Mount Abu City Guide

If you think, entire Rajasthan has extreme hot climate, become a part of Mount Abu tours, Mount Abu - the only hill station of Rajasthan, India will prove you wrong. Mount Abu has cool and pleasant climate all round the year. Rich flora, scenic beauty and picture perfect landscapes make Mount Abu a perfect holiday spot in India. Be a part of Mount Abu tour and enjoy the real fascination of Rajasthan Tourism.

Located at height of 12,000 metre above sea level, Mount Abu is breathtaking hill station & green oasis in the desert land of Rajasthan, India. It plays a major role in the boom of Tourism in Rajasthan. The only hill station of Rajasthan, Mount Abu enjoys cool climate all through the year and it is one of the major destinations of Rajasthan tours. It is situated at the southern tip of the Aravli range. During your Mount Abu tour you will have a glorious opportunity to see exceptional natural beauty & flora, stunning array of Mount Abu temples, Dilwara Jain Temples - dating back 11th - 13th centuries, some elegant old palaces, and lovely lakes, such as Nakki Lake - a famous picnic spot. According to legends, Nakki Lake was created by the Gods with their nails. If you want to completely know about Rajasthan Tourism you must be a part of tours to Mount Abu. One cannot imagine complete Rajasthan tours without having a travel in Mount Abu.

Having exceptional natural beauty hill town of Mount Abu is also known for its historical and religious significance. Previously it was a part of Chauhan Empire. Later it was leased to British. During British period in India it was the one of the most admired summer retreat of British. British came here to escape from dusty and blazing heat of plains. In ancient times the holy town of Mount Abu was also dwelling of several sages and saints. The town of Mount Abu is associated with Vedic sage Vashishtha Muni. The Ashram of Vashishtha Muni is located on this hill. It is believed that all the 330 million gods and goddess of Hindu used to visit this sacred mount town of Mount Abu. The spiritual leader of Jains, Lord Mahavira, the 24th Tirthankara, visited the holly town of Mount Abu and blessed it. Popular as a beautiful hill station, the hilly town of Mount Abu is popular religious spot of India for both Jains and Hindus. The city is equally revered by both Hindus as well as Jains.

Mount Abu is also known for its fairs and festivals. Summer Festival and Mahavira Jayanti are two major festivals of Mount Abu which are celebrated in all over in Mount Abu with great zeal and zest. During your tours to Mount Abu you will also have to opportunity to visit Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary. If you want to enjoy real fascination of tourism in Rajasthan, India, travel in Mount Abu with Swagat Tours & Travels. You are invited and welcome to Mount Abu. Come and be a part of Mount Abu tour as a part of Rajasthan tours to explore the land of many attractions. Be sure that your tours to Mount Abu will never fail to impress you in its charismatic attractions.

Distances from Mt Abu :
Delhi 767 Kms.
Agra 737 Kms.
Ajmer 375 Kms.
Alwar 656 Kms.
Bharatpur 707 Kms.
Jaipur 505 Kms.
Jaisalmer 572 Kms.
Jodhpur 326 Kms.
Mt. Abu - Kms.
Ranthambhore 663 Kms.

Some Major Attractions in Mount Abu

Dilwara Jain Temples : The most major attractions of Mount Abu tour are Dilwara Jain Temples - the magical poems marble. Mount Abu Rajasthan Hill Station, Mount Abu Tour PackagesDating back to 11th and 13th centuries, these temples are sheer elegance and architectural marvels in white marble. Surely, exploring the Dilwara Jain Temples will be mesmerizing experience. Dilwara Jain Temples are dedicated to Jain Tirthankaras.

Nakki Lake : Another major attraction of Mount Abu tour is Nakki Lake - the Love Lake of the virgin teenager and the aging sage Balam Rasia. Located in the heart of the town Nakki Lake is peaceful lake and popular picnic spot. Nakki Lake enjoys exceptional scenic beauty. According to legend this beautiful lake was carved out by gods with their Nakh (Nails).

Gaumukh Temple : Among various worth visiting attractions of Mount Abu, Gaumukh Temple has its own importance. It is situated at the very short distance of 2 km from Mount Abu where famous Vedic Sage Vashistha Muni performed the great fire sacrifice. It is also known as Vashistha Ashram. The temple houses the images of Vashistha, Lord Rama and Lord Krishna. There is a water spring here which flows through the mouth of a marble cow statue and prove the name of temple as Gaumukh Temple. The spring is considered as very sacred among Hindus.

Honeymoon Point : Also known as Andra Point, Honeymoon point offers a panoramic vista of the lush green valley and plains. On account of its exceptional beauty, this area is very popular among honeymooners. If you are honeymooners and want to enjoy its real beauty, stay there till sunset and get sank in its romantic ambience with your life partner. Surely it will be a mesmerizing experience of your life time.

Sunset Point : Not only Honeymoon Point, but also Sunset Point is very popular among honeymooners and offers romantic vista of Sunset. Mesmerizing vista of crimson flush of sunset kissing the verdant plains on the horizon is absolutely an incomparable experience.

Other Attractions : Apart from above mentioned attractions there are many more to see and do in Mount Abu. Some other attractions of Mount Abu are Adhar Devi Temple, Shri Raghunathji Temple, Raj Bhawan Museum & Gallery, Guru Sikhar, Achalgarh Fort, beautiful gardens & parks, Trevor’s Tank, Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary, Shopping, and Neminath Temple.

Altitude:  1219 mtrs. Best Season: March - June and Sept - December Climate: Summer Mean Max. 38.8 'C Mean Min. 23.3 'C Winter Mean Max. 28.3 'C Mean Min. 11.6 'C Clothing: Summer light tropical or light Winter Woolen.

Excursions

Trevor’s Tank (5 km): Named after the British engineer who constructed it, Trevor’s Tank is a delight for birdwatchers with densely wooded hills that are a haven to pigeons, peacocks and partridges. Achalgarh (8 km): An impressive fort with some beautiful jain temples enclosed within. Among the noteworthy temples are Achaleswar Mahadev Temple (1412 A.D.) and Kantinath Jain Temple (1513 A.D.) . The latter has gold plated image. Mandakini Kund and a sculpture of Parmar Dharavarsh are situated close to the Achaleswar Mahadev Temple. The Fort was built in the 14th century A.D. by Rana Kumbha and is approachable by a motorable road. Guru Shikhar (15 km): The highest peak on the mount (1722 mts. Above the sea level) allows a bird’s eye view of the sylvan surroundings of Mt. Abu. A small Shaivite shrine and a temple of Dattatreya standing on the shikhar are worth a visit.