Pawti is a small village in the western Indian state of Rajasthan. The nearest major urban agglomeration is Abu Road at a distance of 77 km south-east. The neighbouring state of Gujarat is not too far either. Tourists travelling between Barmer and Abu Road can stop by at this village. Those who have a keen interest in Rajasthani cuisine, culture and temples can check this place out.
Places to Stay
Being close to the tourist hub of Mount Abu (99 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 in the area. 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 Maharana Pratap Airport in Udaipur at a distance of 203 km.
The Abu Road Railway Station is the nearest railway station at a distance of 76 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. Get discount coupons for bus tickets by logging on to TicketGoose.com, a leading bus booking portal.