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Mount Abu

In the Sirohi district of Rajasthan there is a popular hill station in the Aravalli range called Mount Abu. It is also known as Abu Parvat. It is situated in the Western India near with the border of Gujrat. The mountain forms a distinct rocky plateau 22 km long by 9 km wide. Guru Shikhar is at 5650 ft above the sea level. It is the highest peak on the mountain. It is referred to as 'an oasis in the desert' as its heights are home to rivers, lakes, waterfalls and evergreen forests. In this mountain there are many hindu temples. The Interesting place to visit in the Mount Abu are:

  • Dilwara jain temple : Located at 2.5 km from Mount Abu.
  • Wildlife Sanctuary : Forest was located between the Aravalli range. It is a home of 250 species and it covers 288 km.
  • Abu Road : It is situated near the Banas River.
  • Guru shikhar : It is the temple of Guru Dattatreya and the highest point in the Mount Abu.
  • Nakki Lake : This lake is the attraction of Mount Abu and the best picnic place.
  • Toad Road : The rock formation look like a toad.
  • Adhar Devi temple : There are 360 stairs to reach in the temple.

History 

Serpent Arbuda saved the life of Lord Shiva's Bull named Nandi. This incident is happens in this mountain and after the incident the mountain is called by "Arbudaranya". But now the mountain is named Mount Abu.

Best Time to Visit

September to March is the best time to visit in the Mount Abu.

Climate

In Summer : The temperature in the summer is 36 °C.

In Monsoon : During the monsoon in mount abu rains well. During the rainy season the temperature is fall down.

In Winter : The temperature in the winter is 16 °C to 22 °C in the day and in the night the temperature is around 4 to 12 °C.

How to Reach

By Air : Udaipur Airport is the nearest airport at distance of 185 km But Ahmedabad is having better connectivity and daily flights. Ahmedabad is at distance of 221 km.

By Rail : The nearest railway station is Abu road at the distance of 28 km from the main city.

By Road : Mount Abu is well connected by road.