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Mount Abu Travel Guide
Home >> Rajasthan Travel Guide >> Mount Abu Travel Guide
Some Real Facts :
Area : 25 sq. km.
Altitude : 1220 mts.
Summer : Max 33.8ºC, Min 23.3ºC.
Winter : Max 28.3ºC, Min 11.6ºC.
Languages : Hindi and Rajasthani
Best Season  :Feb – June and Sept. – December

Mount Abu Introduction


Located in the south-western corner of Rajasthan, Mount Abu was once a part of the Chauhan kingdom of Rajasthan and served as a summer resort for the Rajput kings of the region. During the British rule in India, it used to be the favorite summer destination of the British who came here to escape the dusty, dry heat of the plains particularly Rajasthan. Mount Abu is one of the major pilgrimage sites of India for both Hindu as well as Jain religions. Besides the temples and sites of historical importance, Mt. Abu is also rich in natural scenic beautiMount Abu Travel & Tourses. Steeped in legends and forested by a variety of greens, Mount Abu is a tourist paradise in the state of Rajasthan. According to the folklores, Mt. Abu was also the home of many saints and sages in ancient times. According to the legends, all the three hundred and thirty million gods and goddesses of the Hindu

Mount Abu History


Mount Abu was once a part of the Chauhan kingdom of Rajasthan and served as a summer resort for the Rajput kings of the region. During the British rule in India, it used to be the favorite summer destination of the British who came here to escape the dusty, dry heat of the plains particularly Rajasthan. Mount Abu used to be the home of many saints and sages in the old times. This place is held in reverence by Jains as well since Jain scriptures record that Lord Mahavira, the 24th Jain Tirthankar (spiritual leader), also visited Mount Abu and blessed the city.

Place of Attraction


Nakki Lake: - Nakki Lake, artificial and small but picturesquely set amid the hills, is the centre attraction in the township. It is dotted with islets that can be approached by colourful paddle boats. It is favorite spot for boating. Set in the heart of the town, Nakki derives its name from the myth that it was scooped out by the gods with their finger nails (nakh).

Raj Bhavan:
- It is also an important centre of tourist attraction in Mount Abu. This is the palace where museum and art gallery are located. There is collection of archeological excavations dating back to 8th – 12th centuries. Jain bronze carvings and brasswork are also on exhibit.

MountAbu Fair & Festivals


The festivals which are celebrated in Mount Abu are:

Summer Festival : The Summer Festival is held every year in the month of Aashadh (June). The three-day festival is a feast of folk and classical music and a window to the tribal life and culture of Rajasthan. The grand finale of the festival is a display of dazzling fireworks, which adds to the tourist's delight.

Mahavira Jayanti : The birth anniversary of Lord Mahavira is celebrated as Mahavira Jayanti. Jain pilgrims from all over the country converge at the Dilwara temples for this most important festival of Jainism.

How To Reach


By Air : - Nearest airport is at Udaipur (182 km).

By Rai : - Nearest railway station is Abu Road (27 km).

By Road  : - Mont Abu is well connected by Ahemedabad 214 km, Jaipur 515 km, Udaipur 182 km, Jodhpur 291 km.

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