A pleasant retreat set amidst the lush forested hills, Mt. Abu is a green oasis in the barren desertscape thats Rajasthan. Situated at the southern tip of the Aravali range the hill retreat owes its cool climate to its rich flora covering the entire hillside that includes coniferous trees and flowering shrubs. The road leading to Mount Abu is a curved one characterized by arid region dotted with huge rocks in weird shapes and high velocity winds. The only hill station in Rajasthan, Mount Abu is more than just a summer retreat. Its stunning array of exquisite Dilwara Jain Temples, dating back 11th- 13th centuries , make it a popular pilgrimage centre.
‘Abu’ according to a legend stands for the son of Himalaya, deriving its name from Arbuada, the powerful serpent who rescued Nandi, the sacred bull of Lord Shiva, from a chasm.
Mount Abu has been home to many sages and saints. Most famous of them was Sage Vashishtha who is believed to have created four agnikula Rajput clans from a fire-pit by performing a ‘yagna’ or fire sacrifice, to protect the earth from the demons.
The Yagna was performed besides a natural spring situated below Abu, emerging from a rock shaped like a cow’s head and hence the site was called Gaumukh.
Places to Visit
Dilwara Jain Temple : These beautifully carved temples built between 11th and 13th century A.D. are sheer elegance in marble, dedicated to the jain Tirthankaras. The Vimal Vasahi temple is the oldest of these dedicated to the first Tirthankara. Built in 1031 A.D. (by Vimal Shah-a merchant and representative of then Gujarat ruler), it is a superb example of temple architecture.
The central shrine has an image of Rishabhdev and large courtyard with 52 small shrines,each housing a beautiful statue of thirthankaras with 48 elegantly carved pillars form the entrance to the courtyard.The Lun Vasahi Temple, dedicated to the 22nd Tirthankaras-Neminath, was built in 1231 A.D. by two brothers-Vastupal and Tejpal,Ministers of Raja Vir Dhawal, a ruler of Gujarat-belonging to the Porwal Jain community.With door casings, pillars, architraves and sculptures on porticos,the temple is a fine specimen of craftsmanship.
Museum and Art Gallery : Located at the Raj Bhawan, it was a collection of archaeological excavations dating back to 8th-12th century A.D. It also has Jain bronze carvings,brassworks etc. for viewing.
Gaumukh Temple : A natural spring flowing through a sculpted cow’s head gives the shrine its name.The famous ‘yagna’ of sage Vashishtha was performed here. A beautifully sculpted hill temple of Arbuada-the mighty serpent stands against the beautiful backdrop. Nearby is the magnificent marble image of Nandi, the celestial bull rescued by Arbuada.
Adhar Devi Temple : The temple is chiselled out of a huge rock reached by a flight of 360 stairs. A favourite tourist spot.
Sunset Point : Spectacular sight of the setting sun when the hills are covered in the golden glow can be viewed from here.
Honeymoon Point : Also known as Andra Point, it offers an enchanting view of the verdant plains and valleys. The place looks most beautiful during the dusk hours.
Shri Raghunathji Temple : Situated near the ‘Nakki’ lake is the temple dedicated to Shri Raghunathji with a beautiful image of the deity that was placed here in 14th century A.D. by Shri Ramanand the famous Hindu preacher.
Gardens and Parks : Beautifully laid parks and gardens are interspersed throughout the hilly paradise. Ashok Vatika,Gandhi park, Municipal Park,Shaitan Singh Park and Terrace Garden are some of the noteworthy gardens.
Trevor’s Tank (5 km) : Named after the British engineer who constructed it, Trevor’s Tank is a delight for birdwatchers with densely wooded hills that are a haven to pigeons, peacocks and partridges.
Achalgarh (8 km) : An impressive fort with some beautiful jain temples enclosed within. Among the noteworthy temples are Achaleswar Mahadev Temple (1412 A.D.) and Kantinath Jain Temple (1513A.D.) . The latter has gold plated image. Mandakini Kund and a sculpture of Parmar Dharavarsh are situated close to the Achaleswar Mahadev Temple. The Fort was built in the 14th century A.D. by Rana Kumbha and is approachable by a motorable road.
