Off to Mount Abu

Abu Road Travel Blog

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Mount Abu Lake

AArgh!! I hate private buses!! After being promised an ucomplicated trip from Pushkar to Mt Abu (silly me for listening!) I finally arrived in Mount Abu 5 hours late. The bus from Ajmer that was supposed to be a direct transfer, I finally got to after 4 taxi rides around Ajmer, a long wait at a tourist stand, before being dropped off on the side of a busy road waiting until 12.30am! So much for the 7pm direct sleeper bus from Pushkar! Oh well.. this is India!

I was really suprised by Mt Abu, it has a lovely climate, hot and sunny in daytimes, cool at nights and I'm staying in Shri Ganesh Hotel, where it is good value for money and friendly staff. I spent some time by the lake, at the Jain Dilwara temples and Adhi Devi, the Cave Temple.

Mount Abu Lake
The Brahma Kumaris are based here (Daughters of Brahma), who basically believe in spiritual principles based on all religions having the same goal and that we can attain peace by soul realisation and meditation. I went to their museum and the university, and was enlightened by their ideas! People are so friendly there and it is definately a worthwhile stop, there is much to see and do.

One morning I went for a trek with some others from the same hotel, where we climbed some mountains are saw different things, like the Christ statue (imitation of Brazil), various wildlife, and palaces etc!! Highly recommend the treks (100 rupees each), especially the night time ones, where you can see panthers and bears, and the ones to sunset point for sunset!

It was a nice break to be in Mount Abu, in Rajastan - I don't know why the trav buddy map has gone bonkers and made out I flew to the coast of Africa lol - any suggestions?

 

James1985 says:
sometimes Travbuddy has these snags.haha. Abud looks cool though.
Posted on: Jun 16, 2009
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Mount Abu Lake
Mount Abu Lake
Mount Abu Lake
Mount Abu Lake
Mount Abu Lake
Mount Abu Lake
Mount Abu Lake
Mount Abu Lake
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Cheesy pic, yep, i paid the 50 ru…
On the nature walk
On the nature walk
On the nature walk
On the nature walk
On the nature walk
On the nature walk
On the nature walk
On the nature walk
On the nature walk
On the nature walk
On the nature walk
On the nature walk
On the nature walk
On the nature walk
On the nature walk
On the nature walk
On the nature walk
On the nature walk
On the nature walk
On the nature walk
On the nature walk
On the nature walk
Chrsit statue, seen on nature walk…
Chrsit statue, seen on nature wal…
Chrsit statue, seen on nature walk…
Chrsit statue, seen on nature wal…
Chrsit statue, seen on nature walk…
Chrsit statue, seen on nature wal…
Chrsit statue, seen on nature walk…
Chrsit statue, seen on nature wal…
Chrsit statue, seen on nature walk…
Chrsit statue, seen on nature wal…
Chrsit statue, seen on nature walk…
Chrsit statue, seen on nature wal…
Laughing Mediation Center sign, I …
Laughing Mediation Center sign, I…
Abu Road
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