Guru Shikhar

Mt Abu

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, complete with a priest and distant, though often hazy, views. A popular spot, it’s a highlight of the RSRTC tour; if you decide to go it alone, a 4WD from Mt Abu will cost ₹800 return.

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