Trekking In Mount Abu - History, Timings & Entry Fee

Adventure / Trekking

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Distance (From Mount Abu): 8 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 4 Hours/Half Day

Transportation Options: Walk/Trek

Travel Tips: None

Mount Abu with its beautiful landscapes, lakes, waterfalls, sunset points and lush green forests provides an excellent opportunity for nature lovers to appreciate Mother Nature in close. There are 17 nature trails and pathways approved by the state forest department for adventure activities. These trails wind through different parts of the dense forest with grassland and water bodies, where trekking is allowed on foot and on horse.

The Mount Abu started becoming a popular place ever since the British started taking special interest in the region. As the British started promoting the place as the summer capital of the Rajputana estate, they developed the region with beautiful jungle trails. The Bailey's Walk (2 km), Craig's Path (2 km), and Salgaon Trail (3 km) are some exciting jungle trails to experience. For the more rugged trekkers, the Utroj path (6 km), Trevor's Tank (6 km) and Tiger path (8 km) can be adrenalin pumping challenges. Almost all the trails begin at the Nakki Lake.

While trekking in, one can enjoy rock climbing, rappelling, wildlife & bird watching. Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary is popularly visited by tourist groups along with local guides, giving awesome view of wild animals like sloth bear, sambar, wolf, hyena, wild boar, mongoose etc. The trekking trails are generally laid along the hilly track with small ups and downs. Rock climbing spots are different and are enjoyed by tourists with good physical fitness.

There are many adventure activity organizers, providing many thrilling programs for the nature lovers. Camp sites are present where tourists can enjoy a night stay in the tents amidst nature and do star gazing. Wildlife watching at night are popularly done while staying on tree houses. Meditation caves are present for nature lovers and are popular among the foreign tourists.