Travel to Mount Abu Hill Station

The Aravallis never before seemed so calling. The spiraling roads to Mount Abu Hill Station, the only hill station of Rajasthan, catch the fantasy every time a visit is made. And no beginning is better than the hot cities getting smaller as being left behind for the cool tingles of a much sought after hill town.
Travel to Mount Abu Hill Station

What sunrise could be like and how sunset can leave mere humans unnerved is understood in its full impact only in a place like this and more in Mount Abu. All these imagery and more takes shape of reality with decision to tour.

How to Reach Mount Abu?
By Air
Udaipur houses the nearest airport, the Maharana Pratap Airport, situated at a distance of 185 km from Mount Abu. The airport has direct flights from some of the major cities of India such as Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Jaipur.

By Train
Abu Road is the nearest railway station from the hill station, at around 28 km from the city. It is connected via direct trains from Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Jaipur and Jodhpur.

By Road
Mount Abu is reachable from some of the country's major cities via road, like Delhi, Ajmer, Udaipur, Jaipur and Bundi. Regular buses ply on these routes, which are run by the government and other private operators as well.
Best Time to Visit 
Winter season is the best time to visit Mount Abu. Although, due to its height the weather is not extremely hot during summers as well. September to March is good months for travelling in this hill station.


Travel Tips
  • Hire cabs or auto-rickshaws from pre-paid counters to avoid over-charging.
  • Avoid travelling during late nights.
  • Wear appropriate, less revealing clothes.
  • Try and make bookings at government approved hotels.

Places to Visit in Mount Abu

Whether it is an escape from rut /climate in demand or making best use of time, sightseeing here introduces tourists and vacationers to the aristocratic architectural grandeur of temples and Nature at its 'calm' best. Relieving agony of life and placing it in the feet of divine amidst tender embrace of Nature, sound of bells and crowd of devotees takes no effort. Feel it in-  

Dilwara Temple
Category : Religious
The most famous of these temples is the Dilwara Temple, built between the 11th and 13th centuries. The Dilwara temples have a rugged exterior with richly ornamented marble interiors. The marble images of the 24 Jain Tirthankaras, or teachers, lie inside richly engraved marble canopies. 
Dilwara Temple
Shri Mahaveer Swami Temple, Parshavnath Ji Temple, Vimal Vasahi Temple, Rishabhdeo Ji Temple and Shri Nemi Nath Ji Temple are the five temples in the complex dedicated to five tirthankars of Jain region. 

Gaumukh Temple
Category : Religious
Another famous temple is the Gaumukh Temple, dedicated to sage Vasishtha, has been named after a carved image of a cow. The carved marble form of Nandi, Vasishtha's wish fulfilling cow, is situated close to the Gaumukh Temple. 
Gaumukh Temple
A popular destination of pilgrimage as well as meditation, the temple is dedicated to Sage Vasisht who according to legends is said to have created four Rajput clans out of a Yajna (Sacrificial Fire) performed in Agni Kund. Various statues of Hindu significance are present here.
Gurushikhar Peak
Category : Nature
Among the natural attractions in Mount Abu, Gurushikhar Peak is fascinating. Rising 1800 meters above sea level, it is the highest point in Mount Abu. It offers a panoramic view of the place with the ubiquitous Mount Abu. 
Gurushikhar Peak
The highest point of Rajasthan, this could be reached by covering a distance of 15 Km, providing a great view of the city. Temple of Dattatrey and his mother are located here only, which is why the peak is named thus, after Guru Dattatrey- the incarnation of Lord Vishnu. 

Nakki Lake 
One of the most popular tourist destinations in Mt Abu, the lake is largest man-made water reservoir at an altitude of more than 1100 m in India.
Nakki Lake

The romantic story of being dug only by nails to fulfill a promise also works as enchantment to the visitors. The couple was of a sage much older than his beloved Kunvari Kanya.

Toad Rock
Category : Nature
Toad Rock, a gigantic formation shaped like a toad, which towers over the shores of Nakki Lake is quite amusing. 

