Bored? Sick of summer already? Want to go to a place that is calm, cool and perfect for a small weekend getaway? Escape to Mount Abu. I mean, that's what we did.
Located just 224 km. away from my home in Gandhinagar; the capital city of Gujarat, Mount Abu is nested on the border of Rajasthan and Gujarat in the Aravalli mountain range. It is a very popular hill station being home to many rivers, lake, waterfalls and lush green forests.
The nearest railway station is Abu Road Railway Station, 27 km away from Mount Abu. From there you can hop on a Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation but from the bus terminal near the railway station for a 45 min ride through the scenic route of Abu. Or if you are a adrenaline junkie like me you can always go there by car or bike. A word of warning, the road from the town of Abu to the top is very dangerous one side being deep gorges and steep mountain walls. One has to be extra careful if you decide to go there by your own vehicle. And if you are going there with your mother, like me, blindfold her.