MOUNT ABU A unique destination for adventure and eco tourism. During the period of the Maharaja's, it was used as a place of leisure by the royalties and semi-royalties. The place presents an interesting contrast of British style bungalows and holiday lodges of the royals (Thikhana) with various tribal communities residing amidst the thick lush forest on the hills surrounding the region.The flora and fauna enjoys the adulation of the tourist to the fullest. The highest point of the Aravali is the 'Guru Shikhar' with a vast sanctuary that shelters a number of species like langur, wild boars, Sambar, leopards and many more along with a number of flowering plants and trees, which enhance the beauty of the whole scenery.
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.
Travel to Mount Abu must include visit to the major shopping areas of this place owing to the versatility of the items and products being displayed. The varied choice of items found in the markets makes shopping in this Rajasthani city very interesting. From dress material to stone products, silver jewellery, ethnic pieces, paintings, handicrafts and more, everything is found in abundance in the shopping areas of Mount Abu. The shopping areas are also famous for stone carved and marble products. Apart from these, traditional items, carpets, fabrics of tie and dye are sold in the shops of Mount Abu. There are a number of shopping areas in Mount Abu which are flocked by both locals and tourists. The variety of shops of Mount Abu is known for dealing with Rajasthani as well as Gujarati items.
Kashmir Cottage Emporium: Kashmir Cottage Emporium is located near Nakki Lake in Mount Abu. It is well known for its wide collection of Shawls & Handicrafts products. Their Handicrafts are mainly exquisite and made with great expertise and hard work. It has established a strong brand symbolizing exquisite quality that instills customer trust in an industry wrought by unethical claims. The emporium displays Carpets, Shawls, Silk and Pashmina Shawls. Handicrafts made of Paper Mache and Embroidered Silk Sarees and beautifully embroidered Cotton Dining Table Covers are also exhibited. It has its factory at Srinagar. Their other showrooms are in Chennai, Ooty, Mysore, and Pondicherry.
Khadi Bazaar Mount Abu: Khadi Bazaar is famous for availability of varied items of textiles that come with khadi work. True to its name, Khadi Bazaar is the paradise for khadi products. The variety of khadi products come at affordable rates. It is indeed the best place if tourists are interested in khadi fabric. Materials of khadi textiles are displayed in majority of shops in Khadi Bazaar. Along with the variety of khadi products, this famous bazaar of Mount Abu also houses sandalwood products and handloom goods. The best buys of Khadi Bazaar are the mirror worked cotton materials, tie and dye products and traditional Rajasthani attires for example, 'ghagra' and 'cholis'.
Maharani Emporium: Maharani Emporium is located opposite to Dhuleshwar Temple near Nakki Lake in Mount Abu. It displays handicrafts from the suburbs of Rajasthan.It provides a vast range of exclusive Rajasthani handicrafts, carpets, shawls, suits, sarees, bed sheets, handmade bags and traditional jewelry.It also specializes in block prints, tie and dye fabrics, and thread and minor work clothing. Handicrafts exhibited reveal the aesthetic element blended with traditional refinements. Their products are designed and crafted by the finest artisans. They provide their customers complete satisfaction.
Arbuda: This contemporary restaurant is a haven for you if you are a true foodie. It calls for a wonderful time with your loved ones over great food and refreshing juices in a nice and decent setting. The open terrace hangout has authentic Punjabi, South Indian and Gujarati cuisines on its menu. You can also drop in for an early Continental breakfast at this peppy restaurant. Shell out between INR 40 to INR 90 for a decent meal here.
Timings: 8 am to 11 pm
Address: Arbuda Circle, Mount Abu Telephone: +91-2974-238358
King's Food: you will find yourself comfortably seated and enjoying the bustling crowd at Kings’ Food. Savor some authentic flavours of Chinese, South Indian and Punjabi cuisines along with quick and prompt client service. Enjoy a sip of your favourite Lassi as you nibble a bite of your favourite food. The expert chefs here create magic with the preparations, pleasing all, from the fine food enthusiast to the picky eater. Location : Nakki Lake, Mount Abu, Rajasthan. Tel : +91-2974-2328478
Shere Punjab Hotel: Enjoy a lavish spread of luscious and rich non-vegetarian delights like Chicken Kadhai, Dhaba Gosht, Chicken lollypop and Butter Chicken to name a few. You can also treat your taste buds with Chinese flavours along with refreshing beverages. Location : Main Market, Mount Abu, Rajasthan.
Kanak Dining Hall: Drop in at this upscale restaurant to enjoy a hearty Gujarati and Rajasthani Thali in a decent setting amidst cheerful faces. They have other options on their menu as well which are worth trying. Enjoy a wonderful time here over awesome food. Shell out INR 70 to INR 100 for a nice meal. Location : Abu Road, Mount Abu, Rajasthan. Tel : +91-2974-238305
Honest Restaurant: The latest addition to Mount Abu's list of restaurants Honest Restaurent, promises a unique dining experience for their guests. You just can't resist the delicious offerings on their menu which leaves you yearning for more. Indulge yourself in true scrumptious delights and step out with a big smile on your face. Location : Near Nakki Lake, Mount Abu, Rajasthan.
Choki Dhani Village: Chokhi Dhani Village has been the mirror of Rajasthani culture since 1989. Started as part of ambiance for a restaurant, over the years it has evolved as a tasteful and authentic symbol of ethnic village life of this most colorful state in the country. Live dance and music performance all through the evenings is one of the major attractions at Chokhi Dhani Village. Its an hour ride from the city, give that rural experience &where one can enjoy Typical Rajasthani Food.
Location : Chokhi, Sukhdeopura Nohara, Jaipur - 302022, Rajasthan. Tel : 0141 277 0555