Top 13 Places to visit in Mount Abu

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Nakki Lake - Mount Abu

It is both, the myth that surround the Nakki Lake and its natural beauty, that make it a great sightseeing and tourist hub in Mount Abu. The name of the lake ‘Nakki’ comes from the Hindi word ‘nakh’ which when translated into English means ‘nails.’ The myth goes that the Gods had dug the earth using their nails and a stream of water burst forth here. Nakki Lake is surrounded by hills on all sides and attracts those who wish to be enveloped in nature’s lap. The atmosphere here is like that of a carnival with a number of stalls selling balloons, ice cream, juices and souvenirs around the lake. As a matter of fact, this place is great for a day out with the family.
Nakki Late at Mount Abu is said to be the largest man-made lake at the height of 1,1 00 meters in India. People called it the love lake of Mount Abu. It is also regarded as the sacred lake for the proud Garacia tribe. They come to the lake on their festival in Shukla Paksha in April to worship and remember their ancestors, and consecrate their nails!
Raj Gopal S Verma

209 Followers, 23 Reviews


This is the only artificial lake in India at an ht of 1200 mt above sea level situated in the heart of the city with a story behind its creation. People say that that the God’s had dug this lake with their own Nails( Nakh) and thus the name Nakki. When in Mount Abu you should come to this place for Boating, we took a Pedal boat and took a round ourselves that was very exciting.
Shipra Dubey

308 Followers, 50 Reviews


Nakki lake apparently has been named as such because legend has it that this lake was dug using nails (nakki). It’s a little like Naini lake though much smaller. Also, the surrounding topography is different. We paddled around in a boat for about half an hour (300/- for half an hour). It was a bright but breezy day. We were rejuvenated. There is a Bharat Mata temple on one of the sides. Tourists were having photographs clicked before the huge kitschy idol. Tip: Refrain from feeding stale puffed rice to the fish. This pollutes the water and may make the fish sick.
Sundeep & Bedabrata

238 Followers, 25 Reviews


Best time to visit
Anytime when one is visiting Mount Abu.
Things to do
Bring out the child in you here. Enjoy the lake and the festive mood here.
Open Hours
Right through the week from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Budget
No entry fee is charged for visiting the lake but the various stalls here are sure to lure you to buy something, so go prepared.

Dilwara Jain Temple - Mount Abu

For those who practice Jainism, Mount Abu will hold much significance to them as it is home to the Dilwara Temples. Famous and known all around the globe, these temples never fail to draw tourists who come to visit Mount Abu. The temple is carved entirely out of white marble and the design oozes artistic flair. The five important temples here are Pitalhar, Vimal Vashi, Mahavir, Luna Vasi and Parshavanth. The temples were constructed as early as the 11th and 13th centuries. Even though much time has elapsed since then, these structures stand tall and beautiful and have not lost their luster. As a matter of fact, the Dilwara Temples are an important pilgrimage spot for the Jains.
Known for its extraordinary intricate architecture Dilwara temple is the finest Jain Temple. It’s been also compared to Taj Mahal because of the marvellous design and structure. Dilwara Temple consists of five major temples devoted to five jain trithankaras (saints). The entry is free but the timings need to be kept in mind which is 12 pm – 3 pm also no matter how much you would want, photography is prohibited here so it will be better if you leave that outside rather than getting your camera and then fixing up a place to deposit that.
Shipra Dubey

308 Followers, 50 Reviews


Mount Abu is a must visit for many to go to the Dilwara Jain Temples for religious as well as touristy reasons. After coming back from Nakki lake we checked into hotel, rested for a while which comprised a heavy brunch and a shower. after this break, we hired a bike and were on our way to Dilwara temples. The temples are a mere 2.5 kms from here and even in the middle of June, we were blessed with cool, breezy (even misty) weather. After crossing an unassuming gate and some security procedures (no mobiles and sadly no camera) we were inside the temple complex. The temples are intricately carved and reflect the opulence of the era - 11th to 13th century. The extremely ornamental carvings depict the Jain gurus, gods and goddesses, animals and humans, flowers and stars and various pleasant patterns. Each panel on the wall or inside the ceiling dome is different from each other and our jaws dropped at the meticulous detailing. The movement of the dancers on the walls / ceilings seem to be frozen in stone. The compassion of a mother is aptly depicted on the face of a female deity looking at a child. There is so much more that we want to say - hanging necklaces, lifted toes with clear toe nails, swaying elephant trunks. It is difficult to imagine just how the sculptors succeeded in rendering such a soft appeal to the hard marble stone . The art works are like soft music with a calming rhythm that can’t but touch one's senses. However, after a while our eyes stopped registering. If one prefers minimalism, the detailing may seem a little tiresome and you start questioning the excesses and the connection with the concepts of austerity and frugality of Jain philosophy. Nonetheless there they are, in all their brilliance, and are most definitely among the much cherished treasures of India. Tip: Forget your fancy camera at the hotel. If you want to click photos here, you are in for disappointment. Cameras are allowed only in one of the temples which is also under renovation.
Sundeep & Bedabrata

