The last stop of the day had to incorporate the infamous Sunset point of Mount Abu. Sunset is one of the most beautiful phenomena of the world, and when you get to see it at the place where it sets in the west for the nation, it adds more charm to it. The exact time to see the sun dip into the clouds for the day is around 5 pm in the evening. Satisfyingly the hotel Sunset Inn is situated at a distance f 1.5 kms from the point. You'll end your day with the drop of the sun.
Sunset point is 3 kms from Mount Abu and a popular evening point for tourists to converge.
Slightly ahead of Nakki lake, a hill is thronged by tourists at dusk for viewing the sunset. The way up was a 20 minutes walk (via carts for the aged and infirm). While we could not see any special magic, sunset anywhere is a poignant and peaceful time. We soaked in as much of the pastel colours from the sky. During our trek to sunset point, we noticed Rabadi men and women, who were carting people up and down, sport chunky but beautifully crafted silver ornaments. We went about looking for these in the silver shops in Mount Abu. However nobody carried this variety as these are exclusively bought by the Rabadi people and is not popular among tourists. On the next day, we came across some unassuming silver shops in the local market. They got out their huge collection of the rustic but very stylish and contemporary crafts in the form of body adornments – pendants – bangles – anklets - amulets - in geometric shapes with random stones or deity embossments. We got some heavy silver bangles (kadhas) - one that was shaped like a ram head (the horn and the eyes clearly visible) and the other was a traditional abstract design with coloured stones. Tip: For craft lovers – this is a delight. Don’t waste your time looking for this in souvenir shops or Rajasthali