In the drought-ridden plains and vast expense of Rajasthan, Mount Abu takes its pride in being the only hill station in the state.
Located in the thick of the Aravalli Mountain range, Mount Abu is a major tourist attraction and a great pilgrimage spot for visitors. Rising from the hot plains of India, Mount Abu is surrounded by scrubland, wild forests and lakes — making it a striking contrast to Rajasthan’s arid desert landscape. The clear blue water, green mountains and air that smells of wild flowers make it feel like you’re in a different world.
In this article, we’ve put together a list of the best places to visit in Mount Abu if you love walking or hiking, water sports or bird watching — there’s so much to do and see!
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Mount Abu- Heaven on Earth
Mount Abu is the green oasis infused amid the rustic deserts of Rajasthan. It lies in the Sirohi District, straddled with the Gujrat border and crowned by Guru Shikhar, the highest mighty Aravalli range peak. Therefore, it is more like a short green break that all of us sometimes need from the never-ending deserted plains of Rajasthan.
Well-connected with all the parts of the country, Mount Abu hill station enjoys good connectivity through air, train and road. The nearest train station is located only 28kms away from the town and for all those booking their flight tickets, you need to take a cab or a bus to be in this heaven.
The area is full of lush green forests, serene lakes, beautiful parks and is also the home for many architectural wonders, giving the panoramic vistas.
Top 10 Memorable Places to Visit in Mount Abu
From exotic wildlife sanctuaries to temples, there are multiple hands down tourist sports that you must at least visit once on your trip to Rajasthan. With so many attractions, you need to spare out at least two days to cover the town.
Here is the list of top 10 tourist places that you must visit on your trip, as an escape from scorching Rajasthan heat while experiencing the royal demeanour-
1. Dilwara Temples
Delvada or Dilwara Temples are the live examples of Architectural beauties in Rajasthan, proving synonymous art in the state.
It was constructed between the 11th and 13th centuries, featuring the best human craftsmanship reflected through small detailed carvings on a white radiant marble stone. The temple’s pillars, roofs, archways, and walls are adorned with beautiful patterns and designs, making it the best tourist attraction.
Dilwara temples consist of five other temples- Luna Vasahi, Mahavir Swami, Vimal Vasahi and Pittalhar Parshavanath.
Famous Attractions: Architectural Splendour and Stone Carvings
Best Time to Visit: November to March is the best time to visit the same.
How To Reach: You need to take a 2-3 hours taxi journey to visit the temple
2. Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary
Surrounded by greenish pasture and an array of wide wildlife, the 288 km2 Wildlife Sanctuary is also one in the list of best places to visit in Mount Abu. You might get a chance to look out for leopards, various bird species and bears, an ideal escape from Rajasthan’s heat.
Famous Attractions: Home to many endangered animals like Indian leopard, Sloth bear, Wild Boar and Chinkara
Best Time to Visit: The place is almost 36 kms away from Mount Abu centre; a 3–4-hour journey from cab
How to Reach: October to March is the best time to visit.
3. Nakki Lake
Soak up the warm evening breeze taking a walk along the Nakki lake path, being all set to admire the beautiful views by hopping on a boat. It is also referred to as Abu’s Love Lake, lending a romantic feel to the visitors.
Famous Attractions: Scenic View of Mountains and lake
Best Time to Visit: July to February is the best time to visit the place.
How to Reach: You need to cover at least a 2-3 hours journey from a taxi to visit the beautiful place.
4. Toad Rock-
Located beside Nakki Lake, this is also one of the best places to visit on Mount Abu. Rock formations in a toad shape are an attraction for curious tourists and nature lovers.
You also have an option to climb up on the rock, which counts up to around 250 steps, giving a beautiful panoramic view of the lush green surroundings and lake.
Famous Attractions: Rock Formations, Trekking and Hikings
Best Time to Visit: October to March is the ideal time to visit the place
How to Reach: Located at a 1 hour’s cab journey, around 2kms away from the Abu Centre.
5. Achalgarh Fort-
The fort is also one of the hit attractions for the town, located on a mountain peak’s top. The fort was built back in the 9th century, initiated by the Paramara Dynasty and renovated in the 15th century by the Rana Kumbha.
Moreover, the fort is surrounded by huge boundary walls, boasting the architectural details, a delight for architecture enthusiasts. Mesmerizing hill station views can also be adorned from the top’s fort.
Famous Attractions: Nandi
Best Time to Visit: October to March being the best time to visit.
How to Reach: The fort is located 9kms away from Mount Abu’s centre. You can easily cover this 1-2 distance from a cab.
6. Guru Shikhar-
This is the highest Aravalli Range point, located at a distance of around 15kms from the town. The place is known for its scenic views, with the top dedicated to a Guru Dattatray temple. The huge bell on the temple at the top is the focal point for the place.
Famous Attractions: Vishnu Temple, Trekking and Adventure Sports
Best Time to Visit: October to March is the best time to visit the place.
How to Reach: The distance can be covered through a taxi, a 1-2 hours’ drive
7. Peace Park-
Famous for its beautiful serenity and environment, Peace Park is the ideal peaceful recreation and meditation space for the visitors. It is a major part of Brahma Kumari’s establishment, surrounded by lovely rock structures, ornamental shrubs, creepers, climbers, orchids and multiple other floras.
Famous Attractions: Garden with more than 100 plant species, Motoyasu-bashi Bridge
Best Time to Visit: October to March is the best time to visit the place
How to Reach: Located only 8kms away from the centre. You need to book a cab or bus, taking a 1-2 hours journey to reach the destination.
8. Honeymoon Point-
Located around 4000ft above sea level, this is a famous tourist spot for nature lovers and couples. Unwinding your hectic day with a quiet walk and stunning views, the place offers panoramic views for visitors.
Famous Attractions: Andara Point, Sunset and Sunrise, Rock Climbing
Best Time to Visit: October to March being the best visiting time.
How to Reach: Located at a 1-hour distance from Abu Centre, the distance can be travelled through a taxi.
9. Universal Peace Hall-
It is known as the main assembly hall for the Brahma Kumari spiritual University. The big hall can accommodate around 5000 people at once, teaching tourists about Puranas and Shastra in groups.
You can visit the place throughout the year.
Famous Attractions: A renowned spiritual hall
How to Reach: It is located only 2kms away from the university.
10. Sunset Point-
This is the most serene and picturesque place for the couples in the list of hit town attractions. This is located far away from the hustle-bustle of the city, giving you options to plan your picnic or go for Bailey’s ride.
Famous Attractions: Scenic views of Nakki Lake, Picnic Spot with food stalls.
How to Reach: Book a taxi to reach the point, located 2kms from the city centre.
Planning your visit to Heaven on Earth?
Nearest Udaipur Airport and Train Station is the best option to cover the journey, taking you through scenic beauties and beautiful landscapes.
This complete Guide to Mount Abu will help save your time exploring the maps, providing you with a list of the best tourist attractions that you surely must not miss out on.