Guru Shikhar Peak is the highest mount peak in the Aravalli region and is at a distance of 15 km from Mount Abu. It is situated at a height of 1722 meters.
Travelers can enjoy a bird view of the entire Aravalli range of mountains, from the top of this mountain peak.
Temple of Dattatreya is one of the main attraction at Guru Shikhar peak other than scenic views. Dattatreya is known to be the incarnation of Lord Vishnu.
A huge bell suspended from a wooden frame having an inscription of 1411 AD can be seen at the entrance of the temple. This peak also named after Guru Dattatreya and rock in a cave also sanctified his footprints.
Nearby temple of Guru Dattatreya’s mother is also a major attraction for devotees.
Located at 14 km from Mount Abu city one can travel to Guru Shikhar by taking Guru Shikhar Rd after Oriya Rd.
Just a half a kilometer distance there is an Gurushikhar visible-Infrared Observatory which in-houses a 1.2 m infrared telescope. Here astronomical experiments continously takes place.
By Road: Guru Shikhar is located at 14 km from Nakki Lake at Guru Shikhar Rd. One can easily reach here by hiring local taxi.
By Rail: Guru Shikhar is well connected through nearest Abu Road (40 km) railway station to major cities railway stations like Delhi, Agra, Mumbai, Chennai, Ajmer, Pali, Jaipur, Ahmedabad.
By Air: Guru Shikhar can be reach through nearest Udaipur Airport (189 Km) which is well connected with regular domestic flights to Delhi, Mumbai.