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6 Amazing Places to Visit in Mount Abu 2021

In the vast stretch of desert, Mount Abu holds the pride of being the only hill station in Rajasthan. Yes, the station is located at an approximate elevation of 1220 meters above sea level with its highest point, Guru Shikhar is at a height of 1722 meters. The hill station is a popular escape from the scorching heat of Rajasthan for residents of the state. Those who are coming from out love to visit this place in order to believe the geographical diversity of the country. Mount Abu, besides being a natural treat, is also a famous spot for pilgrimage. Come, let us tell you the amazing places you must visit on your Mount Abu Tour. 

6 Amazing Places to Visit in Mount Abu 2020

6 Amazing Places to Visit in Mount Abu 2021

1. Dilwara Jain Temple

Open all days 12 pm to 5 pm

No entry fees.

The time required is 1-2 hours

Let’s first start with the temples only. The Dilwara temple is a beautiful creation of 11th to the 13th century. It is 2.5 kilometers away from Mount Abu and consists of 5 temples; all main to the Jain religion. There is Luna Vashni, Vimal Vashni, Mahavir Swami, Parshvanath and Pithalhar. When in the temple, you better observe everything minutely, even the carvings on the ceiling and pillars depict some story of the Jain mythology. The temple is a mesmerizing sight with all its ornamental carvings, flawless stone laying technique and brilliant use of marble in architecture.

2. Guru Shikhar

Open all days 8 am to 6.30 pm

No entry fees

The time required is 1-2 hours

As mentioned in the introductory para also, Guru Shikhar is the highest point of Mount Abu. The place offers the panoramic view of the whole hill station and is also famous for its temple of Guru Dattatreya. Here you can literally have your “own time” amidst the enchanting surroundings. If you want you can also trek and hike at this point of Abu. Just one thing, do pack some food and beverage (non-alcoholic) and take them along with you here.

3. Nakki Lake

Open all days from 9.30 am to 6.00 pm

No entry fees

The time required is 1-2 hours

Believed to have been dug out by Gods themselves, the Nakki lake is a very famous tourist site in Mount Abu. In the evening, you can boat ride here as well as see the amazing hues of water under the changing sky. There is one more reason why this lake is considered so special. It’s the ashes of Mahatma Gandhi that were immersed here. The lake is surrounded by plenty of eating joints, making convenient for tourists to chill here for long.

4. Sunset point

Open all days from sunrise to sunset

No entry fees

The time required is 45 to 60 minutes

The setting of the sun with the background of Aravalli range is the best view to catch from Sunset Point in Mount Abu. You can walk up till here or take a horse ride. On reaching this place, you’ll find absolute serenity and peace. The place is the most visited place on the hill station and even being featured in many Bollywood movies.

5. Mount Abu Bazaars

Open all days

No entry fees

The time required is 1-2 hours

Shopping is an indispensable part of any tour, so, when in Mount Abu, do shop from the famous markets here. The name of these markets is Kashmiri Cottage Emporium, Government Handicraft Emporium, Khadi Bazaar, and Piccadilly Plaza. All these markets are nearby and present a huge range of textiles, Kashmiri shawls, handicrafts, ayurvedic oils, handlooms and many more. While strolling in the local markets, do make a point to try different mouth-watering famous cuisines here.

6. Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary

Open all days 9.00 am to 5.30 pm

300 INR per person

The time required is 2 hours

Located in between the Aravalli mountain range, the sub-tropical forest which was declared as a wildlife sanctuary is a home to leopard, wolf, jackal, hyena, pangolin, bear, sambhar, common langur, Indian fox, porcupine, hedgehog, and jungle cat. It is also said that the sanctuary is the home to 250 species of bird. With a rich variety of flora and fauna, the sanctuary is an interesting spot for tourists coming to Mount Abu.

Mount Abu is indeed a very good destination in Rajasthan. With an immense amount of natural beauty, fun activities to do and lovely places to visit, the hill station is surely going to leave a mark.