Rajasthan’s lone hill station, Mount Abu is a popular tourist destination. Situated in the Sirohi region of Rajasthan, this hill town is adjacent to the Gujarat border and delivers a relief from the scorching heat to the populations of the two states as well as to people from various international destinations.
The town is set on a stony highland in the Aravalli Mountain Ranges 4000 ft. above the sea level. Often termed as “an oasis in the desert”, Mount Abu houses many forests, lakes, and waterfalls that attract many tourists.
The Jain and Hindu temples in Mount Abu are famous among those who are in search of peace and spirituality, as well as among those who appreciate the visual appeal of the exquisite architecture. Nakki Lake, Achaleshwar Mahadev Temple, Achalgarh fort, Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary, Turtle Rock, Toad Rock, and the Ambika Mata Temple are some places that make it to a seasoned traveller’s itinerary in Mount Abu.
Here we present to you the top ten resorts in Mount Abu for an enchanting stay:
1. Altus Luxury Homestay
Certified by the government as a Category 1 Heritage building, Altus Luxury Homestay is a guest house of Rajputana Royal Family. Situated on the outskirts of the town of Mount Abu it is still close enough to all the religious and tourist places. Three and a half acre of terraced gardens awaits your presence at this very private and luxurious resort where you can enjoy a personalized trekking and picnic experience.
2. Palanpur Palace Hotel
The Palanpur Palace was constructed more than a century ago by the Nawab of the Palanpur estate and converted into a hotel by his heir. Since then the hotel has served visitors and treated them with the same respect that a Maharaja deserves. This heritage hotel has captured the traditional charm of the old princely states with the English hospitality that came after it. Just 1.5 kilometer from the bus stand, the Palanpur Palace stands close to all major traveller lures and is a great choice if you want to spend your vacation in luxury and comfort.
3. WelcomHeritage Connaught House
WelcomHeritage Connaught House was the summer house of the chief minister of the Mewar Kingdom before it was converted into a resort. This English-style cottage has an immaculate charm that rarely escapes the guests. The resort offers 10 air conditioned cottage-style rooms with all the modern amenities needed for a pleasant stay. Campfire dinners, bird watching, and lakeside picnics are also organized by the resort.
4. Cama Rajputana Club Resort
The Cama Rajputana Club was constructed 135 years ago, for the comfort of the royals and the British officers who came to Mount Abu in summers. This holiday destination boasts 40 rooms and two suites made for travellers of all budgets. With its striking views and warm hospitality, the Rajputana Club Resort presents guests with activities like air rifle shooting, cycling, and trekking; and facilities like gym, steam sauna, billiards room, swimming pool, and bar, among others.
5. Ratan Villas
Situated 7 kilometres from the famous Nakki Lake, Ratan Villas is paradise for nature enthusiasts. The sightings of sloth bears and even leopards make this place the perfect weekend getaway when you are in the mood for a wildlife expedition. The resort has 9 air conditioned luxury cottages and 4 air-conditioned family cottages, as well as tents designed in the fashion invented by the Maharaja of Jodhpur.
6. Hill ‘n’ You Resort
A quiet charm defines Mount Abu’s Hill ‘n’ You Resort. This relatively small property provides an escape from the chaotic city life because of its location amidst lush greenery. In the lap of nature, this resort provides travellers with a rejuvenation that is rarely found elsewhere. The property has luxury and deluxe rooms, and garden view cottages with private sit-outs.
7. Aranya Village Resort
Spread over 80 acres of land, Aranya Village resort presents a flawless mix of modern hospitality and age-old Rajasthani traditions. Offering luxurious and cosy rooms, this resort is well loved among families as well as business travellers. Rajasthani, Gujarati, Punjabi, and Chinese cuisines are served at the restaurants at the resort. The rooms look over at the beautiful Aravalli Mountains and make up for an excellent place to stay at.
8. Humming Bird Resort
Situated in Achalgarh in Mount Abu, Humming Bird Resort will provide you with a sense of calm. Elegant décor and soft tones define the lodgings in the picturesque resort. There are a number of options to choose from, rooms, suites, or cottages, you can decide depending on your preferences and budget. The resort also offers facilities like health club, doctor on call, swimming pool, multi-cuisine restaurant, and Rajasthani folk and puppet shows arranged for visitors.
9. Hotel Hilltone
Located on the town main road, Hotel Hilltone is conveniently located just a few minutes away from the scenic Nakki Lake. Great for weddings, ceremonies, and other special occasions, this resort is fairly spacious. The resort offers a swimming pool, 24-hour dine-in facility, and a children’s play area among other conveniences.
10. Manek Manor
Manek Manor by the Colonial Hotels is an idyllic place to relax. The mood is splendid and takes you back to the periods of the royals. You will feel like a king or queen when your adobe is the Manek Manor. Sit out on the vantage view point or have a cup of latte at the café lounge to enjoy your time at this stunning resort.
As Mount Abu is a highly-frequented hill station, a variety of hotels, resorts, and guest houses cater to travellers looking for a place to stay. From economical to luxury, Mount Abu provides with so many choices that it gets difficult to choose the perfect one. We truly hope that this list will help you out.
So, which one of these resorts would you want to visit on your next trip to Mount Abu? Do let us know in the comments section below!