Mount Abu is a world famous tourist’s place which is situated in the Aravalli Range. It is the only hill station in Rajasthan. Other name of this place is summer capital of Rajasthan. According to Puranas, Mount Abu is known as Arbudaranya. It is believed that Sage Vasishta retreated to this place following the difference with Sage Vishvamitra. This place is well known for folk dances, classical music, Rajasthani Handicrafts. Stone crafts, Rajasthani Paintings, leather articles, bangles, wooden and metal artefacts etc are worth buying at this place.
What to see in Mount Abu:
Dilwara Temples: One of the major attractions of this place. It is famous for its stone carvings and architecture styles. Dilwara Temples Attractions are Luna Vasahi Temple, Pitthalhar Temple, Shri Parshavnath Temple, Vimal Vasahi Temple, and Shri Mahaveer Swami Temple. These are constructed in 11th and 13th century.
Archaeological Museum: Major attraction of this museum is Devdasi statues. These statues belong to 6th and 12th centuries. It was built in 1962. This was divided into two sections. Accessories of ancient period are preserved in the first section of the museum. In the second section is so attractive with miniatures paintings.
Mount Abu wild life sanctuary: People visit this place for sightseeing. It is located on the oldest parts of mountain range. Plenty of rare species of flowers can be seen here. Major attraction of this place is Panther, bear, fox and 250 bird species.
Sunset Point: This Place offers a beautiful view of the Sunset.
Nakki Lake: This is one of the major attractions of Mount Abu. Rock formations such as Camel Rock, Nandi Rock, Nun Rock, and Toad Rock can be seen here. Boating is another major attraction of this place.
Neminath Temple: Solanki Style can be seen here. It has a lotus flower carved inside the dome covering the mandap.
Toad Rock: This is the main trekking trail form Abu. Unique rock formations can be seen here.
Sri Raghunathji temple: Lord Vishnu is worshipped here. This temple belongs to 14th century.
Brahma Kumaris Spiritual University: university is offering several courses including yoga, meditation. This is situated with the backdrop of forest.
What to see around Mount Abu:
Guru Shikhar: It is located 14kms away from Mount Abu. Trekking is the major attraction of this place. It is the highest mount peak. Guru Dattatreya Temple is another attraction of this peak. Giant brass bell outside the temple can be seen here. Other temples of this place are Mira Temple, Shiva Temple, and Chamundi Temple.
Achalgarh: It is famous for its fort. This is located 9kms away from Abu. This was built to protect this regions and to have a look on the enemies. Major attractions of this fort are Lord Shiva temple and brass Nandi Structure.
Adhar Devi Temple: It is located in a cave which is 3kms away from Abu. This temple is dedicated to Goddess Durga. 365 steps to be climbed to reach this temple.
Doodh Baori: It is located 4kms away from Abu. This is a sacred well. Water in this well is in milk colour. People believe that this water is having heavenly powers.
Getting to Mount Abu: Abu is well connected with road ways. From all the cities buses come to this place. Nearest railway station is Abu Road station which is 27kms away from Mount Abu. This is well connected with Mumbai and Delhi. Nearest airport is Maharana Pratap or Dabok Airport.
Getting around Mount Abu: Buses and taxis are available to see the places in Abu. Baby Palm is the different means of transportation in Abu to visit the places in this place. Buses and taxis are available to visit the surrounding places.
Best time to visit Mount Abu: Best time to visit this place is between February to June and from October to December.
Where to stay in Mount Abu: Plenty of hotels including luxury hotels are available to stay in Abu.
Where to eat in Mount Abu: Several restaurants available to eat in Abu.