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About MountAbu

The only hill station in Rajasthan, Mount Abu, is tucked away in the Aravalli Range and offers a welcome diversion from the parched terrain of the state. Renowned for its mythological stories and tranquility, Nakki Lake presents the stunning Jain architecture of the Dilwara Temples. Rajasthan's tallest peak, Guru Shikhar, offers visitors breathtaking panoramic views. With its varied flora and fauna, the Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary draws in nature lovers. While vibrant bazaars like Nakki Lake Market offer a cultural touch, Sunset Point and Honeymoon Point offer breathtaking views. Mount Abu is one of Rajasthan's most notable tourist destinations because of its exceptional fusion of natural beauty and cultural diversity.


The name "Mount Abu" has a mythical quality to it because it comes from Arbuda, a serpent that protected the sage Vashishtha. It is considered a sacred pilgrimage site because of its mention in Hindu epics such as the Mahabharata and its association with Vashishtha's yajna. The Chauhan dynasty, which ruled Mount Abu during the eleventh century, was succeeded by the Parmar and Solanki kings. In the eleventh and thirteenth centuries, the Dilwara Temples, which display exquisite Jain craftsmanship, were constructed. As the British colonial era began, Mount Abu became a haven for officers seeking relief from the intense heat of the plains. The charming bungalows and buildings scattered throughout the area bear strong colonial influences. The historical narrative of Mount Abu blends spiritual significance with cultural diversity, making it a singular travel destination. Rajasthan's varied heritage is reflected in its old temples, abandoned colonial buildings, and peaceful landscapes, which provide a peaceful haven amid extravagant cultural excess.

How to reach

By road

From Delhi:

  • Mount Abu can be found roughly 760 kilometers (472 miles) away from Delhi.
  • Route: Head towards Jaipur on the NH48 or NH62 highway.
  • Proceed to Sirohi in Rajasthan via NH 48.
  • To get to Mount Abu, take the SH 11 highway from Sirohi

From Ahmedabad :

  • Mount Abu is approximately 220 kilometers (137 miles) away from Ahmedabad.
  • Route: Take the SH 9 to Abu Road after traveling the NH48 towards Himmatnagar.
  • To get to Mount Abu, take the SH 41 from Abu Road.

From Udaipur:

  • Mount Abu can be found roughly 163 kilometers (101 miles) away from Udaipur.
  • Route: Head for Pindwara on the NH27.
  • Proceed on SH 32 from Pindwara towards Mount Abu.

By plane

There isn't an airport at Mount Abu. Maharana Pratap Airport (UDR) in Udaipur, which is about 185 kilometers away, is the closest airport to Mount Abu. This is the flight path to Mount Abu

By train

The closest train station to Mount Abu is Abu Road Railway Station (Station Code: ABR). Choose the train station nearest to where you want to board. To get to Mount Abu by train: The closest train station, located just 28 kilometers from the city center, is Abu Road. It has excellent rail connections to Mumbai, New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, and other cities. You have two options for transportation from Abu Road: shared and private taxis, or state transportation, which runs roughly every hour.

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2 days itinerary

Day 1: Explore Natural Beauty and Spiritual Sites


Nakki Lake: Start your day with a serene boat ride at Nakki Lake.

Guru Shikhar: Explore Rajasthan's highest point for amazing sweeping vistas. Take in the cool mountain air while exploring the temple.



Dilwara Temples: Take an afternoon to explore the magnificent Jain Temples of Dilwara. Admire the architectural magnificence and the deft marble carvings.


Sunset Point: Savor the vivid colors that depict the sky above the Aravalli Range.


Day 2: Cultural Exploration and Relaxation


Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary: Go to the wildlife sanctuary to start your day. Discover the varied flora and fauna in the natural setting.

Toad Rock: For a unique geological formation and expansive views of the surrounding area, ascend to Toad Rock.



Achalgarh Fort and Trevor's Tank

Evening Shopping Look for traditional Rajasthani items, souvenirs, and handicrafts in the local markets.

Get around

You can explore Mount Abu at your own pace if you rent a bike or a car. There are numerous rental companies in the town.300 to 800 rupees

Things to do


  • Nakki Lake: Nakki Lake is a calm freshwater lake encircled by hills located in Mount Abu. Its name comes from the Hindi word "nakh," meaning "dug with the nails of gods." Boating is a very popular activity; a two-seater paddle boat costs ₹75. There is a nearby market, a boutique temple, and stunning views from the lake. It's best to take a boat ride with an informed local to gain insight into the lake's surrounding attractions. The atmosphere is invigorating, particularly on nighttime boat rides when the ambient streetlights add to the pleasant ambiance. An incredible gem in Mount Abu is Nakki Lake.


  • Trevor's Tank: A serene reservoir tucked away in a jungle, Jawai Dam is well-known for crocodile, bird, and wildlife sightings. Nature enthusiasts will love this location. ₹150 admission charge was well worth the experience. It costs an extra ₹300 if you bring your vehicle. Beware of monkeys trying to steal food, particularly if you have children. Despite this, I had a great experience overall, and if you're ever in Mount Abu, I strongly suggest visiting Jawai Dam.


