Rajasthan, a land of culture and traditions is the largest state of India in terms of the area.
Featuring a vivid culture and diverse geographical area, Rajasthan is known for its long stretches of golden desert, hot and scorching days of summer and people found along the desert paths in search of water. However, even this hot state has a place which is contradictory to this description.
We are talking about a beautiful region which is famous as the only hill-station of Rajasthan. Yes you guessed correctly, it’s Mount Abu. A beautiful, serene and charming place which is full of natural beauty and the scenic views are a treat for the eyes. Nestled in the Sirohi district, it is one of most famous tourist attractions in Rajasthan. Not only for people from nearby areas of the state but also for many international visitors.
In this post we have brought to you a consolidated list of places to visit in Mount Abu through which you would be able to maximally enjoy the pleasures of the greenery, beauty and cloud covering hills and unwind in the charismatic charm of the place.
Top places to visit in Mount Abu
1. Nakki Lake
Lakes are always fascinating and when it comes to Nakki Lake of Mount Abu it has something that will make your Rajasthan Tour memorable. The shimmering lake is nestled amidst the serene surroundings of the city and is wrapped in the magnificent Aravalli Ranges. While visiting here you will feel as if you have stepped into heaven. Strolling around the lake will help you to unwind. Boating is the thing which is loved and adored by many travelers. Nakki Lake is the perfect place to feel rejuvenated.
2. Dilwara Temples
Showcasing the Jain values of honesty and peace, the architecture of Dilwara Temple is another place among the major attractions in Mount Abu. The architecture of the temple is spectacular and is the epitome of lavishness. The five shrines of the temple are dedicated to the five Tirthankars of Jainism, these are Adinath, Rishabhdev, NemiNathji, Mahavir Swami and Parshvanat. Due to its intrigue carving and architectural design these temples are indeed popular with around travelers, who visit this place from across the globe.
3. Sun Set Point
Do you ever wish to watch the beautiful scenes of nature where the sun rises behind the mountains, shimmering lakes lie in front of you along with lush green landscapes and beautiful birds flying over you? Well if you have, the Sun Set Point in Mount Abu is the place where your dreams might come true. The sun set point is known for offering a beautiful view of the majestic mountain valley and shimmering Nakki Lake. The location of this place is such that the temperature remains cold here for most of the year. All newly-wed couples can visit the Honeymoon point which is nestled very close to Sun Set Point and is filled with many food joints and souvenir shops.
4. Guru Shikhar
Known as the highest peak of Mount Abu, Guru Shikhar is also the highest point of all the Aravalli Ranges. Traveler's from around the world love to visit this destination to cherish its natural beauty and charm. Travelers visit here under their Rajasthan Tour packages and can indulge in adventurous activities like trekking, mountain climbing and much more. From the top of the peak you, the aerial view of the surroundings is something that will make your holidays memorable.
Guru Shikhar also houses an ancient temple of Guru Dattatreya who is considered as the incarnation of the Hindu trinity Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva. The Nakki Lake on the southern side of the Guru Shikhar point will just enhance the charm of the area.
5. Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary
Blessed with charming scenic views, Mount Abu also houses a beautiful Wildlife Sanctuary. This wildlife sanctuary is nestled amidst the oldest mountain ranges in India. The area became a wildlife sanctuary in 1980. The sanctuary is filled with some of the exotic flora and fauna species found in this area. Along with leopards, you can also find some rare species of animals here such as hyena, jackal, wild boar, pangolin, Indian hare and hedgehog.
6. Other Places to Consider Visiting
The hill-station is huge and it is filled with many wonders. Here some more places which you can consider visiting when you travel to Mount Abu. These places are – Peace Park, The Abu Road, Brahma Kumari Spiritual University, Adhar Devi Temple and many more places, each beautiful in their own individual way.