Shimla of Rajasthan
( 3.8 )
Hindi, Marwardi, Gujarati and English
1 Days
November to February
Maharana Pratap Airport
27℃ to 33℃

Mount Abu Tourism

The magnificent hill station tucked into the beautiful Aravalli Ranges in Rajasthan, Mount Abu is an oasis amidst the arid desert. Located at a distance of 80 kms from Sirohi village in Rajasthan the mountain forms a distinct rocky plateau. The highest peak in the mountain, Guru Shikhar, is at an altitude of 1722m above the sea level. This is the only hill station in Rajasthan surrounded by lush green forests of pine and deodar, home to beautiful lakes and rivers, Mount Abu is often referred to as ‘Shimla of Rajasthan’.

 

Popular Hotels in Mount Abu

Mount Abu Photos

 

Mount Abu is a popular tourist destination, an escape from the scorching sun and heat of Rajasthan. The mountain is home to exquisite Dilwara Temples, one of the most stunning pieces of architecture in the country. The tourists can enjoy calm and relaxing boating, views to sunset point, honeymoon point along the lakeside. With the verdant valleys and cool atmosphere, Mount Abu is a spot in for anyone who would want a calm and peaceful getaway.

 

Mount Abu Itinerary

Day 1:

  • Guru Shikhar - highest point in Mount Abu
  • Guru Dattatreya Temple
  • Dilwara Temple
  • Spent the evening at Nakki lake
  • Climb up the Toad Rock.
  • Stroll in the local markets.

 

if you have more than a day in Mount Abu, you can visit the famous Mount Abu wildlife sanctuary and the Achalgarh village.

 

 

Local Cuisine

Mount Abu’s cuisine is not too different than Rajasthani cuisine. The best way to try local cuisine is to try Rajasthani Thali. the top spices to taste here are garlic, mint, turmeric, coriander and others.  The most traditional dish to try is Dal Bati Churma. Other dishes to try are googri, chaavadi, besan chakki, bail gate and paapasi. An absolutely must try is pyaaz pakoda, prepared by deep frying onions that are soaked in batter of gram flour.

When it comes to dessert, the place is famous for milk and milk products. Ghewar is a top dish to try out here.  The most common beverage is sweetened churned curd or lassi. The best variety of lassi to try here is Makhaniya lassi made with yogurt, sugar, homemade cream, cashew, pistachios and saffron. Other beverages to try out here are aam panna, bael juice, thadi, chacch and others.

Famous restaurants to try out here includes:

1.      Sher – e Punjab Restaurant

2.      Arbuda Restaurant

3.      Mulberry Tree Restaurant

4.      Sankalp Restaurant

5.      King’s Food

 

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