Between the Himalayas and the Nilgiri mountain ranges, the
highest place (about 1700 MSL) is Mt. Abu is not only a
sanctuary but also a fascinating hill station of Rajasthan. It
is a living example of an inextricable mix of religion and
tourism. The sanctuary spread over 288 kms is dominated by
subtropical evergreen forests known for its cool refreshing air,
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It is unique in the sense that more than 250 species of birds
are found here, but the speciality of the Abu sanctuary is the
grey jungle fowl. The leopard sloth bear, wild boar, sambar,
chinkara and langur are the other inhabitants here. A variety of
fauna including highly rare, threatened and endangered species
are found in this sanctuary.
Rajasthan Tourism department in recent times have been making
rapid strides as far as Eco-Tourism is concerned. It was being
increasingly felt that the desert destinations of Rajasthan like
Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur etc. .. were oversold in the
international tourist market. In a bid to diversify its tourism
game plan, the Mount Abu sanctuary together with Mount Abu have
been strategically highlighted as an irresistible Eco-Tourism
circuit and needless to say, the response has been tremendous.
Mount Abu Sanctuary
is Rajasthan's only hill station. It used to be the
summer resort of the royalty. The British East India Company
finding the cooler environs of Mount Abu to be very congenial
built a cantonment here and till India's independence in 1947
the British Imperial army occupied the cantonment.
Apart from evergreen hills and beautiful mountains, Mount Abu
has many temples of the Jain sect. The Dilwara temple for
instance is made out of the finest variety of Ambaji marble and
the temple consists of the shrines of Adinath, Neminath,
Mahavira, Rishavdeva and Pareshnath.
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Situated at an altitude of 1,219 meters above sea level, it
experiences a moderate climate. In summers, Mount Abu weather is
dry and sunny, but not too hot. The average temperature falls in
the range of 33.8° C (max) to 5° C (min). The climatic
conditions of Mt. Abu, Rajasthan in the winter season are mild
and pleasant. The average temperature ranges around 28.3° C
(max) to11.6 deg C (min). During monsoons, the climate of Mount
Abu experiences moderate rainfall, in the range of 65-177 cm.
The best time to visit Mt Abu is either in the months of Feb -
June or in the months of Sept - Dec.
How to Reach
Mount Abu Sanctuary Tour:
Mount Abu Sanctuary Tour
By Air: Udaipur is the nearest airport, which is 185 km
away from Mount Abu. There are regular and direct flights to
Delhi, Mumbai and Jaipur from Udaipur. You can take taxis/buses
from Udaipur to reach mount Abu.
Mount Abu Sanctuary Tour
By Rail: Abu Road, 28 km away, is the nearest railway
station. The Mount Abu road railway station is well connected to
Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Jaipur and Jodhpur.
By Road: Mount Abu is well connected by road with major
cities of Rajasthan and India such as Delhi, Ajmer, Bundi and
Udaipur. State roadways and private buses/taxis operate between
Mount Abu and other cities/towns of Rajasthan and the