Guru Shikhar (15 km) : The highest peak on the mount (1722 mts. Above the sea level) allows a bird’s eye view of the sylvan surroundings of Mt. Abu. A small Shaivite shrine and a temple of Dattatreya standing on the shikhar are worth a visit.
Air : Nearest airport is Udaipur, 185 kms.
Rail : Abu Road is the closest railhead linked with Ahmedabad, Delhi, Jaipur and Jodhpur
Road : Good network of bus services connect Mount Abu to major cities of Rajasthan and India.
Best Time To Visit
Any time from the autumn months to the end of the winter season. Though it is a hill resort, Mt Abu can be very hot in summers.
Area 25 sq. km
Climate Mean Max. Mean Min.
Summer 33,8 degree C 23.3 degree C
Winter 28.3 degree C 11.6 degree C
Rainfall 62 cms.
Best Season Feb-June , Sept. Dec
Clothing Summer Light Tropical
Winter Light wollen
Languages Rajasthani, Hindi, English
Altitude 1219 metres
Rainfall 65-177 cms.
HOTEL IN MOUNT ABU
Hotel Hillock Mount Abu
Hotel Hillock is located 0.5 km. from Bus Stand, 185 km. from Domestic Airport, 28 km. from Railway Station. Locted very near to the main market, Nakki Lake & bus stand Hotel Hillock is the town`s pride.
Hotel Hillock is eco friendly, tucked intothe lap of carefully preserved surroundings. Surrounded by beautiful landscaped gardens, Hotel Hillock welcome you in the spacious lobby with its dancing fountains whispering cascades & soft music.
Besides having a well stocked bar, a Multicuisine Restaurant, a cosy Coffee shop, conference hall, Swimming Pool, We have a Souvenier shop.
Deluxe Room 29
Standard Room 09
Super Deluxe Room 03
Room Amenties :
Well furnished AC rooms with bath attached.
All rooms have a panormamic view of the surrounding mountain & Landscaped gardens.
21`Colour Flat Screen TV.
Running Hot & Cold Water in showers.
Smoke Detectors alarm in each room with fire evacuation plan.
Other Facilities :
Safe Deposit Vault.
Doctor on Call
Laundry & Postal Service.
Car Rental & Sightseeing tour arranged.
Complimentary shoe shine.
Horse riding on demand.
Trekking in the Jungle can also be arranged.
Picnic & outdoor parties
Free arrangements for Drivers.
Mayur : The exquisite Restaurant serving Multicuisine.
Chit chat : A friendly informal Coffee shop.
Surahi : An exclusive well stocked bar.
Palm View Garden : A Garden Restaurant with water fall & Pall Trees.
Conference & Banquet :
Vichar Vimarsh - The meeting hall for fruitful business meetings, seminars, Promotions, Presentations & banquet for various occasions.
OHP * Slide Projector * Screen * White Board * LCD Projector & Laptop (hired on request at extra cost) * VCD * Podium * Microphone * Pad & Pens * Television.
Indoor Games - Pool Table, Table Tennis, Carrom & Chess
Out Door Games : Skating, Badminton & Basket Ball
Swimming Pool - Oasis
Romp Pomp Pomp - Children`s Park to let the little ones run riot
Cama Rajputana Club Resort Mount Abu
Welcome to The Cama Rajputana Club Resort, a grand 125 year old club, now restored and recreated into a unique heriatge luxury resort with stunning panoramic views, modern business facilities, best possible sports and recreational facilities and the finest hospitality and service, making it deal for work and pleasure.
Approach To MOUNT ABU
By air to Ahmedabad or Udaipur and then 250/180 km.drive to Mt.Abu.
By rail to Abu Road and a 32 km. drive to Mt.Abu.
All our 40 luxuriously decorated rooms and 2 elegant suites enjoy fabulous landscaped views, private balconies in the deluxe rooms and all facilities expected by demanding travellers - including international direct dial and satellite T.V. Each suite has a luxurious bedroom and large sitting area.
A fully equipped plush conference room, overlooking lush green lawns and the poolside ensures a delightful atmosphere for your conference. Between 20 to 125 people can be comfortably seated. Outdoor banquets and wedding receptions upto 1000 people can be catered for.