Toad Rock

If you are interested in the flora and fauna of Mount Abu, you should visit the Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary which houses animals like langurs, sambar deer, chital deer and wild boar. The moderate climate is also conducive to the growth of some 500 species of plants. More...

Sunrise and Sunset Point
By the beginning and end of the day, these are the best spots to be in. 

Sunrise and Sunset Point

The orange hue is spread across the clear sky as sun slowly rises and gradually dips in the vessel of Valley, as per the hour of the day.  

Trevor's Tank

Trevor's Tank

Built by King of Sirohi- Maharao Kesari Singhji Bahadur for his friend Col G H Trevor in 1897, the place houses some of the members of wildlife by a water reservoir; an excellent escape to Nature, especially Crocodiles due to which it is also known as Crocodiles Park.  


Brahma Kumaris Spiritual University
A different way of living life in spiritual peace and universal love is preached in all the centers of Brahma Kumari.
Brahma Kumaris Spiritual University

The mode of this becomes yoga, meditation and attitude-development classes. The headquarters of this organization is in Mount Abu. A slice of calm mind is surely available.
Achal Garh
Achal Garh Fort
A small village, nestled in the hills near Rajmachi is visited for an old fort built by Rana Kumbha. Meant to keep an eye on the safety and security of the place, the fort also houses Achaleshwar Mahadev Temple.  


Shopping
The markets of Mount Abu offer a wide variety of handicrafts, textiles and much more, from Rajasthan as well its neighbouring state, Gujarat. You can also shop at the Government Emporiums. Enjoy the great shopping experience at the shops around the Nakki lake.

Here's a list of some interesting products you can shop from Mount Abu:
  • Kota sarees
  • Sanganeri print fabrics
  • Leather articles
  • Rajasthani handicrafts
  • Marble articles
  • Wooden products
  • Hand-embroidered wall hangings
  • Silver Jewellery

Eating Out in Mount Abu

Restaurants in Mount Abu serve traditional Rajasthani food. The traditional Daal-Baati-Churma is an an all time favourite of tourists visiting this region. Tourists can sample good Gujarati food in this place as well.

Apart from the great local cuisine you will find enough restaurants that cater to the needs of those wanting a wider variety. Here you can enjoy South Indian, North Indian, Continental and Chinese food at lots of restaurants. Check out the small eateries at Nikki Market or try Kanak Dining Hall for delicious Gujarati food and Shere Punjab in the main bazaar area for authentic Punjabi food thats reasonably priced.  

SHER-E-PUNJAB HOTEL


Some famous Rajasthani dishes you can try while you are in Mount Abu are:
  • Mirchi Bada
  • Pyaaj Kachori
  • Bajre ki roti (millet bread) and Lashun ki chutney (hot garlic paste)
  • Mawa Kachori
  • Ghevar
  • Ker-saangri sabji
  • Laal Maans (Meat in Red Chilly curry)
  • Besan Gatta

Hotels in Mount Abu

As Mount Abu has a reputation of being a welcome change in the life of those who take its tour, there is no dearth of suitable accommodations. Availability could be found throughout the year with seemingly unchanging lodging charges because of the pleasurable climate kept maintained by Mother Nature like forever.  

A combination of budget, deluxe and premium hotels are available out of which the tourists can make bookings in the one that matches their budget and requirement of a stay place. 

