Fast Facts :
Placement : Mt Abu, (Rajasthan)
Nearest Access : Mount Abu
Area covered : 290 sq km
Founded in : 1960
Entry Fees : Indian (10Rs), Other than Indian (40Rs)
Entry Time : 8.00 am- 5.00pm
Best time to visit : October-March
Accommodation : Hotel Mount Regency, Sunrise Palace, Palace Hotel Mount Abu etc.
Mt Abu Wildlife Sanctuary is located at the foothills of Guru Shikar .This wildlife sanctuary has got wide range of flora and fauna with a good blend of wide number of species and rich natural environment .This sanctuary is great for the nature lovers as they can enjoy eco tourism at this place. Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary is a sub tropical thorn forest .There are 81 species of trees that can be found here and plants like wild roses, algae, orchids, bryophytes are quite commonly found over here. Because of the weathering of water and wind, the type of rocks found here are igneous having large cavities.
Animals like Hyena, Wild Boar, Indian Civet, Porcupine, Langoor, Jungle cat , Hedge dog , Jackal, Sambhar, Leopard, Wolf, Indian Fox, Small Indian Civet, Sloth Bear, Pangolin to name a few are found .Lions and Tigers also had been inhabitant of this place but they have been shifted to the Gir national park for their conservation .
over 250 species of birds can be seen, The Grey Jungle Fowl, which is a rare species, is found here .Bird watching is one of the major attractions in the national park and carrying your binoculars is strictly recommended, as you never know where you can sight an interesting bird.
Other Attractions :
Achalgarh Fort :
This is a huge fort located at the hilltop built by the ruler of Mewar. The views from this fort is splendid and a very rich history beholds this fort.
Dilwara Jain Temple :
Dilwara Jain Temple is a very famous Jain pilgrimage place built around 11-13th century. The temple comprises of five marble temples and Vimal Vasahi Temple being the oldest is very famous for its splendid Jain architecture.
Mount Abu Museum :
Govt. Museum Mount Abu treasures a lot of architecture from the 6th-12th AD and one can get splendid views of the statues of devdasi, miniature paintings, musical instruments etc.
Guru Shikhar Mount Abu :
This is also a pilgrimage site and the highest point of the Aravali Mountain
There are many more places worth visiting in Mount Abu.