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Mount Abu is a bit like the Blackpool of Rajasthan, a weekend retreat for Indians complete with ice cream, candy floss, pedaloes and amusement arcades. It's on a hilly plateau 1200m up, and the winding drive up the mountain felt more Alpine than Indian. Not that I was spending much time admiring...

permalink written by  phileasdogg on September 22, 2008 from Abu Road, India
from the travel blog: Planes, Trains & Taxiwallahs



Trekking. Or maybe not.

Mt Abu is a major pilgrimage centre, but because of its remote, forested location, also offers good walking and wildlife spotting opportunities including bears, cobras, wild boars and hyenas. So I went to see the local trekking guru, the improbably-named Charles, and he said he'd take me out in...

permalink written by  phileasdogg on September 22, 2008 from Abu Road, India
from the travel blog: Planes, Trains & Taxiwallahs



between a rock and a hard place

4/22/08 Time flies in the heat. After a very trying train journey I’m back in Jaipur for my final week of ‘classes.’ Before that, we spent a wondrous three days in our personal retreat of mount Abu. The most fun thing about the place (besides the cooler temperature and mountain beauty)...

permalink written by  Drie on April 23, 2008 from Abu Road, India
from the travel blog: Adventures in Hindustan



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