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Mount Abu
Written by Rhea Alex on May 28, 2020 Share on

A guide to Mount Abu: The scenic paradise on Earth

Widely recognised as one of the most popular hill stations in the state of Rajasthan, ‘Mount Abu,’ remains a highly sought after tourist destination today! Located in the  Aravali Mountains, at a height of about 1220 meters, this is the only hill station in the whole of Rajasthan. The mountain also has the tallest peak in the Aravali Range coupled with the beautiful Nakki lake, which is a man-made lake in the vicinity.

If you’re looking for the perfect culmination of adventure, eco-tourism and an entirely new experience, this is just the place for you. The architectural excellence of Mount Abu has also been acclaimed by archaeologists from across the world. Tourists witness the mount ranges from close proximity and also soak in the very ambience of the region. This is most definitely one of the must-visit attractions for you, while you’re in Rajasthan.

We’ve provided you with a guide to Mount Abu, encapsulating everything you may need to know about the mountain range. Find all the information below.

Things to do at Mount Abu

There are a plethora of attractions and activities available for tourists to avail and be part of during their trip to Mount Abu. Based on the kind of experience you’re looking to have, tourists can opt for any of the following attractions and make the most of their vacation.

Trekking Places in Mount Abu

If you’re the outdoor enthusiast and would love a great trek, the ‘Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary,’ is a perfect place for you. The region boasts of wide stretches of land with some stunningly scenic views. The lakes, waterfalls, forests and much more is sure to kindle your adventurous senses. Tourists can also experience the most spectacular of sunsets at the varied sunset points in the region. There are a number of jungle trails that you could be part of.

So whether you’re travelling with family, friends or a couple looking to spend a few days in serenity – Craig’s Path, Bailey’s Walk, Salgaon Trai are all a couple of walks you could consider. There are a great number of local expeditions that also take place at the Tiger path and Trevor’s Tank. Overall it’s an amazing adventure to be on and explore for the very first time.

Best Places to Stay in Mount Abu

Accommodation in Mount Abu
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Mount Abu offers tourists with everything from luxury to budgeted houses, all depending on your specific requirements. Travellers can choose to stay at some exquisite luxury properties or could even avail of a budget-friendly guesthouse if that’s what they’re looking for! If the budget is what’s on your mind – the Nakki Lake is the area we would recommend the most for you. The amenities provided at the stays here are top-notch and will definitely cover your basic requirements.

Best Places to Eat in Mount Abu

Local cuisine at Mount Abu
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There are numerous eateries in and around the region, with plenty of vegetarian and non-vegetarian options. Travellers can also choose from a variety of cuisines – North Indian, Rajasthani, Gujarati, or maybe even a continental experience! Mount Abu has some of the best street food in the region, so if you’re a first-time visitor, ensure you stop by for some chaat and local delights.

Highlights of Mount Abu

Guru Shikhar
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The most talked-about highlight is the ‘Guru Shikhar,’ also known as the highest point in the range. The peak is located at a height of about 1,722 meters from the ground and provides tourists with great views. Some of the most stunning sunsets are visible from this point, with the sun almost hiding behind the long stretches of the mountain range. The immense flora and fauna in the region is yet another pro that cannot be looked over upon. 

There are also a large number of Hindu Temples that floods the region. So if you’re heading over to the wildlife sanctuary and are unsure what to do next, make sure to stop by a Hindu shrine or two along the way. The Vashisht Ashram, Adhar Devi Temple are some of the popular shrines in the region. The city is also renowned for its 1000-year-old Jain Temples. Tourists could stop by and visit a Jain temple as well.

Experiences in Mount Abu

Hiking in Mount Abu
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If you’re looking for an experiential vacation, a visit to the Mount Abu ranges is something you won’t forget. There is an endless array of attractions and activities that tourists can be part of during their visit. Right from boating, horse riding, camping, hiking, trekking, you name it and the regions have got it. This remains the most scenic region, with the stunning vantage points that offer the best of views. For honeymooners that are a number of romantic attractions that you could consider as well. Some of the best landscapes, surreal views and great picture-perfect memories is what you’re going to head back with.

This truly provides tourists with a secret getaway escapade into the serenity that nature has to offer. The peace and quiet of the region take you into a whole new world altogether – transcending your own.

Best time to visit

The most recommended time to visit ‘Mount Abu,’ remains the months between October and February. Temperatures are as low as 21 degrees Celsius and 33-degree Celsius during the month of October, giving tourists an enjoyable experience. But as you make your way towards the month of January, tourists witness a sudden dip in temperature.

Travellers experience temperatures as low as 11-degree Celsius and 33 degrees Celsius during this period. The most popular time for tourists to visit Rajasthan would be in the months of December and January – making the region crowded and quite congested.

Tourists need to keep in mind that snowfall isn’t a natural occurrence in this region, though the temperatures remain extremely cold. Tourists can make an educated call as to what kind of temperature and environment they would like during their vacation.

We at Pickyourtrail would love to ideate a tour package that you’re sure to love! What’s stopping you from planning an amazing vacation with us? Start planning and Happy Travelling!

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