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Travelogged #16 Know All About The Mystical Place In The Heart Of Rajasthan- Mount Abu

By Anubha Das

Updated - April 16, 2019 7 min read

Mount Abu, a hill station in western Rajasthan, near the Gujarat border is set on highly rock plateau in the Aravali range and surrounded by the forests. Amidst all the lush green environment lies the summer capital of India with a cool and soothing climate to make you stay a little longer every time you wish the place. The ride from Delhi to Mount Abu is simply amazing and is approximately an 800 km ride which takes about 13 hours. The best time to visit Mount Abu is from November to June.

 

 

Things To Do In Mount Abu

 

1. Climb A Waterfall

Mount Abu has one of the most amazing and rustic waterfalls called the Dhrudhiya Waterfalls. No one laments a trek to climb this waterfall to observe this falling magnificence. The Dhrudhiya Waterfalls is extremely an off the framework point and in the event that you are visiting Mount Abu for a couple of days, then this is a good place to spend some time with your family and friends.travelogged-16-things-to-do-mount-abu-climb-waterfall_image

 

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2. Trek To The Sunset Point

Aravallis is a standout amongst the most antiquated mountain belts on the planet and trekking on a portion of the amazing courses of this mountain belt is a unique experience, which you should have. The best trekking option in Mount Abu is trekking all the way to the Sunset point where you'll be mesmerized by the view and the video. It is also considered as one of the most romantic places at this hill station in Rajasthan.travelogged-16-things-to-do-mount-abu-sunset-point_image

 

3. Enjoy Vegetarian Fare At Sankalp

A wonderland for all the foodies out there! Visit Sankalp restaurant in Mount Abu which is well known for its unordinary fillings. At the eatery, you can have dosa with pineapple and cheddar fillings and even go conventional and attempt spinach. The quality and the quantity of the food is brilliant along with top class service makes this spot perfect. You must try out their masala papad which is served with a zesty filling.travelogged-16-things-to-do-mount-abu-sankalp_image

 

4. Visit The Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary

While vacationing in the desert hill station of Rajasthan, treat yourself looking at the amazing flora and fauna of the Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary. You'll require more than a couple of hours to scale the park on a jeep. Trek through the dry deciduous and thorny forest to look at the different species of monocots and dicots. Previously Asiatic lion and Bengal tigers were found at this wildlife sanctuary but now you can only spot mongoose, sambar, Indian leopard, wild boar, common langur, Indian hare, pangolin, porcupine, sloth bear, and hedgehog over here.travelogged-16-things-to-do-mount-abu-wildlife-sanctuary_image

 

5. Visit the Government Museum

The treasure house of Mount Abu is located at the Raj Bhawan where the archaeological excavations are dated back to 8th-12th century A.D. One of the most famous items to be showcased at the Government Museum are the Jain bronze cravings and the classic brass works. Altogether giving you the idea about the history of the life of the locals at Mount Abu.travelogged-16-things-to-do-mount-abu-government-museum_image

 

 

 

Places To Visit In Mount Abu

 

1. Nakki Lake

This beautiful lake amidst Aravalli hills is one of the prime attractions in Mount Abu. The backdrop of this lake looks like one of those frictional book ones which is very popular being the first man-made lake in India. Take a boat ride and sail over the lake seeing the moderate life which is incredibly unfurling around it. Flanked by astonishing regular ponders, the Nakki lake is one of the best places to visit in Mount Abu.travelogged-16-things-to-do-mount-abu-nakki-lake_image

 

2. Toad Rock

Have an astounding view of Mount Abu from the top of Toad Rock. The name defines the shape of the rock which is at an elevated height capturing the panoramic view of the whole hill station. The way to toad rock starts from a point near Nakki Lake and the staircase has about 250 stairs in all which passes through a little thick growth of trees and shrubs. While climbing up to the toad rock you'll also cross the Swami Vivekananda's cave where he meditated for a time being.travelogged-16-things-to-do-mount-abu-toad-rock_image

 

3. Arbuda Devi

Adhar Devi Temple in Mount Abu is situated among excellent caves on the mountains of Aravalli slopes. The sanctuary is devoted to Goddess Durga. The sanctuary was named after the 'Adhar' of the Goddess Durga, which fell at the site and was discovered hanging in mid-air. The sanctuary has loaded with dazzling sculptures, which make it worth visiting when you visit Mount Abu.travelogged-16-things-to-do-mount-abu-arbuda-devi_image

 

4. Trevor’s Tank

Almost 5km from the town, Trevors Tank is an ideal spot for people who love to be around nature. The tank got its name from the designer "Trevor" who used to breed crocs. It is currently a famous excursion spot for the two local people and vacationers. Trevor's Tank is covered with wild crocs and along the lines of the place lies the green jungle. Put visiting this place on the list of things to do in Mount Abu.travelogged-16-things-to-do-mount-abu-trevors-tank_image

 

5. Achal Gadh

Achal Gadh has a great historical relevance where one would love to visit when it Mount Abu. This place is also known for people coming here to meditate due to the serene vide attached to it. Achal Gadh was established by the Pandavas and has been patronized by the Ranas of Mewar. travelogged-16-things-to-do-mount-abu-achal-gadh_image

 

How To Reach Mount Abu?

By Road: The nearest railway highway to Mount Abu is NH 14 which connects the hill station of Rajasthan to the major cities of the country by Road. It takes approximately 14 hours to reach Mount Abu from Delhi via road.

 

By Rail: Abu Road is the closest railroad station to Mount Abu which is around 28 KM from the city. This railway station is well associated by rail courses to New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, and Mumbai. From Abu Road, you can either book state transport bus or Taxis to reach Mount Anu( sharing and private). 

 

By Air: The nearest Airport from Mount Abu is located at Udaipur which is 185 Km away, though when compared the connectivity from Ahmedabad is much better than that of Udaipur. 

 

Local Cuisines

Mount Abu is the home to a lot of amazing and scrumptious food which you cannot find anywhere else in India. Mount Abu is located in Rajasthan and is known for its bona fide Rajasthani local cuisine. The roads are loaded up with the fragrance of the celebrated road nourishment in Mount Abu and powers one to make an agenda of all that one needs to try when they visit Mount Abu. Some of their popular dishes include Gatte ki Sabzi, Dal Baati Choorma, Pyaaz ki Kachori, Ghotua Laddoos and so forth. Their menu will definitely leave you spoilt for choice as they’ve got it all covered for you.travelogged-16-things-to-do-mount-abu-local-food_image

 


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FAQs

Q: What is the best time of the year to visit Mount Abu? What are the places worth watching there?

A: The best time to visit Mount Abu is from November to June. And, the places that are worth visiting are Achal Gadh, Nakki Lake, Achal Gadh, Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary so forth.

 

Q: How should I travel from Udaipur to Mount Abu? What is the approximate cost of the taxi fare?

A: You can travel by a private taxi or book state transport bus from Udaipur to Mount Abu. The approx cost of the taxi fare from Udaipur to Mount Abu is INR 2000-2700.

 

Q: Should we drive at night to Mount Abu from Abu Road?

A: You shouldn't drive at night from Abu Road to Mount Abu since you'll miss all the good sightseeing places on the way. 

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