At a distance of 166 km from Udaipur, 233 km from Ahmedabad, 273 km from Jodhpur, 440 km from Jaisalmer, 496 km from Jaipur, 546 km from Indore, 753 km from Delhi and 770 km from Mumbai, Mount Abu is a popular hill station in the Aravalli Range in Sirohi district of Rajasthan near the border with Gujarat. Mount Abu is one of the best hill stations in India and also one of the top places to visit in Rajasthan.
Mount Abu is the only hill station in the deserts of Rajasthan and is located at an altitude of 1220 m. It lies at the top of a granite peak on the magnificent Aravalli Ranges and is covered with lush green forests. Guru Shikhar is the highest peak of the range, at 1,722 m above sea level. This enchanting hill station is 22 km long and 9 km wide. It is referred to as an oasis in the desert due to several lakes and waterfalls situated in the hills.
The ancient name of Mount Abu is Arbudaanchal. According to the legend, the Son of Himalayas, Arbuda - a serpent, came down to this spot to rescue Nandi, the vehicle of Lord Shiva, hence the name. In mythology, it is said that Saint Vasistha performed his final recites and retired to the hills of Mount Abu due to his differences with sage Vishvamitra.
According to history, the original residents of Mount Abu were Gurjars. The association of the Gurjars with the mountain is noticed in many inscriptions and epigraphs. As early as 6th century AD, Gurjars located themselves ...
Distance from Jaipur: 496 Kms