Things to Do in Mount Abu

Boating at Nakki Lake, Pray at Dilwara Temple, Witness Wildlife at Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary, Hike To Guru Shikhar, Camping, Rock Climbing, Explore Achalgarh Fort, Spot Crocodiles at Trevor's Tank, Caving, Visit Dhrudhiya Waterfalls, See the Town from Toad Rock and many more. Discover the tranquil beauty of Mount Abu in your Rajasthan travel journey, as our packages offer a serene escape.

With a wide range of things to do in Mount Abu, it is an amalgamation of riveting scenic beauty, enchanting attractions and adventure activities. Visit this hill station away from the hustle and bustle of city life and have the time of your life here. You can go for strolls, enjoy the sunsets or spend your nights around a bonfire, Mount Abu will never disappoint you.

Activities in Mount Abu include trekking, hiking, camping, rock climbing, boating and so much more. These activities will provide you with an adventurous and thrilling experience making your vacation a memorable one. There are also numerous things to see in Mount Abu apart from adventurous activities. If you are a nature lover, you can also witness the striking wildlife at Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary or spot crocodiles and birds at Trevor Tank. Plan a trip to Mount Abu and experience a vacation you will never forget.

Here are some of the best things to do in Mount Abu:

1. Boating at Nakki Lake:

A visit to the lake is incomplete without pedalling your way out in the lake on a boat. The verdant surrounding and the pristine water is a delight to watch on a peaceful slow boat ride.

Enjoy the view of the Aravallis and the strangely shaped rocked around the lake. Witnessing the slow life that unfolds in this quaint hill station in front of your eyes around the ghats is one of the blissful things to do in Mount Abu.

You can either sail on the colourful spade shaped shikara boats which are very pretty and equally dreamy or go for a pedal boat.Take a tour of the entire Nakki Lake in just thirty minutes of sail and you will be charged only a note hundred. thirty minutes in which you take a tour of the entire Nakki Lake.

Cost: It may range between INR 50 to 100 per person. Pedal boating is for INR 50 for 30 minutes and Shikaras can cost INR 100 for a 30-minute ride.

Opening Hours: Opening hours: 8 AM to 6:00 PM on all the seven days of the week.

Best Time to Visit: November to April

Visiting duration: 1-2 Hours

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2. Pray at Dilwara Temple:

After Nakki lake, Dilwara temple is the most famous destination that is visited by hordes of tourist every year. It is located amidst the verdant Aravalli hills, and it is a very holy and significant site for the Jains. the Dilwara Temple is the most beautiful pilgrimage site for the Jains. Built by Vastupal Tejpal between 11th and 13th century, this temple is renowned for the opulent use of marble and intricate carvings on every hook and corner.

From the outside, it looks quite austere but, once you enter the inside, you will go head over heels with the stunning designs and patterns carved on roofs, walls, arches, and pillars. It is a set of five temples- Luna Vasahi, Vimal Vasahi, Parshvanatha, Pittalhar and Mahavir Swami Temple dedicated to Lord Rishabhdeo, Lord Adinath, Lord Mahavir Swami, Lord Neminath and Lord Parshvanath respectively.

Location: Delwara, Mount Abu, Rajasthan 307501

Opening Hours: For Jains: 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM,

Timing for Non-Jains: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Cost: Free

Duration of the visit: 2-3 hours

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3. Witness Wildlife at Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary:

This Sanctuary covers about 290 sq. km of the hilly forest of Aravali mountains. The large variety of flora and fauna is mystifying and besides the extreme religious significance and reverence, Mount Abu can be a spot to encounter the wild. It is a paradise for wildlife photography enthusiasts, adventure seekers, and bird watchers. Besides being a summer getaway and a sacred pilgrimage site, Mount Abu holds the highest Peak of the Aravalli ranges and that makes it an ideal place to spot the most exquisite animals. It is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna and is a paradise for animal and bird watchers.

