An empyrean place and a complete stranger to the landscape of Rajasthan, Mount Abu is the only hill station confined in the desert state of Rajasthan. Fringed at 1,220 metres above sea level, this sylvan hill station was formerly known as ‘Arbudaranya’, which according to a legend was named after the serpent God, Arbuda. Proudly showcasing its ancient and medieval sites, Mount Abu frequently becomes a muse for the archaeologists who conduct extensive researches here. Besieged by thick woodlands, this lofty hill station is tucked atop a granite peak on the Aravalli ranges.
Providing a much-needed relief from the blazing heat of Rajasthan, Mount Abu is an idyllic hill station cocooned in the Sirohi district of Rajasthan. Being the only hill station in Rajasthan and also in the northwestern India, Mount Abu has emerged as a popular retreat for the locals as well as the tourists to get away with the scorching heat of the desert land. Since Mount Abu is located on the highest vantage point of the Aravalli ranges it is referred to as the "Summer Capital of Rajasthan". The cool climate, affordable lodgings and pristine surroundings make Mount Abu an ideal tourist destination in Rajasthan attracting backpackers, wanderers and honeymooners knit nostalgic memories here. The best time to plan a sojourn to Mount Abu is anytime between the months of February to December.
Mount Abu annually hosts the Camel festival which is one of the most important festivals of this region. Drawing the attention of a large number of tourists each year, the Camel festival is celebrated with great fervour in Mount Abu.
The Herculean rocky terrains of Mount Abu with its thick foliage of nature and numerous colossal waterfalls that tumble from the deep gorges acts as a magnet, attracting the backpackers to visit here. This picturesque hill station is dotted with several temples and ancient buildings having stone carvings and murals that best describes the rich traditions and culture of Rajasthan.
Guru Shikhar perched at 1,722 metres is the highest vantage point which according to Hindu mythology is mentioned as the place where Sage Vashishtha retired. Mount Abu also harbours the Dilwara Jain temple which is one of the most important Jain pilgrimages in the country. Some of the other must visit places in Mount Abu are Achalgarh, Nakki Lake, Sunset Point, Achaleshwar Mahadev Temple, Trevor’s Tank, Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary and much more.
The best time to visit Mount Abu is whole year round. Summer months are too enjoyably as it is the only hill station of Rajasthan. Temperature is pleasant all over the year.
Summer season comes for 3 months from the middle of April to the middle of June when the temperature is approximately 36 degree Celsius. People have to think and keep in mind to bring light color cotton clothes with them if they are planning to make their trip at this time. This will definitely be fit for the climate of Mount Abu. Rain occurs in good amount all years in monsoon here. The temperature falls a lot during rainy season here. It reaches to less than the other parts of the country. It is good to have umbrella with you if you are planning to come here during monsoon.
Winters are very cool in Mount Abu. It rains properly here so the winters are also very cold here. The temperature of night reaches to 4 to 6 degree Celsius here which is really very chilled and cold. The time has also come here when some winters it become -2 degree Celsius. So if you are planning to make your trip during winter season then do not forget to bring warm clothes with you.