Mount Abu is a hill station at an elevation of 1.183m (3,881ft) above the sea level, located in the desert state of Rajasthan, in western India.
Set high the Aravalli Range in Sirohi district, the road to the summit is totally paved. It’s called Mount Abu Road. It’s a difficult road, with uncountable turns and twists. The area offers a relatively cool climate and views over the arid plains below.
The road to the summit is pretty steep. It’s 21km (13 miles) long. Starting at Pandoori, at 290m above the sea level, the elevation gain is 893 meters. The average gradient is 4.25% with some sections up to 8%. The pass is located on the way from Pandoori to Goa Gaon villages.
Pic: Jitendra Suthar