Presence of (last recorded in 1872) and Tiger (last reported in 1970) is a history now, but leopards are still abundant here. Other animals found here are sloth bear, sambhar, jungle cat, small Indian civet, wolf, hyena, jackal, Indian fox, common langur, wild boar, pangolin, common mongoose, Indian hare, porcupine, and hedgehog. There are among 250 species of birds which are found here including the rare grey jungle fowl.

Open Hours: All days of the week: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Duration of the visit: 1-2 hours

Cost: Free

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4. Hike To Highest Peak Of Aravalli - Guru Shikhar:

The highest peak of the Aravali is a much fascinating sight than any other place in Mount Abu. Around 15 kilometres from Mount Abu, a small trek leads to a phenomenal elevation of 1722 m above the sea level, which is the highest peak of Aravali. Fondly known as Guru Shikhar which was named after Guru Dattatreya. Guru Dattatreya is the most significant temple on the route while there are several other temples too. There are steps for easy climbing and once you have covered 35 steps, you will find the first base settlement where refreshment stalls are found. With a mesmerizing view from the top, you also come across a huge bell, which when rung can be heard in the entire Aravali.

Best time to visit: October to March

Opening Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Cost: Free

Duration of the visit: 1-2 hours

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5. Camping:

A camping excursion in Mount Abu can take you far away from your busy life. In between large boulders and lush green fields, you would set a camp to watch the stars at night and eat the tasty vegetarian fire cooked meal on the bonfire made from the withered woods and leaves. Aravalli Mountains are very different from the Himalayas in the north or the Nilgiris in the south and you will experience that while camping and trekking in Mount Abu.

Best time to visit: Overnight camps during the summer season is a better option than monsoon and winters.

Location: Most of the trekking trails are found in the Mt Abu Wildlife Sanctuary and the night can be spent in tents. There are also several adventure parks which offer unique camping experience.

Activities: Other activities are repelling, rock climbing, zorbing, flying fox etc.

Cost: For a night camping experience, one can be charged between INR 500 to 2000

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6. Rock Climbing:

Whether you are a pro trekker or a newbie, rock climbing in Mount Abu is a fun activity, something that pumps your blood at full thrust and you feel elevated. Rock climbing is one of the many things to do in Mount Abu that makes your experience unforgettable. With expert trainers and supervisors, the activity is made smooth even for the first-timers.

Best time to visit: For rock climbing, it is good to avoid the monsoon season while every other season is just perfect.

Cost: It can be a pre-included activity in a camping or a trekking package.

Things to know: Wear shoes with the best grip to do this activity.

Types: Rock climbing in Mount Abu can span between easy and moderate level.

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7. Explore Achalgarh Fort:

Achalgarh fort is situated at a distance of 11 km from Mount Abu and is visited while touring the Achalgarh village and Achleshwar temple. It was built under the reign of Paramara dynasty and was renovated by Maharana Kumbha in 1452 CE. The main purpose of the fort was to keep an eye on the movements of any intruder or enemy.

The fort sits atop a peak which needs to you climb. The Achleshwar Mahadev temple nearby is a Shiv Temple which is famous for a sculptured image of Nandi, who was the bull of Lord Shiva. The sculptured Nandi is said to be made of five metals which are gold, copper, bronze, silver, and brass. Within the complex of the fort lies the beautiful Mandakini lake which serves as the best backdrop for clicking pictures.

Location: Jain Mandir, District Sirohi, Achal Gadh, Rajasthan, 307501

Opening hours: 5 AM to 7 PM on all the seven days of the week.

Cost: There is no entry fee.

Visiting Duration: 1-2 hours.

Best Time to Visit: It is better to avoid monsoon season whilst other seasons are ideal for visiting.

Things to know: Still, photography is not allowed.