  • Delwara Temple: Amazing marble work can be seen at the Dilwara Temples in Rajasthan, which are close to Mount Abu. These Jain temples are architectural wonders that were built between the eleventh and thirteenth centuries. The temples, which include Tejpal Temple and Vimal Vasahi, were constructed by Bhima I with financial assistance from the Jain minister Vastupala. They are characterized by their elaborate architecture and fine carvings. The exquisite lacework on the ceilings, in particular, showcases the extraordinary craftsmanship of the artisans in this captivating marble detailing. The temples only allow full clothing and have a strict dress code. They are open from 11 AM to 5 PM. The temples are well-preserved despite their age, providing a window into Rajasthan's rich past.

Other tourist destination

  • Sunset Point: Sunset Point at Mount Abu provides a panoramic display close to Nakki Lake, with stunning views of the sun setting behind the Aravalli Range. Enjoying the cool breeze and tranquil atmosphere, visitors capture the mesmerizing natural display. Nature lovers and those looking for a quiet getaway should visit this place because of the serene atmosphere it creates with its soft glow over the landscape. On weekdays, it is best to visit as the location can get crowded on weekends. An additional experience can be had by walking uphill for one kilometer or by taking a human-pulled cart ride. Vendors sell snacks and opportunities for photos, and ticket prices vary. Schedule a leisurely two to three hours.
  • Achalgarh Fort: 11 kilometers north of Mount Abu, Achalgarh is a historic fortress that was rebuilt in 1452 CE by Maharana Kumbha from the original Paramara construction. The word "Achalgarh" signifies "imperishable fort," highlighting the structure's durability. The now-ruined fort has a pond and some surviving rooms that provide a window into its history and historic architecture. Tourists interested in historical ruins and photography should explore the fort on their own, though they may come across locals offering guided tours. Since admission is free, it's a great place for history buffs and people who are interested in Rajasthan's lengthy past.
  • Guru Shikhar: Standing at 1,722 meters close to Mount Abu in Rajasthan, Guru Shikhar is the highest peak in the Aravalli Range. Dedicated to Dattatreya, it provides breathtaking sweeping views. The peak is crowned with a shrine honoring Ahilya and a temple dedicated to Dattatreya. The temple complex is reachable by road and has stairs. Travelers and pilgrims are drawn to this peaceful location because of its spiritual significance and cool climate. Guru Shikhar is a must-see location in the Arbuda Mountains because of the abundant greenery that envelops the peak, adding to its allure.

Offbeat places

  • Gaumukh: A sacred site with a natural spring emerging from a sculpted cow's mouth, symbolizing the Gaumukh.
  • Gyan Sarovar: a calm lake encircled by hills that provides a tranquil setting for introspection and meditation.
  • Honeymoon Point: A romantic spot with panoramic views, perfect for couples and nature enthusiasts.
  • Shanker Math: A spiritual retreat and ashram dedicated to Lord Shiva, attracting devotees and seekers.
  • Shri Raghunathji Temple: a hallowed temple with religious significance that honors Lord Raghunath, also known as Lord Rama.
  • Toad Rock: An unusual toad-like rock formation that provides an excellent vantage point for breathtaking vistas.


Dhrudhiya Waterfall: Nature lovers are drawn to Mount Abu's Dhrudhiya Waterfall to explore its rustic beauty. It is a captivating natural attraction. A journey to the summit offers a view of paradise. Surrounded by verdant mountains and an antiquated temple, the waterfall provides a variety of recreational opportunities. The waterfall is beautiful, but on weekends it can get crowded. Although the pools are small, visitors are welcome to swim in them. Indian citizens pay 30 rupees for entry, while foreign visitors pay 50 rupees. Car parking is available at the base, and a quick five-minute climb brings you to the top.

Volunteering Get in touch with community centers, NGOs, and the Mount Abu tourism office to learn more about volunteer opportunities.


The main attraction of these lively markets is their exquisite handicrafts, which include Kota sarees, bangles, linen with Sanganeri prints, Jaipuri quilts, and items made of marble, sandstone, and sandalwood.

Stay safe

Government hospitals

  • Government Hospital, Mount Abu
  • Primary Health Center (PHC), Mount Abu
  • Community Health Center (CHC), Abu Road

Private hospitals

  • Sanjeevani Hospital:Contact: +91 9414112602
  • Jain Dental Hospital:Contact: +91 9414092998

Blood bank

  • Government Hospital
  • Sanjeevani Hospital

Go next

Udaipur: Known as the "City of Lakes," Udaipur is a charming city in Rajasthan, India, noted for its magnificent lakes, palaces, and rich cultural history.

Day trips

Ambaji Temple : The sacred Ambaji Temple, devoted to the goddess Amba, is the main attraction of the Gujarati town of Ambaji. Visitors can explore this spiritual site, take in the religious atmosphere.