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10 Interesting Places To Visit In Mount Abu

Rajasthan is a famous tourist destination visited by many people from all over the world. Tourists visit the place for the ancient palaces and monuments and trade fairs. Temperature so in the summer months as the status full of desert Sands. however, there is one hill station that provides respite during summer months.

Mount Abu is situated at a height of 1220 m above sea level in the Sihori district of Rajasthan state. There are several beautiful places to visit in this hill station. It offers a blend of cultures of the state of Rajasthan.

Check out the list of the 10 most interesting places to visit in Mount Abu.

1. Dilwara Temples

These ancient temples date back to the 11th century and are situated around quarter kilometer from Mount Abu. The structures of famous for ornamental carving and uses generous amount of marble that is laid in a unique Foundation. The highlight is the Lotus craving on the ceiling and other marble carving of Jain and Hindu mythology in these five Jain temples Which is the famous pilgrimage site.

Dilwara Temples - Mount Abu

Interesting Things to Do:

1. Camping
2. Trekking
3. Hiking
4. Visit The Temples

Sightseeing Time: 1 Hrs.

Entry Fee: FREE

Timings: 12 Noon To 5 PM

2. Guru Shikhar

Situated at 1772 m above sea level this is the highest point in Mount Abu. As this is the highest point visitors get a panoramic view of the entire region. This region is famous for house housing a temple called Guru Dattatreya where there are three deities – Vishnu Brahma and Shiva incarnated into one. There is pleasant weather and are lots of temples here.

Guru Shikhar

Interesting Things To Do:

1. Visit Peace Park En-route
2. Trekking
3. Hiking
4. Thrill Zone Adventure Park
5. Enjoy The Panoramic Views From Great Height.

Sightseeing Time: 1 – 1.5 Hrs.

Entry Fee: FREE

Timings: 8 AM to 6 PM

3. Achalgarh Fort

This amazing Fort dates back to the mid 1400’s finished by the Mewar ruler Maharana Kumbha which was initially started by the Paramara Dynasty. The highlights of this Fort are the entrances with two towers made from Grey Granite giving remembrance to this one’s Majestic Fort Achalgarh which means ‘ immovable’. Tourist spend time in the Ruins and enjoying the great Views From this place.

Achalgarh Fort

Interesting Things To Do:

1. Shop for Souvenirs
2. Visit The Achaleshwar Mahadev Temples
3. Hiking
4. Visit The Jain Temples

Sightseeing Time: 1 Hrs.

Entry Fee: FREE

Timings: 5 AM to 7 PM

4. Nakki Lake

The Secret Lake is one of the most popular and pleasant destinations to visit in Mount Abu. It is believed that in ancient times the lake was made by the Gods. To protect themselves from the demon Banshkali the Gods dug out the lake with their bare nails.

This place is not only a tourist destination but is the best picnic spot for friends and family. There are also fountains, restaurants and eateries with cheap local food available. The monument called Gandhi Ghat is situated here as the ashes of Mahatma Gandhi were scattered in this lake.

Nakki Lake

Interesting Things To Do:

1. Go on a Boat Ride
2. Taste Local Cuisine at Eateries /Restaurants
3. Zorbing
4. Relax in the Park
5. Watch the Fountains

Sightseeing Time: 2 Hrs.

Entry Fee: FREE (Boating, Restaurant Other Services Charges Applicable).

Timings: 9.30 AM to 6.30 PM

5. Sunset Point

One of the most beautiful places to see the scenic Aravalli mountain range is from this point In Mount Abu. It is a primary reason why the tourist town to Mount Abu in Rajasthan. There is a popular Bollywood movie called Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak in which the shooting has taken place at this scenic Sunset Point in Mount Abu, Rajasthan. This is the best place to spend a pleasant time with friends and family in the most comfortable climate.