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8. Spot Crocodiles at Trevor's Tank:

It is situated approximately 5 km from the Nakki Lake on the Guru Shikhar road and also from the main city and 2 km away from Dilwara temple. The name was coined after the British engineer who constructed it. Trevor’s Tank is a delight for nature seekers, crocodile lovers, and bird watchers; All and all, visiting Trevor’s tank is one the best things to do in Mount Abu that you really should not miss.

The densely wooded hills prove to be a safe haven for peacocks, pigeons, and partridges.The fascinating part of the reservoir is a beautiful lake which falls in the centre where a variety of fishes and fauna exist including crocodiles. You can either go by a vehicle or by walking from the forest check post. One finds a rough patch of roads for around 1 or 2 kilometers, however, the place lures anyone who is seeking for serendipity.

Location: Trevor Tank Road, Block No. 3, Mount Abu, Rajasthan, 307501.

Opening hours: 9 AM to 5 PM on all the seven days of the week.

Cost: The entry fee for Indians is INR 30 per head.

Visit duration: 2-3 hours.

Best Time to visit: Winter season and Monsoon.

Things to know: You are not allowed to feed the crocodiles and one must carry water and comfortable shoes for the visit.

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9. Caving:

Mount Abu has something for everyone; from extreme wilderness echo of a waterfall to heart-throbbing activities like hiking, camping, rappelling and climbing, bird watching, to the pilgrimage walks in the famous Dilwara temple and Raghunath Ji temple- your expedition to this beautiful hill station will never be in vain.

Caving is one such activity which you can experience along with all the above adventure activities. One can opt for packages which combine overnight camping trips with caving, rock climbing or rappelling.

Location: Behind Dilwara Jain Temples, Mount Abu 307501, India

Things to Carry: sports shoes and water bottles

Best time to do: During the day

Cost: It can be a pre-included activity in a camping or a trekking package

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10. Visit Dhrudhiya Waterfalls:

This waterfall is really an off the grid point and if you take a day tour to this point with family, you will explore the rustic beauty of Mount Abu. The hill station is indeed a paradise for nature lovers and finding a waterfall in the deciduous forest is like spotting pearl in the ocean. Nobody regrets a trek to this waterfall, not only you have the glory to witness this cascading beauty but there are several tiny ones too.

Location: Sirohi District, Rajasthan 307001, India

Best time to visit: During the day, try to come back before sunset as it becomes quite foggy which makes driving real hard.

Visit duration: 1- 2 hours

Facilities: Bathrooms and toilets, small eateries selling packaged food

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11. See the Town from Toad Rock:

Toad rock is fondly known as the mascot of Mount Abu, as the name defines the shape of the rock, the elevated height of the rock is also scaled by visitors more often to capture the panoramic vistas of the entire hill station.The splendid lake and the green hilly region is a captivating site from atop the rock. Nakki lake is the most visited landmark of this quaint hill station and glaring at the miniature lake from this toad shaped rock is one of the offbeat things to do in Mount Abu.

Opening hours: 6:30 AM to 6:45 PM

Best time to visit: Morning and evening.

Location: Mount Abu, Rajasthan 307501

Visit Duration: 1 hours

Facilities: Food stalls

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12. Soak Up the View at Sunset Point:

The sunset point is located near Nakki lake and that makes it a quintessential spot to capture the bursting radiance of the sun. Watching the fiery sunset in the distant hills is one of the things to do in Mount Abu to let lose oneself. One can take a horse ride to the point or can hike up to a great spot with a good camera to capture the sunkissed mountains while it slides down.

The sunset point is located at a distance of three kilometres from the nakki lake and one kilometre away from the Town Centre road. Take a car or a local taxi, if you are travelling from Nakki Lake.

Location: Anadara Rd, Mount Abu, Rajasthan 307501

Visiting Hours: Between 5:10 AM to 7:30 PM

Entrance Fee: No entry fee

Visit Duration: Around 1 hour

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Achalgarh Fort

Achalgarh Fort, situated in Mount Abu, Rajasthan, India, is a historic stronghold steeped in legends and architectural splendor. Built in the 14th century by Maharana Kumbha, it offers panoramic views of the Aravalli Range. The fort's highlights include the Jain temples of Achaleshwar Mahadev and Kantinath, making it a popular tourist destination.

