14 Places To Visit In Mount Abu & 7 Things To Do There On Your Vacation

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Mount Abu is a scenic hill station in the Indian state of Rajasthan. Lush greenery and cool atmosphere are hallmarks of this place. There are a plethora of options for the visitors to explore at Mount Abu. Visit the famous Dilwara temples and admire their intricate architecture. There are various lakes and viewpoints in the Aravalis which top any traveller’s itinerary.

Why Go There: Temples | Viewpoints
Ideal For: Honeymooners | Nature Lovers
Things to Bring Back: home décor and gift items made of sandalwood marble, sandstone, Kota sarees, stone work and lac bangles etc.


Places to Visit in Mount Abu

14. Universal Peace Hall

The Universal Peace Hall or Om Shanti Bhavan is the central hall in the Brahma Kumari Spiritual University. This hall was built in 1983. The hall can accommodate 5,000 people at a time. Translations in 16 languages can be done at the same time during various functions at the hall. The hall has now been declared as a public tourist place. The place now serves as a venue for spiritual and international conferences.

Distance from the City: 1 km
Time required: 1-2 hours
Ideal for:  Spiritual people
Best time to visit: November- March / Monsoons


13. Shri Raghunath Ji Temple

This Lord Vishnu temple is situated on the banks of the Nakki Lake. This temple is mainly flocked by the people of Vaishnav sect. There is a widespread belief that Shri Raghunath Ji saved people from natural calamities and protected them from challenges of life. The walls of the temple adorn several inscriptions, paintings and carvings. The beautiful idol of Shri Raghunath Ji is the temple’s main attraction.

Distance from the City: 1 km
Time required: 1-2 hours
Ideal for: Religious People
Best time to visit: November- March / Monsoons


12. Gaumukh temple

One needs to scale 700 stairs to reach this Lord Shiva temple. The temple offers beautiful valley views. The temple is witness to many pilgrimages and meditation sessions which take place throughout the year. The main attraction of the temple is a Gaumukh with Nandi’s figurine. Idols of Lord Krishna, Lord Rama and Rishi Vashista are placed next to the Nandi. One gets mystified by the water stream which falls from the mouth of the marble bull. This water stream is dedicated to Nandi, Lord Shiva’s sacred bull.

Distance from the City: 2 km
Time required: 1 day
Ideal for: Religious People
Best time to visit: Throughout the Year


11. Arbuda Devi Temple

Arbuda Devi temple represents the opulent architectural heritage of Rajasthan. Arbuda Devi is believed to be an incarnation of Katyayani Devi. According to some historians, Parmar rulers originated at Mount Abu from an ‘Agnikund’. Hence Arbuda Devi is considered as an ancestral deity of Parmar Kshatriyas. The temple has a holy well which is said to have divine powers. The well is revered as a form of Kamadhenu (holy cow). The temple is a marvellous example of a rock cut temple.

Distance from the City: 1 km
Time required: 2-3 hours
Ideal for: Religious People
Best time to visit: Navratra Season


10. Toad Rock

This rock is considered as a symbol representing Mount Abu. Toad Rock is the most visited spot in Mount Abu. You can view the most amazing sight of the lake and lush green hills which surrounds the spot.

Distance from the City: 1.5 km
Time required: 1-2 hours
Ideal for: Nature Enthusiasts
Best time to visit: Throughout the Year


9. Trevors Tank

This tank was designed by Trevor, a crocodile breeding engineer. The tank serves as a natural habitat for crocodiles.Trevors tank accords a beautiful view of the surrounding countryside. It is frequented by people as a picnic spot.

Distance from the City: 5 km
Time required: 1-2 hours
Ideal for: Bird Watching
Best time to visit: November- March


8. Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University

This is an international, spiritual organisation founded by Dada Lekhraj Kripalani. This is a large community of practicing yogis who visit the place from across the globe. This spiritual centre houses Dada Lekhraj Kripalani’s meditation place called as Baba’s Hut. Raja Yoga meditation is taught at this place. This spiritual university has worldwide following with more than 8,500 centres in 100 countries.

Distance from the City: 5 km
Time required: 3-4 hours
Ideal for: Spiritual Pursuits
Best time to visit: Throughout the year


7. Achalgarh Village

This scenic village is famous for its fort and temple. The fort is perched atop the mountain peak. The Achalgarh temple houses a Nandi which is believed to be made of 5 metals.

Distance from the City: 5 km
Time required: 3-4 hours
Ideal for: Religious people | People interested in History and Heritage
Best time to visit: Throughout the year


6. Guru Shikhar

This is the highest peak of the Aravalli Range. It is perched at a height of 1722 m above sea level. Mount Abu Observatory and  Guru Dattatreya cave temple are situated at the peak. An infrared 1.2 m telescope is housed in the observatory.

Distance from the City: 15 km
Time required: 3-4 hours
Ideal for: Nature Lovers
Best time to visit: October & November


5. Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary

This place got the status of a wildlife sanctuary in 1960. The sanctuary is spread across a vast 288 km area and covers many mountain peaks including the highest point of Gurushikhar. The sanctuary is marked with igneous rocks housing large voids. The place is replete with biodiversity and offers a serene escape from the chaotic city life.

Distance from the City: 12 km
Time required: 1 day
Ideal for: Biodiversity Lovers
Best time to visit: November- March / Monsoons


4. Sunset Point

This point offers a beautiful view of the setting sun with Aravalis in the backdrop. The coloured sky painted in hues of red and orange is a sight to behold. Visitors can also indulge in pony rides at the Bailey’s Walk in the vicinity.

