Be it winter or summer Mount Abu is the evergreen and the sole hill-station of Rajasthan. While on a visit here you can indulge in hiking and trekking, enjoy natural beauty and wild life, or simply relax yourself far away from the chaos of the city life.
Interesting Places To Visit In Mount Abu
Towards the north of Mount Abu, there are the Jain Temples of Dilwara. These are marvelous architectural marvels with the most intricate marble carvings. Adventure enthusiasts can go for hiking and scrambling amidst the huge granite rocks and wooded ridges here. There are numerous tiny caves in these rocks connected by tortuous and dirty paths. While exploring these caves you might just meet semi-nomadic sadhus who reside over here for temporary periods.
Trevor’s Tank, or Trevor’s crocodile park is a man made crocodile breeding near the Dilwara Temples. Though you may not spot many crocs here but its a beautiful spot with refreshing green surroundings.
The Mt Abu Wildlife Sanctuary established in 1980 is a must visit place for all wildlife lovers. With an area of approximately 288 sq kilometers an lush mountains it is a petfect place to spot animals like wild boars, sloth bears, sambhar, heyna and various other species of birds and animals.
Nakki Lake is something everyone should include in the itinerary whenever they visit Abu. This lake is said to be formed when the gods scratched away at the mountain with their fingernails. Sunset Point and Honeymoon Point here are some of the panoramic viewpoints that offer breathtaking views of the plains.
Guru Shikhar, the highest peak of Aravali mountains will offer you a stunning view. Adventure seekers and nature lovers must hike to this place. The famed Dattatreya Temple is located here.
Reaching Mount Abu
Udaipur is the nearest airport at a distance of about 210 kilometers. Ahmedabad airport is 250 kilometers away. Abu Road is the closest railhead, 28 kilometers from the main town. Several buses run to Abu from all the major cities like Delhi, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Jaipur and other cities of Rajasthan.
Be mindful that if you arrive during Diwali (October or November), or the following two weeks, prices soar and the place is packed.
Mt Abu is a all year destination though it gets a little crowded during the summer months of May and June, just before the monsoon. During the winters come here to enjoy the chill. Its best to pack something woolly and warm as many hotels are poorly heated
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