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Mount Abu nestled amidst the emerald green forest in the Aravalli range is the only hill station of Rajasthan. Located close to Gujarat’s border, Mt Abu is often referred as “an oasis in the desert”. Mt Abu town sits towards the southwestern end of the plateau-like mountain, which stretches about 19km from end to end and 6km from east to west. Formerly known as Arbudaanchal, Mount Abu is endowed with verdant forest, meandering river streams, and magnificent waterfall. Perched at an altitude of 1220mt, Mount Abu has become a favored getaway destination from the scorching summer heat for the people of Rajasthan and Gujarat. Those who have planned their Mount Abu Trip can brace themselves to explore the ancient temples and scenically blessed tourist interest points in Mount Abu.
Nakki Lake named as the Love Lake of Mount Abu is the largest made lake in India. The Nakki Lake of Mount Abu is perched at an altitude of 11000ft. It is a very ancient lake which has many legends associated with it’s the very famous one being the lake was dug overnight. In 1948 ashes of Mahatma Gandhi were immersed in this sacred lake of Mount Abu. A ghat named after the Father of the Nation was built in Nakki Lake. It is one of the places in Mouth Abu where visitors can avail boating and horse riding facilities.
Offering the panoramic vista of Nakki Lake is a unique rock formation known as Toad Rock of Mount Abu. As the name suggest the Toad Rock resembles a toad. The fascinating formation of Toad Rock has many tourists. Visitors have to trek their way towards Toad Rock of Mount Abu. It is one of the must visit destinations of Mount Abu.
Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary is a verdant forest reserve enclosing the serene hill station of Mount Abu. It is located in one of the oldest mountain ranges of India. In 1980 Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary was entitled as a wildlife sanctuary. It is the only place in Rajasthan where visitors can see a wide variety of orchids. Offering the pictorial view of emerald green forest Abu Sanctuary is the home for many endangered species.
Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary Timings: 9:00am to 5:30pm
Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary safari fee: Rs 300/- person
Located at a distance of 5km from the main market of Mount Abu is Trevor’s Tank. It is a crocodile breeding centre. Trevor’s Tank is an artificial lake in Mount Abu which was designed by an engineer named Trevor. Offering the vantage vista of adjacent valley Trevor’s Tank has emerged as a favored picnic spot of Mount Abu. During winter season the marshy land of Trevor’s Land attracts exquisite migrating birds making it a birding paradise for avid bird watchers.
Trevor’s Tank Timings: 9:30am to 5:30pm.
Entry fee of Trevor’s Tank: Rs 30.
Gaumukh Temple is a sacred Hindu Temple in Mount Abu. Perched atop a hill Gaumukh Temple is named after the wish-fulfilling cow, which was gifted to Sage Vashishtha by the Devas, after the famous Samundra Manthan. The distance between Mount Abu to Gaumukh Temple is 5km. Visitors can trek their way toward this sacred temple. Here in Gaumukh Temple visitors can see a natural spring which flows through a cow's mouth carved in marble stone.
Honeymoon Point at an altitude of 4000ft is a famous viewpoint of Mount Abu. With the backdrop of Nakki Lake and old gate of Mount Abu Honeymoon Point of Mount Abu is a must visit destination. This pictorial place got its name from the Love Rock. Honeymoon Point is also known as Anadara Point. The scenic ambiance and surreal view of adjacent place offered from Honey Point has captivated the mind of many travelers. Near Honeymoon Point is another viewpoint of Mount Abu called Sunset point. As the name suggests Sunset Point is a vantage point to witness a mesmerizing sunset. The view of sun slowly disappearing behind the horizon while glazing the sky with an orange hue has captivated the mind of many travelers.
Dilwara Jain Temples is one of the popular tourist destinations of Mount About. It is famous for its intricate carvings, stunning use of marbles and extraordinary architecture. Dilwara Jain Temple of Mount Abu was built between 11th and 13th century by Vastapul Tejpal, a Jain Leypal. Sited amidst the lush green forest Dilwara Jain Temple complex consists of five major temples devoted to five Jain trithankaras (saints) Shri Mahaveer Swami Temple, Shri AdiNath Temple or Vimal Vasahi Temple, Shri ParshavNath Temple or Khartar Vasahi Temple, Shri Rishabdaoji Temple or Peethalhar Temple and Shri NemiNathJi Temple or Luna Vasahi Temple. The ornamental detail spreading over the minutely carved ceilings, doorways, pillars and panels of Dilwara Jain Temples is simply marvelous.
Dilwara Jain Temples Timings: 12:00pm-05:00pm
Achalgarh Fort, located at a distance of 11km from Mt Abu was built under the commandment of Paramara Dynasty rulers. Achalgarh, sometimes spelt Achalgadh, is one of the ancient monuments that can be found in Mount Abu. Situated atop a hill, Achalgarh Fort is famous for housing Achaleshwar Mahadev Temple and Mandakini Lake. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, in the centre of Achaleshwar Mahadev Temple visitors can see a sculpture of Nandi which is made by Pancha Loha. The effect of time can be seen in the exterior of fort which has slightly depleted yet Achalgarh Fort never fails to faze the onlooker with its rich essence of ancient era.
How to Reach Mount Abu: Mount Abu being a popular holiday destination is well connected to rest of the country. The nearest railway station is the Abu Road. The distance between Mount Abu to Abu Road is 28km. The nearest airport in Mount Abu is located in Udaipur at a distance of 185km. Another airport is located in Ahmedabad, which is known for its better connectivity. The distance between Ahmedabad to Mount Abu is 221km. Visitors can either board a train or plane to traveler towards Mount Abu. This serene hill station is also well connected by road with major cities of the country.
Best time to visit Mount Abu: Blessed with temperate weather Mount Abu can be visited throughout the year.