Mount Abu, nestled in the lush, forested hills, is like a pleasing oasis in the state of Rajasthan. Technically speaking, it is the only hill station in the state and has an elevation of about 4000 ft. It is a part of the Sirohi district in southern Rajasthan and is very close to the Gujarat border. Placid lakes, gushing waterfalls, and evergreen forests define the sylvan landscape of Mount Abu. It is a welcome break for the traveller who has traversed through the state of Rajasthan and battled the heat and the dust. Mount Abu is renowned for its large number of tourist attractions. The picturesque Dilwara Jain temples, the stately Achalgarh Fort, and the serene Nakki Lake are some of the major tourist attraction of the town. Other places of interest are Durga Temple, Ambika Mata Temple, Adhar Devi Temple, and Dattatreya Temple. Mount Abu is often referred to as the ‘Summer Capital of Rajashtan’. One can also enjoy adventure and eco-tourism. Activities like trekking, nature walks, safaris, etc. are very popular among the tourists.
There are a good number of hotels and resorts in Mount Abu. From luxury hotels to heritage hotels to budget hotels: the place has it all. We explores some of the best staying options in Mount Abu:
Kishangarh House: This is one of the best heritage hotels in Mount Abu. Built around 1890, it was originally known as Victoria House. It served as the summer residence of the Maharaja of Kishangarh and has been recently converted into a heritage hotel. The ambience is akin to the properties of the colonial times. Lush green gardens and cottage-type rooms remind of the British setup. Most people who stay here praise the setup. The rooms are spacious and clean the staff is very forthcoming. “Had the best time! Brilliant food and very helpful staff who helped us plan our trips in and around Mt Abu. Can’t say enough good stuff about this place! Extremely satisfied. :)”, says a reviewer on tripadvisor.in
Hotel Hilltone: Hotel Hilltone is a well-maintained property with clean and spacious rooms (with balconies), brilliant facilities, courteous staff and great food. The hotel also has huge lawns and a well-equipped play room. It is located near the bus stand and is surrounded by soothing greenery. The hotel is one of the top choices of the people who visit Mount Abu regularly. Most people are all praise for the food while some say that there is scope for further improvement. Overall, a good and a reasonably-priced hotel. Tripadvisor.in ranks Hotel Hilltone as the 3rd best hotel in Mount Abu.
Hotel Maganji’s: This is a quiet and peaceful property which offers a breathtaking view of the town. Most nature-lovers who travel to Mount Abu choose to stay at Hotel Maganji’s. It’s a bit out of town but more than makes up for that shortcoming by the amazing views it offers to people who stay. The staff’s behaviour is pleasant and the services are up to the mark. The hotel’s restaurant Sushila offers a traditional Rajasthani dining experience. It’s a vegetarian restaurant which has the best of Rajasthani and Gujarati cuisine on its menu.
Ratan Villas: This lodge is claimed to be located at the highest altitude in the Western India. The property is in close proximity with the major tourist destinations of Mount Abu and is situated right in the heart of the Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary. The hotel lays a lot of emphasis on eco-tourism. Forest friendly tents and cottages were incorporated to promote eco-friendly tourism in 2009. The reviewers on Tripadvisor.in are all praise for the hotel. “It is a excellent property which is a home away from home excellent interiors and cosy homely bunglows, good homely food and very helpful staff,” exclaims one of the reviewers.
Hotel Vinayak: This hotel is known for its excellent service and the comfort it provides to the guests. The property was setup in 1992 and offers a breathtaking, panoramic view of the valley and the lush green forests which surround it. Rooms are spacious, clean and well-lit. The management is polite and very cooperative. It is located at a fifteen minutes walking distance from the town of Mount Abu. Good food is another USP of the place. Hotel Vinayak offers rooms in different prices ranges. The reviewers on tripadvisor.in have showered tremendous praise on the hotel and claim to have had a wonderful experience while staying there.