Located amidst the lush green forested hills on the highest peak in the Aravalli range, Mount Abu is a cool, green respite from the parched sandy deserts of Rajasthan. It is the perfect vacation to rejuvenate you and leave you with an unforgettable experience. Here are some experiences that would stay with you
Mount Abu will promise you those very strong, majestic horses to ride to the spectacular Sunset Point, where you can enjoy a tranquil, romantic sunset. Speaking of romantic, nothing helps rekindle romance like rowing the day away on a boat, gently rocking back and forth on the glittering waters of Nakki Lake. Men and women dressed in colourful turbans, ghagras and armfuls of bangles, push you around in a tiny cart with cushioned seats, while the chilly breezes make you tingle with the sensation that you are enveloped by the beauty of Mount Abu, this minute!
When in Rome, do as the Romans do. When in Mount Abu, do not fail to tuck into the mouth-watering Dal Bati Churma, Gatte, Sev Tamatar Ki Subzi and Ghewar, rich in spices and desi ghee at authentic places such as Jodhpur Bhojanalaya. You can wash it down with their famous pudina chaas. Chacha Inn is another place that offers pure indulgence in the form of steaming delicacies fresh off the tandoor, with Rajasthani folk singers and puppeteers ensuring you have delightful company as you polish your plates clean.Whatever you prefer, do not deny yourself a pot of cold creamy dry fruit-studded rabdi and piping hot jalebis.
The markets in Mount Abu are ever-welcoming. They entice you with their proud show of colours and the shine of traditional inimitable jewellery.Your eyes cannot get enough of feasting on the pretty jhumkas, armlets, girdles, bracelets and bangles with such intricate work on them. Those who believe in embellishing their houses more than themselves must not be disappointed. All antiques from grandfather clocks, beautiful lanterns and ancient telephones to swords and pocket-watches are in this treasure chest called Mount Abu!
Yes the romantics and the shoppers have been taken care of, but the ‘Doras – the explorers’ have not been ignored. Sunset point is just the beginning point of your journey. Mount Abu is home to the majestic Achalgarh fort that has stood the test of time to relate timeless tales of witnessed valour to its visitors. The world-renowned Dilwara Jain temples could only be truly appreciated by a hunger for aesthetic treasure and the wildlife sanctuary is nature lovers’ haven. You must see it, to know it.
Mount Abu pampers you in all possible ways. It makes sure all your senses are catered to, including your sense of spirituality. The Universal Peace Hall is the perfect destination for a little pondering and a little sharing and exchanging of views about faith for spiritual awakening and enhancing your belief.
Wait no longer! Pack your bags, get on to the next train and rediscover yourself and the experience that been done an injustice to by simply words!