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Mt.Abu Shivir - Art of Self Realization

Updated on Feb 4, 2012, 07:11 p.m. IST
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Updated schedules  

7 February 2012:   10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Entry card distribution at the venue
                              5 p.m. to 7 p.m. - Evening Session

8 February 2012:   Tentative schedule
                             6 a.m. to  9 a.m. - Early Morning session
                             9 a.m. to 11 a.m. - Breakfast break
                           11 a.m. to   2 p.m. - Morning session
                             2 p.m. to   5 p.m. - Lunch break
                             5 p.m. to   8 p.m. - Post lunch session
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Advance Prati Prasav Sadhna 
The Art of Self Realisation
Date: 7th Feb to 15th Feb 2012
Venue: Polo Ground, Mount Abu, Rajasthan
Time: Daily 09:00 a.m. to 06:00 p.m.

Polo Ground, Mt. Abu
Eligibility: Open to all. Pre-registrations required.

For more details on registration please call:
+91 9811016531, +91 9999985961, +91 9999916347, +91 9999985962, +91 9999985963

Registration form should be filled completely and sent along with the Demand Draft of the appropriate amount in favour of “ Shiv Kripa ” payable at New Delhi to the following address:
Shiv Kripa
D 170, Sector 8, Dwarka
New Delhi 110075, India

For registration form: Official Site
For hotel bookings: Official Site

some more hotels: (Note: It is advisable to check with the hotels from the link on the official site first since it is a huge list there. The below links may be used only if one does not find any there. Budget hotels are found more in the above given list. There may be repetitions of hotels in the links below from that list. One can use as appropriate.
About the place: Mount Abu situated at a average height of 1,219 mts above sea level is the oasis in the deserted land of Rajasthan and posses the honor of being the only hill-station in Rajasthan as well as north-west India, The world famous tourist destination is known for its Delwara Jain temples and natural beauty world over, situated amidst lush green forested hills on the highest peak in the Aravali range is also the summer capital for the Indian state of Rajasthan, home to lakes, waterfalls and green forests, the hill retreat, has a very cool and soothing climate thanks to its rich flora covering the entire hillside that includes coniferous trees and flowering shrubs. Mount Abu with its word-class tourist facilities with hotels ranging from budget class to three star and heritage provides a great holiday escape and honeymoon attraction. Every year more then three million national and international tourists visit mount abu enjoying its scenic beauty, rich flora & fauna as well as the marble art of delwara jain temples.

Mount Abu is declared closed area since 1965. Although, complete area of 328 sq. km. of Abu Hills is declared protected but officially 112.98 sq. km. is under unnotified sanctuary area (Anon., 2003). In shape, Mt. Abu Wildlife Sanctuary is long and narrow but the top spreads out into a picturesque plateau, which is about 19 km in length and 5-8 km in breadth. Once home to the meditating rishi and munis, the legend has it that Mount Abu is home to 33 crore Gods and Goddess. According to the legend the name Abu means son of Himalayas (or Ar-Booda, "the hill of wisdom"), deriving its name from Arbuada - the powerful serpent, which rescued Nandi the sacred bull of Lord Shiva. Mount Abu has been home, to many rishis and munis (sages and saints), including the famous Rishi Vashishtha, who is believed to have created four Agnikul Rajput clans, from a fire- pit, by performing a yagna or fire sacrifice, to protect the earth from the demons.

In historic times, Mount Abu was leased by the The East-India Company (British empire) from the Maharajah of Sirohi, Mount Abu was used as the headquarters for the resident of Rajputana until 1947, and as a sanatorium for troops. (courtesy:
Car rentals at Mt. Abu:
 One sadhak has talked with one Mr. Asit Gupta in Ahmedabad with the intention that sadhaks could co-ordinate the timings and share a car. Below are the details provided on the prevailing rates currently in Gujarat.
Note: Ahmedabad to Mount Abu is around 225 kms
Cars Available
Min KM/day
Seating Capacity
Non A/c

300 KM
300 KM
Rs. 9
300 KM
Rs. 8
250 KM
Rs. 7.50
250 KM
Rs. 6.50
250 KM
* The pricing mentioned above includes Car, Driver & Fuel (Petrol/ Deisel)
* Toll tax or any other taxes applicable extra & to be borne by the customer.
* The pricing hereby mentioned may change as per the market prevailing rates during the time of booking.

