Mount Abu and the Aravalli Range in Rajasthan, India
An oasis in the desert. 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 embraced by 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.
Studded with a colourful mix of rustic abodes of tribal communities and posh houses inclusive of British style bungalows and royal holiday lodges, Mount Abu appears to be no less than a wonder in this dessert state. 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 knit nostalgic memories here.