Hotel in Mt. Abu

#1 Jun 25th, 2004, 07:26
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I'm hoping someone has stayed somewhere "nice" in Mt. Abu and could recommend it.

I've heard varying stories from other travels about going there - but I really want to see those temples!

Stephanie (in Vancouver now, going to India in October)
#2 Jun 25th, 2004, 07:59
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Hi Stephanie

Have a look in the hotels listing (that link will take you straight to the Rajasthan section), a couple of members have recommended hotels in Mt Abu
#3 Jun 25th, 2004, 13:22
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Oh, oh, I know that one! Bikaneer Palace near the temples. Bit far from town but quiet. Also has western meal if you let them know in advance. Choose a room as some are worse than others. Showing good old dilapidation from government ownership but very athmospheric..
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A nice cheapie is situated in a quiet area near the lake... forgot the name... lake palace or lake view or something... I remember walking past it and vowing to stay there next time (I stayed at a place up a side valley near the bus station - quiet and nice but 15mins walk from the lake). Rough Guides lists it as a good place for bird watching from the balcony
Basically, from the busstation walk to the lake and follow the road to the right... 1/4 around the lake. So after 10mins you pass a sort of playground and a square where some roads converge, it's just 100m to the right. Very quiet, as opposed to places more in the commercial area.
There's also a guesthous one the other bank of the lake (Ganesh it's called I think) that has three free walks every day for guests run by their enthusiastic hiker. I stayed elsewhere but was still allowed to join in - great for finding beauty spots, viewpoints across town or over the plains, etc. Sometimes the walk passes a lake where you can swim.
Mt Abu was OK, but don't compare it to other hill stations. The temples were magnificent - take socks if you go after 11:00 or so as the stones get very hot to walk on barefoot. You could take a taxi there and walk back along the road - pretty area.
If you like the temples, also try to visit the Ranakpur Jain temple, a daytrip north of Udaipur in fabulous countryside.
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