Contact person:   Asit Gupta
Contact number: +91 9227610083 OR +91 9725837511

Calculate distance between Mt. Abu and your place. Also to check rental car rates:

How To Get To Mount Abu

By Air:  Maharana Pratap Airport at Dabok 22 Kms from Udaipur and 200 Kms from Mount Abu is the nearest Airport to Mount Abu. It is well connected with major cities of India including Delhi, Kolkata, Jodhpur and Jaipur and Mumbai. It takes approximately 4 hrs. drive from Mount Abu. Taxis and buses are available to reach Mount Abu.

Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel Airport in Ahmedabad is the next nearest Airport to Mount Abu. It is 240 Kms from Mount Abu. It well connected all major Indian cities and some International cities are also connected to it. Its approximately 4 hrs. drive from Mount Abu. 

Some Important flights routes are from Ahmedabad Airport are as follows:

1h 4m
Air India, Jet Airways, Kingfisher
New Delhi
1h 31m
SpiceJet, IndiGo, Air India
1h 10m
SpiceJet, IndiGo
1h 58m
IndiGo, Go Air
1h 25m
Jet Airways
2h 17m
SpiceJet, IndiGo
Doha, Qatar
3h 40m
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
3h 7m
Emirates, flydubai
1h 40m
1h 45m
SpiceJet, IndiGo, Air India
1h 20m
Jet Airways
1h 10m
SpiceJet, IndiGo
2h 30m
IndiGo, SpiceJet
Kuwait City, Kuwait
3h 55m
Air India
1h 4m
Air India, Jet Airways, Kingfisher
New Delhi
1h 31m
SpiceJet, IndiGo, Air India
1h 17m
SpiceJet, IndiGo
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
3h 5m
Air Arabia
5h 35m
Singapore Airlines

 Please recheck the above for any ugradations. You may check on or
By Rail:  As Mount Abu is a Hill Station, Abu Road (29 km) is the nearest railhead linked with Ahmedabad, Delhi, Jaipur and Jodhpur.

