Mount Abu is one of the most important tourist locations in India. Situated in the western part to the capital city of New Delhi, this hill station in the state of Rajasthan. Mount Abu is not only famous for tourism but also is famous and admired for its sports, architecture and shopping. Diverse flora and fauna of this beautiful hill station attracts tourists from across the world. This place is also an important pilgrimage site for the Jain community.
Mount Abu, the “Oasis in the desert”, is the only hill station and one of the most popular tourist destinations in Rajasthan. The former summer resort of the Rajputs and the British, the hill town is simply a paradise on Earth. The town is still marked by the remnants of the British colonization and those of the royal patronage. The lush green landscapes, interesting rock formations, diverse and large species of flora and fauna, and several artificial tourist points make the town a destination straight out of the dream. It is among the most beautiful hill stations in the country and a popular honeymoon destination.
Mount Abu, falls in the Sirohi district of the state and sits in the magnificent Aravali Range. The apt location of the town, makes the climate pleasant almost year-long. However, the best time for Mount Abu tour is during the winter season. Tourists start flocking to the town from the beginning of September, and things remains same till March. The good thing is that on account that there exist good road, rail, and air connectivity, reaching the town is an easy thing. Udaipur houses the nearest airport to Mount Abu. It is called the Maharana Pratap Airport, and is a typical modern airport. There are several direct flights between the airport and the major cities in India. Besides, the nearest railhead to the town is the Abu Road Railhead. It is about 28 km from the town and is most-preferred mode to reach the town.
Being one of the most visited tourist destinations in the country, Mount Abu houses a fine range of lodging options. Best known for being value-for-money accommodations, the hotels in Mount Abu, cater well to the stay needs of all the visitors. Hotel Ranjana, Hotel Hilltone, Hotel Kesar Bhawan Palace, The Jaipur House, Saraswati Hotel, The Colonial Manek Manor, Hotel Maganji’s, Hotel Aradhana, and Hotel Chanakya are the most sought-after hotels in the town ideal for travellers seeking content accommodation in the town.
Mount Abu combines the best of nature and the man-made marvels. It is a city that is complete with nature’s riches. Like mentioned above the weather is pleasant almost year-long. The lush green forests, colorful birds, a few interesting rock formations, and the everlasting hillocks, make the regions of the town. Additionally, Mount Abu is also loaded with the magnificent structures, like palaces, temples, forts, and bungalows etc. of the past. The Dilwara temples are undoubtedly the most prominent remnants of the past in the town. These were built during 11th to 13th Centuries AD and are beautiful marble temples with intricate carvings, details, and sculptures. The other historical monument worth mentioning is the Achalgarh. Built in 14th century on orders of Rana Kumbha, it is an enchanting place to visit. The place also houses some revered ancient Jain temples, namely Achaleswar Mahadev Temple and Kantinath Temple.
The other prime tourist places to visit in Mount Abu include: Toadrock, Honeymoon Point, Gyan Sarovar, Sunset Point, Nakki Lake, Shanker Math, Trevors Tank, Maa Ambika Temple, Brahma Kumari’s Universal Peace Hall And University, Adhar Devi Temple, Guru Shikhar Peak, Shri Raghunathji Temple, and Durga Temple.