Guru Shikhar 1/20 by Tripoto
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
8:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Worship, sight- seeing
Free
All year
Families, Couples
2 out of 33 attractions in Mt Abu
This charming place is at an altitude of 1722 meters almost and is the highest point of Rajasthan. This place is around 12 kilometers away from Mount Abu and provides the visitors with a marvelous view of the mountain and the surrounding valleys and ranges too. This is where the temple of Guru Dattatreya is. Dattatreya is said to be an incarnation of Lord Vishnu and his footprints have been enshrined on a stone here. the footprints of Swami Ramnathji are also here. the huge wooden bell handing from a small tower is the one whose toll can be heard from a long distance. The temple of Dattatreya’s mother is also nearby and worth a visit.
Sanjna Vishwanath
The next stop was the highest peak of Mount Abu, Guru Shikhar.Situated at a height of 1722 m from the sea level, it takes a lot of steps to reach the place which inhabits a temple and a huge bell. It is the highest peak of the Aravali ranges and thus a view from the hilltop is naturally breathtakingly beautiful.
Prateek Mehta
#highestpeak #rajasthan #awesomeplace #mountain-biking #sunrise
Nishit Parekh
Guru Shikhar, a peak at an altitude of 5,676 feet (1722 meters), is the highest point in Rajasthan. It is located at a distance of 15 km from Mount Abu. It has a commanding view of Abu and its surroundings. There is also a temple here of Lord Dattatreya, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu.
Nishit Parekh
Guru Shikhar, a peak at an altitude of 5,676 feet (1722 meters), is the highest point in Rajasthan. It is located at a distance of 15 km from Mount Abu. It has a commanding view of Abu and its surroundings. There is also a temple here of Lord Dattatreya, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu.
Sundeep & Bedabrata
We biked up to Guru Shikhar in the morning. This was about 17 kms from Mount Abu. It is an ancient temple of Dattatreya, a three headed incarnation of Lord Vishnu perched atop a peak of Aravali (at an elevation of about 3000 ft – “Shikhar” – “summit”). It appeared to be a very popular destination among pilgrims. This was a marble carved temple enshrining a very peaceful marble idol of Dattatreya. A flight of stairs up there was a smaller shrine in the cave which, as per the legend, had the footprint of Lord Vishnu. While the shrine was beautiful, we were more impressed by the road between Mount Abu and Guru Shikhar. For one, Aravalis are very different in character from Himalayas. They are way more rocky, the rocks form structures that look like pieces of sculpture. The foliage was more adapted to a dry weather. There was predominance of palm trees of various varieties. Occasionally, a rare bougainvillea would surprise. The hills almost look like settings from an Arab themed resort. The climb up to Guru Shikar from where we had parked was slightly strenuous not withstanding the well maintained steps. On both sides there hawkers selling fruit juices, buttermilk and cut fruits and berries. Though it’s the farthest tourist spot, Guru Shikhar is a must do because of the lovely route as well as the enchanting climb that led to "God". Tip: Do look out for the pencils with small Rajasthani puppets on their head.