Mount Abu, the Aravalli Range, Rajasthan, India
Mount Abu, Rajasthan, India
Providing much-needed relief from the blazing heat of Rajasthan, Mount Abu, the state’s only hill station, stands at a height of 1,722 metres above sea level and is surrounded by the lush green hills of the Aravalli Range. It is referred to as “an oasis in the desert” as its heights are home to rivers, lakes, waterfalls and evergreen forests.
Mount Abu has a mix of tribal communities and posh houses, inclusive of British-style bungalows and royal holiday lodges. Other than its scenic beauty, the place is home to several Hindu and Jain temples, including Arbuda Devi Temple, Shri Raghunath Temple, Dilwara Temple and more. You can also visit the Achalgarh Fort, Nakki Lake and Dhrudiya Waterfalls that are nearby.
Mount Abu is the highest peak in the Aravalli Range. The cool climate, affordable lodgings and pristine surroundings make Mount Abu an ideal tourist destination in Rajasthan attracting backpackers, wanderers and honeymooners here.