Places to Visit in Mount Abu

With cool atmosphere of Mount Abu and lush green surroundings, Rajasthan's only hill station makes it a major tourist spot in the state. However, the Dilwara temples are undeniably the most important attraction, which is one of the most impressive pieces of architecture in the world. This is one of the places you cannot miss out on in India whether you are a history or architecture buff. In this guide, you will also know the best places to visit in Mount Abu.

Best Time to Visit

In winter, tourism is at a peak in Rajasthan. To get the experience of Mount Abu, November to June is the best time. Mount Abu has a fine climate for almost the whole year and is one of the amazing places to visit in Mount Abu. To get the best experience, youcan enjoy all the sightseeing and outdoor activities in the winter. Many of the adventure lovers and honeymooners visit the destination in December. You should select the perfect time to enjoy all the activities and places to your fullest.

How to Reach?

By Air: The nearest airport to Mount Abu is Udaipur. You can easily get flights from any major city to Udaipur. You can get a flight on daily basis and you can book them according to your time. From Udaipur, you can take a cab or taxi to Mount Abu.

By Rail: The nearest railway station is Mount Abu railway station. The station is around 10 km far and has a good connection with the major cities of the country. To reach there, cabs and taxies are easily available. You can hire them and reach your destination.

By Road: Most public transportation and private buses operate from nearby Mount Abu towns. There is a regular direct bus service from Udaipur, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, and Baroda to the Hill Station.

Mount Abu Tourist Attractions-

Dilwara Temple

The Dilwara Temple is the most beautiful pilgrimage site for the Jains, located among the lush green Aravalli hills of Mount Abu in Rajasthan. Crafted by Vastupal Tejpal and built between the 11th and 13th centuries by Vimal Shah, this temple is renowned for its opulent use of marble on every hook and corner and intricate carvings.

Timings: Sunrise-Sunset (Jain Devotees), 12 PM – 5 PM (Tourists)
Entry Fee: Free

Nakki Lake

Nakki Lake which is a paradise is also known as Nakki Jheel.The lake is in the Aravalli ranges of Mount Abu. It is India's first man-made lake with a depth of about 11,000 meters and a quarter of a mile in width. It is thrilling to see the life of Mount Abu unfolding in front of you as you witness through the serene waters of Nakki Lake.

Timings: 9:30 AM – 6 PM
Entry Fee: Free

Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary

The spectacular Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary boasts rich biodiversity, adding it to the list of must-visit locations in the tiny hamlet. Nature lovers and animal lovers will find their sense of this place calming. Even, it is worth the scenic views of the Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary and the serenity it provides from the city's quick life.

Timings: Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary: 9 AM – 5 PM | Trevor’s Tank: 9 AM – 5 PM
Entry Fee: Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary: INR 300-500/person for Jeep safari | Trevor’s Tank: INR 50 for Indians, INR 100 for Foreigners

Guru Shikhar

The highest peak of the Aravalli Range is Guru Shikhar, which lies about 15 kilometers from Mount Abu. The highest height is 1722 meters from sea level, offering a stunning view of the Aravalli Range and Mount Abu Hill Station. In his recollection, the cave atop the peak was converted to a temple. The Mount Abu Observatory is also home to Guru Shikhar.

Timings: 8 AM – 6 PM
Entry Fee: Free

Arbuda Devi Temple

The topmost sacred destination of Mount Abu is an Arbuda Devi temple. It is also considered as the rich architectural heritage of Rajasthan. To reach the top of the temple, you need to climb 365 steps. Each step of the temple is the symbol of every day if the year. It's worth climbing and enjoys the amazing views from the temple.

Timings: 5 AM – 12 PM, 4 PM - 8PM
Entry Fee: Free

Achalgarh Village

It is one of the best tourist places in Mount Abu. Achalgarh village has two main spots to visit. One is Achalgarh fort and the second is Achleshwar temple. Achalgarh Fortress is located at the top of the peak of a mountain. A 10-minute climb from Achalgarh takes you to the beautiful and historic Jain Temples, renowned for their beautiful sculpture and scenic location.

Timings: Achaleshwar Mahandeva Temple: 6 AM – 8 PM | Achalgarh Fort: 10 AM – 5 PM
Entry Fee: Free

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