Starting Station
Arrival at Abu Road
Service Days
Bangalore (SBC)
Jodhpur Express (16508)
11:35 AM
Mon & Wed
(duration: 37h 15m)
Delhi (NDLS)
Adi Sj Rajdhani (12958)
6:20 AM
All Days
(duration: 10h 25m)
Hyderabad (SC)
Sc Bkn Exp (17037)
5:55 AM
(duration: 30h 40m)
Pune (PUNE)
Pune Jodhpur Ex (11090)
12:20 PM
(duration: 16h 30m)
Ahmedabad (ADI)
Ajmer Passenger (54805)
5:35 AM
All Days
(duration: 6h 20m)
Haridwar Mail (19105)
2:05 PM
All Days
(duration: 4h 40m)
Ajmer (AII)
Aii Bct Express (12990)
12:35 AM
Wed, Fri & Sun
(duration: 5h 15m)
Aii Mys Express (16209)
10:05 AM
Fri & Sun
(duration: 4h 15m)
Bandra Terminus (BDTS)
Suryanagari Exp (12480)
1:14 AM
All Days
(duration: 11h 44m)
Ranakpur Expres (14708)
04:30 AM (duration: 13h 30m)
All Days
Bareilly (BE)
Ala Hazrat Exp (14311)
1:20 AM
Tue, Thu, Fri & Sat
(duration: 19h 5m)
Be Bhuj Exp (14321)
01:20 AM (duration: 19h 5m)
Mon, Wed & Sun
Bhuj (BHUJ)
Ala Hazrat Exp (14312)
11:45 PM (duration: 12h 40m)
Mon, Thu, Sat & Sun
Bareilly Expres (14322)
11:45 PM (duration: 8h 5m)
Tue, Wed & Fri
Bikaner (BKN)
Bkn Sc Exp (17038)
02:00 AM (duration: 11h)
Bkn Adi Spl (0942)
02:31 AM (duration: 10h 26m)
Chennai Egmore (MS)
Ms Jodhpur Exp (16125)
5:50 AM
(duration: 38h 35m)
Dadar (DDR)
Ajmer Express (12989)
02:36 AM (duration: 12h 1m)
Mon, Thu & Sat
Ddr Bkn Sup Spl (0288)
02:36 AM (duration: 12h 1m)
Dehradun (DDN)
Uttaranchal Exp (19566)
3:00 AM
(duration: 21h)
Delhi (DLI)
Ashram Express (12916)
3:45 AM
All Days
(duration: 12h 40m)
Delhi S Rohilla (DEE)
Bdts Garib Rath (12215)
9:00 PM
Mon, Thu & Sat
(duration: 11h 40m)
Bdts G R Spl (2215A)
9:00 PM
(duration: 11h 40m)
Haridwar (HW)
Hw Adi Mail (19106)
12:37 PM
All Days
(duration: 21h 12m)
Jaipur (JP)
Jp Bct Sf Spl (0238)
12:35 AM (duration: 7h 45m)
Aravali Express (19708)
5:10 PM
All Days
(duration: 8h 25m)
Jammu (JAT)
Jat Adi Express (19224)
10:40 AM
All Days
(duration: 27h 10m)
Jodhpur (JU)
Ju Bdts Spl (0966)
12:20 AM (duration: 5h 5m)
Ju Bdts Express
12:35 AM
(duration: 5h 20m)
Kochuveli (KCVL)
Bikaner Express (16312)
11:45 AM
(duration: 44h 30m)
Mumbai Central (BCT)
Jaipur Sup F Sp (0237)
2:36 AM
(duration: 12h 16m)
Muzaffarpur  (MFP)
Mki Pbr Express (19270)
3:00 AM
Mon & Sun
(duration: 36h)
Mysore (MYS)
Ajmer Express (16210)
11:35 AM
Tue & Thu
(duration: 41h 5m)
Okha (OKHA)
Uttaranchal Exp (19565)
08:03 PM (duration: 12h 38m)
Porbandar (PBR)
Delhi Sr Expres (19263)
5:08 AM
Tue & Sat
(duration: 14h 8m)
Pbr Motihari Ex (19269)
5:08 AM
Thu & Fri
(duration: 14h 8m)
Yesvantpur Jn (YPR)
Ypr Jodhpur Exp (16534)
11:45 AM
(duration: 42h)
Garib Nawaz Exp (16532)
11:45 AM
(duration: 42h)

 The above list is just a basic list for idea and will need to be checked for the timings and other details. For clear details use and to book you may use

By Road: Abu is well connected with Udaipur (185 km), Ahmedabad (221 km) and Jodhpur (326 km). Mount Abu is well connected with major cities in India. It is just on 28 kms. long diversion route from National Highway No.14. If you are coming from Gujarat then keep in mind to leave the highway from RICCO, Aburoad and if you are coming form Delhi or Jaipur via. Sirohi then leave the National Highway just after passing 15 Kms. away from Swarupgunj Toll Plaza.

Bus services between Ahmedabad & Mount Abu
Bus Route / Via                              Departure Time   Service Type
◕ Ahmedabad-Ambaji-Mount Abu      21:00              Express Service
◕ Ahmedabad-Himatnagar-Mount Abu  12:45              Interstate Service
◕ Ahmedabad-Visnagar-Mount Abu      06:45                Interstate Service
◕ Mount Abu-Ambaji-Ahmedabad      07:00              Express Service
◕ Mount Abu-Himatnagar-Ahmedabad  21:00              Interstate Service
◕ Mount Abu-Visnagar-Ahmedabad      17:00                Interstate Service
◕ Jodhpur-Pali-Sirohi-Abu Road-
   Palanpur-Ahmedabad                      00:00              Star line

Mount Abu
Abu Road
Latitude:24N41  Longitude:72E50
1219 Meters
STD Code     
IST Code     
Pin Code      
Avg Rainfall  
70 - 200 cm during monsoon.
Heavy Woolen in Winter & Light Cotton in Summers
30000 (India Cencus 2011)
Hindi, Marwari, Gujrati, English
Summer: Max:38°c , Min:26°c (Rajasthan has a tropical desert
climate. It is extremely cold from October to February, while the 

scorching sun tortures the land from March to September.  

