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Written by Rajoo on November 17, 2022 Share on

5 Popular Hill Stations In Rajasthan For A Refreshing Escape From Heat

Rajasthan is one of the most versatile states in India that offers almost all kinds of experiences. Rajasthan is not just known for its history, its towering forts, pieces of architecture and its bright and beautiful culture, its palaces, ancient cities, and religious temples, but the royal Indian state has a myriad of faces that no one is much aware of. The “land of kings” also has some picture-perfect mountains. If you want to have a refreshing escape from the heat of Rajasthan or the hustle-bustle lifestyle of the royal state, then hill stations are the best options. The hill stations in Rajasthan offer a marvellous view of landscapes and help you Indulge in adventurous activities.

5 Best Hill Stations In Rajasthan

So, if you want to get away from the busy life of Rajasthan and wish to rejuvenate yourself, then make sure to visit the following hill stations. 

1. Mount Abu 

Panoramic view of Mount Abu, Rajasthan
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Mount Abu is one of the small yet spectacular hill stations of Rajasthan, an amazing and picture-perfect place, known for its architectural structures and lush greenery, Mount Abu looks awe-striking during the daytime. Mount Abu will amaze you with its beauty. Mount Abu is situated almost 163km away from the city of Udaipur. So, the most convenient way to go there would be either by bus or a car. Due to the Aravalli Mountains, the place looks gorgeous and scenic. Over thousands of visitors every year from all over the world visit this splendid beauty. Mount Abu attracts travellers not just for its enchanting scenery but also because of its numerous temples that are popular for their architectural brilliance. Amidst these holy places, the Dilwara Temples are quite popular among the tourists because of the intricate carvings and ornamented interiors. Other than visiting the temples, you can spend some by roaming in the forests and witness the pleasant view of the setting sun from the viewpoints of Mount Abu.

Also read: 10 amazing things to do in Mount Abu for a wholesome experience

2. Guru Shikhar

Guru Shikhar
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Guru Shikhar is known as the Peak of the Guru and is considered as a land of tranquillity by its visitors. One of the most famous hill stations of Rajasthan. Guru Shikhar was named after the god, Dattatreya, who was staying in this place during his early days. The hill station is located quite close to Mount Abu. Guru Shikhar is located only 10.5km away from Mount Abu. So, if you are thinking of going there from Mount Abu, then a simple cab ride will do the job. Guru Shikhar hill station offers excellent panoramic views. Along with enjoying the beautiful scenery, you can also indulge in trekking and other numerous adventurous activities. Elevated at a height of 1722 meters, Guru Shikhar will offer you some beautiful views. The area is calm and serene as it is located far away from the bustling city life.

Also read: Visit the frosty mountains of Rajasthan, Mount Abu

3. Sajjangarh 

Sajjangarh palace
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Sajjangarh was established in the year of 1884, built by Maharana Sajjan Singh of the Mewar Dynasty, it is located atop a serene hill, the majestic palace of Sajjangarh looks stunning with a mesmerizing mountain range as a backdrop. Also, known as the “The Monsoon Palace”. For tourists who are trying to stay away from the heat of summer, this beautiful place is considered to be an ideal summer paradise for them. The place is located only 11.4km away from the city of Udaipur. So, you can get into a taxi from the town to come here. The charismatic palace offers a panoramic view of the Udaipur city. From this palace, you will also be able to experience the breathtaking view of the Fateh Sagar Lake, which will blow your mind, hence it is considered as one of the beautiful hill stations of Rajasthan.

4. Achalgarh 

Achalgarh temple nandhi
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Achalgarh is one of the best hill stations in Rajasthan. It is nestled in the beautiful Aravalli range. Achalgarh looks like a subtle piece of paradise when viewed from the ground due to the serenity of the mountains. It is an ideal weekend getaway from the nearby towns like Jodhpur and Udaipur, as it is located just 11 km away from Mount Abu. The city of Mount Abu looks stunning and astonishing from the peak of Achalgarh. The Achalgarh hill station is situated from Udaipur at a distance of 173km. Therefore, it would be convenient for you to board a bus or a cab from the city. If you are an adventure enthusiast, then you can also indulge in trekking here. You can visit places like Achalgarh Fort, Mandakini Lake, Achaleshwar Mahadev Temple at Achalgarh. 

Also read: See and experience royalty at the Taj Lake Palace Udaipur

5. Ranakpur 

Ranakpur Jain Temple Rajasthan
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Ranakpur is one of the small village and best hill stations of Rajasthan and is nestled in the Aravalli Mountain range, Ranakpur is known for its eloquent natural beauty. Not just that this place also houses numerous historically important architectures, which are quite famous among people. Most tourists consider this place to be one of the best places for a weekend getaway from the metropolises like Jodhpur, Udaipur, and Jaipur. Ranakpur is located almost 162 km away from Jodhpur. So, you would have to either opt for a car or the bus services to come here. Ranakpur will rejuvenate you with its ethereal landscapes and its beautiful Jain temples. The village of Ranakpur was named after the provincial ruler monarch, Rana Kumbha who also supported the construction of the Jain temple. So, if you are a nature-aficionado, then you will surely fall in love with this tiny piece of paradise. Places to visit in Ranakpur are Ranakpur Jain Temple, Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary, and Kumbhalgarh Fort. 

Also read: 10 Best Forts in Rajasthan to Visit in 2023

Rajasthan is not just about mere deserts but the place is also known for its scenic beauty. These magnificent hill stations in Rajasthan prove that there is more to this royal state than just deserts, camels, architecture, lakes and temples. Planning your holiday in Rajasthan, then soon explore all of these with your loved ones on your next trip to Rajasthan with Pickyourtrail and have the best ever travel stories to tell your friends and family. Do check out our exciting deal offers here. Book now travel later!

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