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Mount Abu Travel India
Where is Mount Abu?
Mount Abu is the highest peak in the Aravalli ranges of the state of Rajasthan in western India. It lies in the Sirohi district of the state. It has been a famous retreat from the heat of Rajasthan for years.
How will you gain access?
Udaipur (185 km) is the closest airport to Mount Abu. The airport operates regular flights connecting it to the major cities of India. Abu Road (28 km) is the nearest railhead. By road, Mount Abu has good links with the major destinations of the country.
What magnetizes people?
Nakki Lake is the first thing you will hear of as you arrive at Mount Abu. The hill station is beautifully set around this lake. The lake also boasts of being the highest (1200 m) artificial lake in the country. No wonder, the lake is the center of most activities at Abu as well.
Guru Shikhar Peak
The Gurushikhar is the highest peak of the Aravallis. One can have magnificent views of the range, paying homage to the Dattatreya (Shiva) temple as well.
The town is home to a number of Jain and Hindu temples. The most famous among these is the Dilwara Temples. These marble temples were completed between the 11th and 13th centuries. The rugged exterior and the richly decorated interior is a contrast in itself. There are marble images of 24 JianTeerthankars, canopied by richly engraved marble.
The Gaumukh is yet another attraction of the place, both for the tourists and the devotees. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vashistha. The temple is named after a carved image of a cow that stands here. The temple complex is open from sunrise till sunset, remaining closed only in the afternoon.
Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary
At a distance of 8 km from the town lies the Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary. The inmates of the sanctuary include Langurs, Leopard, Chinkara, Sloth Bear, Sambar Deer, Chital Deer, Wild Boar, etc. There are around 250 species of birds and 500 species of plants here.
What are the adventures in store?
The celebrated Nakki Lake offers fabulous boating options to tourists and visitors. It’s best if you set out early morning. There are rowboats, motorboats, and boats shaped like swans. For some more sightseeing and trekking, one should head towards Toad’s Rock or Sunset Point to get some wonderful panoramic views of the region.
Which are the nearby hotels?
Hotel Hillock (185 km from the airport) is a 4-star, providing facilities like travel desk, safe deposit, doctor on call, laundry, car rental, H/C running water, TV, mini bar, etc. Among the popular Budget hotels are names like Connaught House (185 km from airport), Hotel Savera Palace (165 km from airport), and Lake Palace (163 km from airport).
What is the best time?
The best periods to pay a visit to Mount Abu is between the months of February and June and between October and December. The maximum temperature during the summers records 34 degrees centigrade while in winters the minimum temperature is 11 degrees.