Best Time to Visit Mount Abu

Mount Abu in Rajasthan is a place of historical importance in Hindu legend. The sage Vashishtha is believed to have created here four Rajput clans by a mysterious fire-rite and they are on this account known as ‘Agnikula’ (of the fire dynasty) Rajputs. The legend in all probability denotes a ceremony performed to invest some alien conquerors with the caste status of the Kshatriyas. There are several Hindu temples having immense religious significance. Mount Abu is home to historical fort ( Achalgarh Fort), ancient temples like Guru Shikhar, Gaumukh, Achaleshwar Mahadev etc, Dilwara Jain shrines, beautiful Nakki Lake and lush green valleys. Salubrious environment of this sole hill resort of Rajasthan attracts a large number of tourists from all across India. Round the year, the climate remains pleasant in Mount Abu.

The place is a delightful plateau varying in height from 1060 to 1670 meter (3,500 to 5,500 ft). Situated in an extensive mango grove are the famed Dilwara temples, the finest Jain structures in India. The builders used marble, and hence the Dilwara temples have a brighter and more cheerful appearance than the generality of Hindu temples which are built of granite. Of the two Dilwara temples, one is ascribed to Tejpal, the Pal brother who built the triple shrine at Girnar, and the other to Vimala, a minister of king Bhimadev (eleventh century). The Tejpal temple is dedicated to Neminath, and the Vimala Vasahi temple to Rishabh or Adinath, the first Tirthankara. The tourists keep visiting Mount Abu round the year but winter season is considered most conducive for the travelers and tourism in Mount Abu.

Visiting Mount Abu during Winter Season: Winter season (October to March) is the best time to visit Mount Abu & November to February is the duration when the tourists’ arrival remains at its peak. The lowest temperature varies from 6°C to 17°C where as the highest temperature varies from 19°C to 27°C. The travelers travelling to Mount Abu during winter should carry woolen clothes. Despite being a hill station, it does not witness snowfall. Trekking can be enjoyed in the hills of Aravalli mountain in pleasant weather conditions. A three-day long winter festival is annually organized here. A tourist visiting Mount Abu in those days can attend the festival to have a deeper peep into rich heritage of this part of Rajasthan.

Visiting Mount Abu during Summer Season: The summer season commence from April and lasts till June. The lowest temperature varies from 19°C to 22°C where as the highest temperature varies from 33°C to 35°C. Though the days are a bit warm for leisurely sightseeing but the evening or night temperature is quite suitable for activities like boating in Nakki Lake, trekking, fitness walk or exploring market. Two days long Summer Festival of Mount Abu, held in June, happens to be a major attraction showcasing folk and cultural music and dance traditions. Once the summer capital of the Rajputana kings, Mount Abu happens to be a hub of festivities in summers. For a budget traveller, summer is the best season to visit Mount Abu.

Visiting Mount Abu during Monsoon Season: Monsoon season starts from July and continues till September. The lowest temperature varies from 19°C to 21°C whereas the highest temperature varies from 25°C to 30°C. Though Mount Abu receives scanty rainfall but even this little shower makes the surroundings greener and fresher. Nature lovers specially flock to Mount Abu during Monsoon season.

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