October is when travellers start trickling into Mt Abu. Bouts of rain showers should be expected but the temperature averages out around 30°C and the air is relatively cool. This makes for perfect weather to enjoy the many vantage points and take short nature strolls in and around Mt Abu. A boat ride on Nakki Lake in October is perfect as the tranquil waters are surrounded by lush green vegetation and soft hills.
November in Mt Abu is quite crowded because the festival of Diwali sees a number of tourists land up here. Since Mt Abu shares a border with Gujarat, a number of families land up here to spend the long holiday. This means accommodation rates are usually quite high and the town square is quite crowded. The lower average temperature is a pleasant 19°C, making it ideal for a comfortable weekend getaway.
The best part of a winter trip to Mt Abu is that all outdoor activities are open to the public. In December, you can sign up for a long hike through Mt Abu Wildlife Sanctuary. Rock climbing is another popular activity for adrenalin junkies. December sees the highest tourist footfall in Rajasthan, and Mt Abu is no different. Who can say no to an average low temperature clocking in at a cool 15°C. The last days of December are set apart for the annual Winter Festival that includes a carnival atmosphere, traditional dance performances and rowing competitions.
Imagine spending a clement afternoon atop Toad Rock and looking out at the sun setting over beautiful Mt Abu town. A January visit will see the temperature fluctuate between 13-27°C. The perfect weather for hikes, outdoor picnics and just about anything under the winter sun. January is easily the best time to visit Mt Abu because the place is less crowded and you can have a great time minus the touristy crowds.
The chances of getting a real feel of the town are higher if you’re planning a February trip to Mt Abu. You won’t mind the days getting warmer because of the hill station’s elevation and you can still enjoy a jungle trek surrounded by a host of animals and birds.
While the tourist season is winding down throughout Rajasthan in March, Mt Abu is preparing for a fresh batch of summer tourists. A trip in March makes sense because you will bypass the summer crowds and enjoy the natural beauty of the hill station.
Unlike other hill stations around India, Mt Abu doesn’t experience frigid winter days and nights. The cold is absolutely bearable, and more importantly, enjoyable.