What are the Things to Do in Mount Abu?
Mount Abu, an enchantingly beautiful hill station in Rajasthan, offers many touristy things to explore. Exploring Achalgarh Fort, boating at Nakki Lake, trekking to Guru Shikhar, witnessing flora and fauna at Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary, and camping at the Aravalli Mountain are some of the most fun things to do in Mount Abu.
If you are planning your next solo trip to Mount Abu, then you are in for a treat. Be it an adventure activity like trekking to the highest point in Mount Abu or a lazy day exploring the magnificent religious sites of the hill station. There is something for every traveller.
Here are some of the top things to do in Mount Abu that you can check out for a memorable travel experience:
1. Boating at Nakki Lake
Nakki Lake is among the most popular tourist spots on Mount Abu. The lake is surrounded by strangely-shaped rock formations and the mighty Aravalli Range. Your visit to the lake would be incomplete without pedalling through the pristine waters while soaking in the serene surroundings. There are two ways to go pedalling at Nakki Lake. You can either get on a colourful, vibrant spear-shaped shikara or opt for a pedal boat. Either way, the experience of boating at a beautiful lake is what matters, and trust me, you will have a fun time here!
2. Exploring Achalgarh Fort
A marvellous Achalgarh Fort is stationed inside the Achalgarh Village, which is at an approximate distance of 11 kilometres from Mount Abu. You can easily take a bus or cab, depending on your preference, to reach Achalgarh Village. And while you are at it, don’t forget to enjoy the scenic views of the lush greenery and valleys. Achalgarh Fort was constructed under the reign of the Paramara Dynasty back in the day. It was later renovated by Maharana Kumbha in 1452. Although the fort is mostly in ruins now, it still speaks volumes about the lives of the rulers. If you are a history enthusiast, you will enjoy exploring the fort. Within the fort’s premises lies a beautiful lake named Mandakini, which can serve as the perfect backdrop for your Instagram pictures!
3. Trekking to Guru Shikhar
If you want your solo trip to be truly magical, then a trek to the highest point of Mount Abu is the perfect thing to do. Guru Shikhar, a famous religious site in the hill station, is situated on the highest point of Mount Abu. It is perched at an elevation of 1722 metres above sea level and offers breathtakingly beautiful views of the hill station, mountains, and greenery. If you are an adventure freak, then you will surely enjoy trekking, and as a cherry on the cake, the view is going to be worth it! However, if you do not enjoy trekking, then you can take the steps to the highest point. After about 30-35 steps, you will come across the first base settlement to rest and relax.
4. Witnessing flora and fauna at Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary
Situated within the mighty Aravalli mountains, Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary is spread across 290 square kilometres. The wide variety of flora and fauna at the sanctuary is among the many aspects that make it one of the best in the country. For nature lovers, photographers, bird watchers, and adventure seekers who would prefer spending a lazy afternoon strolling around, a visit to the sanctuary is the ideal option. Some of the animals you will find here are small Indian civet, Indian hare, hedgehog, sloth bear, wild boar, and porcupine.
5. A holy visit to the Dilwara Temples
Mount Abu is quite famous for its religious sites, and Dilwara Temple is among the most popular ones. It is a Jain Temple located amidst the lush green Aravalli hills. Built between the 11th and 13th centuries, Dilwara Temples feature some of the most beautiful, intricately designed marble architecture. Just the sight of the temple will leave you awe-struck! On the inside, the temple is adorned with numerous elegant designs on the pillars, roofs, walls, and arches. You can either pay your respects to the Lord Rishabha, a Hindu God, or stroll along the temple complex and soak in the views!
6. Watch the sun go down at the Sunset Point
Although not that famous, the Sunset Point in Mount Abu is a must-visit if you are looking for a calm and quiet place in the hill station. It is situated at a short distance of 3 kilometres from the beautiful Nakki Lake. You can easily reach this point via a cab. Or, if you are in the mood to do something adventurous, you can even trek to this point or ride on horseback! Because honestly, how often do we get to ride a horse in our daily lives, right? Rest assured, this is the perfect thing to do in Mount Abu if you prefer spending your evening in solace and calmness, away from the crowd and noise!
Make sure to check out my blog post on the best time to visit Mount Abu before you visit this gorgeous hill station.
7. Crocodile watching at Trevor’s Tank
Sounds a bit funny, right? Well, Trevor’s Tank is stationed at a distance of 5 kilometres from Nakki Lake and 2 kilometres from Dilwara Temples. Named after a British engineer who built this place, Trevor’s Tank is the ideal place for nature lovers. It is home to crocodile and bird species and is specifically famous for crocodiles.
Mount Abu – the perfect solo travel destination in India
Phew! That’s quite a list, huh? Considering the gem that Mount Abu is, these are some of the very few best things that the hill station offers its visitors. You will surely have a lovely experience exploring the beautiful hill station and will take back home a bucket full of memories!
An introverted blogger who is looking to make unforgettable solo travel memories with one short life.