Apart from being the sole hill station in Rajasthan, it is also the summer capital of the state. Mount Abu is recognised worldwide for the Dilwara Jain Temples. It offers several breathtaking sunsets points, from where you could cement the bond of love with your loved ones. Being close to Gujarat, it provides a good variety of Rajasthani and Gujarati handlooms, textiles, artefacts and the list goes on.
BEST TIME TO VISIT
Summers are supposed to be the most pleasant time for holidays in Mount Abu, but winters have many colours on exhibition in the form of New Year and Winter Festival celebration.
- Dilwara Jain Temples
- Wildlife Sanctuary
- Nakki Lake
- Abu Road
- Trevor’s Tank
- Guru Shikhar
- Peace Park
- Adhar Devi Temple
PLACES AROUND MOUNT ABU
Dilwara Jain Temples – These exquisitely carved Jain temples were built between the 11th and the 13th century AD. Dedicated specially to the Jain Tirthankaras, these five marble temples showcase the profoundly developed aesthetic and artistic sensibilities of craftsmen of the time.
Nakki Lake – The Nakki Lake, at the height of 1200 meters, is the most magnificent artificial lake in India. Moreover, it is located in heart of the town and is thought to have carved out by the Gods using their fingernails. Maharaja Jaipur Palace and Raghunath Temple are also on hills nearby Nakki Lake. Boating facility also available in this lake.
Summer Festival – This festival is held every year in the month of Aashadh (June). The steep rocks, tranquil lakes, picturesque scenes and the pleasant climate of Mount Abu make it an excellent place for the festival.
View Points – Various points around the edge of the hill offer spectacular views across the plains. The best are Anadra Point and Sunset Point(Honeymoon Point), where hundreds of people together watch the sunset every evening in a carnival ambience of pony rides and souvenir sellers.
Museum and Art Gallery – Located in Raj Bhawan Complex, these exhibit the art, craft, artefacts and sculptures dating back to the 8th to the12th century.
Achaleshwar Mahadev – With idols of Lord Shiva, a Nandi-the bull as well as stone buffalos, the complex is ideal Jain architecture constructed in the 15th century. The temple is a portion of Achalgarh Fort.
Sankar Math, Sant Sarovar, Dattatreya Temple, Vashishta Ashram are some other temples in Mount Abu and nearby.
Facts about Mount Abu
Famous for: Hill Station
Languages: Rajasthani and Hindi
Season: Throughout the year
Clothing: Summer: Light woollens winter: Heavy woollens
Altitude: 2,730 m
STD code: 1953
Restaurants in Mount Abu
- Mayur Restaurant
- Jodhpur Bhojanalaya
- Up N Above Cafe’ Shikibo
- Mulberry Tree Restaurant
- On The Rocks Bar & Cafe