The Lobby Lounge
The Lobby Lounge provides an oasis of tranquility and old English charm with a fireplace to keep one warm in winter.
Begin you day with a bracing dip in the pool, or relax by the poolside with a book or a drink.
The Residency Room
The Residency Room, a cheerful looking restaurant overlooking landscaped gardens serves sumptous meals and snacks.
Services & Facilities
24 hour room service
Express laundry Dry Cleaning
Doctor on call
24 hour Fax / Telex / ISD / STD
Restaurant and Bar
Tennis / Billiards / Squash / Table tennis / Cricket
Walking / Jogging track
Indoor games room
Jaipur House Mount Abu
Jaipur House is located at Mount Abu (Rajasthan, India) and it used to be the summer retreat of the Royal family of Jaipur. It was built with Rajput Architecture overlooking the famous Nakki Lake.
Jaipur house has 9 rooms, all depicting individually the royal history. All the rooms are well-furnished with modern bathrooms, television, ISD and Internet
The Jaipur House offers its guests the finest of Indian Cuisine served the Royal way on its Terrace Restaurant, on the lush green sitout and also in guest room itself.
Other facilities include:
Roof Top garden Banquet
Taxi Pickup from Abu Road
Doctor on Call
Sightseeing In Mount Abu:
Nakki Lake (Boating), Gurushikhar, Brahmakumaris Ashram, Dilwara Temple, View Points.
Udaigarh Mount Abu
Udai Garh is located at Mount Abu (Rajasthan, India) was built as a private residence in the elegant years of the1920s and though extensively restored, retains much of the original charm. Delightful gardens, exotic with palms and an abundance of floral colour add to the magic.
Udai Garh enjoys one of the best locations in Mount Abu from where it stands on a high outcrop of rock in the town centre, with an awesome 360 degree panorama.
Sightseeing In Mount Abu: Nakki Lake (Boating), Gurushikhar, Brahmakumaris Ashram, Dilwara Temple, View Points.
Multi cuisine Restaurant
Doctor on call
Off Road Parking
MOUNT ABU ACTIVITIES
Boating at Nakki lake
Excursion to Amba Ji Temple
UDAIGARH MOUNT ABU SERVICES
Attached Bathroom with hot and cold water flowing
Well furnished rooms
Hotel Sun Rise Palace Mount Abu
Rajasthan ..the land of kings . of palaces and forts a colourful heritage, rice in traditions the landscape dominated by sand dumes.. inhospitable desert, as far as the eye can see Broken by the Aravallis mostly barren… sometimes lush green. At its southern tip sits Mt.Abu, the prime hill station of Western India. Perched at a height of over 1200 m, nestling within the folds of the Aravallis, lies this beautiful experience. In the cool, verdant green , idyllic surroundings stands the former palace of the Maharaja of Bharatpur, now converted into luxury Hotel Sunrise. Situated at one Of the highest points in Mt. Abu., it provides a breath taking panoramic view of the surrounding countryside.
Hotel Sunrise Palace Mount Abu Accommodation :
Offers the elegance of a small Rajasthani Palace with all the comforts of a modern hotel, capturing the charm of the historical town Each room, tastefully decorated for individual tasks. Each a delightful surprise !Deluxe rooms, with colour T.V. Suites, for honeymooners, and other special people. Family rooms, specially furnished Channel music, colour T.V. Telephone in every room clam, peaceful and serene Atmosphere. You cannot settle for a better address to stay at Mt. Abu – simply superb.
Hotel Sunrise Palace Mount Abu Services:
Credit cards (Bob card / Visa card / Can card )
Courtesy Coach facility ,Separate generator
Full parking space ,Site seeing reservation
Doctor on call
Hotel Sunrise Palace Mount Abu Dining :
Cloud Nine- Exclusive veg. and non veg. dishes and snacks in Indian, Chinese and continental style. Barbecue, on terrace.
Kesar Bhawan Palace Mount Abu
Kesar Bhawan Palace is the Oldest Palace in Mount Abu and belongs to Maharaja Daivat Singh of Sirohi was buiilt in 1868 AD and is now a Heritage Hotel at just a walk away from the Lake and Market Area.
