Are you planning for making an excursion to Mount Abu from Udaipur? If yes then it is definitely the correct decision. Mount Abut is one of the best excursions from Udaipur that you can enjoy. The distance between Mount Abu and Udaipur is only 164 km via NH 27 that can be easily travelled through a car. You can rent a car in Udaipur and make excursion to Mount Abu. Car rental companies in Udaipur also provide custom package for excursion to Mount Abu and other interesting places of Rajasthan. Let’s first know about Mount Abu and major attractions that you can see there.
Mount Abu – The Only Hill Station of Rajasthan
Mount Abu is the only hill station is Rajasthan and it lies in the Aravalli mountain range at an approximate elevation of around 1,220 meters above sea level, with its highest point being ‘Guru Shikhar’ which is at a height of 1,722 meters above sea level. Being the only hill station in Rajasthan, it has been a popular retreat for the residents as a place away from the scorching desert heat. The place also has a significant place in the Hindu mythology as it is mentioned as the place where the Sage Vashistha retired. There are many places that you must see in Mount Abu like:
Dilwara Jain Temple
The Dilwara Jain temples were built between the 11th and the 13th century.The feature that makes it a must visit is the amazing and brilliant use of marble in the architecture. The ornamental carvings and the flawless stone laying technique make it one among the most beautiful pilgrimage spots in the world.
It is the main focus of the city and one of the biggest attractions of Mount Abu. The lake is surrounded by hills, parks and strange rock formations. The best known, Toad Rock, looks like a toad about to hop into the lake. There is a mythological belief behind the name of the lake that a god has scooped out the lake using his Nakh (nails) so it is known as Nakki nails. Nakki Lake is a popular spot for boating.
It is one of the many beautiful medieval monuments that can be found in the picturesque Mount Abu, located in the desert in the state of Rajasthan, India. It was commissioned by Rana Kumbha, the esteemed designer who was responsible for many huge fortresses in Southern Rajasthan. Achalgarh is just 8 Kilometers from the main Mount Abu town and is well connected by road.
Mount Abu is also a perfect place to enjoy adventure and eco-tourism so rent a car in Udaipur for Mount Abu sightseeing and have a great experience of Rajasthan tour. You can find several car rentals in Udaipur who offer great packages for Udaipur and Rajasthan tour packages.