Guru Shikhar, Mount Abu

Guru Shikhar

Guru Shikhar is situated approximately 15 kilometers from Mount Aravalli, Aravalli’s highest point. The peak is 1722 meters high and provides a spectacular view over the Aravalli range and the Mount Abu hill station. Guru Shikhar translates into the ‘guru summit’ and was named after Guru Dattatrey who, during his days, was thought to have lived on the mountain. To his recollection, the cave at the top of the pit was converted into a shrine. The Mount Abu Observatory is home to Guru Shikhar, too.

You will have to climb a few steps after a 15-kilometer drive to reach the summit of Guru Shikhar Peak. The weather gets gloomier and mistier when visited in October and November. At the top of Guru Shikhar is a long-standing bell with inscribed words ‘1411 AD.’ This glove is like announcing your success in the valley of Mount Abu following your hiking to the summit. The bell’s tone is long and distant.

It is about 15 km away from the center of the city. You hire a taxi or you go to the base of the mountain with two wheels and you drive down the road Delwara-Achalgadh. You have to climb approximately 300 steps from here to the top.

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Guru Shikhar, Mount Abu