers visiting Mount Abu. If you are a first-timer, you can easily find expert trainers and supervisors to smoothen things out for you. The difficulty level of rock climbing in Mount Abu ranges from easy to moderate level. It's advised to avoid rock climbing during the monsoon season.
Best time to visit Mount Abu
Mount Abu is a relatively cooler place in Rajasthan, making it an escape for locals and tourists in summer. The temperature never rises above 30 degrees Celsius and the weather is pleasant almost throughout the year. The monsoon here is from July to September, with plenty of rainfall. So, monsoon is not the best season to visit Mount Abu.
Even though this hill station attracts the most crowds in summer, the best time to visit Mount Abu is from September to November and has pleasant weather. October and November also mark the beginning of the festive season which makes this destination much more attractive with several cultural and religious programs. For a trip in the peak season, booking hotels beforehand will be very helpful.
How to reach Mount Abu
Mount Abu is very well connected with the rest of the country via airways, roadways, and railways. Here’s how to reach Mount Abu:
By Airways: No direct flights to Mount Abu are available. However, there are frequently available flights to Udaipur, flights to Maharana Pratap Airport Udaipur, which is the nearest airport to Mount Abu. Since it’s a domestic airport, you can easily board a flight from any airport in the country. Foreign visitors can board a plane to Jaipur international airport and then reach Mount Abu from there.
By Roadways: Road is the most common and easy way to reach Mount Abu. It’s well connected with major cities and NH 14 is only 24 kilometres from here. There are many bus and taxi services available to reach Mount Abu.
By Railways: The nearest railway station is the Abu Road Railway Station connecting with major cities from Mumbai to Delhi. It’s a short drive from here to Mount Abu.