Located on the border of the states of Rajasthan and Gujarat in the Aravalli Hills, Mount Abu is the only hill station in Rajasthan. Mt Abu is located in the Sirohi district of Rajasthan.

The nearest railway station is Abu Road which is 25 kms away from Mt Abu.  There are plenty of rent-a-car-taxis, cabs, private and state transport buses that ply to Mt Abu on a frequent basis. If there is a large group of people the most convenient option is to travel by a jeep as it saves a lot of money and time.

The best way to get to Mt Abu is either walking or by hiring a bike. However, walking around in Mt Abu is the best thing to do as everything is at a walking distance from each other. Walking around Mt Abu helps to witness the beauty and to soak in the picturesque landscape.

Mt Abu has a lot of temples and one can visit them while in the hill station. The Dilwara Temples are one the most famous temples in Mt Abu. A series of Jain temples, the Dilwara Temples have beautiful carvings made entirely of marbles. Locals claim that these temples were built between the 11th and 13th century.

Nakki Lake is another tourist attraction in Mt Abu. The lake is surrounded by hills on all sides, and people can go boating in this lake at an affordable rate with paddle boating and rowing as options.

The Guru Shikar is the highlight of Mount Abu and it is the highest peak of the Aravalli range 5650 above sea level. The view from the peak of Guru Shikar is mesmerizing and gives a great view of Mt Abu and the surrounding areas.

For all those people who love hiking Achalgarg is the place to be, it is a fort but it also has Hindu temples in and around it. It’s a perfect spot to hike and one can find their own trails on their way up and see a number of temples.

Peace Park is one of the most popular destinations in Mt Abu. It is a place to visit in order to find peace, quiet and silence. Here people are taught the importance of meditation and how important silence is in one’s life. People from all over the world come to this peace park to experience peace of mind.

At Mt Abu vegetarian as well as non-vegetarian food is available. There is no specific delicacy that represents Mt Abu but the mouth-watering rabdi (a yellow colored sweet) that is sold at Abu Road station is a must have as it is a yummy treat. This delicacy is worth all the hype and is sold at an economical price.

Mt Abu has accommodation to meet the needs of all kinds of travelers from budget backpacker lodges, motels to splurge resorts. Home stays in Mount Abu is the best way to understand the lifestyle of the locals. It helps by living a day or more with them in their houses as their culture and way of life becomes more evident.

The best time to visit Mt Abu is between the months of June to October as the climate is pleasant and it’s the best time to admire the beauty of the hill station.

Mt Abu lives up to its name as the oasis in the desert thanks to its lakes, water falls, rivers and evergreen forests that are located at such a high altitude.


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10 Responses

  1. Kadambari Lobo

    thank you all for the comments….im grateful you guys enjoyed it….and that i did justice to Mt Abu…:)

  2. Paul Cowen

    I visited Mt. Abu in one of my college trips. I found the place awesome, I mean not only Mt. Abu I loved everything about the Aravalli Range. This is one such range which I look forward to visiting again.

  3. Freeda Morgan

    My friends and I are from Dublin and are planning on visiting Mt.Abu this winter and this write up of yours is exactly what I was looking out for. Information that I can relate to and plan my trip to India. Thanks a lot for sharing this post abut Mt.Abu 🙂

  4. Vipul Kadam

    I have been to Mt.Abu many many years ago with my college friends as a last time outing for us. This was back in 1980 and I must say that Mt.Abu looks very much the same and the charm of the place is still intact. Your write up and pictures have brought back some really good memories of mine. The Rabdi that you described as a must have I remember back then also was big hit. Thanks a lot for refreshing my Gold old days with this write-up of yours 🙂

  5. Steve

    I have been a mountain person all my life, I simply can’t resist myself from visiting them every once in a while. I feel as if they attract me, I often set out on a long walk in the mountains all by myself, enjoying the beauty of Nature and finding answers to some unanswered questions. However, I liked the naive nature of Mt. Abu a lot.

  6. Alex Shaw

    I like Rajasthan because of its diversity. It has vast deserts on one side, and mountains on the other. I mean people have full freedom to enjoy Nature’s beauty as and when required. I simply love the ethnicity of Rajasthan.

  7. Jeo

    You got me hooked with the pics, I simply loved all the photographs. The main thing I liked about this place is that it has a combination of mountains and a lake. I simply loved it, I am basically a lover of both of these. Thanks a lot for sharing.

  8. Nicholas

    I have heard a lot about Mt. Abu, and it would not be wrong to say that it did match up to my expectations. I liked the calm and serene surroundings, I mean I would love to spend a holiday there basking in the sun. Rajasthan might be my next travel destination.


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