India - Mount Abu Travel Information

by V.A.Ponmelil (All rights reserved by the author)

Mount Abu Mount Abu means the 'Hill of Wisdom' and is situated at an altitude of 1220 m above the sea level is the highest point on the Aravalli Ranges in Rajasthan.  It is world famous for its exquisite Dilwara Jain Temples which date back to 11th and 13th centuries. The most important among them are the Vimal Vasahi Temple and the Tejpal Temple.  There is a Nakki Lake which derived its name from the legend that the gods dug out the lake with their nails. An ancient Adhar Devi Temple dedicated to Goddess Durga, is built in a natural crack in a rock. Other places of interest in and around Mount Abu are as follows. 

  • Guru Shikhar (15 km)
  • Achaleshwar Mahadev Temple (11 km)
  • Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary (8 km)
  • Brahma Kumaris Spiritual University and Museum
  • Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary
 To Reach 
  • By Rail: There are direct trains to Abu Road Station (27 km away from Mount Abu) from Delhi, Jodhpur and Agra. A fast train takes four hours between Ahmedabad in Gujarat and Abu Road.
  • By Road: Regular buses connect Abu Road to Mount Abu. The journey takes about an hour. Taxis and jeeps are also available to take you to Mount Abu. Direct buses also connect Mount Abu with Udaipur and Ahmedabad.

 

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