A popular hill station in Rajasthan, Mount Abu is a top spot for honeymooners, tourists and those who love weekend getaways. It offers a lot, in terms of activity and has lovely weather for most parts of the year. Besides cosy and comfortable resorts, Mount Abu has restaurants serving delicious food and beautiful and historic places to see.
Those tourists who love exploring and sightseeing will have a gala time enjoying the many beautiful sites around Mount Abu. While most of them are excellent to visit, you might want to prioritize a few, as these are the best of the lot. Listed below are some of the loveliest places to visit in Mount Abu.
Places to Visit in Mount Abu
1. Dilwara Jain Temples
Situated in Delwara, the Dilwara Jain Temples is fabulous. The temples are built using stone and marble with sensational architecture and gorgeous carvings on all the walls.
The inside of the temple is a joy to browse through, all along the inner walls you will find inscriptions and carvings of ancient Indian figures and Lord Mahavir.
- Location: Delwara
2. Achalgarh Fort
This fort was built by Rana Kumbha and is located in the Thar desert. To get to the fort, you will have to hike up a hill.
Once you get to the top, you can explore the ruins of the fort and soak in stunning views from the peak of the hill. Just below the fort, at the Jawai village, there are many campsites where camps are held regularly.
- Location: Jawai village
3. Shri Raghunath Temple
The Shri Raghunath Temple reflects the construction and architectural style of the Rajput empire. It is located near the Nakki Lake and is devoted to Lord Shri Raghunath, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu.
The temple is believed to be miraculous and so many devotees often visit seeking blessings of Lord Vishnu. Combine your visit to the temple with a stopover at the Toad Rock and the Nakki Lake.
- Location: Near Nakki Lake
4. Adhar Devi Temple
The Adhar Devi Temple is a must visit place in Mount Abu. To get to the temple you need climb up many stairs, it can be quite exhausting. But, once you reach the top, the calm surroundings and the serene ambiance keeps you at peace.
The temple is dedicated to Goddess Durga and is situated inside a cave. The best time to visit the temple is at Navratri, the nine day festival dedicated to Goddess Durga.
- Location: Sirohi District
5. Gaumukh Temple
The highlight attraction at the temple is the gaumukh from where a water stream pours out. The temple is surrounded by lovely greenery and, from the temple premises, you can see stunning views of the Mount Abu hills.
However, you will have to be prepared to climb 700 steps to get to the temple. Avoid going in the monsoon as the steps get wet and slippery.
- Location: Atop Hill
6. Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary
For a taste of the wild, visit the Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary. With a total length of just 7 kilometres, the sanctuary is not that big, so it is very easy to completely explore on foot.
There are different species of animals and a variety of plants and flowers to see at the Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary.
- Location: Aravali Ranges
7. Nakki Lake
There is no better place for leisure in Mount Abu than the Nakki Lake. Great for relaxing and romantic walks, at the lake you can also go on boat rides. The best time to visit is in the evening, temperatures are cooler and you can watch the sunset from the middle of the lake on a boat.
- Location: Nakki Lake
8. Guru Shikhar
Guru Shikhar is the best place for experiencing the outdoors in Mount Abu. The hills are perched at an altitude of around 5,000 feet above sea level, making it a great spot for trekking. The place is a favourite among hikers, especially in the monsoon and winter season.
Once you reach the top of the hill, visit the Dattatreya temple for a spiritual experience. You can also visit another temple devoted to the mother of Guru Dattatreya.
- Location: Guru Shikhar Road
9. Peace Park
The Peace Park is a nice place to visit, if you want to experience bliss, peace and serenity. Spread over a vast acre of open land surrounded by greenery, the park is run by the Brahma Kumaris.
They organize various meditative sessions and also conduct tours of the place. Those interested in learning about the Brahma Kumaris can attend special workshops conducted at the Peace Park.
- Location: Guru Shikhar Road
10. Honeymoon Point
From the Honeymoon Point you can see stunning panoramic views of the Nakki Lake and the Old Gateway to Mount Abu. The best time to visit is either in the morning or in the evening to watch the sunrise or sunset.
There are a few food stalls around the point serving snacks and there are many spots where you can sit down and enjoy nature.
- Location: Ganesh Road
11. Toad Rock
The place is famous for its toad-like formation. It is frequently visited by outdoor adventure enthusiasts and explorers. Climbing up to the Toad Rock is a great experience.
Along the way you will have to climb through varied rock formations and terrain. The Toad Rock is also loved by photographers because it offers them the chance to click amazing pictures.
- Location: Nakki Lake
12. Mount Abu Bazaar
Besides the amazing sites to explore, Mount Abu is also famous for its bazaars. These places are excellent for shopping.
You can take back many souvenirs, Rajasthani paintings and a lot of other unique items from the hill station. The Bikki Lake Market and Bansilal Bhurmal market are famous shopping places in Mount Abu.
- Location: Mount Abu
13. Trevor’s Tank
Ideal for those who love the outdoors, Trevor’s Tank is an open space that doubles up as a crocodile conservatory. The place sees many visitors, especially during the summer vacation.
There’s a nice open space for a one-day picnic and you can even enjoy walking through lovely, scenic nature trails near the tank.
- Location: 5 kilometres away from Mount Abu
Trekking remains one of the top fun things to do in Mount Abu. Adding to that is visiting these amazing places around the town. From lakes to temples and a wildlife sanctuary, we have listed all the best places to visit in Mount Abu.
If you plan to visit the famous hill station, do make it a point to visit these places and tell us about your experience.