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Pilgrimage | Adventure / Trekking
At a distance of 16 km from Mount Abu Bus Station, Guru Shikhar is a mountain peak in the Arbuda Mountains of Rajasthan. It is one of the top places for trekking in Rajasthan, and among the most popular tourist places in Mount Abu.
Guru Shikhar is the highest point of the Aravalli Range. It rises to an altitude of 1,722 m (5,650 feet). Guru Shikhar provides a breathtaking panoramic view of Mount Abu town and the green Aravalli range. According to history, King Prithviraj Chauhan is believed to have travelled along this peak to meet his bride and consummate his marriage with her. The bride was the princess of Prahladanpur, now known as Palanpur. Trekking to this peak is one of the top things to do here as part of Mount Abu tour.
The peak is named Guru Shikhar or 'the peak of the guru' after Dattatreya. The temple of Dattatreya is one of the main attractions at Guru Shikhar peak other than scenic views. Lord Dattatreya is believed to be an incarnation of Lord Vishnu who had taken birth to the sage couple Atri and Anasuya. The word 'Datta' means given and since he was the son of Atri hence named 'Atreya'. Thus the boy got his name Dattatreya and is believed to be born with divine power. It is believed that the lord actually put his foot on this peak sanctifying the place. While ...
Adventure / Trekking
Mount Abu with its beautiful landscapes, lakes, waterfalls, sunset points and lush green forests provides an excellent opportunity for nature lovers to appreciate Mother Nature in close. There are 17 nature trails and pathways approved by the state forest department for adventure activities. These trails wind through different parts of the dense forest with grassland and water bodies, where trekking is allowed on foot and on horse.
The Mount Abu started becoming a popular place ever since the British started taking special interest in the region. As the British started promoting the place as the summer capital of the Rajputana estate, they developed the region with beautiful jungle trails. The Bailey's Walk (2 km), Craig's Path (2 km), and Salgaon Trail (3 km) are some exciting jungle trails to experience. For the more rugged trekkers, the Utroj path (6 km), Trevor's Tank (6 km) and Tiger path (8 km) can be adrenalin pumping challenges. Almost all the trails begin at the Nakki Lake.
While trekking in, one can enjoy rock climbing, rappelling, wildlife & bird watching. Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary is popularly visited by tourist groups along with local guides, giving awesome view of wild animals like sloth bear, sambar, wolf, hyena, wild boar, mongoose etc. The trekking trails are generally laid along the hilly track with small ups and downs. Rock climbing spots are different and are enjoyed by tourists with good physical fitness.
There are many adventure activity ...