238 Followers, 25 Reviews


Best time to visit
It would be a shame if one gives this place a miss when one is in Mount Abu.
Things to do
Click some pictures, pray and just soak in the beauty and artistry of the place.
Open Hours
One can visit these temples any day of the week. It opens its gates at 12 noon and closes around 5:00 pm.
Budget
There is no entry fee that is charged to enter the temple.

Jaipur House - Mount Abu

Jaipur House is a three start luxury hotel in Mount Abu, well known for their luxurious services.
His Highness Maharaja Ram Singh of Jaipur built the Jaipur House at Mount Abu in 1897. He was given the choice of selecting the best site by the then ruler of Sirohi State. Jaipur House was built in serene Rajput architecture on the high cliff over looking the magnificent Nakki Lake and the plateau below. The Present Maharaja of Jaipur, Brigadier Sawai Bhawani Singh , MVC and Her Highness Maharani Padmini Devi have converted this palace into a grand heritage Hotel complete with all the facilities of international standard. As you walk into the grand interiors and are received with gracious warmth, you’ll sense that his is a superior Heritage Hotel.
Nishit Parekh

130 Followers, 8 Reviews


Best time to visit
When in Mount Abu
Things to do
Luxury accommodation
Open Hours
24 Hrs.
Budget
N/A

Hotel Silver Oak - Mount Abu

view is bad.. food is bad.. non ac costed me 1500 rs..it was a poor choice from my side.
Shetty Raksha

284 Followers, 56 Reviews


Bailey's Walk - Mount Abu

If the prospect of trekking excites you then you must try Bailey’s Walk when you visit Mount Abu. The long trail begins at the Nakki Lake and one is directed forward by means of sign boards. The first task of the trek involves climbing some mountains and then a flight of 54 steps which lead to the temple of the Goddess Aghai. From there one has to carry on to a place called Kanerkund where the water is believed to remain clean round the year. It is with this thought in mind that many people come visiting the place. Some drink the water while others take it some home to cook with. The sunset here is beautiful and amidst the many rocks that one gets to see, Toad Rock is the most beautiful.
Take a silent walk, listening to the hustle of leave and the birds chirping. It is a meandering trail that starts from Sun Set road and reaches down to the banks of the Nakki Lake at nearly its South West point.
Shipra Dubey

308 Followers, 50 Reviews


Best time to visit
Avoid the summer months if possible as it can get quite warm and sultry.
Things to do
Enjoy the natural beauty of the hills and rocks while one is on the trek.
Open Hours
The best time would be to set out early morning on the trek.
Budget
Free

CAFE SHIKIBO - Mount Abu

For a taste of all things European, Café Shikibo in Mount Abu is the place to be at. The café is considered to be ‘the haunt’ and is visited by many locals and tourists too. The ambiance of the place is cozy and one will see quite a few people engrossed in a conversation here while sipping on cups of coffee and gorging on some lip-smacking delights. Some of the crowd favorites include their cappuccino, iced mocha coffee and a range of iced drinks. When it comes to snacks, their hash browns, grilled burgers, muffins, onion rings, and waffles are simply to die for.
This is a biker style cafe, well done up place albeit a little out of place in the simplicity of Mount Abu. The management fares highly on the hospitality. However the orange coffee, hot chocolate and black forest cake that we ordered left a lot to be desired. Nonetheless the peaceful environment gave us the opportunity for sitting and typing some of our blog. Tip: Enjoy the place for what it has to offer but do not compare it with joints in Delhi.
Sundeep & Bedabrata

