RAJASTHAN TRIP-I DAY- 1

Rawatbhata – Sanwalia Ji Temple – Mount Abu Stay

We started our journey for mt abu, which is 425 km from rawatbhata, early in the morning at 6.40am by our swift car. Our first stop was the Sanwaliyaji temple, which is dedicated to Lord Krishna.

Sanwaliaji temple
Sanwaliaji temple

The idol of Krishna is mesmerizing. When we reached the temple at 9.45 am it was time for morning aarti, we attended that and bought special prasad from the counter within the temple campus.

Sanwaliaji temple
Sanwaliaji temple

It was around 10.30am by the time we came out from there. After having breakfast in a dhaba outside the temple, we continued our journey.

 

The highways and roads are in excellent conditions.

highway
highway

It is really difficult to control the speed below 140. And the scenic beauty alongside the road is worth a watch especially near Udaipur. Road also passes through some terrific tunnels making it all the more a joy ride.

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We stopped again only for lunch in Jai Baba Ramdev restaurant which is on the side of highway. It’s a decent hotel with good food. Then we headed straight to Mount abu.

Diverting from the National Highway 14, we started our climb towards mt abu encountering a lot of traffic due to holidays. We reached our pre-booked guest house which is after Delwara temple at around 3.30pm. It is situated in a nice and calm place. We decided to take rest for some time. After an hour or so, we decided to explore the city of mt abu that is flourished around the famous nakki lake.

Nakki Lake
Nakki Lake

We went down to the city only to find it very much crowded as it was muharram that day(which is a Islamic holiday in India). Even so we roamed around the Nakki Lake enjoying the cool evening weather and had dinner at Honest restaurant.This food joint is at a very prime location in the market near nakki lake and the food is very delicious. You can get all varieties of food items here, ranging from snacks like dosa, sandwich to full meal as thali.

After dinner we returned back to guest house and called it a night.