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Mount Abu is the only hill station of Rajasthan that has a lot of expectations to fulfill, and it wouldn’t be wrong in saying that it has never sent any tourist unsatisfied! This hill station is a treasure trove of beauty, culture, and traditions that defines the place and mesmerizes the visitors. It lies in Aravalli Range in the Sirohi District of the state and is one of the most visited tourist destinations of Rajasthan. 

Why Visit Mount Abu 

This hill station has so much to offer to its tourists like the amazing rivers, waterfalls, lakes, and forests which can all be seen from the heights of the hills. It is known as ‘An Oasis of the Desert’ because of the resplendent beauty amidst the deserts all around. The Winter Festival of the city is the highlight as it is one of the most popular festivals that happen in the state with joy and frolic to give people of Mount Abu some moments of fun.

History of Mount Abu 

Mount Abu was formerly known as Arbudaanchal and then ‘Abu’ was taken from the name and was combined with Mount, which resulted in Mount Abu. According to the locals, the place finds its mention in the Puranas and ancient Hindu text by the name ‘Arbudaranya’ which means the forest of Arbhuda. 

As per the popular folklore, Mount Abu is the place where a serpent who was called ‘Arbuda’ saved the life of Nandi, who was Lord Shiva’s bull. The ancient Hindu texts also state that the hill station was home to many rishi munis and the most popular names among them were sage Vashistha and Vishwamitra.  

Major Attractions in and Around Mount Abu

Dilwara Temples. The Dilwara Temples are located at a distance of around 3 km from Mt.Abu. Built by Vastupal and Tejpal between the 11th and 13th centuries AD this place is surrounded by lush greenery and is located on a height above the surrounding areas. The temples are visited by the Jain devotees from across the country.  

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Mt. Abu Wildlife Sanctuary. Mount Abu is a very beautiful hill station that is endowed with a wide variety of flora and fauna which one can witness at Mt. Abu wildlife sanctuary. This place was granted the status of a wildlife sanctuary in 1980 and is a popular tourist hotspot that is spread in 288 square kilometers. 

Guru Shikar. The Guru Shikhar is one of the highest peaks which is situated in the Aravali range with an altitude of around 1,722 m which is above the sea level. For the adventure seekers as well as the people who would like to have some insane level fun, this place is a must-visit.  

Things to do in Mount Abu

Visit Arbuda Devi Temple. This temple is quite a famous temple located in Mt. Abu and is dedicated to Goddess Durga. The Arbuda Devi Temple is located on a peak of the Aravalis. This place witnesses a very large number of devotees on an annual basis.

Explore Achalgarh Village. The Achalgarh village is one of the most picturesque villages situated in Mt.Abu. This place is famous for some places like Achalgarh Fort and the Achleshwar temple. Moreover, this place is also situated at the very top of the mountain peak, which makes it a must-visit spot to reach for adventure travelers.

Trevors Tank. The Trevors tank is situated at a distance of 5 km. This place is just the right spot for nature lovers. And the name of this place is the same as its engineer. This place has now turned into a picnic spot and is quite popular among the tourists as well as the locals.

Events and Festivals in & Around Mount Abu

Bundi Festival. The festival is basically a three-day celebration of the cultural richness of the town of Bundi. Bundi festival falls in the month of November-December. It is one of the most interesting festivals of the year. The celebrations are aimed at showcasing the local culture, art, and food of the town. Read More

Pushkar Festival. The Pushkar Fair or as it is also called Pushkar Camel Fair is basically an annual day multi-livestock festival that is out and out amazing for the people to experience in all its zenith. Read More

The Desert Festival. The Jaisalmer Festival is basically an annual event that takes place in the month of February in this amazing city. This festival is held in the Hindu month of Magh which is three days before the full moon. Read More

Food of Mount Abu 

If in Mount Abu one must taste the following local dishes: Daal Batti Churma, Laal Maas, Gatte ki Khichdi, Mohan Maas, Ghevar, Bajre ki Roti, Pyaz ki Kachori, Ker Sangri, and Moong Dal Halwa.   

Best Time to Visit Mt. Abu

The peak season regarding travel and tourism is from November to June. During this time the weather is also pleasant. So, if you are planning to visit Mt. Abu then you should consider this timeline. 

How to Reach Mt. Abu

By Air. Traveling to Mt.Abu via Udaipur airport would be quite convenient for you as there are direct daily flights from Delhi and Mumbai to Udaipur. From the airport, one is required to cover another 180kms to reach Mount Abu via taxi or a bus.  

By Road. The overall connectivity via road is quite good. There are many buses which travel to Mt.Abu from different cities. And depending upon your budget you can either take an AC, deluxe or a semi-deluxe bus. You may also drive to the hill station in your personal vehicle. You are required to cover nearly 760, 750, 2000 and 1700km from Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Bengaluru respectively. 

By Train. The overall connectivity via rail network is quite good. So, if you are planning to visit Mt.Abu via train then you may get down at the Abu Road Railway Station. From the station, you have to cover approx. 30km to reach Mount Abu for which you may either hire a taxi or get on a local bus.  

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