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How To Reach Mount Abu

How to Reach Mount Abu by Air

One of the fastest ways to reach Mount Abu is by air. But Mount Abu does not have its own airport. The closest one is at Udaipur which is 185 km away. Interestingly, at 221 km, Ahmedabad Airport is the second closest airport to Mount Abu.

Udaipur and Ahmedabad are busy routes and receive daily flights from all major domestic operators from cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Bengaluru and Chennai. Those flying in from the western or southern parts of India can choose to land at the Ahmedabad Airport. If you’re coming from the northern or eastern parts of India, you can land at Udaipur.

Udaipur Airport to Mount Abu - There are private taxis available at Udaipur Airport that will take you directly to Mount Abu. You can pre-book these online or engage one at the airport. However, do note that advance booking will cost you lesser than booking one on the spot. But if you decide to take a bus, you will have to head into the city. RSRTC has a regular AC bus service operating between Udaipur and Mount Abu that will ensure that you reach your destination in comfort.

Ahmedabad Airport to Mount Abu - If you decide to travel from Ahmedabad Airport, you can easily book a taxi to take you directly to Mount Abu. Again, pre-booking will ensure you lower costs and assured availability. It is a journey of around 3 - 4 hours. However, a bus is a pocket-friendlier option that takes slightly more time than a private taxi. As there are no direct buses from Ahmedabad Airport, you will have to get one from the city. You can take your pick from GSRTC or any of the private operators that ply buses between the two cities. All the bus services coming into Mount Abu end at Koyla Depot which is the city’s busiest bus station.


How to Reach Mount Abu by Railways

This is the next best way to reach Mount Abu from the corner of the country. Though not as quick as flying, it makes for a scenic journey as the train makes its way across the countryside. This train journey will be as exciting as the destination itself and will be a great prelude to your hill station holiday.

Abu’s railway station, Abu Road, is around 28 km from the main city. There are many trains that run between Mount Abu and all major cities around India. Some of these run every day of the week, especially from bigger cities like Mumbai and New Delhi.

Here’s how you can reach Mount Abu by train from some major cities across India.

  • Mumbai to Mount Abu - There are 25 trains for Mount Abu from Mumbai, 3 of which run every day of the week: Suryanagari SF Express, Ranakpur Express and Amrapur Aravali Express. The average travel time between Mumbai to Mount Abu is around 10 to 13 hours.
  • New Delhi to Mount Abu - There are 16 trains that can take you to Mount Abu from New Delhi. There are 3 trains which run every day: Ashram Express, Swarna Jayanti Rajdhani Express and Yoga Express. These trains take between 10 to 13 hours to reach Mount Abu from New Delhi.
  • Kolkata to Mount Abu - If you’re looking to catch a train from Kolkata, you have only one option, the Sare Jahan Se Acchha Express. The train runs once a week and takes 48 hours to take you to Mount Abu!

  • Chennai to Mount Abu - The Chennai Egmore - Jodhpur Express is the only train that directly connects Chennai to Mount Abu. It runs once a week and takes around 38 hours to complete the journey.

  • Bengaluru to Mount Abu - India’s IT capital is better connected to Mount Abu with 7 trains running between the two cities. It takes between 37 to 42 hours to reach Mount Abu from Bengaluru, depending on the train.

While some of these journeys may last a couple of days, the train is one of the most comfortable ways to reach Mount Abu.

How to Reach Mount Abu by Road

A drive to Mount Abu makes for a wonderful road trip that will take you through some of the most picturesque routes in India. Mount Abu is blessed with a good network of roads that makes it a joy to drive. The National Highway 14 is just 24 km away from the hill station. A road trip to Mount Abu will also give you a chance to explore Rajasthan at your leisure.

A road trip in Rajasthan is a vivid painting that is full of colours framed by the golden sands. Imagine an uninterrupted stretch of road, free of traffic and pollution, disappearing over the horizon. Small lakes surrounded by rolling hills add colour to the beige landscape and a cooling wind gently blows across wide-open spaces. This is what a road trip in Rajasthan has in store for you. All this and more, much more.

With such wild beauty accompanying your drive to Mount Abu, the trip itself becomes the destination with the lofty Abu beckoning you in the distance. The roads leading up to Rajasthan’s highest peak will take you past craggy mountains and through winding tunnels. The roads are wide and maintained well. With such easy access, Mount Abu also makes for a rejuvenating weekend getaway from the hustle and bustle of cities.

Thomas Cook has a wide range of holiday packages that will help you to experience Mount Abu like never before. All you have to do is visit the Thomas Cook website or simply drop in at your nearest Thomas Cook branch to plan the Mount Abu holiday of your dreams with your friends and family.

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