Budget Hotels

  • Cama Rajputana Club Resort
    Address : Adhar Devi Road
    City : Mount Abu
    State : Rajasthan
    Pin Code : 307501
    Phone No. : 02974-238205/ 6
    Fax No. : 02974-238412
    Email ID : reservations@camarajputanaclubresort.com
    Website : www.camahotelsindia.com
    Rooms in Hotel : 40
    Maximum Room Rate : INR 9000
    Minimum Room Rate : INR 6000
  • Palace Hotel Bikaner House
    Address : Palace Hotel, Bikaner House, Delwara Road
    City : Mount Abu
    State : Rajasthan
    Pin Code : 307501
    Phone No. : 02974-238673, 235121, 235363, 235494
    Fax No. : 02974-238674
    Email ID : bikhouse@sancharnet.in
    Website : www.palacehotelbikanerhouse.com
    Rooms in Hotel : 33
    Maximum Room Rate : INR 17000
    Minimum Room Rate : INR 6500
  • Palanpur Palace
    Address : Palanpur House, Delwara Road
    City : Mount Abu
    State : Rajasthan
    Pin Code : 307501
    Phone No. : 02974-235911/ 12/ 13
    Fax No. : 02974-235914
    Email ID : gm@palanpurpalace.com
    Website : www.palanpurpalace.com
    Rooms in Hotel : 44
    Maximum Room Rate : INR 13500
    Minimum Room Rate : INR 5500
  • Sunrise Palace
    Address : Bharatpur Kothi
    City : Mount Abu
    State : Rajasthan
    Pin Code : 307501
    Phone No. : 02974-243573, 238773
    Fax No. : 02974-238775
    Email ID : sunrise11@sancharnet.in
    Website : www.sunrisepalacehotel.com
    Rooms in Hotel : 20
    Maximum Room Rate : INR 3500
    Minimum Room Rate : INR 1800
  • Connaught House
    Address : Rajendra Marg
    City : Mount Abu
    State : Rajasthan
    Pin Code : 307501
    Phone No. : 02974-238560
    Fax No. : 02974-238900
    Website : www.welcomheritagehotels.in
    Rooms in Hotel : 10
    Maximum Room Rate : INR 6000
    Minimum Room Rate : INR 5000

3 Star Hotels

  • Aranyavillage Hill Resort
    Address : Nilkanth Road
    City : Mount Abu
    State : Rajasthan
    Pin Code : 307501
    Phone No. : 02974-238012, 238013
    Fax No. : 02974-238572
    Email ID : aranyavillage@gmail.com
    Website : www.aranyahillresort.com
    Type : 3 Star
    Rooms in Hotel : 67
    Maximum Room Rate : INR 5000
    Minimum Room Rate : INR 3600
  • Hotel Hillock
    Address : PO Box No. 40
    City : Mount Abu
    State : Rajasthan
    Pin Code : 307501
    Phone No. : 02974-238463/ 64/ 65
    Fax No. : 02974-238467
    Email ID : reservation@hotelhillock.com
    Website : www.hotelhillock.com
    Type : 3 Star
    Rooms in Hotel : 40
    Maximum Room Rate : INR 10000
    Minimum Room Rate : INR 5000
  • Hotel Hilltone
    Address : Post Box No. 18
    City : Mount Abu
    State : Rajasthan
    Pin Code : 307501
    Phone No. : 02974-238391 to 94
    Fax No. : 02974-238395
    Email ID : reservations@hotelhilltone.com
    Website : www.hotelhilltone.com
    Type : 3 Star
    Rooms in Hotel : 68
    Maximum Room Rate : INR 10000
    Minimum Room Rate : INR 4200
  • Hotel Lake Palace
    Address : Nakki Lake Road
    City : Mount Abu
    State : Rajasthan
    Pin Code : 307501
    Phone No. : 02974-237154, 237254
    Fax No. : 02974-235146
    Email ID : lakepalace@savshantihotels.com
    Website : www.savshantihotels.com
    Type : 3 Star
    Rooms in Hotel : 19
    Maximum Room Rate : INR 5500
    Minimum Room Rate : INR 2000
  • Hotel Savera Palace
    Address : Sunset Road
    City : Mount Abu
    State : Rajasthan
    Pin Code : 307501
    Phone No. : 02974-235354, 238817
    Fax No. : 02974-235807
    Email ID : saverapalace@savshantihotels.com
    Website : www.savshantihotels.com
    Type : 3 Star
    Rooms in Hotel : 24
    Maximum Room Rate : INR 4000
    Minimum Room Rate : INR 2400
 Travel Map of Mount Abu

Travel Map of Mount Abu