While people struggle with the heat in Rajasthan, Mount Abu is one of the only places in the state that has a pleasant climate. Along with its soothing climatic conditions, it also offers picture-perfect sceneries to visitors
Situated on the highest peak of the Amravali range, Abu is the oasis of Rajasthan. From the forests to the lakes and waterfalls, this city has absolutely everything to make it an amazing place to visit. Its flora and fauna just add to the charisma of the place. Mount Abu was home to many saints and sages in the past and also has mythological significance. Apart from its beauty, there are also temples and other significant spots to visit that make it a favorite tourist destination.Abu has a lot to offer to its visitors from the picturesque beauty of the forests and waterfalls to places of worship like the Dilwara Jain Temples, which portray fine craftsmanship with its intricately carved walls. Mount Abu also has other temples like Gaumukh Temple and Adhar Devi Temple which are worth visiting. The city has the Nakki Lake that adds to its charm. You can enjoy a boat ride down the Nakki Lake in the evening when there is a nip in the air. Boats can be rented quite easily. There are a number of other peaceful places where you can spend time in the company of nature. Peace Park is one such place, which has been maintained well by the local government.Mount Abu also has the great Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary Park and the Trevor’s Crocodile Park, which are perfect stops for the wildlife enthusiast. Sunset Point should be visited in the evening to catch a breathtaking sunset from a vantage point. Head to Honeymoon Point if you are in the region with with someone special, and spend a few moments of peace and quiet. Traveling in Mount Abu is not an issue because it is easy to rent a car or a motorcycle, or simply hop onto a bus. Shared taxis are also available for those on a tighter budget, though it is best to move around on foot as it helps to discover the place better.Use of plastic bags here is a punishable offence so refrain from it.Do not light anything or throw matchsticks without extinguishing them as this is a forest area and it could be dangerous
Abu is not well connected to other major cities of the country via regular flights. The nearest airport is in Udaipur at a distance of 120kms.
Airports: Maharana Pratap Airport
There is no regular trains to Abu from other major cities of the country. The nearest Railway station is at Abu Road which is located at a distance of 16kms.
Railway Station(s): Abu Road