Mt Abu attractions

Jain Temple in Mt Abu

Delwara Temples

These remarkable Jain temples are Mt Abu’s most remarkable attraction and feature some of India’s finest temple decoration. They predate the town of Mt Abu by many centuries and were built when this site was just a …
Lake in Mt Abu

Nakki Lake

Scenic Nakki Lake, the town’s focus, is one of Mt Abu’s biggest attractions. It’s so named because, according to legend, it was scooped out by a god using his nakh (nails). Some Hindus thus consider it a holy lake. …
Mountain in Mt Abu

Guru Shikhar

At the northeast end of the Mt Abu plateau, 17km by the winding road from the town, rises 1722m-high Guru Shikhar, Rajasthan’s highest point. A road goes almost all the way to the summit and the Atri Rishi Temple, c…
Viewpoint in Mt Abu

Sunset Point

Sunset Point is a popular place to watch the brilliant setting sun. Hordes stroll out here every evening to catch the end of the day, the food stalls and all the usual jolly hill-station entertainment. To get there,…
Wildlife Reserve in Mt Abu

Mt Abu Wildlife Sanctuary

This 289-sq-km sanctuary covers much of the mountain plateau and surrounds the town of Mt Abu. It is home to leopards, deer, foxes and bears. Contact Mt Abu Treks to arrange an overnight stay.
Hindu Temple in Mt Abu

Achaleshwar Mahandeva

This fascinating, atmospheric Shiva temple, 8km northeast of Mt Abu in Achalgarh (off the road to Guru Shikhar), boasts a number of diverting features, including what’s said to be a toe of Shiva, as well as Nandi (S…
Hindu Temple in Mt Abu

Gaumukh Temple

Down off the road to Abu Road, 8km south of Mt Abu town, a small stream flows from the mouth of a marble cow, giving this shrine its name (gaumukh means cow’s mouth). There’s also a marble figure of the Nandi (Shiva…
Notable Building in Mt Abu

Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University

The white-clad people around town are studying at Brahma Kumaris Spiritual University. This organisation teaches that all religions lead to God and that the principles of each should be studied. The university’s aim…
Museum in Mt Abu

Government Museum

The highlight of this small, seldom-visited museum is the sculpture gallery, with works from the ancient town of Chandravati, 7km from Mt Abu, dating from the 6th to 12th centuries. Note the sculpture of the snake g…
Hindu Temple in Mt Abu

Adhar Devi Temple

In the hills just north of town, about 1.5km from Nakki Lake, 360 steps lead up to this 15th-century temple dedicated to Durga and located in a natural cleft in the rock. You have to stoop to get through the low ent…