Haliwara is a small village in the western Indian state of Rajasthan. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the tourist hill-station of Abu Road at a distance of 75 km south-east. The village lies close to the border of the neighbouring state of Gujarat. Enthusiasts with a fascination for Rajasthani cuisine, landscape and greenery should visit this area.
Places to Stay
Being close to the tourist hub of Mount Abu (97 km), the area does not lag behind when it comes to hotels and lodges. Some of the good budget hotels which are worth trying out in Mount Abu 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) and 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 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 major airport to the village is the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport in Ahmedabad at a distance of 250 km.
The Abu Road Railway Station is the nearest railway station at a distance of 74 km.
Most buses which ply on this route are state transport buses. Buses to the village are available from Mount Abu as well as Abu Road. Book bus ticket online from the comfort of your home with just a click of a mouse.