Beautiful Hill Stations in Rajasthan

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Beautiful Hill Stations in Rajasthan

When the heat of the desert starts to get to you, it is smart to escape to the hill stations in Rajasthan where the cool climate will help you rejuvenate. While the scenic Mount Abu is the only promi (Read More)nent hill station in Rajasthan, Ranakpur and Sajjangarh are suitable alternatives for those wanting to run for those hills in this arid region.

Here is the list of 5 Beautiful Hill Stations in Rajasthan

1. Mount Abu - A beautiful hill station in Rajasthan

Mount Abu - A beautiful hill station in Rajasthan
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Known For : Nakki Lake Guru Shikhar Toad Rock

Mount Abu, perched on the Aravalli Range, is the only hill station in the desert state of Rajasthan. It boasts of cool climate, lush green surroundings, and a rich history that reflects in its various temples and architecture. Revered by both Hindus and Jains, the place is a spiritual retreat dotted with several temples and offers panoramic views.

Things to do: Visit Dilwara Jain Temples, boat in Nakki Lake, explore Guru Shikhar.
How to reach : Accessible by road from major cities like Jaipur, Udaipur, and Ajmer. Nearest railway station is Abu Road.
Ideal duration: 2-3 days.
Distance from Udaipur: 163km
Places to stay: Cama Rajputana Club Resort, Hotel Hilltone, and Sterling Mount Abu.

Best Time: October to March

21 Mount Abu Attractions

2. Ranakpur - A Spiritual Oasis in Aravali

Ranakpur - A Spiritual Oasis in Aravali
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Known For : Ranakpur Jain Temple Sadri Surya Narayan Temple

Ranakpur, nestled in the verdant valleys of the Aravalli Range, is renowned for its stunning marble Jain Temple dedicated to Tirthankara Adinatha. This quiet town in Rajasthan is a significant destination for Jain pilgrims and history enthusiasts alike. The intricate architectural marvels and serene atmosphere make it a unique getaway.

Things to do: Explore Ranakpur Jain Temple, visit Sadri, wander around Surya Narayan Temple.
How to reach: Easily accessible by road from Udaipur (91 km away) and other major cities.
Ideal duration: 1-2 days.
Distance from Jodhpur: 163km
Places to stay: Fateh Bagh, Maharani Bagh Orchard Retreat, and WelcomHeritage Maharani Bagh Orchard Retreat.It is named after Rana Kumbha, who donated some land for the place.

Best Time: October to March

7 Ranakpur Attractions

3. Sajjangarh - The Monsoon Palace

Sajjangarh - The Monsoon Palace
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Sajjangarh, often referred to as the Monsoon Palace, stands majestically atop a hill overlooking the Fateh Sagar Lake in Udaipur. Originally intended as an astronomical center and to monitor the monsoon clouds, the palace offers panoramic views of the surrounding countryside and sunsets. Its elevated position and the views it offers make it a popular destination.

Things to do: Explore the Sajjangarh Palace, visit the Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary, enjoy panoramic views of Udaipur.
How to reach: Located just 5 km from Udaipur, one can easily reach by road through taxis or auto-rickshaws from Udaipur.
Best time to visit: October to March.
Ideal duration: Half-day to a full day.
Distance from Udaipur: 10 km
Places to stay: Radisson Blu Udaipur Palace Resort & Spa, The Royal Retreat Resort & Spa, and Ramada Udaipur Resort and Spa.

4. Achalgarh

Achalgarh
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Achalgarh, nestled in the Aravalli Range near Mount Abu in Rajasthan, is a medieval fort primarily recognized for its strategic construction by Rana Kumbha of Mewar. The fort complex houses several ancient temples, including the prominent Achaleshwar Mahadev Temple. The beautiful Mandakini Lake, located within the fort's confines, further enriches the location's historical and natural allure.

Things to do: Explore Achalgarh Fort, visit Achaleshwar Mahadev Temple, admire Jain temples, relax by Mandakini Lake.
How to reach: It's about 11 km north of Mount Abu. You can reach by taxis or local buses from Mount Abu.
Best time to visit: November to February when the climate is pleasant.
Ideal duration: Half-day.
Distance from Mount Abu: 11 km
Places to stay: Hotel Hilltone, Cama Rajputana Club Resort, and Hotel Silver Oak in Mount Abu.

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5. Guru Shikhar, Mount Abu

Guru Shikhar, Mount Abu
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Guru Shikhar, perched at an altitude of 1,722 meters, is the highest peak in the Aravalli Range located in Mount Abu, Rajasthan. This vantage point offers a panoramic view of the region and houses the Guru Dattatreya temple, a significant pilgrimage site. The serenity coupled with the cool breeze at the peak makes it a sought-after spot for nature enthusiasts and spiritual seekers.

Things to do: Climb to the peak, visit Guru Dattatreya Temple, enjoy panoramic views, visit the Mount Abu Observatory.
How to reach : Located about 15 km from Mount Abu; accessible via taxi or auto-rickshaw from any part of Mount Abu.
Best time to visit: October to March when the weather is cool and comfortable for trekking.
Ideal duration: 2-3 hours.
Distance from Mount Abu: 15 km
Places to stay: Hotel Hilltone, Hotel Karnavati, and Hotel Silver Oak in Mount Abu.

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