Mount Abu

Mount Abu is the perfect way to escape the scorching Indian summers. This hill station is located on Aravalli Range near the Gujarat border at an elevation of 4000 ft above sea level. Mount Abu is well known for its several temples dedicated to the Hindu gods. Achaleshwar Mahadev Temple is one of the oldest Shiva temples in India. Another well-known place of worship is the Dilwara Jain Temple. It is built purely from marble. One can admire intricate carvings in the marble walls and ceilings. Guru Dattareya temple is built on the highest peak of the Aravallis – the Guru Shikhar. This point also has wondrous views of the landscape below.

As the name suggests Thrill Zone Adventure Park is just the place for adventure seekers. It has activities like hiking, trekking, rock climbing, ziplining and boating. The mountainside makes for a great campsite location too. For a relaxing evening head to the Sunset Point which has also been featured in many Bollywood movies. Other places of interest are Nakki lake and Toad rock. A trip to Mount Abu is incomplete without a visit to Khandi Bhandhar and Piccadilly Plaza which are lively markets selling locally made crafts out of metal, wood and stone.