Mount Abu Travel Guide
in the only hill station of Rajasthan, this is the coldest place at
this time of the year. Folk dances and a general atmosphere of
gaiety prevails in this tiny hill resort and the tourist has ample
time to relax and enjoy himself.
Raj period approached it as a relaxation place to rewind along with
the royalties and semi royalties. The place sways in an interesting
contrast of British style bungalows, the holiday lodges of the
royals (Thikhana) along with the presence of the various communities
of the tribals located amidst the thick lush of the forest on the
hills surrounding the region.
The flora and fauna enjoys the adulation of the tourist to the
fullest. Among the flourishing ranges is the highest point of the
Aravalli is the 'Gurushikhar' with a vast sanctuary that shelters a
number of species like langur, wild boars, Sambar, leopards and many
more along with a number of flowering trees thus enhancing the whole
scenario. This glorious ambience suited mainly to the likes of sages
and tribals and both made a great impact in the history of the
The tribes still conducting there authentic life styles in the wake
of 21st century is rather interesting and so is the collection of
various monuments of different religious sects like the famous
shrines of Jainism.
Mount Abu, the only hill resort of Rajasthan, situated at the
highest peak of the Aravali at an altitude of 1220 meters. This
"Hill of Wisdom" and a true " Olympus of Rajasthan" stands on an
independent hillock, which is separated from the main Aravali ranges
by a deep gorge.
ascending the mountain, one can hardly fail to be impressed with the
grandeur and the scenic beauty, the gigantic blocks of rocks,
towering along the crest of the hill, are especially striking, in
some cases so weather- worn, that they present most fanciful and
weird shapes, while in others appear so slightly balanced as to be
in danger of rolling down.
It is not only one of the prettiest hill stations in the country,
but a major Rajput and Jain pilgrimage center. The legend goes that
a 'yagna' was performed here and four Agnikula or fireborn Rajput
clans the Chauhans, Parmaras, Pratiharas and Solankis were created
out of fire. Till 11th century, Mount Abu was an important Vaishnav
and Shiva pilgrimage center, but now it has gained importance as a
Jain pilgrim center.
The hill boasts of rich vegetation and thick forest, it stands out
as an oasis in the arid environs, it is pleasant climate picturesque
setting invite thousands of tourists for pleasure trips and
Udaipur is the nearest airport. Daily flight form Delhi, Mumbai and
Jaipur are available to Udaipur.
Rajasthan Roadways run very comfortable deluxe buses from Jaipur and
Abu Road to Mount Abu. It is also connected by road to Delhi,
Udaipur, Ajmer, Bundi and Udaipur.
Abu Road is the nearest railway station and is about 22 kms from
Mount Abu. And well connected by Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Mumbai and