Trevor Tank

Trevor Tank in Mount Abu is a unique and captivating destination for nature lovers and travellers seeking an extraordinary experience. Situated amidst the picturesque landscape of Mount Abu, Trevor Tank is a serene and tranquil oasis that beckons visitors with its charm. The tank is a man-made water reservoir, surrounded by lush greenery and breathtaking views, creating a serene and idyllic setting. It serves as a popular spot for birdwatchers, as numerous species of migratory birds flock to this area during the winter months, adding to the tank's allure. 

Dilwara Jain Temple

The Dilwara Jain Temples, situated in the picturesque hill station of Mount Abu in the Indian state of Rajasthan, are a testament to exquisite craftsmanship and religious devotion. These five temples, constructed between the 11th and 13th centuries, are celebrated for their architectural grandeur and intricate marble work. Each temple in the complex is dedicated to a different Jain Tirthankara (spiritual teacher), and they are named Vimal Vasahi, Luna Vasahi, Pittalhar, Parshvanath, and Mahavir Swami. The most prominent among them is the Vimal Vasahi Temple, built by Vastupal Tejpal, which is a true masterpiece of artistry and devotion.

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Mount Abu Things To Do FAQs

What are the adventure things to do in Mount Abu?

1. Trekking: One of the most exhilarating things to do in Mount Abu, trekking on the Aravalli mountain belt provides a once in a lifetime experience. Witness the enchanting views surrounding you while on the easy to medium treks.

2. Rock Climbing: One of the most fun activities in Mount Abu, rock climbing will satiate your need for adventure and offer a thrilling experience. There will be supervisors at all times to make your climb smooth.

3. Camping: Away from the humdrum of city life, camping in Mount Abu allows you to enjoy your meal beside a bonfire and witness the enthralling starlit sky.

What are the things to do in Mount Abu in December?

1. Boating: Boating at Nakki Lake is one of the best Mount Abu things to do in December and lets you take in the awe-inspiring surroundings. The clear and calm water along with the views of the Aravallis is a sight to behold.

2. Spotting Crocodiles: Trevor Tank is the perfect place for nature lovers and bird watchers and you can spot crocodiles here during December. It is one of the best things to do that you cannot afford to miss.

3. Witness Wildlife: You can witness mystifying wildlife at the Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary including wolf, jackal, hyena, small Indian civet, wild boar and more. Visiting this sanctuary and beholding the sight of the flora and fauna is one of the things to do in Mount Abu.

4. Visit Raghunathji Temple: Dedicated to the incarnation of Lord Vishnu, Raghunathji, visiting this temple is one of the most popular things to do. This temple holds religious and spiritual significance and is soaked in a divine aura.

What are the things to do in Mount Abu at night?

1. Camping: One of the best things to do in Mount Abu at night, camping will provide you with a surreal experience. Look at the starlit sky, stargaze and enjoy the peace of the night drowned in bliss.

2. Nightlife: There are numerous places to enjoy the nightlife in Mount Abu including 7th Heaven, Cavalry Bar etc. You can lose yourself to the beats of the music and have the most amazing and fun time and is one of the best things to do in Mount Abu at night.

3. Bonfire: What is better than the warmth of a bonfire on a hill station, amidst the cold breezes and chilly nights. Bonfires in Mount Abu at night will provide you with a cozy and warm experience with your loved ones while you enjoy the delectable meals.

What is famous in Mount Abu?

Mount Abu is famous for its scenic beauty along with the spiritual Dilwara Jain temples, gorgeous waterfalls, lakes and lush green forests.

How many days are required to visit Mount Abu?

Around two to three days are sufficient to visit Mount Abu as you can visit all the attractions and enjoy all major activities during this time.

