The only hill station in Rajasthan which is
really beautiful and scenic and consists Arawali montain ranges.
Decide your favourite colour and pick a city to
match, Rajasthan's kaleidoscope of colours covers all.
Bastions of history, bristling with memories,
these splendid treasures stand battling the vageries of time.
The City Palace, Jaipur
Wind Palace, Jaipur
City Palace, Udaipur
Nahargarh Fort, Jaipur
The desert sands shimmer and pulsate with an
energy and a spirit of festivity permeates the air, every season
provides many reasons to celebrate.
Ride a camel over the dunes or horses through
the hillside, speed ahead in a jeep and camp under open skies.
A delicate ecosystem, part desert part marshy
lands and even a small section of lush water filled valleys, sports a
wildlife rich in variety.
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always experience a traditional hospitality that you may never want to
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Cities of Rajasthan » Mount Abu
Mount Abu Rajasthan
The picturesque and serene city of Mount Abu is situated on the southern
tip of the Aravali hills. A verdant oasis amidst the barren Thar desert,
it is not only a summer resort but also Rajasthan's only hill station and
therefore a very important part of the province. Its quiet ambience,
healthy climate, scenic beauty, gorgeous monuments and the warmth of its
people draws tourists from near and far. Mount Abu has many visual
treasures and some of the most.
Abu, according to a popular legend, stands for the son of the Himalaya.
The place gets its name from Arbuada, the powerful serpent that is said to
have rescued Lord Shiva's sacred Bull from a botomless chasm.
Mount Abu Tourist Attractions
The Dilwara Jain temples of India are located near Mount Abu. The five
magnificent marble temples of Dilwara are one of the most sacred
pilgrimages of the Jains. They are an overwhelming blend of simple beauty
and exquisite elegance. The simplicity in architecture reminds one that
Jainism as a religion "encouraged honesty and practice of moderation
The Nakki Lake presents a kaleidoscopic view to the discerning tourists.
It is situated amidst hills which make it even more strikingly quaint.
Legend has it that the lake has been carved out by the gods with their
nails. It is a popular spot for boating and the only artificial lake in
India that is 1,200 m above sea level. The surrounding hills have several
areas of interest for nature lovers.
Brahma Kumari Ashram
Scores of people from all over the world find the Brahma Kumari Ashram or
Home in Mount Abu, literally meaning the "mountain of wisdom",
an ideal haven where they can stay in peace. The Prajapita Brahma Kumaris
Ishwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya is a 60-year-old institution headquartered at
Mount Abu in Rajasthan and has become one of the most popular destinations
for the spritually inclined. Founded about sixty years ago, the Brahma
Kumari mission has become popular all over.
Shopping in Mount Abu
Shop for Rajasthani as well as Gujarati artworks and handicrafts. There
is a wide range of marble artefacts, sandalwood souvenirs, silver
jewellery and embroidered skirts and jackets on hand. Kota saris, bangles
and linen with Sanganeri prints, light weight Jaipury quilt are also
available. The excellent places at which to shop include Rajasthali,
Rajasthan Government Handicrafts Emporium, Khadi Bhandar and the Kashmir
Best time to visit
Though the lush environs of Mount Abu are welcoming all year round,
however the best time to visit is from February to June and from October
to December. In the early weeks of June Mount Abu celebrates the summer
festival and the streets come alive with traditional music and dance,
during the festival there's much to see and even more to do , so if your
schedule permits, the summer festival is our choice of time at which to
Air : The nearest Airport is in Udaipur, 207 km away.
Daily flight form Delhi, Mumbai and Jaipur are available to Udaipur. One
can easily hire a taxi from the airport for the final lap.
Rail : Abu Road is the nearest railway station and is
about 29 kms from Mount Abu. It is situated on the
Mumbai-Ahmedabad-Ajmer-Jaipur-Delhi route. From Abu Road one can take a
jeep, taxi or bus to Mount Abu.
Road : Udaipur is 156 km away, via Palanpur; Jodhpur is
235 km away, via Sirohi and Pali; Jaipur is 509 km away via Pali-Ajmer and
Ahemdabad is 222 km away. Mount Abu is connected to all the major towns in
Northern and Western India.
Rajasthan Roadways also runs very comfortable deluxe buses from Jaipur
and Abu Road to Mount Abu.