A Hill Station in the State of Sand: Everything to know about Mount Abu Tourism


In the sand dunes of Rajasthan lies the hill station and a home to attain spirituality. It's the city of Mount Abu which offers you a varied tourism of Rajasthan with it's distinct places of Tourism. Plan a vacation today!

Mount Abu is a beautiful rocky plateau located in the lands of sand, Rajasthan. This city is also known as "Shimla of Rajasthan". In this state, where everyone repels to visit in the scorching heat of summer, Mount Abu is a distinct place where people go to nestle their summer camps. Indeed, the beauty and serene atmosphere of Mount Abu is unparalleled. The hill station of Mount Abu is located in the Sirohi district of Rajasthan where this beautiful city is located in the foothills of Aravali mountain range sharing its border with Gujarat.



The city is surrounded with a number of waterfalls, rocky hills, rivers and evergreen jungles. The highest peak at this mountain range "Guru Shikhar" is home to all the natural water bodies. This place is also called "Oasis of Desert" and is perfectly suitable for the people going for their summer vacation trip. It is a perfect place for family, couples and friend groups. This year, plan your summer vacation and choose Mount Abu as your vacation spot and spend quality time surrounded by evergreen forest, gorgeous natural sceneries in a cool atmosphere.



There are numerous places in this hill town for tourists. You will be on a distinct part of the earth made of a rocky plateau 22 kilometers long and 9 kilometers wide and surrounded by thick green forests. The mesmerizing view of mountains, colorful market, and serpentine roads are as beautiful as it seems that God has created everything so distinctive and especially for Mount Abu. You will have number of places to visit on this plateau land .If you are planning a tour with family or friends, then no other place other than Mount Abu. Enrich your mind and soul to experience the nature's most wonderful art, The Mount Abu. Here are some of places enlisted where you can move towards to explore this hill station of Rajasthan.



Mount Abu Wild Life Sanctuary: The wildlife sanctuary at Mount Abu is mainly known for beautiful and scenic landscapes. The evergreen forests of Mount Abu offers plethora of natural spots that is famous for photography. This beautiful place is famous among youngsters and adventure loving souls. The place is a heaven for wildlife photographers or those people have a keen interest and fond of flora and fauna photography. Jeep safari is also offered at this sanctuary where you can pay INR 300 per person to enjoy the jeep ride in the jungle.


Nakki Lake: Nakki Lake is another beautiful destination in the hill town of Mount Abu. This lake is quite popular among the tourists arriving to this place. There are a lot of amusement activities offered near the lake. Try the boat ride at Nakki Lake. While boating, you can also capture some memorable moments in your DSLR camera. The lake is blessed with astonishing natural beauty in its surroundings.


Toad Rock:Toad rock is a natural made rock sculpture which look alike the toad. This is the most preferred spot for a picnic. You can also plan a trekking at this place with your kid as the rocky path allows easy trek yet adventurous enough.


Dilwara Group of Temples Dilwara temples are ancient Jain temples made during 1100 to 1300th century. This temple complex is made of five Jain temples decorated beautifully. All these temples are made of marbles carved with different kinds of images.


Guru Shikhar: Guru Shikhar is the highest mountain peak in Mount Abu. This is the most attractive place in the city of Mount Abu. This place gives a wonderful opportunity to go for a trekking, photography, adventurous sports and a day out picnic. Mount Abu is on its peak charm from this mountain peak. From the peak of Guru Shikhar, the panoramic view of the Aravali mountain region can be visualized. People love to go at this place to just have an aerial look of the town and this Aravali region.


There are many other places located in this hill station welcoming the tourist and attracting the tourism in this region. There are places like Achalagarh, Sunset point, Trevor's tank park (A manmade crocodile breeding center) is also open and it's the most visited places of this hill town.


Mount Abu is also home to the Brahmkumari spiritual university and museum headquartering the Brahmkumari organization spread in almost 100 countries across the globe. The devotees and followers of Brahmkumari institution must come at this place and spend their time in meditation and study.


Shopping: Every tour and vacation is incomplete without shopping and buying souvenirs from that specific place. The market of Mount Abu is all time set to please your mood and awake your shopping lust.


Perfect time to travel the Hill station of Mount Abu:This place welcomes the tourist round the year. Yet the peak season starts from November and the tourist keep flocking here till June. As the July approaches this hill station become the abode of clouds and the rain starts, that's why tourist avoid visiting Mount Abu from July to September. The city counts not less than thousands of tourists in its foothills during the summer season. So make your plan and dwell at the camp of the "Shimla of Rajasthan" right at Mount Abu.


How to reach at Mount Abu Hill station
Mount Abu is well connected by different modes of transportation i.e. Air, Road and railways. However, Indian railways network provides the best medium to reach at the hills of Mount Abu.


By Air: The nearest airport to Mount Abu is located at Udaipur at a distance of almost 180 kilometers. From airport you will have to book cab / taxi or other mode of road transportation to reach at this beautiful place. Ahmedabad airport is another airport having road connectivity with mount Abu. The airport of Ahmedabad is located at the distance of 210 kilometers from this town.


By Railways: The railway station of Abu Road is the main railhead to the city. This railway station is located at the distance of almost 25 kilometers from the hill town. Further, this station is connected with almost all of the major cities of India. There are trains from Ahmedabad, New Delhi, Jaipur, Udaipur and some other places halt at the station of Mount Abu. The state run buses functioning for the city connects Abu road junction to the city. While traveling via Indian trains don't forget to order Rajasthani food in train. Have a refreshing railway journey to the hill town of Mount Abu.


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