Distance from the City: 2 km
Time required: 1-2 hours
Ideal for: Nature Lovers
Best time to visit: Throughout the year


3. Honeymoon Point

This point is located at a height of 4000 feet and accords a magnificent view of the setting sun. One can gaze at the setting sun in the backdrop of Nakki Lake and Mount Abu Old Gateway.

Distance from the City: 2 km
Time required: 1-2 hours
Ideal for: Couples | Photographers
Best time to visit: Throughout the year


2. Nakki Lake

Nakki Lake aka Nakki Jheel is a heaven for nature lovers. This is the foremost man-made lake in the country. It is 11,000 m deep and a quarter mile wide. The serene lake is surrounded by lush greenery of mountains and outlandish rocks. It is believed that Mahatma Gandhi’s ashes were immersed in the lake. A Gandhi Ghat was constructed in the vicinity of the lake. Places such as Toad Rock, Sunset Point, Raghunath temple and Maharaja Jaipur Palace are located nearby.

Distance from the City: 0 km
Time required: 1-2 hours
Ideal for: Couples | Photographers
Best time to visit: Throughout the year


1. Dilwara Temples

Dilwara temple is an enchanting site of pilgrimage for the Jains. This ornate temple was built by Vastupal Tejpal in the 11th and the 13th century. Liberal Marble usage and intricate carvings adorn the temple. Visitors get enamoured by the beautiful designs etched on the roofs, walls and columns of the temple. The temple consists of five stunning temples namely, Vimal Vasahi, Mahavir Swami Temple, Luna Vasahi, Pittalhar and Parshavanatha .

Distance from the City: 2 km
Time required: 3-4 hours
Ideal for: Religious people | Jain sect followers
Best time to visit: Throughout the year


Things to Do in Mount Abu

7. Enjoy Camping

Go for a camping excursion between large boulders and lush green fields. The Mount Aby Wildlife Sanctuary offers many camping spots. There are many adventure parks where tents can be pitched for the night. Other activities which can be coupled with camping are repelling, zorbing, flying fox etc


6. Go Trekking

Trekking can be undertaken on the majestic Aravalli hills. Adventure junkies can scale many simple as well as challenging trekking routes. The views as well as the journey are worth the effort.


5. Enjoy Boating at Nakki Lake

Enjoy the lush greenery of the surroundings by taking a boat ride with your loved ones. The blowing winds and the cool temperature make for a pleasant boating experience. You can go boating either in the colourful Shikara boats or the simplistic pedal boat. The entire Nakki Lake can be covered in thirty minutes by a boat ride.


4. Enjoy Bird Watching at Travors Tank

Travors Tank is a bird watcher’s paradise wherein peacocks, pigeons, partridges and many more species of birds can be observed.


3. Explore Caving

This activity can be clubbed with camping trips. The caves behind the Dilwara Jain temples can be explored by adventurists.


2. Enjoy Cascading Beauty of Dhrudhiya Waterfalls

This waterfall is located in the Sirohi district and located amidst the deciduous forests. These waterfalls can be reached by undertaking a trek.


1. Go Shopping at the Many Bazaars

You can buy traditional Rajasthani handicrafts, paintings, Sanganeri print linen, Kota sarees, lac bangles, sandstone and sandalwood items from the many shops which dot Mount Abu. Places to shop at Mount Abu are

  • The Khadi Bhandar
  • Nakki Lake Market
  • Government Handicraft Emporium
  • Piccadilly Plaza

Savour Local Rajasthani Cuisine

You can eat lip smacking local delicacies from restaurants such as

  • Jodhpur Bhojnalaya
  • Mayur Restaurant
  • Sankalp Restaurant
  • Arbuda Restaurant
  • Jaipur Palace

Other places to explore:


How to Reach Mount Abu

Nearest Airport: Udaipur Airport (185 km away)

Book Your Flights From: Ixigo

Nearest Railway Station: Abu Road Railway Station

Nearest Bus Stops:

Mount Abu is well connected to cities like Delhi, Jaipur, Udaipur, Mumbai etc. Government as well as private bus services regularly ply buses on these routes.

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Where to stay? 

Hotel Maganji’s | Shalin Paying Guest House | Hotel Topper’s Corner | Hotel Lake Palace

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Nearby Places to Visit

  • Udaipur (163 km)
  • Danta Ambaji (60 km)
  • Patan (150 km)
  • Kumbhalgarh (169 km)
  • Nathdwara (190 km)
  • Rajsamand (207 km)

Hidden Gems

Visit the The Brahma Kumaris Peace Park which is perched between two peaks of Aravalli, Guru Shikhar and Achal Garh. It is a desert spring located about 8 km from the Brahma Kumari base camp. You can tour the recreation centre as well as watch a short video film revolving around Rajyoga contemplation.


CashKaro Recommendation

Take a helicopter ride from the Udaipur Airport to Mount Abu. The three-and-a-half-hour ride is a one of its kind experience. You will get to travel across lush green forests and lakes to reach Mount Abu.


Fun Way to Travel

Mount Abu is well connected to cities like Udaipur, Jaipur, Delhi etc by road. You can travel by own car especially when travelling with kids and family.

If you do not wish to take your car, you can rent one from: Aha Taxis | Baxi

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