238 Followers, 25 Reviews


Best time to visit
This café should be visited whenever one is in Mount Abu.
Things to do
Forget your diet and simply pile of the calories here.
Open Hours
The café remains open all through the week from 8:00 am to 11:00 pm.
Budget
For two people to eat here, the minimum one would need to pay is about INR 200.00

Rabbit farm Angoora Cooperative - Mount Abu

Between Achaleshwar and Mount Abu we noticed a rabbit farm. This cooperative society bred Angoora rabbits for their fur. They seared the fur and wove scarves, shawls etc. We saw the farm and the array of handloom where workers were weaving subtle patterns using the super soft angoora wool. Tip: You can pick up their wonderful products and they give you discounts too.
Sundeep & Bedabrata

238 Followers, 25 Reviews


The museum was set up in the year 1962 and is a place of cultural activity in Mount Abu – the only hill station in Western and Central India. The place is divided into two section where the first one houses exhibits of tribal huts and the lifestyle that these people lead. It showcases their musical instruments, pottery, cooking ware, weapons, ornaments worn by the women of these tribes like ‘damani’, ‘guthma toda’, ‘kanski berla’, ‘barly’, and ‘gaga wala thoomar.’ It also displays the clothing worn by these tribes. The second section displays paintings that have been inspired by the lain images of Sirohi, the raga-raginins, shields and also has a small canon called ‘Topdi.’
This is a cosy display which can be broadly classified into two segments. The first segment carried items from daily life of the locals. The neat display here has a variety of clothes, ornaments, arms and votive items; The second segment has relics from the ancient temples and structures in the vicinity. We saw some magnificent statues of the Gods Shiv, Agni, Vishnu and Jain gurus and apsaras that dated between 8th and 13th century. We were the only visitors and it was quaint that they switched on the lights and fans for us. Tip: A must do for tourists who like museums
Sundeep & Bedabrata

238 Followers, 25 Reviews


Best time to visit
Make it a point to visit this museum when you are in Mount Abu.
Things to do
Grab a glimpse of the structures of Devdasi and Nartakis that are from the 6th century AD.
Open Hours
The place is closed on Fridays and all gazetted holidays. For the rest of the week it is open from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm.
Budget
One would have to contact the authorities here to find out about this.

Gyan Sarovar Retreat Center - Mount Abu

Gyan Sarovar Retreat Center is officially known as The Academy for a Better World, founded by Brahma Kumaris in 1996.
The Gyan Sarovar Complex at Mount Abu is reminiscent of ‘Mansarovar’, about which a legend goes that anyone who dipped into the lake emerged in the form of a fairy or an angel. Gyan Sarovar is said to be an environment which enables individuals to dip into the ‘Lake of Knowledge’ and emerge highly transformed. Founded by the Brahma Kumaris in 1996, the Gyan Sarovar Academy for a Better World was inaugurated as part of the celebration of the University’s 60th anniversary. The Academy is an international campus – a place where men, women and children can reach their unique human potential and cultivate the values of our common humanity.
Raj Gopal S Verma

209 Followers, 23 Reviews


Best time to visit
When in Mount Abu
Things to do
Spiritual organisation
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Palace Hotel Bikaner House - Mount Abu

It was the Council of Regency that saw the construction of this hotel in the year 1893. The Palace Hotel was designed by Sir Swinton Jacob who happened to be an eminent architect at that point in time when the British ruled India. It was later in 1962 that Maharaja Karni Singhji decided to turn this residence into a fine hotel. The hotel now has 33 rooms, each one different from the other. The place has two tennis courts, a billiards room and allows one to play indoor games like table tennis, chess, etc. One can also make use of the 150 seater conference room for meetings or gatherings. Some of the facilities provided include a private lake that can be used by the guests who stay at the hotel, a doctor on call, a front desk that provided information a and help round the clock and a restaurant that serves delectable dishes.
Bikaner House, on the outskirts of Mount Abu, is a beautiful property in the style of Rajasthan haveli. The place is surrounded with well maintained gardens and a lotus tank. We wanted to have a late lunch but given that lunchtime was over, we had to make do with tea and mixed pakoras. This turned out to be a very delectable experience after all since both the tea and pakoras were very tasty.
Sundeep & Bedabrata

238 Followers, 25 Reviews


Best time to visit
Whenever you visit Mount Abu and wish to spend the vacation here lavishly.
Things to do
Experience royalty here at the Hotel.
Open Hours
Check out time here is 12 noon.
Budget
The price of the rooms here starts at INR 7500.00 and go upwards depending on one’s choice of room.

