Mount Abu

Mount Abu hill station, hill stations in india, west india hill stations, Mount Abu Location:185 km from Udaipur, Rajasthan
Significance: Kailasa for Hindus
Altitude: 1220m above sea level
Climate: Summer 23°C to 33°C, Winter 11°C to 28°C
Best time to visit: June and September to December

Mount Abu is a hill station in Rajasthan (India), located in the center of the country, which is the thin desert in practice. When it was Rishi Munis home and meditate. According to legend, the name means son of Abu Himalayan name Arbuada.

Dilwara Jain Temple

It is known world over for its extraordinary architecture and marvelous marble stone carvings, some experts also consider it architecturally superior to the Taj Mahal. The minutely carved ceilings and the pillars are just amazing. Dilwara temples are also a popular Jain pilgrimage attraction.

Dilwara Temple complex consist of five temples devoted to five jain trithankaras(saints):

1. Shri Mahaveer Swami Temple -
2. Shri AdiNath Temple or Vimal Vasahi Temple
3. Shri ParshavNath Temple or Khartar Vasahi Temple
4. Shri Rishabdaoji Temple or Peethalhar Temple
5. Shri NemiNathJi Temple or Luna Vasahi Temple

No design is repeated, this in itself is a proof of human ingenuity and creativity.

Nakki Lake

It is the heart of city. The legend has it that this lake was dug by Gods or Devtas using their nails or nakh that's why called Nakki Lake. The hub of evening activity and boating - Nakki Lake is the perfect place to spent the evening with your partner, friends and family. It is romantically called the love lake of Mount Abu.

Achaleshwar Mahadev Temple (Achalgarh)

It is the only place on earth where the great toe of Lord Shiva is worshiped. It is famous for containing a Nandi which is said to be made of 5 metals, fold, silver, copper, brass and zinc. The Nandi is made up of Panchadhattu and weighs more than 4 tonnes.

Tod Rock

Perched over a hill, directly overlooking the love lake Nakki, it is one of the most frequented point in the itinerary of all visitors, more so of those from overseas.


Gurushikhar the highest peak in the Aravalli mountain range. Gurushikar offers breathtaking panoramic views of the city of Mount Abu and green Aravalli range, and also offers the opportunity to enjoy a visit to historic temples and shrines. It has a commanding view of Abu and its surroundings. This peak is the temple of Dattatreya. It is also a huge, giant Bell suspended for writing a wooden frame, its toll is up for a long time here.

Adhar Devi (Arbuda Devi) Temple

Situated in a cave, The Adhar Devi Temple is one of the popular religious themed tourist destinations in the Mount Abu region. The Adhar Devi Temple is dedicated to the Goddess Durga. The Adhar Devi Temple can be reached by climbing up 365 stairs carved into the mountain.

Gaumukh Temple

The Gaumukh Temple is also popular for religious pilgrimages and meditation. There is also a tank - the Agni Kund. The Agni Kund is believed to be the site of a sacrificial fire which Saint Vashishth used to perform the yagni from which the four clans were born.There is a stream of water that flows from the mouth of the marble bull.

Sunset Point

Relax! And enjoy the sunset this place is perched atop the rocky portion of Mount Abu.

Near by mount abu famous temples are Amba Ji Mata Temple, Sundha Mata Temple, Ranakpur Temple etc