Things You Didn’t Know About Mount Abu Tour

Things You Didn't Know About Mount Abu Tour

Mount Abu is located near the Sirohi District, it is the only hill station in this beautiful desert state of Rajasthan. Lies in the Aravalli mountain range at an approximate height of around 1,220 meters above sea level.

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As it is the only hill station in Rajasthan, it has been a popular resort for the tourists as a place away from the fiery desert heat. Also, this place has an important in Hindu mythology as it is considered as the place where the Sage Vashistha retired. Nowadays, this place is a great tourist destination, a hill station where you will get the distinctive blend of the flavors of Rajasthan.

Here we have included 6 interesting places to visit in Mount Abu.

What are the beautiful places to visit in Mount Abu


1. Dilwara Jain Temple

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One of the famous temples of Rajasthan, Dilwara Jain temple, Located at a distance of just 2.5 kilometers from Mount Abu. This temple was built between the 11th and the 13th century.

The most attracting thing about this temple is the amazing and brilliant use of marble in the architecture. There are 5 temples in this temple complexes that are unique to the Jain culture in India namely Vimal Vasahi, Luna Vasahi, Pithalhar, Parshvanath and Mahavir Swami.

Pieces of information for Visitors:
Famous for: Architecture, History, Photography, Pilgrimage.
Tickets: No entry fee.
Time to visit: Open all day (12 pm – 5 pm).
Duration: 1-2 hours.


Things to Do near Dilwara Jain temples:
Enjoy some scenic viewpoints.
Camping.
Hiking and Trekking.


2. Guru Shikhar

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Guru Shikhar, It is the highest point in Mount Abu and also the highest point in the Aravalli mountain range.
Here in this place, you will get a panoramic view of the whole region. This place is also famous for its temple of Guru Dattatreya personation of the Hindu Deities ‘Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva’ in one.


Pieces of information for Visitors:
Famous for: Photography, Nature, Viewpoint, Trekking.
Tickets: No entry fee.
Time to visit: Open all day (8 am – 6:30 pm).
Duration: 1-2 hours.

Things to Do near Guru Shikar:
Visit the nearby Peace Park.
Go to the Thrill Zone Adventure Park.
Trekking and Hiking.


3. Achalgarh Fort

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Achalagarh Fort, Situated at a distance of 11 km from Mount Abu. This fort was built under the reign of the Paramara dynasty. After many years it was renovated by Maharana Kumbha in 1452 CE.
Also, this fort was made with the idea to keep an eye on their enemy’s movements.
If you love to visit temples then here you will see the famous Shiv temple, Achaleshwar Mahadev Temple and Mandakini Lake within the complex of the fort.

Pieces of information for Visitors:
Famous for: History, Viewpoints, Ruins
Tickets: No entry fee
Time to visit: Open all days (5 am – 7 pm)
Duration: 45 min

Things to Do around Achalgarh
Hiking
Visit the Jain Temples in the fort
Do shopping in the nearby markets

4. Nakki Lake

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Nakki Lake, it is one of the most popular attractions in Mount Abu. It is said that this lake was dug out by the Gods by simply using their nails to gain shelter from the Demon Banshkhali.
This place is also a famous spot for a picnic with friends and family.
Apart from these things it is also famous as Mahatma Gandhi’s ashes were immersed here leading to the construction of Gandhi Ghat.

Pieces of information for Visitors:

Famous for: Nature, Photography, Relaxation
Tickets: No entry fee but Boating charges applicable
Time to visit: Open all day with boating timings (09:30 am – 06:00 pm).
Duration: 1-2 hours

Things to Do at Nakki Lake

Boat Riding
Eat in the nearby restaurants
Relax in the nearby garden
Zorbing


5. Achaleshwar Mahadev Temple

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This place is famous for its natural occurring shiva linga. Achaleshwar Mahadev Temple, One of the oldest and spiritual temples dedicated to Lord Shiva in India.
When you visit this place you will feel total peace from inside. Its beautiful architecture attracts tourists.
It is also said that there is a foot impression of Lord Shiva himself and also has a brass Nandi and 3 sculptures of buffalos near the pond.

Pieces of information for Visitors:

Famous for: Architecture, Pilgrimage
Tickets: No entry fee
Time to visit: Open all days
Duration: 60 mins

Things to Do near Achaleshwar Mahadev Temple

Shopping
Visit the tank
A visit to the Achal Fort


So here you get all the information about Mount Abu and nearby places. Hope you enjoy this blog. If you want to read more about the travel blog then visit our blog section and do comment about the blog.

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