January is the coldest month.

Religion: Mount Abu is a mixture of religions. Abu boasts of the world famous Jain temples at Dilwara and Achalgarh. Hindus  temples are found in all four directions of Abu. There are churches, a  Gurudwar and a mosque also in Abu. The main religion is Hinduism. The follower of Brahmakumaries  also have their main headquarters in Abu.

Security and Safety: Mount Abu has a reputation of being one of the safest cities of India. Crime rates are extremely low and the streets are safe to walk in any time of the day or night. Tourists are warned to be careful about their valuables as times are hard they should keep it in a safe place. Peak season time beware of wily drivers as they could take you for a ride for twice the asking rates. The Mount Abu Administration is vigilant in ensuring that the tourists are safe. The police do patrol the winding roads of Abu late into the night to ensure the safety of the local as well as that of the tourists.

ID Proof & Passport: 
According to law, you must have either of these two documents with you all the time. To check into a hotel you must show your ID (licence, PAN card, etc or passport to the hotel clerk.

Electricity: Mount Abu does not have power cuts/ or power shedding as in the rest of Rajasthan. But there may be power failure due to faults, storms, heavy rain or just some maintenance work; it is advisable to carry a flashlight.

Smoking: Smoking is prohibited in public buses, restaurants and government offices.

Plastic Bags: There is a ban on the use of plastic bags, please note from August 2010 there will be a complete ban so please do take the trouble to carry a bag other than plastic  for your own convenience .

Begging: Begging is a huge problem in India, thankfully here in Mount Abu you will hardly see any beggars, even if you do see one you are advised not to give them cash, you could help by giving them a meal.

Communications /Mobile Phones: Mount Abu has a good many service providers – Bsnl, Air Tel, Idea , Vodafone and Reliance. Reliance net work does fail in certain parts of Abu so it is advisable to carry Sims of at least two networks .

SOME DO's & DONT's (courtesy:
  1. As you prepare to climb the uphill road please see that your vehicle has up-to-date PUC (Pollution under control Certificate). If found guilty, you could be prevented from climbing up to Mount Abu.
  2. Please do not honk your horn unnecessarily and certainly not the pressure horns.
  3. Kindly do not exceed the approved speed of 30 K. M. P. while climbing to Mount Abu and driving in and around Mount Abu.
  4. Please do not feed any wild animal (including monkeys on the road) on the way to Mount Abu - The offence is punishable with fine and imprisonment.
  5. Please does not light anything on the way to Mount Abu or throw any burning match or any other burning material on the road or into tbhe forest area.
  6. While coming down from Mount Abu please give preference of passage to the vehicle climbing up.
  7. Do not drink alcohol on your journey to Mount Abu and Back. There could be random alcohol tests and if found under influence of alcohol on the wheel (driving) your licence could be confiscated and on three such violations you could be debarred from driving for life.
  8. Adhere to the traffic rules on the way to Mount Abu and also while driving in and around Mount Abu.
  9. Please do not go to the forest area alone and never after dusk. If you still desire to be in the jungle for adventure always have a forest guard with you.
  10. Please keep Mount Abu clean. DO NOT LITTER. The offence is punishable.
  11. Do not carry plastic bags with you in Mount Abu. The offence is punishable.
  12. Do not use high decibel music systems; both in your car and also otherwise.
  13. At night lower the beam of your vehicle while driving in and around Mount Abu.
  14. In doubt always take help of the Tourist Police.
If the need be, please contact following:
        Officer Name                 Telephone No.
a. SDM, Mount Abu                 238 489
b. Police                               100
c. Assitant Director Tourism     235151
d. Municipal Chairman             235127

Other important numbers:

Tourist information  
Railway Enquiry
Bus Enquiry          
Telecom Center      
Govt. Cottages      
Circuit House      
Post Office          

* courtesy: info taken from various sites on the internet and clubbed here so as to serve the purpose of bringing relevant info.

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