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Mount Abu

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Mount Abu is the only hill station in Rajasthan, situated very close to the Rajasthan-Gujarat border, in the Aravali hills. The mountain forms a distinct rocky plateau 22km long by 9 km wide.

Get in[edit]

Mount Abu is a part of Sirohi district of Rajasthan. The nearest railhead is Abu Road, about 25 kms away, in the lowlands. Abu Road is on the railway line from Ahmedabad to Marwar Junction (onwards to Jaipur and Delhi or Jodhpur).

There are daily bus services available to Mount Abu from cities like Baroda and Ahmedabad.

At Abu Road, car-taxis and cabs are available as well as state transport and private buses to take you to Mt Abu.


Monsoon season is the best time to go to the Mount Abu. During rains the complete beauty of this place can be experienced due to the lush green surroundings.

Get around[edit]

  • Rent a bike in mount abu at around Rs 200-300 per day (fuel charges extra as per usage). It offers a cheap and flexible mode of moving around the town.Exploring Mount Abu on a motor bike is probably the best option if you are an adventure lover. Every destination in Mount abu is easily accessible by the motorbike.

See[edit][add listing]

Nakki Lake
  • Dilwara Temples Beautiful Jain temples, carved of white marble, built between the 11th and 13th centuries AD.
  • Toadrock
  • Nakki Lake A beautiful lake surrounded by hills on all sides. It is said that various gods dig the earth with their nails (nakh in Hindi) and that's how it derive its name. One can enjoy boating in the lake. Charges are normal - Rs. 75 for half an hour for 2 seater paddle boat and Rs. 150 for half an hour for 4 seater paddle boat.
  • Sunset PointAt sunset point the view is mesmerizing.
  • Honeymoon Point
  • Brahma Kumari's Universal Peace Hall And University
  • Guru Shikhar At 1722 meters above sea level, this is the highest peak of the Aravali range
  • Achalgarh A short distance away, a fort built in the 14th century by Rana Kumbha of Mewar. Also houses Jain temples, Achaleswar Mahadev Temple (1412AD) and the Kantinath Temple (1513AD. If you are an adventure lover then this place will provide you a good spot for hiking. instead of taking usual routes hike for the temple and you will love it.
  • Adhar Devi Temple
  • Shri Raghunathji Temple
  • Shanker Math
  • Gyan Sarovar
  • Gaumukh
  • Trevors Tank Trevor’s Tank is a picturesque location just 5 kilometers from the main town of Mount Abu, and one of the Mount Abu region’s most popular tourist destinations. It is a nature lover’s paradise that is named after the British engineer who built it.
  • Peace Park
  • Maa Ambika Temple, 45 km from Abu Road. shakti pith in between 51 shakti piths  edit

Do[edit][add listing]

Enjoy with beauty of nature, spritual university, temples and your family or friends. Mount Abu is a part of wildlife sanctuary and is home to a vast flora and fauna. It is also a paradise for bird watchers or ornithologists. People who love nature will really enjoy the forests & greenery out there.

A lot more people now look forward to go out hiking in the hills which is a very popular activity now. Outdoor activities like Rock climbing, Rappelling, Caving & Camping are also getting extremely popular with every passing day. A good number of Trekking & camping operators now operate in the area.

There is nothing specefic to buy, As a Tourist Place, people use to buy Clothes and Others Household range of Products, which are brought from big cities like Ahmedabad, Baroda and Other big cities of Rajasthan, but you can always get some help in selecting some gifts for your friends from Tour guide.

Eat[edit][add listing]

Mount Abu is Very Good place for both Veg And Non Vegetarians. There are lush restaurants like Mulbery in the Hotel Hilltone, Restaurant at Hotel Hillock and in the Market Area. You can enjoy your food at Hotel Shere-e-Punjab - A Dhhabba Type hotel famous for its mouth watering chicken Kadhai,Dhaba Gosht, Chicken lollypop, Chicken 65 etc.

"Honest Restaurant" is a new addition in Mount Abu and its located near Nakki Lake. If you want really delicious and quality food then its a place for you to eat. "Dominos Pizza" it opens on 30 June 2015 they provide various quality of pizza and sides also with great quality and service also delivered on phone call no is 02974 235401

There are many ice cream shops near Nakki Lake, they provide a wide variety of delicious ice creams. If you are in Mount Abu then these ice creams are must try.

There are some Roadside Laaris who also serve tasty Food but, they don't serve very Hygienic food.

You Can have a Good Variety of All types of Paans at the Paan Shops across the hill station.

Drink[edit][add listing]

There is a restaurant named Shere-a-Punjab in which you take your bottles & relax with your drink. But Shere-a-Punjab was not a good Place for vegetarians. You can also order your meal there. It is nice place where you can drink & eat. There are three or four more restaurants which offer such a service.

There are two liquor shops in the main market. You can also carry your drink along with you if you own private taxi or personal car as the rates at that liquor shops can be extreme high they make take Rs.300-500 extra per bottle above the MRP. Sarkari Liquor Shop is another suggestion that offers reasonable in rates.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

Hotel New Nakki Vihar (about Rs 500-700 /night), opp Nakki Lake. Contact Number: +91 2974 238481. A budget hotel with good and homely environment. Few rooms facing Nakki Lake as well. Always better to give a call before reaching to confirm the availability.

Hotel Lake Palace (about Rs 2,100-2,600/night) overlooking Nakki Lake

  • Akhey Vilas (Mount Abu), Near Gujarat Circuit House, Kumarwara (Delwara Road), [1]. checkin: 1200; checkout: 1200. Akhey Vilas dates back to 1924. Works as a small boutique hotel, or a private retreat in the hills. Families or small groups rent the bungalow for a personal and private experience. Consists of a living room, verandah, a dining shack and 6 guest rooms with attached baths, hot and cold water, LCD television with DTH services and other amenities.  edit

Get out[edit]

  • You can go to Nathdwara or udaipur which are nearby within 3-4 hours drive.
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