Mount Abu is unique hill station in the state of Rajasthan (desert). It lies on the mountain of the Aravalli range at an approx elevation of around 1,220 meters above the level of sea. Guru Shikhar is the highest point at the height of 1722 meters above the sea level. It’s the only hill station in Rajasthan, due to which has got much popular for the residents of this location from the scorching heat. It is also having a significant place in the Mythology of Hindu as it is known as the place from where the sage Vashistha retired. The best time to visit Mount Abu is during the month of February to June or September to December, as they are the periods when the weather is quite pleasant for enjoying the sightseeing. You would be able to enjoy the beauty of nature, University, Spiritual and temples. Some of the suitable travel tips are – firstly, you could hire cabs and auto rickshaw from pre-paid counters for avoiding the over charges. Secondly, you should ensure that you are not travelling overnight. Thirdly, ensure that you are wearing proper outfit according to location.
How to reach Mount Abu?
The ancient name for the Mount Abu is Arbudaanchal. In the Puranas it has been mentioned as “forest of Arbhuda”. It is part of Sirohi district of Rajasthan. In case you are planning to move out of Mount Abu, then you can plan for Udaipur and Nathdwara which are just 3 to 4 hours duration.
- Via Air
The nearest airport is Udaipur (185 Km) and Ahmedabad which is 250 Km from Mount Abu.
- Via Train
Abu road is considered as the nearest railhead and is just an hour’s drive from Mount Abu and is connected with Delhi and Ahmedabad via express and superfast trains.
- Via Bus/Car
From any of the cities of Rajasthan and Ahmedabad would be the route of Udaipur. For commuting in the local area of Mount Abu, you could go ahead by hiring a bike for lovers of adventure. Each location would be easily accessible via motor bike.
Top 10 places to visit in Mount Abu
- Dilwara Temples
- Toad Rock
- Nakki Lake
- Honeymoon point
- Guru Shikhar
- Trevor’s Tank
- Peace park
- Gyan sarovar
- Adhar Devi Temple
Where to stay and eat?
It is marvellous location for both non-veg and veg as there are restaurants such as Mulberry in the Hotel Hilltone, Market area and Restaurant at Hotel hillock. Even you could enjoy your food at Hotel Shere-e-Punjab (which is a Dhhabba kind of hotel which is famous for mouth watering Dhaba ghost, chicken 65, chicken lollypop etc. Honest Restaurant is another new restaurant which is located near Nakki Lake. In case you are checking out for delicious food then surely you should go ahead with it. Restaurants over here are serving Rajasthani food which is Dal-Baati Churma which is all time favourite for all the tourists. Apart from the local cuisine you would be finding enough restaurants which are catering to the needs of those looking for wider variety. You could enjoy all kind of pans at the pan shop across the hill station.
Whenever you plan a trip, stay has always been one of the top concerns. Some of the leading and renowned hotels/ restaurants are as under- Hotel silver Oak, Hotel Hillock, Ratan Villas, Hotel Vinayak, The Jaipur House, Hotel Aradhana, and Chaccha Inn etc. The best part is that you would be able to get hotels in every range starting from budgeted, Deluxe, super-Deluxe and Out houses and Bungalows. Maximum of restaurants are having an ungenerous check out time which is 9 AM.