Mount Abu – The Summer Capital of Rajasthan

Mount Abu is the summer capital of Rajasthan which is situated amidst lush green forested hills on the highest peak in the Aravali range. This is the only hill-station and world-famous traveler destination. Mount Abu is home to waterfalls, lakes and green forests. This place has rich flora including trees and flowering shrubs which cover the entire hillside. The soothing and chilled climate of this place attracts tourist to visit and explorer the glory of nature.

This is the ultimate location to plan a trip in Rajasthan. No matter whether you are nature lover, religious, history buff or adventure enthusiast, Mount Abu has something unique and exciting for every type of visitor. You can explore many places here like:

Dilwara Jain Temple

Marvelous marble stone carvings and extraordinary architecture make this Diwara Jain Temple one of the most beautiful Jain temples in the world. As per history, it is built in between 11th to 13th century which is 1.5 miles far from Mount Abu. Fantastic use of marble in the architecture make it most beautiful pilgrimage spots in the world. You can enjoy trekking, hiking, camping, and scenic viewpoints here. Dilwara Jain Temple consists of five temples of Jain Tirthankaras, namely Parshvanath, Vimal Vasahi, Pithalhar, Luna Vasahi, and Mahavir Swami. The temple has a carving of different scenes from the Jain and Hindu mythology which will make you wonderstruck.

•    Timings to visit: open all days between 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
•    Entry fees: no entry fee.
•    Required duration to visit: 1-2 hours.

Nakki Lake

It is an ancient and sacred Lake which is one of the most famous attractions in Mount Abu. Nikki Lake has many Hindu mythologies like to gain shelter from the Demon Banshkhali; this Lake was dug out by the Gods by only using their nails. Apart from various folklores, Nikki Lake is the ultimate location for planning trip with friends and family. There are many gardens and restaurants in the area of this Lake where you can relax, eat and make memories by taking photos. Enjoy the natural beauty of this place with boat riding and by tasting the delicious local food.

•    Timings to visit: open all days between 9:30 am to 6:00 pm.
•    Entry fees: no entry fee except boating charges
•    Required duration: 1-2 hours.

Wildlife Sanctuary

Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Aravalli mountain range which covers approximately 111 square miles of area. Here you can see 250 species of birds and many other types of animals like sambhar, Indian fox, Indian hare, common langur, jackal, wild boar, pangolin, bear, jungle cat, wolf, hyena, hedgehog, and porcupine. This sub-tropical forest is one of the popular attractions in Mount Abu. This Wildlife Sanctuary has a wealth of various species of flora and fauna where you can enjoy Jeep Safari and birdwatching.

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•    Timings to visit: open all days between 9:00 am to 5:30 pm.
•    Entry fees: no entry fee except Jeep Safari
•    Required duration to visit: 2 hours.

Sunset Point

Mount Abu trip will be incomplete without visiting this glorious location. Sunset Point is one of the most visited places in Mount Abu. This viewpoint is the ultimate location for a tourist who loves photography. You can enjoy the scenic view with pleasant weather in the relaxing atmosphere and in the laps of nature where you can meet your inner soul. Witness the beauty of ending day and collect the moments to mesmerize this journey.

•    Timings to visit: open all days
•    Entry fees: no entry fee
•    Required duration to visit: 1 hour.

Achaleshwar Mahadev Temple

Mount Abu is not just about nature and picturesque, but it also has historical and spiritual facts. Achaleshwar Mahadev Temple is one of the oldest temples which is famous for natural occurring Shiva Linga. It is one of the renowned Pilgrimage places in Rajasthan where you can see excellent architecture and also can feel outstanding spiritual power. This temple is situated near Anchal Fort. Here you can see foot impression of Lord Shiva. Brass Nandi and three sculptures of buffalos are main attractions of this place.

•    Timings to visit: open all days
•    Entry fees: no entry fee
•    Required duration to visit: 1 hour.

These are the most visited and eminent attractions of Mount Abu. Being bequeathed with the lush greenery, Mount Abu offers glory in every season. You can enjoy pleasing weather here by visiting it in seasons:

Winter: If you like cold and icy weather, then visit this stunning location in winter. Enjoy crispy, yummy local food and explore seasonal attractions of Mount Abu. If you choose this season to visit, do carry warm clothes.

Summer: Being a Hill Station, you can enjoy here without getting affected by Rajasthan heat. During summer, the temperature of Mount Abu goes around 36-degree centigrade. Summer can also be a relaxed time to visit Mount Abu.

Monsoon: This can be the most preferred time to visit Mount Abu because, during Monsoon, you can see enhancing the glory of the forest. Enjoy the rain and the beauty of nature. Do carry an umbrella or raincoat if you are planning to visit Mount Abu in Monsoon.    

You can visit Mount Abu in any season in the whole year and explore all attractions as well as wildlife. Hence, choose the season by deciding the flavor of nature you wish to relish.