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Mount Abu situated at a average height of 1,219 mtr's above sea level is the oasis in the deserted land of Rajasthan and posses the honor of being the only hill-station in Rajasthan as well as north-west India, The world famous tourist destination is known for its Delwara Jain temples and natural beauty world over, situated amidst lush green forested hills on the highest peak in the Aravali range is also the summer capital for the Indian state of Rajasthan, home to lakes, waterfalls and green forests, the hill retreat, has a very cool and soothing climate thanks to its rich flora covering the entire hillside that includes coniferous trees and flowering shrubs. Mount Abu with its word-class tourist facilities with hotels ranging from budget class to three star and heritage provides a great holiday escape and honeymoon attraction. Every year more then three million national and international tourists visit mount abu enjoying its scenic beauty, rich flora & fauna as well as the marble art of delwara jain temples.

Mount Abu is declared closed area since 1965. Although, complete area of 328 sq. km. of Abu Hills is declared protected but officially 112.98 sq. km. is under unnotified sanctuary area (Anon., 2003). In shape, Mt. Abu Wildlife Sanctuary is long and narrow but the top spreads out into a picturesque plateau, which is about 19 km in length and 5-8 km in breadth. Once home to the meditating rishi and munis, the legend has it that Mount Abu is home to 33 crore Gods and Goddess. According to the legend the name Abu means son of Himalayas (or Ar-Booda, "the hill of wisdom"), deriving its name from Arbuada - the powerful serpent, which rescued Nandi the sacred bull of Lord Shiva. Mount Abu has been home, to many rishis and munis (sages and saints), including the famous Rishi Vashishtha, who is believed to have created four Agnikul Rajput clans, from a fire- pit, by performing a yagna or fire sacrifice, to protect the earth from the demons.

In historic times, Mount Abu was leased by the The East-India Company (British empire) from the Maharajah of Sirohi, Mount Abu was used as the headquarters for the resident of Rajputana until 1947, and as a sanatorium for troops.

The Dilwara Jain temples

The Dilwara Jain temples - BindaasTravel.com

Mount Abu is home to a number of tourist attractions from natural beauty to historical and architectural places, The Dilwara Jain temples are a complex of temples, carved of white marble, that were built between the 11th and 13th centuries AD.

The historical Achalgarh fort, built in the 14th century by Rana Kumbha of Mewar. It encloses several beautiful Jain temples, including the Achaleswar Mahadev Temple (1412) and the Kantinath Temple (1513).

Nakki Lake

Nakki Lake - BindaasTravel.com

Heart of the city Nakki Lake, is another popular visitor attraction of Mount Abu. There is the Toad Rock on a hill near the lake. Raghunath Temple and Maharaja Jaipur Palace are also on hills near Nakki Lake.

Mount Abu

Mount Abu - BindaasTravel.com

Mount Abu has quite a few popular tourist places nearby which can be included as an itineary of your tour, a brief description and relavent information links are provided below.

Ambaji Temple, Gujarat : One of the most famous temples of northern India, Ambaji holds the crown of being one of the 51 Shaktipeeths, according to ancient scriptures the heart of the Goddess Ambaji fell on the earth here, It is also beleived that the mundan of Lord Krishna was performed at Ambaji.

The original seat of Ambaji mata is on gabbar hilltop nearby the main temple, millions of devotees visit Ambaji temple every year specially on Purnima days and during nine days of Navaratri.

Ambaji is 45 KM's from Mount Abu and is very well connected to Mount Abu and Palanpur via bus and private taxi services, Being a popular devotional place good Hotels and dharamshalas facilities for all budgest are easily avalible.

To reach Mount Abu by Road :
Mount Abu is well connected by road with major cities of the country, nearest national highway no. 14 is just 24 KM's.

To reach Mount Abu by Rail :

Abu Road is the nearest railway station just 28 KM from the main city, Which is very well connected by rail routes to New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, and Mumbai. From Abu Road you can opt for state transport service (usually every hour) or Taxis on both sharing and private basis. To book car/taxi in advance visit here.

To reach Mount Abu by Air :

The nearest airport is Udaipur at a distance of 185 km, But Ahmedabad is having better connectivity and daily flights with other parts of the country and is just 221 KM from Mount Abu, from Ahmedabad or Udaipur you can book Taxi in advance.


Hillock - BindaasTravel.com

Hillock hotel, located opposite to Petrol Pump on Mount Abu road, is 210 kms away from the airport in Udaipur. The nearest railhead is in Abu road, which is 27 kms away. It also provides sightseeing packages to the tourists.

PO Box 40
Mt Abu
Rajasthan - 307501

Welcom Heritage Connaught House, Mount Abu, Rajasthan

Welcom Heritage Connaught House, Mount Abu, Rajasthan - BindaasTravel.com

Welcom Heritage Connaught House is located in Rajendra Marg. The hotel is 185 kms away from the airport in Udaipur. The nearest railhead is in Abu road, which is 29 kms away. It also provides sightseeing packages to the tourists.

Rajinder Road
Mount Abu
Rajasthan - 307501

Kesar Bhawan Palace, Hotel, Mount Abu, Rajasthan

Kesar Bhawan Palace, Hotel, Mount Abu, Rajasthan - BindaasTravel.com

Kesar Bhawan Palace Hotel is located on Sunset Road. The hotel is 185 kms away from the airport in Udaipur. The nearest railhead is Mt. Abu, which is 30 kms away. It also provides sightseeing packages to the tourists.

Mount Abu
Rajasthan - 307501