Things to Do in Mount Abu

Hill Stations

The only hill station of Rajasthan, Mount Abu is located in the Aravali range. The most important attraction, however, are undoubtedly the Dilwara temples, which is one of the most stunning pieces of (Read More) architecture in the country. Travellers can enjoy calm and relaxed boating and view of the sunset. The restaurants and eateries around the lake are great places to eat local food and chill.

Here is the list of 18 Things to Do in Mount Abu

1. Indulge in Boating at Nakki Lake

Indulge in Boating at Nakki Lake
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Situated in the Aravalli ranges in Mount Abu, Nakki Lake, locally known as the Nakki Jheel, is a paradise for nature lovers. Flanked by amazing natural wonders, this lake is truly a gem of Mount Abu. It is the first man-made lake in India, with a depth of around 11,000 metres and a width of a quarter of a mile.

2. Trek to Guru Shikhar

Trek to Guru Shikhar
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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 cave atop the peak has been converted to a temple in his remembrance.

3. A Spiritual Day at Dilwara Temples

A Spiritual Day at Dilwara Temples
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Located amidst the lush green Aravalli hills of Mount Abu in Rajasthan, the Dilwara Temple is the most beautiful pilgrimage site for the Jains. Designed by Vastupal Tejpal and built by Vimal Shah between the 11th and 13th centuries, this temple is renowned for the opulent use of marble and intricate carvings on every hook and corner.

4. Visit Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary

Visit Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary
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The breathtaking Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary boasts rich biodiversity, adding 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. It was given the status of a wildlife sanctuary in 1960 to preserve the flora and fauna of the entire region and is, therefore, an important eco-tourism spot.

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5. Hike on Toad Rock

Hike on Toad Rock
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Located south of Nakki Lake in Mount Abu, the Toad Rock is a colossal rock piece which looks like a toad about to jump into the waters of the lake. To see the panoramic beauty of the surrounding lake and greenish hilly regions, you can climb up the rock and capture the breathtaking scenery.

6. Camping in Mount Abu

Camping in Mount Abu

Camping under the open skies in Mount Abu is a different experience with family and friends with lots of activities and trekking trails around.

7. A Day Out at Trevor's Tank

A Day Out at Trevor's Tank
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5km from the heart of Mount Abu town, Trevor's Tank is a man-made crocodile breeding site and wildlife sanctuary. It is also known as Trevor's Crocodile Park and is a popular picnic spot with picturesque views. A jungle safari is available up to a certain point from where you can walk and explore the pond housing the crocodiles.

8. Beautiful Sunset at Mount Abu Sunset Point

 Beautiful Sunset at Mount Abu Sunset Point
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A destination is not complete without a Sunset point, and Mount Abu isn't an exception. The outlandish view of the rugged Aravali ranges, sunkissed by the radiating rays of the setting sun, is what draws scores of tourists to this picturesque location near the famous Nakki Lake. The Sunset Point in Mount Abu is frequented by nature lovers who revel in the sun's setting rays.

9. Admire the Beautiful Raghunath Temple

Admire the Beautiful Raghunath Temple
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Shri Raghunath Ji Temple is a 650-year-old temple on the shores of Nakki Lake in Mount Abu dedicated to the reincarnation of Lord Vishnu. Predominantly, it was visited by Vaishnavites, who consider the temple one of the most sacred places on Earth.

10. Meditate at Brahma Kumaris Ashram Mount Abu

 Meditate at Brahma Kumaris Ashram Mount Abu
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Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University is an international, non-governmental spiritual organization founded by Dada Lekhraj Kripalani in the 1930s, with its headquarters in Mount Abu. The Brahma Kumaris hill is called 'Madhuban' (forest of honey).

11. Ropeway Ride to Mount Abu Honeymoon Point

Ropeway Ride to Mount Abu Honeymoon Point
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The Honeymoon Point in Mount Abu, at an elevation of 4000 feet, offers an exquisite view of the setting sun, painting the sky yellow and red. Also known as Anadara Point, this scenic location is considered an ideal spot to unwind after a long day of travel and sightseeing. The beauty lies in the backdrop of the gorgeous Nakki Lake and the Old gateway to Mount Abu.

12. Try the Street Food at Nakki Lake Market

Try the Street Food at Nakki Lake Market

Nakki Lake Market is Mount Abu's main shopping market. It spreads across the road to the popular Nakki Lake. The market is known for local Rajasthani handicrafts like bandhani clothes, cotton and silk Jaipur quilts, handbags, and more. While shopping at Nakki Lake Market, try the hot rabri, softy ice cream, and the local pizza. There are multiple food stalls and vendors selling street food.

13. Soak in Spirituality by Temple Hopping

Soak in Spirituality by Temple Hopping

The temples have beautiful architecture and are a significant attraction of Mount Abu. The beautiful and most visited Dilwara Temple is one of the city's famous attractions. There is peace and calm offered at these temples and the perfect place to take the blessing and pray.

14. Shopping in Mount Abu

Shopping in Mount Abu
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Mount Abu, the summer capital of the Rajputana rulers, has marvellous shopping markets which serve as an authentic local experience. Beautiful handicrafts such as Kota sarees, bangles, linen with Sanganeri print, Jaipuri quilts, and products made of marble, sandstone and sandalwood are the main draw of these vibrant markets.

15. Trek on the Famous Route of Champa Cave

 Trek on the Famous Route of Champa Cave

Champa Cave is a historical site in Mount Abu popular for trekking. It is located between Nakki Lake and Toad Road. Champaa Cave holds historical significance as Swami Vivekanand stayed and meditated here for. a few weeks in 1891. The cave site has picturesque surroundings with stunning views.

16. Government Museum of Mount Abu

 Government Museum of Mount Abu

The Government Museum in Mount Abu is a popular tourist attraction located within the Raj Bhawan premises. It houses a rich collection of artefacts depicting the tribal life of the region. There are also brass artefacts and Jan bronze carvings on display. The museum's highlight is exquisitely carved statues of Devdasi or Nartaki (ranging from 6th - 12th century AD).

17. Tour the Picturesque Achalgarh Village

Tour the Picturesque Achalgarh Village
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Achalgarh village is a picturesque village in Mount Abu, famous for the Achalgarh fort and Achleshwar temple. The fortress Achalgarh is situated at the top of a mountain peak.

18. Achalgarh Fort- A Delight for the History Lovers

Achalgarh Fort- A Delight for the History Lovers

Achalgarh Fort is a 15-century fort in Mount Abu which now lies in ruins. The ruined fort complex houses a huge gate called Hanumanpol, which served as the main entrance. There. is a famous Shiva Temple (Achaleshwar Mahadev Temple) and Mandakini Lake inside the fort complex.

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