Budget travel is something that comes naturally to me. In terms of choice of travel – modes, accommodation, food et. al, I place myself at the budget range of the spectrum, vs. many of us who may seek that luxury experience. If I am travelling solo or with like-minded friends, I would research multiple options for transit, stay and food, that would be super easy on the pocket.
One such trip was to the most visited hill station by anyone living in Gujarat – Mount Abu. Situated barely 225kms from Ahmedabad, Abu is like a weekend retreat for residents of Gujarat, especially those in Ahmedabad and the northern part of the state. And thanks to the proximity to the city, I would have visited Abu atleast 10 times till date.T
And this hill station has something for travellers of all budgets. The stay options vary from the heritage properties of Cama Rajputana Club, Palanpur Palace, Bikaner House to modern hotels – Hilltone and Hillock, to other budget friendly hotels. Now there are two sides to Mount Abu - the commercial touristy side, which has the Nakki Lake at its epicentre, and the more nature friendly side, which is more towards the road leading on to Gurushikhar, the highest peak of the Aravalli range.