Mount Abu Tourism
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Overpriced, Chilled, Relaxing Mount Abu
The place is heavily crowded during diwali and hence once should skip travelling during the diwali. Actually this place is meant to be a very quiet and relaxing place. But since this is a budget holiday place, there are lot of people which are very troublesome. Mostly 90% of the crowd here is Gujarati.
There are many food stalls in the nakki lake market. Which are very good. Depends on the type of food you want to eat. I will summarise as below. :
Fast food - Vadapav, Dabeli, Sandwich - Jay Bhavani Vadapav
Fast food - Pizza - Dominos
Fast Food - Sandwich, Burger, CHole Puri, French Fries, Garlic Breads - Havmor Restaurant
Punjabi food - Honest Restaurant, Arbuda Family restaurant
Breakfast - Mehsana Nasta House and nearby area.
While Visiting Abu do not miss the famous Rabdi and Hot Kesar Milk which will be found at almost every corner of the road.
Now about activities -
Visit Nakki lake and enjoy the boating. It is very costly - 1200 rs per boat for 4 people. But it is a nice activity
Visit Sunset Point - Very crowded place and you have to walk almost 2 km to get to the peak to enjoy sunset.
Visit Dilwara temple - it is a nice historic place.
Visit the Brahma Kumaris bhavan - nice quiet and a pillarless auditorium.
Visit Arbuda devi Temple - about 350 steps "all heart patients do not try and visit this place" The steps are almost about 350 so you need to walk a lot.
We went to Abu by road. It is a pleasant journey. Self driving can be a bit risky. But drive slow and honk at appropriate intervals. The roads are very well maintained. Do not visit during the holidays as you might get struck in traffic for hours and you would not enjoy Mount Abu due to heavy traffic rush. The police is quite cooperative. But sometimes the drivers create Nuisance by haphazard driving.
Moubt Abu: Complete Holiday Package
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Mount Abu Overview
History of Mount Abu
Mount Abu is the most famous hill destination in Rajasthan. It is located in the Sihori district, and is 58 km from Palanpur. Known earlier as Arbuda Anchal, Mount Abu has its throne fixed as the highest peak in Aravali Range of Rajasthan.Mount Abu has an interesting history. Historians believe that the original residents of Mount Abu were Gurjars. The association of Gurjars with Arbuda mountain (Mt Abu) dates back in many inscriptions and epigraphs found from this region. As early as in 6th century AD, Gurjars located themselves in Arbuda Mountain and many parts of Rajasthan and Gujarat. In mythology, it is said that Saint Vasistha performed his final recites and retired to the hills of Mount Abu due to his differences with sage Vishvamitra.
People and Culture of Mount Abu
Located at a height of 1220 meters from sea level, Mount Abu definitely gets an extra advantage as a tourist spot because this is the only single hill station in Rajasthan. Visitors come here from nearby parts of Rajasthan and Gujarat to get away from the summer heat and relax and unwind in the pleasant weather and comfortable climate of the place. The greenery all around adds to the beauty of the hill town. Mount Abu has many other spots that require special mention. This hill station is a place for many Jain Temples. The internationally acclaimed Dilwara Temples are a group of temples with beautifully carved white marble, which were built during 11th and 13th centuries AD. Achalgargh, an old fort, built in the 14th century by Rana Kumbha of Mewar, is also a spot that can be visited. The fort in itself encloses many Jain Temples - Achaleshwar Mahadev Temples and Kantinath Temple. For the devotees of Hindu goddesses, there is the Durga Temple and Ambika Mata Temple, which is located on a cliff in Jagat, near Mt Abu.Another popular location is Nakki Lake in Mount Abu. There are toad rock stands near the hilly area surrounding the Nakki Lake region. Within a few kilometers from Nakki Lake are Raghunath Temple and Maharaja Jaipur Palace where the Emperor of Jaipur lived for several years.Mount Abu has the World Spiritual University and headquarter of the Brahma Kumaris, a well known sect, and their followers located at Madhuban. There are lectures and spiritual courses for devotees and interested students.
Things To Do in Mount Abu
The best way to get around Mount Abu is either on foot, or preferably, by hiring a two-wheeler which most of the hotels organise for their guests. Tourists can shop for many items but the silver jewellery sold here is worth a mention. The market adjoining the Nakki Lake is where tourists can buy silver jewellery in various interesting and intricate designs, but bargaining is a must. Food available in Mount Abu is nothing exceptional. But, the hill station does have many ice cream shops that offer locally made and branded ice creams, which tourists can enjoy on a chilly evening. February to June and September to December is the peak tourist season of Mount Abu. However, many also visit Mount Abu during the summer season to escape the heat of the plain areas.Mount Abu is well connected to major cities of the country. The nearest railway station is on Abu Road, 28 km from the hill station, which connects it to many cities including Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Delhi and Jaipur. The nearest airport to Mount Abu is in Ahmedabad and Udaipur. The Sardar Vallabhai International Airport in Ahmedabad is well connected to other cities in India. Regular buses from Jaipur, Udaipur and Ahmedabad travel to Mount Abu.