Rajasthan Travel Guide

Places To See In Mount Abu

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Mount Abu is a gorgeous hill station of Rajasthan nestled amidst the Aravalli Hills. The hill station is a renowned tourist’s destination in India and counted among the best places to enjoy summers. Not only Mount Abu is a great summer resort but the various tourist attractions in Mount Abu make this place an important pilgrim center for both the Rajputs and the Jains. Because of the number of temples present here the place is also considered as a land of great saints. ┬áThe major tourist attractions in Mount Abu are Dilwara Temples, various hillocks that make this place scenic and interesting and an absolute destination treated for picnickers and trekkers. Mount Abu is also a historical place with huge tourist visits. People who visit here mostly come here to highest peak on the mountain is Guru Shikhar where they can enjoy the panoramic views as well as they go for hiking in the hills which is a very popular activity among the tourists and they never miss out activities like Caving Rock climbing, Rappelling, & Camping. Among the various Mount Abu tourist places the wildlife sanctuary is one of the primary places one should go to see the gorgeous flora and fauna and the place is also a lovely destination for the bird watchers and nature lovers.

Top Tourist Destinations in Mount Abu

Achalgarh

Achalgarh is a small village which is immensely beautiful and located in the stunning hilly region of Mount Abu in Rajasthan.This village is usually famous for the Achalgarh fort and Achleshwar temple. The fortress Achalgarh is situated at the top of a mountain peak and surrounded by tall coconut trees and with the muddy roads ne can get the glimpse of a postcard scene

Achalgarh Fort

Achalgarh Fort is one of the important and places to visit in Mount Abu and the fort was built in 1452 by Rana Kumbha. The fort is built by large pieces of grey granite as it was reconstructed by Maharana but before it was constructed by Paramara Dynasty. There is also a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is settled in the fort and named as Achaleshwar Shiva Temple.

Achalgarh Fort Timings : 10:00 AM - 4:50 PM
Address:MDR 60, Mount Abu, Rajasthan 307501
Best time to Visit : August-March

Dilwara Jain Temple

Dilwara Jain Temples are dated between the11th and 13th century and considered as amongst the best Mount Abu tourist places. The temple is made completely in white marble by Vastapul Tejpal and the architecture is just in a typical Jain Temple design. There are five temples in the Dilwara Jain Temples and all five are dedicated to five tirthankaras respectively.

Dilwara Jain Temple Timings: The Dilwara Jain Temples are open from 6 A.M to Noon for Jain devotees and Noon to 6 P.M. for tourist and No photography is allowed inside the temple complex.

Guru Shikhar

Guru Shikhar is the highest mountain peaks of Mount Abu and considered as one of the favorite places for the trekkers and hikers. This is the highest point of the Aravalli Range. There is a cave which is located on the peak and the cave is also having a temple which is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Beside the temple there is Mt Abu Observatory which is having a wide collection of telescope and astronomy elements.

Kesar Bhawan Palace

Kesar Bhawan Palace is one of the famous heritage hotels of Mount Abu and the palace hotel is an extremely beautiful and located on a scenic point of the hilland one can have a panoramic view of the hills and valley and one can see the gorgeous flora and fauna of the surroundings and the place is also settled near the local markets.

Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary

Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the popular wild life sanctuaries of Rajasthan and also one of the famous tourist attractions in Mount Abu. The sanctuary is rich is various kinds of trees and plants and the sanctuary is also a home to many animals and bird species. People can see langurs, tigers, sloth bear, wolf, hyena, and many others in this place.

Nakki Lake

Nakki Lake is having a sacred and religious significance and the lake is also a favorite amongst the tourists as it provided the boating facilities and horse riding opportunities. The guides can tell you about the various saga of the lake and by the side of the lake there is a place which is knownas Sunset Point which is located on the high point where you are not advised to go.

Sunset Point in Mount Abu

Sunset Point is located on the peaks of the hillocks that is surrounding the Nakki Lake. This place is a good one for the lovers and also there is a good opportunity to buy small articles from this place which are beautiful and one can have a nice walk to all through the scenic area.