Rajasthan is a place with immense potentials for the travellers of every taste. From picturesque landscapes, historical monuments, restful hill station to lively cities and blazing deserts, it’s a place that pacifies every traveller coming from across the world. Tour in Mount Abu is one such opportunity for the people who want to retreat for a weekend or more from the daily hassles of life. Mount Abu can be called as the breath of fresh air amidst the hot desert of Rajasthan. It is often called as an ‘oasis in the desert’ as it is home to waterfalls, lakes, rivers and lush evergreen forests.
Mount Abu is the only hill station in Rajasthan but quite unparalleled in terms of its scenic beauty. It is situated at about 163 kms from Udaipur amidst the exuberant green hills in the Aravalli mountain range, 1,722 meters above the sea level. Once it was a preferred leisure destination of the royal family. One of the most striking features of this hill station is the British styled posh bunglows, houses and holiday lodges that dwell in conjunction with the rustic abodes of the tribal community. Nature lovers can enjoy the blossoming flora of the region.
An extensive wildlife sanctuary is what makes this place special among the tourists. A number of indigenous species of animals such as langur, boar, sambhar, jungle cat, leopards can be spotted. Mount Abu is not only popular among the foreign nationals but is thronged by Hindu pilgrims from across the country. Temples like Dilwara, Guru Shikhar, Brahmakumari Ashram and Jain shrines are famous pilgrim spots.
Another place to visit in the vicinity is the Achalgarh Fort, situated just about 11 kms north of Mount Abu. It was initially constructed in the Paramara era but later on renovated by Maharana Kumbha of Mewar. Though the fort is in dilapidated condition, but is popular among the tourists due to its granite made towers and Achaleshwar Mahadev Temple.
Mount Abu is not only a tranquil hill station but a magnificent getaway to flock with the family for a few days.