Mount Abu Information
In the dusty arid landscape of Rajasthan, Mount Abu is something of a utopia. Set 1,200 metres above sea level on the highest mountain in the Aravalli Range, the charming hill station is surrounded by lush forested slopes, cascading waterfalls and beautiful lakes. The flora that cloaks the hillside is incredibly diverse and includes coniferous trees and flowering shrubs, which add a splash of natural colour that is sometimes hard to find in India. And in a country where wildlife is often depressingly sparse, Mount Abu provides a tranquil, government-protected home for a variety of fascinating creatures, such as leopards, sambar deer, monkeys, porcupines, snakes, boars, bears and hares, not to mention a stunning array of exotic birds.
Along with the Appalachians in North America, the mountains that make up the Aravalli Ranges are the oldest on the planet; older than the Himalayas, older than the Alps - yet they exult eternal youth.
The mountain is swathed in history and steeped in legend, playing host to countless tales of gods, goddesses, saints, sages and mythical beasts. In more recent history, Mount Abu served as a summer house for the Rajput kings of the region, and then leased by the British government to various bodies.
The refreshing mountain air and almost constant sunshine make the climate heavenly.
Some important distances are:
The nearest Airport is Udaipur-185 kms.
Delhi-712 kms, Jaipur-495 kms, Ranakpur-189 kms, Udaipur (Via Pindwara)-185 Km
(Via Ranakpur)- 225 Km, Jodhpur-264 Kms, Abu Road-24 kms & Ahmedabad- 220 Kms.
Some Major Attractions in Mount Abu:
Sonar Kila or Jaisalmer Fort
Jantar Mantar World Unesco Her...
View of Udaipur from Monsoon P...
Hawa Mahal Jaipur
Festival of Light or Deepawali...
Puskar Fair, Pushkar
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