If Rajasthan is just sprawling red dunes of sand for you, you must visit this oasis in Rajasthan! Mount Abu in Rajasthan is a rare sight in the desert state of Rajasthan with rivers, lakes, waterfalls and elegant forests. It is a popular hill station in the state of Rajasthan, perched at 1722 metre above sea level. Let's take a tour through this amazing hill station to know the best places to visit in Mount Abu.
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Mount Abu is a very popular tourist retreat in Rajasthan known for its spectacular beauty. Sitting amidst lush green forests, its significance in Hindu mythology makes it an important religious destination. Let's see some of the interesting places to visit in Mount Abu.
Places to visit in Mount Abu
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This solitary hill station has many tourist attractions. It has a naturally endowed wildlife sanctuary and a picturesque lake named Lakki. It is a sacred lake according to Hindu mythology and is where Mahatma Gandhi's ashes were immersed.
Located at about 2.5 kilometres away from Mount Abu, Dilwara temples built in 11th to 12th century A.D. showcases magnificent marble artistry! It is considered to be the most beautiful Jain pilgrimage site in the world and is renowned for the architectural perfection and ornamental detail.
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Guru Shikhar is one amongst the best places to visit in Mount Abu. At an elevation of 1,722 metres above sea, it is the highest point in the whole of Aravalli Range and provides a spectacular panoramic vista of the surrounding environs! Achalgarh fort is another main tourist attraction nearby.
Things to do at Mount Abu
Mount Abu's beautiful landscape, quaint heritage hotels, bustling street markets, restaurants and cafes, offers a unique experience for the travellers. It is also a mountain of spiritual importance for Hindus and Jains as it is home to around 80 important temples and shrines, Dilwara temple being the most notable.
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How to reach Mount Abu : Located at a distance of 185 km, Udaipur Airport is the nearest airport. Ahmedabad Airport , at 221 km away, is a more convenient option. It is well connected to all major cities by road and has its nearest railway station at Abu Road (28 km).
Best season to visit Mount Abu : November - March
Did you know? Winter festival at Mount Abu during the last week of December offers a unique travelling experience!