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

Mount Abu is an all-year-round destination, Mount Abu is a traveller’s paradise in every sense as it is the only hill station in Rajasthan. Mount Abu is located at the border of Rajasthan and Gujarat, in the lap of Aravalli Mountain, offering splendid views and a soulful experience to its tourists. 

Best time to visit Mount Abu

Mount Abu is an all-year-round destination, it has a pleasant climate throughout, hence attracts tourists round the year. Summer months are pleasant and comfortable, with temperatures ranging between 23-33 degrees Celsius that fall from April to June. Visit Mount Abu between July and October to enjoy the rain and relish the luxuriant surroundings. The best time to visit is from November to February where this scenic hill station experiences its winter. The weather is extremely soothing and temperature fluctuates between 12 to 30 degrees Celsius. Moreover, the cool winter breeze soothes and rejuvenates the mind and body making it a perfect choice for a winter retreat.

How to reach Mount Abu

By air: The nearest airport to Mount Abu is Maharana Pratap Airport at Udaipur at a distance of 210 kilometres. One can also get down at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Airport at Ahmedabad, 221 kilometres away. Both these airports are connected with all major cities of India.

By train: There are regular trains to Abu Road from Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Jaipur and other major cities. Nearest railhead is at Abu Road- 32 kilometres away.

By road: Both private and state government buses ply between Mount Abu and Udaipur, Jaipur and Delhi.

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Things to do in Mount Abu

Mount Abu has numerous activities that will surely spoil you with choices. Here are 10 amazing things to do in Mount Abu for a wholesome experience that you will definitely cherish and would never forget in your lifetime.

1. Sightseeing

One of the best and most popular things to do in Mount Abu is sightseeing as it is home to many cultural and historic landmarks, as well as natural splendours. With places like Dilwara Jain Temple, Nakki Lake, Toad Rock, Guru Shikhar, Achalgarh Fort, and Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary, sightseeing in Mount Abu is not only engaging but also thrilling at the same time.

2. Nakki Lake

Nakki Lake
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One of the best things to do in Mount Abu is to take a tour of Nakki Lake, popularly known as Nakki Jheel and enjoy boating there. It is located at the heart of Mount Abu and is famous for paddleboats, rowboats and shikhara. Boat rides are available from 30 minutes to 1 hour and you enjoy the surrounding beauty of lush green hills and forests. Other than boating, zorbing and horse riding, can also be enjoyed on the bank of the lake.

  • Time: 8 am to 6 pm
  • Charges: INR 50/person for a paddleboat ride for 30 minutes and INR 100/person for Shikara ride for 30 minutes

3. Guru Shikhar

Guru shikhar
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The highest peak of Aravalli is Guru Shikhar, located at a distance of 15 kilometres from Mount Abu. Guru Sikhar is a trek of 1722 metres and is a fascinating spot among the most exciting activities in Mount Abu. With the famous Guru Dattatreya temple on the road, the trek to Guru Sikhar is thrilling and moderately challenging and the view of Mount Abu and surrounding region will be jaw-dropping.

  • Time: 9 am to 5 pm

4. Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary

Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary
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One of the most exciting things is to visit Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary and spot exotic wildlife and birds. This is a matter of delight for people of all age groups. Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary boasts of endangered species of flora and fauna and is a perfect paradise for travellers who want to spend their day amidst nature, especially for bird and wildlife lovers. Experience jungle treks and spot leopards, jungle cats, sloth bear, jackal, hyena, wolves, and wild boar, along with more than 250 species of birds, adding thrill to your overall experience.

  • Time: 9:30 am to 5:30 pm

5. Aravali

Aravalli
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Mount Abu is the hotspot for trekking and camping which can be done at Aravalli Mountain and is one of the most amazing trekking trails and camping grounds found in and around Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary. Of all the experiences to encounter in Mount Abu, this is probably the most adventurous one. Trekking through forest trails and camping overnight in tents is relaxing and revivifying which makes the vacation exciting and daring. You can also try other adventure activities like rock climbing and rappelling.

6. Sunset Point

At a distance of 3 kilometres from Nakki Lake, a moderately steep ascent will take you to Sunset Point. Famous for photogenic sunset views, it is a perfect spot for nature lovers and peace seekers. You can take a cab from Nakki Lake, hike uphill or ride on horseback to reach this viewpoint. 

7. Bailey’s Walk

Bailey’s Walk is one of the best things to do in Mount Abu for all those seeking a relaxing but engaging trail. The walkway from Nakki Lake to Sunset Point involves hilly trails and zigzag roads.

8. Trevors Tank

Trevors Tank is a man-made reservoir, named after a British engineer who constructed this,  which is infested by crocodiles and fishes. Plus, Trevors Tank is much famed for bird watching. Located on Guru Shikhar Road, this place is surrounded by verdant forests and rocky outcrops and promises amazing views and overwhelming serenity. If you are a wildlife enthusiast, watching gigantic crocodiles, fishes and birds at Trevors Tank should be on the top of your list of things to do in Mount Abu.

  • Time: 9 am to 5 pm
  • Charges: INR 30/person

9. Caving

If you love adventure and are in a dilemma about what to do in Mount Abu other than trekking and camping, make sure you include spelunking or adventure caving in your list of activities. The place has many mountain caves like Champaa Caves for thrilling cave exploration. Enjoy the hike, take photographs and feel the thrill. Mount Abu is the perfect place for you to give the first attempt if you have never tried spelunking before.

10. Nakki Lake Market

The area surrounding the Nakki Lake is lined with shops and shacks of local specialities. Nakki Lake Market impresses every visitor with its wide collections of Rajasthani and Gujarati handicrafts, bangles, tie and dye textiles, Kota sarees, Jaipur quilt, linen with Sanganeri print and decorative items made of marble, sandstone, and wood. Fill your bags with items of your choice but do not forget to bargain.

  • Time: 8 am to 8 pm

Explore beautiful places of Mount Abu and indulge in some of the fun and exciting activities to make the most of the holiday. With the list of best things to do in Mount Abu, now plan a vacation to Mount Abu, the hilly retreat, right away with Pickyourtrail. Check some of the best holiday packages! You can also have a look at some useful information on tourist attractions in India and plan your ultimate getaway.

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