Bhatana is a small village in Rajasthan, 57 km away from the famous hill station of Mount Abu. The village sits very close to the hilly terrain which has Mount Abu in its midst. The surroundings are pretty pleasant in terms of view as well as with temperatures being pleasant on an average basis compared to the arid areas.
Places to Stay
Being close to the tourist hub of Mount Abu, the place is abundant with hotels and lodges. Some of the good budget hotels which are worth trying out are Couple Paradise (Tariff – Rs. 800), Udai Garh - The Heritage Retreat (Tariff – Rs. 800), Swagat Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), SRP Inn (Tariff – Rs. 500) among others.
The official language of the area is Hindi. English is also understood in certain places such as hotels.
The important festivals celebrated are Holi in March, Dusshera in September-October and Diwali in November and the two Eid(s).
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction. Some of the interesting places in Mount Abu are Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary with its many temples, the Achalgarh fort (with the Nakki Lake in its vicinity), the Durga Mandir outside the town and others.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to the village is the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport in Ahmedabad at a distance of 214 km.
The Abu Road Railway Station is the nearest railway station at a distance of 35 km.
Most buses which ply on this route are state transport buses. You don’t have to stand in serpentine queues anymore as you can easily book bus ticket online.