Facilities : Hotel Kesar Bhawan Palace Udaipur
2 Duplex Suites and 23 Deluxe Rooms with a balcony and having attached bathrooms with bathtubs
Restaurant : Hotel Kesar Bhawan Palace Udaipur
Outdoor Areas , Lawns
Cutural Programme During Evenings During Season
Travel Desk for Arranging Sight seeing trips.
How to Reach : Mount Abu
Airport: 185 kms from Maharana Pratap Airport , Udaipur
Railway Station: 32 kms from Abu Road Railway Station
Bus Stand: 2 kms from Monut Abu Bus Stand
Distances from Mount Abu : Abu Road - 29 kms, Udaipur - 185 kms, Jodhpur - 264 kms, Ranakpur - 130 kms, Kumbhalgarh - 130 kms, Ambaji - 50 kms, Ahmedabad : 221 kms, Mehsana - 160 kms
Sightseeing In Mount Abu :
Nakki Lake (Boating), Gurushikhar, Brahmakumaris Ashram, Dilwara Temple, View Points.
Palanpur Palace MountAbu
Palanpur Palace was constructed more than a century ago by Nawab Sher Mohammed Khan of Palanpur state. Later his son Nawab Taley Mohammed Khan took keen interest and further furnished it to make it an ideal summer Palace. The present Iqabal Mohammmed Khan provided more glory and glamour to this palace, to stand out amongst other palaces. It was Nawab Taley Mohammed Khan, who had the noble idea of converting a part of this Palace from 1923 to 1936 for Hotel purpose. It was named "MOUNT HOTEL" and later an Englishman named it as "Hotel Skeltania".
Now Palanpur Palace is Heritage Hotel. It keeps alive the tradition and culture of princely states and adding all modern amenities in English style. It is one almost every nook and corner of the hill station, the surrounding peaks, lakes and valleys. It enjoys the cool misty air, fog breathtaking panorama of the scenic beauty.
Palanpur Palace has 51 rooms of which 8 are beautifully designed and traditionally decorated suites, and 43 are Air-conditioned (AC) double rooms, furnished in a blend of old and new decor, comfortable and homely, just as you would expect.
In the 8 AC Suites you would experience a 'Royal' touch of class and tradition knitted with modern amenities and luxuries, to keep your mood in harmony with your taste. Each suite has its personal Bar, dining hall, living room, drawing room, and of course spacious modern toilets.
Our Restaurant serves Continental, Chinese & Indian delicacies & cater for every taste & appetite. Lights & decor create special effect and take your feelings and thoughts to a new height when folk music floats at dinner time.
Deewan 'E' Khas
The Conference hall boasts of being the largest in the town and can accommodate up to 400 persons in theater type arrangement. The deep blue wall to wall carpet keeps one's mind cool & fresh.
When the darkness creeps the hill station the lighted palace is just the right choice to step in.
These temples were built were built between the 11th and 13th centuries and dedicated to the Jain Tirthankaras (saints) and are famous for rich intricate unique white marble carvings. These temples are master-pieces of marble sculpture, especially the Vimal Visahi and the Tejpal Temples.
Indian, Chinese, Continental
Location : 1.5 kms. from Bus Stand; 1.0 kms. From Delwara Temple; 1.0 kms. From Nakki Lake.
Palace Hotel Mount Abu
The property is a piece of history trapped in time and exudes an ambience of old world charm, warmth and hospitability. These are the very qualities that you will find in the well appointed rooms and suites. Each of the 33 rooms are unique and have all the mordern amenities to make your stay very comfortable.
In an effort to maintain the history and heritage of the property, the dining experince has also been tailored to reflect a time gone by. A traditional meal native to the region or traditional Indian food or perhaps Continantal fare, are all carefully prepared to simulate the palate. A meal in the large ornate dining room which has played host to many dignitaries and visiting heads of state in the past add to the ocerall experince. The bar is a popular watering hole in the evenings where one can relax with friends and family.
There are two tennis courts in a marvellous hillside setting. Along with tennis, on offer are billards, table tennis and a selection of board games. There is a large conference hall with requisite facilities which can accommodate up to 150 delegates. Corporate houses send their teams to the property as the peaceful environment proves most beneficial to productive ideas to help businesses grow.