Mount Abu is a one-of-a-kind adventure and ecotourism location. It was utilised as a pleasure centre by royalties and semi-royalties throughout the Maharaja’s reign. The location offers a fascinating contrast between British-style bungalows and royal holiday lodges (Thikhana) and numerous indigenous populations living amidst the dense, lush forest that surrounds the region. The flora and wildlife take full advantage of the tourists’ adoration. The ‘Guru Shikhar’ is the highest point in the Aravali, with a wide sanctuary that protects a variety of species, such as langur, wild boars, Sambar, leopards, and many others, as well as a variety of floral plants and trees, which enhance the beauty of the whole scenery.
HOW TO REACH:
Air: The nearest and most convenient airports are at Udaipur (185 km) and Ahmedabad (222 km)
Train: The nearest railhead is Abu Road (29 km), linked with Ahmedabad, Delhi, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Mumbai, etc.
Road: Mount Abu is connected by motorable roads with Agra 735 km via Ajmer and Jaipur, Ahmedabad 222 km, Delhi 764 km, Jaipur 510 km, Jodhpur 267 km Udaipur 185 km via Pindwara, Jaswanthgarh, Gogunda, Iswal and277 km via Sanderao, Sadri, and Ranakpur.
SHOPPING & AROUND:
Because of the diversity of the things and products on show, a trip to Mount Abu must involve a stop at one of the city’s major shopping areas. Shopping in this Rajasthani city is particularly intriguing due to the wide variety of things available in the markets. Everything from dress materials to stone products, silver jewellery, ethnic artefacts, paintings, handicrafts, and more can be found in abundance in Mount Abu’s shopping districts. Stone carvings and marble objects are also popular in shopping locations. Aside from these, traditional goods, rugs, and tie-dye fabrics are sold in Mount Abu’s shops. Mount Abu has a multitude of shopping districts that are frequented by both locals and tourists. Mount Abu is notable for its range of shops that sell Rajasthani and Gujarati products.
Kashmir Cottage Emporium: In Mount Abu, near Nakki Lake, is the Kashmir Cottage Emporium. It is well-known for its extensive line of Shawls and Handicrafts. Their handicrafts are mostly excellent and produced with considerable skill and dedication. It has built a strong brand that represents excellent quality and inspires client trust in an industry plagued by false claims. Carpets, Shawls, Silk, and Pashmina Shawls are on show in the emporium. Paper Mache and Embroidered Silk Sarees, as well as elegantly embroidered Cotton Dining Table Covers, are on display. Srinagar is home to the company’s factory. Chennai, Ooty, Mysore, and Pondicherry are among their other showrooms.
Khadi Bazaar Mount Abu: Khadi Bazaar is well-known for the wide range of textiles available with khadi craftsmanship. Khadi Bazaar is, as its name suggests, a haven for khadi items. Khadi items are available at a wide range of prices. If travellers are interested in khadi cloth, this is the finest place to go. Khadi textile materials are presented in the majority of businesses in Khadi Bazaar. Along with a wide range of khadi products, this well-known bazaar on Mount Abu also sells sandalwood and handloom items. The mirror wrought cotton textiles, tie and dye items, and traditional Rajasthani attires such as ‘ghagra’ and ‘cholis’ are the greatest bargains at Khadi Bazaar.
Maharani Emporium: Maharani Emporium is located near Nakki Lake in Mount Abu, and across from Dhuleshwar Temple. It features handicrafts from Rajasthan’s outskirts. It sells a wide variety of Rajasthani handicrafts, including carpets, shawls, suits, sarees, bed linens, handmade bags, and traditional jewellery. It also specialises in block designs, tie-dye fabrics, thread, and small workwear. The displayed handicrafts reveal an aesthetic element combined with traditional refinements. Their items are created by the best artisans in the world. They ensure that their consumers are completely satisfied.
Arbuda: If you’re a true foodie, this trendy eatery is a must-visit. It necessitates spending quality time with your loved ones while enjoying delicious meals and refreshing liquids in a pleasant and comfortable location. The open-air hangout’s menu features authentic Punjabi, South Indian, and Gujarati cuisines. You can also stop by this lively restaurant for an early Continental breakfast. For a great meal, expect to pay between INR 40 and INR 90. Location: Arbuda Circle, Mount Abu Telephone: +91-2974-238358
King’s Food: At Kings’ Food, you’ll find yourself pleasantly situated and enjoying the lively throng. Enjoy authentic Chinese, South Indian, and Punjabi cuisines, as well as efficient and courteous customer service. Sip your favourite Lassi while nibbling on a mouthful of your favourite cuisine. The experienced chefs here work their culinary magic, pleasing everyone from exquisite food connoisseurs to finicky eaters. Location: Nakki Lake, Mount Abu, Rajasthan. Tel : +91-2974-2328478
Shere Punjab Hotel: Sample a delectable array of non-vegetarian delights such as Chicken Kadhai, Dhaba Gosht, Chicken lollypop, and Butter Chicken, to name a few. Chinese flavours and refreshing beverages are also available to tempt your taste buds. Location: Main Market, Mount Abu, Rajasthan.
Kanak Dining Hall: Stop by this premium eatery for a substantial Gujarati and Rajasthani Thali in a pleasant environment surrounded by friendly faces. They also offer additional dishes on their menu that are worth tasting. Here you may have a great time while eating delicious meals. For a great supper, budget between INR 70 and INR 100. Location: Abu Road, Mount Abu, Rajasthan. Tel : +91-2974-238305
Honest Restaurant: The newest addition to Mount Abu’s restaurant scene, Honest Restaurant, promises a one-of-a-kind eating experience to its patrons. You can’t get enough of their delectable menu items, which leave you wanting more. Indulge in truly delectable treats and walk out with a big grin on your face. Location: Near Nakki Lake, Mount Abu, Rajasthan.