Sunset Point in Mount Abu

Interesting Things To Do:

1. Take pictures of the Scenic places
2. Shop for Souvenirs
3. Have a Picnic Time
4. Enjoy the Picturesque Views

Sightseeing Time: 45 Min to 1 Hrs.

Entry Fee: FREE

Timings: Sunrise to Sunset

6. Achaleshwar Mahadev Temple

This is a famous and the oldest temple in the entire state of Rajasthan for Shiva linga. There are many legends and stories leading to this Temple near the Achal Fort today’s back to the second century. Visit the temple now after the restoration works are done to see the architectural marvel. The highlights are the big brass statue of Nandi, three buffalo structures, and a pond of water and Shiva’s footprint impression.

Achaleshwar Mahadev Temple

Interesting Things To Do:

1. Visit the old ruins of Achal Fort
2. Shop for Souvenirs
3. See the tank / pond
4. Visit the temple pilgrimage site

Sightseeing Time: 45 Min to 1 Hrs.

Entry Fee: FREE

Timings: Sunrise to Sunset

7. Trevor’s Tank

Trevor’s tank is famously called Trevor’s Crocodile Park situated 5 km far from Mount Abu. The Crocodile Park is a breeding place for crocodiles and is artificially made. You can also spot other rare species like the black bear and see crocodiles resting on the rocks or shores. It is best to visit this place during November and December. It is an amazing place for taking photographs and is a bird watchers paradise. It looks like an Indian type of Rivendell.

Trevor's Tank

Interesting Things To Do:

1. Visit the mountain peaks
2. Shop for many things
3. See the pools of crocks.
4. Look out for rare bird species
5. Take Photographs

Sightseeing Time: 45 Min to 1 Hrs.

Entry Fee: Rs. 30/ Person

Timings: 9 AM to 5 PM

8. Bazaars at Mount Abu

A trip to Mount Abu has to have a colorful and thrilling shopping experience at a local bazaars around Mount Abu. Some of the most popular places include the Khadi Bhandar, Kashmiri Cottage Emporium. The governments Handicrafts Emporium and the Piccadilly Plaza. Shop for unique items like Kashmiri shawls, Ayurvedic oils, Interesting handicrafts, unique Textiles and Handlooms.

Bazaars at Mount Abu

Interesting Things To Do:

1. Shop around for various items.
2. Visit nearby Nakki Lake
3. Eat tasty local cuisine @ eateries.

Sightseeing Time: 1 to 2 Hrs.

Entry Fee: FREE

Timings: All Day

9. Wildlife Sanctuary

In between the mountains of the Aravalli range there is a thick forest that is dedicated to the wildlife sanctuary. This Sanctuary was officially declared in the year 1980 and spread across nearly 300 square kilometers. You can locate amazing flora and fauna and wildlife. Predominantly, the Leopard roams around here but there are earlier traces of the big cats like lions and tigers, and over 250 species of rare birds found here.

Mount Abu Sanctuary

Interesting Things To Do:

1. Go For Jeep Safari
2. Watch Nature & Natural Habitat
3. Look out for rare bird species
4. Take Photographs

Sightseeing Time: 2 Hrs.

Entry Fee: Rs. 300/ Personfor Jeep Safari

Timings: 9 AM to 5.30 PM

10. Toad Rock

This is one of the most fascinating naturally made rocks as it resembles a toad or tortoise. Get the best views of Mount Abu and the Aravalli mountain range from this rock that resembles a tortoise. This is a scenic place for nature lovers and photographers due to the standing hillside to get best views.

Toad Rock, Mount Abu

Interesting Things To Do:

1. Visit the Picnic Place
2. Go Trekking
3. Hike over the place
4. Get the best viewpoint
5. Click Pictures

Sightseeing Time: 45 Min to 1 Hrs.

Entry Fee: FREE

Timings: Sunrise to Sunset

Mount Abu is located in the Indian state of Rajasthan. You can choose the luxury trains like Palace on Wheels to reach the destination. It provides you the comfort and luxury onboard the train.

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