Places to Visit Near Mount Abu

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Places to Visit Near Mount Abu

Here is the list of 12 Places to Visit Near Mount Abu

1. Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary, Mount-abu

3.5 /5

33 kms from Mount Abu

The breathtaking Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary boasts of rich biodiversity which adds it to the list of must-visit places in the tiny hamlet. The sanctuary is one of the oldest parts of the Mount Abu mountain ranges and is the origin of numerous sightseeing points with exquisite views. It was given the status of a wildlife sanctuary in 1960 to preserve flora and fauna of the entire region and is, therefore, an important eco-tourism spot. It is the perfect place if you wish to witness the best of wildlife in Rajasthan in their natural habitat combined with a thrilling experience.

2. Guru Shikhar, Mount-abu

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14 kms from Mount Abu

Guru Shikhar is the highest peak of the Aravalli Range and lies about 15 kilometres from Mount Abu. The height of the peak is 1722 meters from sea level thereby promising a breathtaking view of the Aravalli range and the hill station of Mount Abu. Guru Shikhar translates to 'the peak of the guru' and was named after Guru Dattatreya who is believed to have resided on the peak during his days as a monk. The cave atop the peak has been converted to a temple in his remembrance. Guru Shikhar is also home to the Mount Abu Observatory.

3. Patan, Gujarat - Rani Ki Vav - UNESCO World Heritage Site

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142 kms from Mount Abu

Known For : Rani ki Vav Temples Sahastralinga Talav

Rani Ka Vav, the latest Indian entrant to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Site is situated here, making Patan one of the newest tourist hubs in India.  Patan is a treasure trove of architectural gems and ancient temples that has a history dating back to the medieval period. As the royal entrance gates open into a city comfortably residing within the huge walls that surround it, you will be welcomed by the ancient yet young and warm city of Patan. Having been the capital of the state for as many as 650 years in the medieval period, Patan and its people have a very positive approach towards learning and growth.

Best Time: October to March

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4. Ranakpur, Rajasthan - A Spiritual Oasis in Aravali

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160 kms from Mount Abu

Known For : Ranakpur Jain Temple Sadri Surya Narayan Temple

Ranakpur is a small quaint town nestled amid the secluded valley of Aravali Ranges in Rajasthan. Situated around 96 km North of Udaipur in Pali district, it is an important destination for Jain pilgrims. The place presents a unique spectacle of verdant greenery and gushing streams, an unusual sight in Rajasthan. Immersed in the vibrant culture with a myriad of enrapturing beauty in store, Ranakpur has made its way on the list of must-visit destinations in Rajasthan. It is named after Rana Kumbha, who donated some land for the place.

Best Time: October to March

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5. Udaipur, Rajasthan - The city of Lakes

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161 kms from Mount Abu

Known For : Lake Pichola City Palace, Udaipur Sajjangarh Palace

Udaipur, also known as the City of Lakes, is the crown jewel of the state of Rajasthan. It is surrounded by the beautiful Aravalli Hills in all directions, making this city as lovely as it is. This 'Venice of the East' has an abundance of natural beauty, mesmerising temples and breathtaking architecture which makes it a must-visit destination in India.  A boat ride through the serene waters of Lake Pichola will be enough to prove to you why Udaipur is the pride of Rajasthan.

Best Time: October to March

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6. Kumbhalgarh, Rajasthan - A little marvel by the foot of Aravali

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169 kms from Mount Abu

Known For : Kumbhalgarh Fort Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary Badal Mahal, Kumbhalgarh

Famous for its gigantic snake-like fortress, Kumbalgarh town is yet another feather in Rajasthan’s royal cap. The historic town is renowned for its majestic monuments, extravagant palaces, an array of temples and flamboyant chattris. The Kumbhalgarh fort is the second most important fort of Rajasthan and is a truly magnificent sight. The charming location of the fort at the foothills of pebbly Aravalli hills increases the overall appeal of the place.

Best Time: October to March

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7. Mandawa, Rajasthan

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585 kms from Mount Abu

Known For : Castle Mandawa Havelis, Mandawa Shopping in Mandawa

Known for its very popular Mandawa Fort, Mandawa is a quaint little town in the Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan. Popularly known as the Open Art Gallery, the town is replete with paved archways and magnificent havelis and fortresses. It is located in the heart of the Shekhawati region and is dotted with palaces and splendid mansions (havelis). The aura and vibe of the place reflect the social and cultural environment of the place in the bygone era.

Best Time: October to March

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8. Nathdwara, Rajasthan

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190 kms from Mount Abu

Known For : Charbhuja Shrinathji Temple Shopping in Nathdwara

Nestled amidst the Aravalli Hills, the charming town of Nathdwara is literally translates to "The Gateway of the Lord'. It is situated in the heart of Rajasthan, on the banks of river Banas and is a pristine picturesque location. It is also a sacred Hindu site and is flocked by thousands of tourists every year. Nathdwara is also famous for "Pichwai Paintings" which are traditional Rajasthani style paintings and terracotta work. It is considered the hub of traditional handicrafts, arts and artefacts.

Best Time: September to February

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9. Palanpur - City of Flowers

1.6 /5

85 kms from Mount Abu

Palanpur, is a city and municipality in Banaskantha district of Gujarat, India. It is the administrative headquarters of the district, known for its massive architectural shrines dedicated to Hinduism and Jainism and it’s enriching history. A visit to this place would bring you into terms with the various battle fought and won in the area and the dynasties it was home to. The city is guarded by Aravalli Range on one side and Sabarmati River on the other, forming a natural fort-like city.

10. Achalgarh Village, Mount-abu

3.2 /5

9 kms from Mount Abu

Achalgarh village is a picturesque village in Mount Abu which is famous for the Achalgarh fort and Achleshwar temple. The fortress Achalgarh is situated at the top of a mountain peak. A 10 minute climb from Achalgarh brings you to the beautiful and historic Jain Temples which are famous for scenic location and beautiful sculpture. The Achleshwar temple is famous for containing a Nandi which is said to be made of 5 metals, fold, silver, copper, brass and zinc.

11. Jessore Sloth Bear Sanctuary

The Jessore Sloth Bear Sanctuary is located at the Banaskantha district, about 45 kms from Palanpur.  It is partly on the forest cover of the 2nd highest peak in Gujarat, Jessore Hill. It is known for having species of the endangered sloth bear, among other birds and animals. One can reach here by road through buses from Palanpur or Ahmedabad, by air through Ahmedabad airport; or by rail from Iqbalgadh & Palanpur Railways.

Timing: 6:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m.

12. Jawai Bandh, Rajasthan.

Jawai Bandh is a 70-year-old huge dam. It is built across the Jawai River in Pali District, on the Jawai Road. It is surrounded by India's leopard hills. The location of this dam is immensely scenic. There are greenery, hilly backdrop and backwaters as well. One can also spot certain migratory birds and animals. It is 117 km from Mount Abu. The timings are from 8:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m.

Best time: November to February. 

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