Mount Abu


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It is the only hill station in Rajasthan which provides relief to visitors during summers. It is a perfect holiday destination.

Mount Abu is located in Sirohi district and it is the highest peak in the Aravali Range of Rajasthan state in western India. It is also known as the “oasis of desert” as it constitutes beautiful lakes, rivers and evergreen forests.

Historical Background

The name Mount Abu was derived from Mount Arbud. It was believed that the youngest son of Himalaya with the assistance of his snake Arbud flooded the gorge in the area to save Lord Shiva’s bull. It was also believed that Mount Abu served as a summer retreat to the royal Emperors of Chauhan Dynasty.

A perfect destination for honeymoon, spirituality and wild life

Most of the tourists visit Mount Abu to see Dilwara temples, a perfect spiritual place. Mount Abu is a perfect place even for those who love adventure sports. For Honeymooners, this is a perfect holidaying destination with lots of greenery and peace.

For ladies who are fond of shopping, Mount Abu is a perfect place for them as it offers a variety of Rajasthani handicrafts like kota sarees, gemstones, fabrics, jewellery and much more.

More than three million tourists from India and overseas visit this place to enjoy the spirituality and scenic beauty. The Sunset point is a must to see for honeymoon couples.

Special features of this place include the Rajasthani sand pot, marwadi turban, corn chapattis and curries which are very delicious to eat. Folk dances are also a source of enjoyment to the tourists.

The summer festival of Rajasthan also provides ample time of enjoyment to the tourists.

Current Scenario

The Ministry of Tourism has made new tourism projects are getting implemented which are providing lot of job opportunities to the people. Environmental rules are also getting strict to protect the city from pollution. A solar thermal plant has also been constructed on Abu Road which also aids in the development of the region.

Climate and best time to visit

The climate of Mount abu is cool throughout the year. During summers, temperature is max. 36 degree and minimum 23 degree, but it has cold winters with a minimum temperature of 12 degrees.

The best time to visit Mount Abu is mostly throughout the year. The only thing to consider is you clothing according to the weather.

  • Dilwara Temples
  • Mount Abu wild life sanctuary
  • Nakki lake
  • Guru Shikhar
  • Sunset point
  • Achalgarh
  • Brahmakumaris spiritual University
  • Adhar devi temple
  • Peace park
  • Doodh Baori