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Mount Abu - A Mound Full Of Surprises


Mount Abu, located in the Sirohi District of Rajasthan, is a famous hill station. It is well-known for its natural beauty, comfortable climate, green hills, serene lakes, architecturally beautiful temples and several religious sites. The place is one of the popular pilgrimage sites for Jains.

The hill station is at a height of 1220 mts, on the highest peak of the Aravalli range. Mount Abu enjoys the status of being one of the biggest tourist attractions in Rajasthan because of its illustrious history, ancient archaeological sites and wonderful weather. It is visited by thousands of tourists and devotees every year, mostly during summers and monsoons.

In the last decade, this hill station has emerged as a popular summer and honeymoon destination.

Mount Abu In Mythology

This place, also referred to as 'Arbudaranya', is believed to be named after the serpent god, 'Arbuda'. According to legends, the serpent god came down to this hill to protect the holy bull of Lord Shiva, Nandi. The name 'Arbudaranya' was later changed to 'Abu Parvat' or 'Mount Abu'.

Historically, this place has been inhabited by Gurjars or Gujjars and their association with the Arbuda Mountains has been recorded in many scriptures and inscriptions, found in the region.

Tourist Places In And Around Mount Abu

The major sightseeing attractions of this place are the Nakki Lake, the Sunset Point, the Toad Rock, the city of Abu Road, the Guru Shikhar Peak and the Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary. Mount Abu also boasts of several monuments of historical and religious importance, primary being Dilwara Jain Temples, the Adhar Devi Temple, Doodh Baori, Shri Raghunath Ji Temple and the Achalgarh Fort.

How To Reach Mount Abu

Mount Abu is well-connected by road, rail and air. To reach here by air, travellers can catch a flight to the Udaipur Airport, which is around 176 km away.

Best Time To Visit Mount Abu

The climate remains pleasant throughout the year, though the best time to visit this place is the summer season.

Mount Abu Weather

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How to Reach Mount Abu

  • By Road
    The hill town can be easily reached by road, with regular availability of bus and taxi services. There are a number of buses operating to Mount Abu from important Indian cities, such as New Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur, Udaipur and Ahmedabad. The bus frequency ranges from daily rides to weekly rides, depending on the influx of tourists. The bus fare depends on the comfort and facilities provided.
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  • By Train
    Mount Abu can be reached by rail with the nearest railway station situated about 27 km away, in the city of Abu Road. The station at Abu Road lies on the main connecting rail network between the two big metropolitans, New Delhi and Mumbai. Trains to a number of major stations, such as Bengaluru, Hyderabad, New Delhi, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Pune, Mumbai, Jaipur, Dehradun and Trivandrum, operate from here.
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  • By Air
    To reach Mount Abu by air, one can catch a flight to Udaipur Airport, the nearest airport to Mount Abu. The Udaipur Airport is situated 176 km from the hilly town. Another available option is to take a flight to Ahmedabad, Gujarat. The Gujarat capital has connecting flights to all the major Indian cities. The airport at Gujarat is situated around 221 km from Mount Abu and offers easily available transport facilities to the hill station.
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