Mount Abu, Rajasthan
Mount Abu is the only hill station in the deserts of Rajasthan and is located at a height of 1220 meters above the sea level. The hill station according to myths was known as 'Arbudaranya' and is believed to get its name from the name of a serpent god, Arbuda. Mount Abu is a place of interest for archaeologists as it has many ancient and medieval sites that attract these history seekers. It lies at the top of a granite peak on the magnificent Aravalli ranges and is covered with lush green forests. The majestic ambiance and the
Mount Abu can be reached easily from nearby states like Maharashtra and Delhi. The nearest domestic airport to Mount Abu is located at Udaipur at a distance of 210 km while the nearest international airport is located at Ahmedabad. The domestic airport is connected to major Indian cities like Delhi, Jaipur and Mumbai. Abu Road railway station, located around 25 km away, serves the hill town of Mount Abu. A number of trains connect Mount Abu with major Indian cities. Many state transport and private buses operate from nearby cities of Mount Abu. Daily direct bus service to the hill station is available from Udaipur, Jaipur, Ahmedabad and Baroda.
Mount Abu generally boasts of a cool and moderate climate which is apt for travelling. Summer season, lasting from the month of April to the month of June is not very hot. The temperature ranges from a minimum of 23°C to a maximum of 33°C. Days are pleasant and nights are generally cool. Monsoon offers moderate showers and provides the best view of the lush green forests. The winters are generally cold with the temperature reaching a low of about 12°C. This season is from November to February and experiences the maximum temperature of about 29°C. The best time to visit Mount Abu is all round the year as the climate remains constantly pleasant.
An oasis in the otherwise deserted land of Rajasthan, Mount Abu perched at a height of nearly 1,219 metres, is a pictorial hill station dotted with Dilwara Jain temples and green forested hills. Nakki Lake, Sunset Point and Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary are other popular tourist attractions here. Being the summer capital of Rajasthan, it remains occupied by locals and tourists round the year. Cool climate, easy accessibility from western and northern India and scenic beauty keep the hill station occupied throughout the year. The forest between the Aravalli Mountain ranges has been declared as a wildlife sanctuary and an eminent Mount Abu attraction for the various species of flora and fauna found here in abundance. Guru Shikar, the highest point in the region, opens up to amazing views of the surrounding and surreal beauty of the nature. Catering to different moods of travellers like pilgrims, honeymooners and backpackers, Mount Abu has successfully turned out to be a multi- faceted destination in the land of Rajasthan.