Mount Abu – The favourite hill station of Gujaratis

Good food, chill vibes, a comfy stay – Mount Abu fits the perfect getaway no matter what season it is.

When the lockdown lifted, Mount Abu and Udaipur were the two most preferred destinations for the people of Gujarat. And why not? All the hotels were giving a never before deals like 2 Nights/3 Days package at the price of one night of pre COVID times and that too with breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Nakki Lake, Mount Abu

Having spent almost 8 months indoors and after seeing the hospitality industry open up, 4 college mates finally set off from Vadodara on a weekend trip to Mount Abu. After 6 hours of music, masti and fun, we finally reached our destination – Agroha Hotel, Mount Abu.

Hotel Agroha, Mount Abu
Lush green garden at Hotel Agroha

We were greeted by Dharamveer who made sure our check in was smooth with mandatory temperature check and our hands and luggage were sanitized. We had booked 2 rooms but being in a group of 4, he was kind enough to upgrade our room.

Agroha hotel is a colonial-era villa tastefully renovated to luxurious needs. Limited rooms, a lush green garden and good service with great food – what else do weekend travellers want? Though the hotel is vegetarian, you can get your non veg food from the nearest restaurant on your request.

I’d definitely recommend this place if Mount Abu is on your bucket list.

After a heavy Rajasthani and Punjabi lunch, we were off to visit Nakki Lake and Sunset point. Having a limited time and capacity, it wasn’t possible to cover more points. Also, due to corona it wasn’t advisable either. Mount Abu had 0 cases at the time of our visit.

Ever noticed this one thing? Corona isn’t widely present in the hills.

Does it have a height issue? Okay bad joke!

Photo Courtesy – Harsh Shah
Sunset Point, Mount Abu
Golden Hour with bros – Kunal, Devavrat & Harsh
Nakki Lake in the evening

Freezing winter only needs warmth and music. We had informed the hotel staff about arranging a bonfire for us. They were quick to set up in the backyard. It was great to have your own private space and lip smacking food come on the table one after when the mercury was dipping close to 0C.

Photo Courtesy – Harsh Shah

Overall, Mount Abu is an ideal destination to relax with friends and family. Have a walk in the market for shopping and to quench your hunger. Geographically falling in the Aravalli range in Rajasthan and close to the Rajasthan-Gujarat border, Gujaratis flock here mainly to consume alcohol.

With a slightly better temperature than the nearest cities, Mount Abu will always be a favourite for the Gujaratis to spend their holidays.

Places to visit – Dilwara Temples, Nakki Lake, Toad Rock, Guru Shikhar, Sunset Point

Places to stayHotel Agroha, Hotel Chacha Inn, Sterling Mount Abu, The Colonial Manek Manor, Forest Eco Lodge, WelcomHeritage Mount Abu

Checkout the following videos to know more about Mount Abu

Honest Restaurant & Nakki Lake
Punjabi food in Mt Abu

Note – Do take mandatory precautions while you travel. Wear a mask. Stay safe and avoid crowded places.

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