Guru Shikhar is the highest peak in Mount Abu and is the pride of the Aravali Range since it is the highest peak of the range. It is among the top tourist attractions of Mount Abu and allures everyone with its magical and breath-taking views. It is 1,722 meters above the sea level and was named after the monk Guru Dattatreya who resided here.
The views of Guru Shikhar are as picturesque as one can imagine and never fail to captivate visitors. Apart from offering scenic views, lovely landscapes and ample opportunities for fun picnics, this place is also home to the Mount Abu Observatory, which is a reason in itself to visit this area.
Tourists visit Mount Abu all through the year as it has its unique offerings for every season. Summers are the best time if one wants to break free from the scorching heat and experience the cold hill station air. The rainy season gets a little dangerous because of the heavy downpour – it’s best to avoid trekking at this time as the pathways get quite slippery.
To reach Guru Shikhar from the Mount Abu area, one can only rely on going by road as that is the only option. It is about 15 kms away (almost a 30-minute drive from the main city) and one can get there easily via the Delwara Achalgarh Road. There are no buses available which is why one must either hire a cab or go by a personal vehicle.
By Road: Mount Abu is well connected to major cities by highways and the nearest national highway is NH-14, which is just 24 km away.
By Rail: The Abu Road station is the nearest railway station, located just 28 km from the main city. The rail routes are connected to major cities like Delhi, Jaipur, Ahmedabad and Mumbai. State transport services are always available from the station or one can easily hire cabs too.
By Air: The nearest airport to Mount Abu is the Udaipur Airport. It is located at a distance of 185 kms from the hill station. Ahmedabad airport, on the other hand, is 221 kms away and has better connectivity. Daily flights are available from there to other parts of the country, so it may make more sense to plan your trip from Gujarat rather than Rajasthan.
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