Adventure / Trekking | Lake / Backwaters
#10 of 12 Places to Visit in Mount Abu
Distance (From Mount Abu Bus Station): 5 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1-2 Hours
Transportation Options: Cab / Rental Bike / + Walk/Trek
Travel Tips: None
At a distance of 5 km from Mount Abu Bus Station, 8 km from Achalgarh and 13 km from Guru Shikhar, Trevor's Tank is basically a huge manmade lake situated in the hill station of Mount Abu in Rajasthan. It is one of the popular Mount Abu sightseeing places.
This place is a crocodile breeding spot and was built in the year 1897 AD by the then famous British engineer, Col. G.H. Trevor. Earlier, this region was under the Rajputana state and the then Maharao Kesari Singhji Bahadur of Sirohi gifted this land to his friend Trevor, who converted the area into a small wildlife sanctuary.
Trevor Tank has been promoted by the state tourism department as a part of Mount Abu's eco-tourism. This tank is presently being used by the authorities for crocodile breeding, as a wildlife conservation project. Apart from being a breeding ground and home to these deadly reptiles, the park is also a heaven for birdwatchers. The place is frequented by birdwatchers for spotting pigeons, peacocks and partridges.
Trevor's Tank also doubles up as a popular picnic spot and is found to be pretty crowded on weekends. The place is a paradise for photographers, providing an amazing panoramic view of lush green nature. There are viewing stations scattered across the area, where visitors can climb up to watch wildlife in plenty. The place remains open at night with adventure lovers pouring in to watch night activity in the forest. Wild Black Bears are a major attraction of the place, and can be seen only at a particular time of the year. Own vehicle is must as it is a 2 km bumpy road inside from the main road.
Entry Fee: Rs. 30 for person, Rs. 30 for Bike and Rs. 200 for Car