Arbuda Devi Temple - Mount Abu

One will find the Adhar Devi Temple to the North of Mount Abu and it is dedicated to the worship of the Goddess Durga. In order to reach this place, one has to climb a flight of 365 steep steps. The place is a pilgrimage site and the reason why it is named so is because the adhar of the Goddess Durga that fell here and was found to be hanging mid-air. The temple offers one lockers and storage facilities as well as washrooms for ladies and gents. One is allowed to carry their cameras to capture pictures and videos. The temple is beautiful and offers one a great view of the surroundings. One ill feel a sense of peace and calm overwhelm you when one visits this temple.
Mount Abu was originally called Arbudanchal, named after Arbuda Devi. We visited the arbuda temple which is at a higher altitude and can be reached by climbing up a flight of stairs. This was the last place we visited before ending out trip of Mount Abu and heading for Delhi. It took us approximately 20 minutes to reach the shrine using stairs. And we are glad that we made the effort since this was a cave temple. We had to crouch through a very narrow hole to enter the Sanctom Santorum that housed a gorgeous stone image in black decked with ornaments and silk. The goddess apparently is one of the forms of Shakti and is extremely revered among the locals.
Sundeep & Bedabrata

238 Followers, 25 Reviews


Best time to visit
During the Navratri season.
Things to do
Pray for oneself and family when you visit the temple.
Open Hours
All through the week and even on holidays frm 7:00 am to 7:00 pm
Budget
Free

Dilwara Jain Temples - Mount Abu

One of the architectural wonders of the world, the Dilwara Jain Temples is sometimes considered architecturally superior than the Taj Mahal also. These temples are surrounded by lush green hills and look like nothing extra ordinary from the outside. As you enter the temples, you find human skills displayed at its best. The temples were built during the 11th to 13th century during which time there was no road transport to transport the marble blocks till this height. It is known that the task was done by elephants. The ornamental carvings in the walls, ceilings and pillars of the temple are marvelous. The creativity of artisans even so long ago can leave any one in awe. There are 5 main temples inside that are dedicated to a tirthankara each. These are the Sri Mahavir Swami Temple. Sri Adinath or Vimal Vashi Temple, Shri Parshvanath Temple, Shri Rishabhdaoji or Peethalhar Temple, Shri neminath Ji or Lunaashahi Temple.
Dilwara temples are the most revered ancient temples of Jains. Although the Jains built some beautiful temples at other places of India, including Rajasthan, it is believed that none come close to these in terms of architectural perfection and style. The ornamental detail spreading over the minutely carved ceilings, doorways, pillars and panels is simply amazing.
Raj Gopal S Verma

209 Followers, 23 Reviews


Best time to visit
2:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Things to do
Worship, photography
Open Hours
12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Budget
Free

Dilwara Temples - Mount Abu

For those who practice Jainism, Mount Abu will hold much significance to them as it is home to the Dilwara Temples. Famous and known all around the globe, these temples never fail to draw tourists who come to visit Mount Abu. The temple is carved entirely out of white marble and the design oozes artistic flair. The five important temples here are Pitalhar, Vimal Vashi, Mahavir, Luna Vasi and Parshavanth. The temples were constructed as early as the 11th and 13th centuries. Even though much time has elapsed since then, these structures stand tall and beautiful and have not lost their luster. As a matter of fact, the Dilwara Temples are an important pilgrimage spot for the Jains.
Art & Architecture exemplified.
Bikashjyoti Pathak

29 Followers, 19 Reviews


Best time to visit
It would be a shame if one gives this place a miss when one is in Mount Abu.
Things to do
Click some pictures, pray and just soak in the beauty and artistry of the place.
Open Hours
One can visit these temples any day of the week. It opens its gates at 12 noon and closes around 5:00 pm.
Budget
There is no entry fee that is charged to enter the temple.

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