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  • About Mount Abu

    Mount Abu Travel The only hill station in Rajasthan, Mount Abu is the highest point on the Aravalli range of mountains. Measuring 1722 meters above the sea level, Guru Sikhar is the highest peak of Mount Abu. Often referred to as 'oasis in the desert' the 22 km long and 9 km wide, Mount Abu is site for visiting various lakes, rivers, waterfalls and forests. Mount Abu with its splendid natural beauty and various examples of man-made wonder, perfectly juxtaposes the natural and the man-made.

    If you want to get some spiritual solace amidst the peace and quiet of a desert, then what better idea than to check into the hotels in Mount Abu.

    Mount Abu has the unique distinction of being the only hill station in Rajasthan, which is predominantly a desert. Literally meaning "hill of wisdom" Mount Abu is also a famous pilgrimage center. Abu is at an altitude of 1220 meters, and is the highest point on the Aravalli range. Mount Abu was once the summer resort of the Rajput royal families and later the British. It still bears the remnants of the royal patronage as is evidenced by the numerous recreation bungalows of the British and the hunting palaces of the Rajputs.

    Mount Abu is an important center of pilgrimage. The Jain and Hindu temples in Mount Abu are prominent tourist attractions in Mount Abu.

    How to Reach Mount Abu

    Mount Abu is the only hill station in the arid state of Rajasthan. Rajasthan offers ample of recreational opportunities to the travelers and thus remains one of the most visited states of the country.

    By Air - The nearest airport is Maharana Pratap Airport at Udaipur, which is 185 km away from Mount Abu. There are direct flights to Delhi, Mumbai and Jaipur.

    By Train - Abu Road, 28 km from the main city is the nearest railway station. It is well connected by Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Mumbai and Jodhpur.

    By Road - Mount Abu is well connected by road with major cities of the country like Delhi, Ajmer, Bundi and Udaipur. Deluxe buses run by the Rajasthan roadways provide comfortable travel from Jaipur and Abu Road to Mount Abu.

    National Highway 14 connects the city of Mount Abu. Besides, the government run RST (Rajasthan State Transport) buses can also be a help for commuting in and out of the city. One can also hire private taxis and cabs to move in and out of the city.

    Places to Visit in Mount Abu

    Dilwara Temple, Gurushikhar Peak, Nakki Lake, Toad Rock,