By Holiday Times Traveler
Mount Abu is one of the most easily reachable Hill Destination. It has a unique atmosphere round the year. But one must try to go on holiday in winter where the temperature goes in minus degree Celsius. The crowed is gone by this time and you can see some very rare spice of birds, flower and food on hills.
Hospitality is at its best and you will not find such type of hospitality any where. People are courteous and generous. Food, especially in winter is mind boggling.
The history of Mount Abu can be traced back to the Puranas. Known as “Arbudaranya” or “the forest of Arbhuda” in the Puranic Age, Mount Abu is described to have served as a retreat for Sage Vashistha, following his spur with Sage Vishwamitra.
A divine feeling in mysterious mountains and rare shrubs can be found in winter only. Although it is good in summer as well but due to crowd, you may not be able to see flora and fauna.
Arbhuda Mountains or Mount Abu is also popular for having been the home of Gurjaras. Multiple inscriptions including Dhanpala’s “Tilakmanajari” lay stress on the association of this place with that of Gurjaras.
Do not stay in husty busty town, for adventure, climb up and see if you can find some local villagers. They hire huts with all comfort and hukka. Tea taste differently in this hills. Usually without milk.
Listen to the sound of silence, recognize the nature and child air will tell you the altitude you have climb. Best part is you can be down to city within one hour. Great Hills to rest.
Courtesy: Rajasthan Tourism Authority for Photo.