Mount Abu is the summer capital for the Indian state of Rajasthan. Its cool and soothing climate makes it an ideal retreat. The mountain forms a rocky plateau 22 km long by 9 km wide. The highest peak on the mountain is Guru Shikhar at 1,722 m (5,650 ft) above sea level. It is referred to as 'an oasis in the desert' as its heights are home to rivers, lakes, waterfalls and evergreen forests. If you are fond of mountains and sunset then probably Mount Abu is one of the best place in India.
Best Place to visit in Mount Abu
Guru Shikhar: Recognized as the highest point on this mountain range, Guru Shikhar is an exquisite place for sightseeing in Mount Abu. Taking about 300 steps up to Guru Shikhar, you reach the temple of Guru Dattatreya, an incarnation of the Divine Trinity (Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva).
Toad Rock view: Located on the main trekking trail near the Lake, the Toad Rock has often been referred to as the mascot of Mount Abu. The massive rock structure is an excellent illustration of igneous rocks found in amazing shapes and is shaped, as the name suggests, like a toad.
Trevor’s tank: it is a crocodile park, is a manmade crocodile breeding spot which is located at a distance of about 5 kilometres from Mount Abu. The spot offers amazing scenic beauty and a great spot for crocodile, bird, and other wildlife (like the black bear) sightings. The lush green surroundings make it quite a popular picnic spots that is always worth a visit.
ACHLESHWAR, MOUNT ABU: The temple is well-known for its ambiance, beautiful filigree work, and the numerous bull statues that represent Nandi, the noble carrierof Lord Shiva.Within the temple, there is also a pit that is said to be the entryway to narak, the netherworld.
Nakki Lake: One of the most popular tourist destinations in Mt Abu, the lake is largest man-made water reservoir at an altitude of more than 1100 m in India.
Sunrise and Sunset Point: By the beginning and end of the day, these are the best spots to be in. The orange hue is spread across the clear sky as sun slowly rises and gradually dips in the vessel of Valley, as per the hour of the day.
How to reach Mount Abu
Mount Abu does not have an airport of its own and the closest airport is the Maharana Pratap Airport in Dabok, Udaipur, located at a distance of 176 kilometers from Mount Abu. Mount Abu to other cities of Ajmer, Bundi, and Delhi. People can either drive themselves or take one of the buses offered by the state transport service.