Abu Roadisa city in Rajasthan almost 27 km away from the famous Mount Abu. It is also the financial hub of the Sirohi district. The city was earlier known as Kharadi. It was only after the establishment of the railway station here on December 30, 1880 that the city got its present name. In terms of weather, the city experiences variations during different seasons.
Places to Stay
Being close to the tourist hub of Mount Abu, the place is abundant with hotels as well as homestays. However, if you are looking at a good budget hotel then the Swagat Hotel (Tariff – Rs.1,000) is a good option you can look forward to.
The official language of Abu Road is Hindi. English is also understood in certain places such as hotels.
The important festivals of Abu Road are Diwali, Hanuman Jayanthi, Holi and Dussehra.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction. Some of the interesting places include Mount Abu (27 km from Abu Road), Chandrawati (6.5 km from Abu Road) – the town which witnessed many pitched battles between conquering Muslim armies and local rulers, Mungathala village (13 km away from Abu Road) with its famous Saiva temple and Jirawala village with its famous Parsvanatha temple (45km away from Abu Road) built in 1134 AD.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Abu Road is the Maharana Pratap Airport in Udaipur at a distance of 164 km.
The city has its own railway station which is connected to major hubs in the country such as Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Pune, Jaipur and Jodhpur among others.
National Highway 14 which connects Radhanpur in Gujarat and Beawar in Rajasthan passes through the city. Most buses which ply on this route are state transport buses. Booking bus tickets online from several bus booking websites like Ticketgoose.com is very convenient.