When can I go to Trevor’s tank in Mount Abu? What’s so special about it?

The best time to visit Trevor’s Tank in Mt. Abu is just when winter is setting in, that is November-December.

The place is special for being a crocodile breeding spot and also being home to exotic animals such as the black bear. Trevor Tank is also a great spot for birdwatching, as its frequented by migratory bird populations. In addition, the area around Trevor’s Tank promises excellent shopping in Mt. Abu.

Which are some famous campsites near Mount Abu?

Some of the most atmospheric campsites near Mt Abu are at Bhirgu Ashram, Utraj Oriya, Rishikesh Temple, Agneshwara Temple, Jalwai Village, Salgoan watchtower, Dilwara Temples, Toad Rock, Pandav Gufa, Wildlife Sanctuary and at Aarna Wild. Aarna Wild is known for its eco-camping.

Which are the most adventurous places for trekking in Mount Abu?

The most adventurous places for trekking in Mt Abu are Guru Shikhar, Sunset Point and Toad Rock, known for their spectacular views and nearby attractions including busy markets. A trek + camp to Dilwara Temples is also popular among adventure seekers.

Which are some famous markets to shop in Mount Abu?

Below mentioned are the famous markets to shop in Mount Abu:

1. Government Handicraft Emporium: 
Known for its handicrafts, carry back a souvenir from this government-owned retail facility.
2. Kashmiri Cottage Emporium: This place sells the most beautiful Kashmiri shawls and Pashmina.
3. Piccadilly Plaza: Here you will find an eclectic home-décor collection and section of handlooms.
4. Khadi Bazaar: Khadi Bazaar is a must-visit for stylistas who are fond of fashionable ethnic wear. The shops here sell handlooms, handicraft, tie and dye, mirror-work and vibrant ghagra choli sets.

Which are the best locations for rock climbing in Mount Abu?

The best rock-climbing destinations in Mt. Abu are at Sirohi, Salgoan Watch Tower, Trevor’s Tank, Gaumukh, Cragis Point, Gabir Nalla, Sayabera, Kulagrah Valley and Achalgarh. All of these venues offer steep highs and lows, making rock climbing or abseiling a truly adrenalizing experience.

Where can I enjoy hot air balloon rides in Mount Abu? How much will it cost?

Hot air balloon rides at Mt. Abu are organised around Lake Nakki and Toad Rock. They offer a bird eye view of the place from a 150ft. height.

The activity costs around Rs. 300 for an adult and Rs. 200 for children.

Where to do horse riding in Mount Abu? What are its charges?

Sunset Point is an excellent venue for horse riding in Mt. Abu. Others include Trevor’s Tank, Bridal Path, Tiger Path, Craig’s Path and Guru Shikhar. You can even go horse riding about Nakki Lake.

The costs are anywhere between Rs. 200-500 for a decently long enough ride.

What are the major attractions of Nakki Lake in Mount Abu? What are the things to do there?

Nakki Lake is known for being Gandhi’s Ghat. Gandhi ji’s ashes were immersed in its waters. Also, the venue offers many activities for tourists. These include boating, horse riding and hot air balloon rides. The neighbouring area is famous for its eateries and shopping as well. Nakki Lake is a photographer’s paradise. It is also an interesting spot for animal spotting and bird watching. If lucky, you may spot Cranes and Grey Jungle Fowl here. The fountains in the area elevate the natural beauty of the lake.

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Reviewed: 03 Jan 2019
Really nice experience, we were treated really well. Any inconvenience was taken care immediately. The trekking was the best part of the trip. Guides have ample knowledge and took good care of us.
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Reviewed: 17 Sep 2015
Mount Abu is the ultimate place for you to visit if you are an adventure lover. There is so much to do...rock climbing, trekking, wildlife sanctuary visit, etc. This place has some very good accommodation options and we stayed at one of the nicest places, Krishna Niwas. It was such a good experience... Read More
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