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Mount Abu is the one and only hill station in the Rajasthan state. It is situated at an altitude of approximately 12,220 meters above sea level. Mount Abu was once upon a time considered a part of the Chauhan kingdom but while the Britisher ruled it then served as the British headquarters. Mount Abu is the only place in Rajasthan which is known for its flora and fauna and natural beauty. It is also a sacred place for the Jains as well as the Hindus. Mount Abu is also known by various other names like ‘Saints Pinnacle’, ‘Hill of Wisdom’ etc. The time worth visiting this beautiful place is February to June and September to December.

Monuments / Historical Places / Sightseeing in Mount Abu

Mount Abu is a very splendid and historic place where you can occupy your days by visiting places of interest. Some of them are-

Dilwara temple- this temple is the sacred place of the Jains and is separated into five parts and each part depicts different gods. The temple is so beautifully carved that no temple in the whole of Rajasthan can even stand close to it in respect of the architectural base. This magnificent temple was built between the 11th and the 13th century.

Nakki Lake- as the name says, this lake is believed to have been dug by the gods with the help of their fingernails. It is considered to be the heart of Mount Abu as it is situated right in the middle. The scenic lake is surrounded by mountains and rock formations which add to its beauty. It is the only artificial lake in India.

Achalgarh Fort is also a place worth visiting which is the evidence of the medieval period. The impressive hill station also has its famous viewpoints like the sunset and honeymoon just like the other hill stations. One of the signature activities of this place too is its horse rides.

About Mount Abu

Nestled amidst the picturesque Aravalli Range in the western Indian state of Rajasthan, Mount Abu stands as a serene oasis of natural beauty and spiritual serenity. It is the only hill station in Rajasthan, offering respite from the scorching desert heat and a refreshing escape into lush greenery and cooler temperatures.

At an elevation of 1,220 meters above sea level, Mount Abu boasts a pleasant climate throughout the year, making it a popular destination for tourists seeking relief from the summer heat and a tranquil retreat during the winter months. Its cool climate and scenic landscapes have earned it the moniker "The Oasis in the Desert."

Mount Abu is not only a haven for nature lovers but also a significant pilgrimage site with a rich cultural heritage. The centerpiece of the town is the stunning Dilwara Temples, renowned for their exquisite marble carvings and intricate architecture. These Jain temples, dating back to the 11th and 13th centuries, are a masterpiece of craftsmanship and a symbol of Jain devotion.

Apart from its religious significance, Mount Abu offers a myriad of attractions and activities for visitors to explore. The Nakki Lake, surrounded by lush green hills and dotted with scenic viewpoints, is a popular spot for boating and leisurely strolls along its promenade. The sunset point and the Honeymoon Point offer breathtaking views of the surrounding valleys and are perfect for capturing memorable moments.

Adventure enthusiasts can indulge in trekking, rock climbing, and rappelling at the nearby Guru Shikhar peak, the highest point in the Aravalli Range. Wildlife enthusiasts can explore the Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary, home to a diverse array of flora and fauna, including rare species like the Indian leopard and sloth bear.

In addition to its natural and cultural attractions, Mount Abu is also famous for its vibrant markets, offering a variety of handicrafts, textiles, and souvenirs. Visitors can sample the local cuisine, which reflects a blend of Rajasthani, Gujarati, and Jain influences, and savor delicious delicacies like dal baati churma and kachoris.

With its blend of natural beauty, cultural heritage, and spiritual significance, Mount Abu offers a rejuvenating experience for travelers seeking solace in the lap of nature. Whether exploring its ancient temples, embarking on adventurous treks, or simply unwinding amidst its tranquil surroundings, Mount Abu promises an unforgettable journey for all who visit.

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No permits are required to visit Mount Abu. However, if you plan to explore nearby wildlife sanctuaries or tribal areas, check for any permit requirements beforehand.

The top attractions in Mount Abu include Dilwara Temples, Nakki Lake, Guru Shikhar, Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary, and Achalgarh Fort.

Yes, Mount Abu is generally safe for tourists. However, exercise caution in crowded areas and avoid venturing into isolated areas, especially at night.

The local cuisine in Mount Abu offers a variety of Rajasthani dishes like dal baati churma, gatte ki sabzi, and kachoris. Don't miss trying the local sweets like ghevar and malpua.