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General Information
How to Reach Mount Abu
Training Fields
The ‘Abu Wild’: Our Camp Site
The boarding Facilities

General Information

The Upper Kodra at Mount AbuMount Abu is situated about 223 km from Ahmedabad, 82 Km north of the Palanpur and about 47 km north–west of famous pilgrimage place ‘Ambaji’. The height of Mount Abu from the MSL is about 4100ft, the highest peak of the entire Aravali range the ‘Guru Sikhar’ (5654ft) is also situated in Mount Abu hills. Other than the world famous Delwara temple, there are places which are still not exploited by the tourist in Mount Abu. Places like Bhrigurishi Ashram, Jamdagni Ashram, Sayavera, Saddkaji Temple, Devangan, Gautam Ashram and Anjanimata temple are still far beyond the reach of normal tourist because of their location in the remote hilly and dense forest area. To reach these places one requires the knowledge of trekking route and above all the courage and endurance to trek and perspire. Apart from the ecological purpose, the exposure of such historical remote places to the trainees is also part of it. The trekking on ‘Old Cart route’, now known as ‘The Tiger Path’ is an example of the same. Mount Abu is also a Wild life Sanctuary, known for its bio-diversity. Tiger, Panthers, Hyenas, Bears and all kind of small cats are found here with homosapiens. It is also known among the birds’ watchers as a paradise of birds. Floral richness is also very unique, the florescent red Flower of Arethrina and whitish purple flowers of ‘Kachnar’ trees are worth seeing during this season.

How to Reach Mount Abu

There are about 20 frequencies of bus runs for Mount Abu from the Abu Road bus depot. There are plenty of Jeeps making trips to Mount Abu from Abu road, charging Rs.15 per head. There are about ten bus frequencies for Mount Abu from Ahmedabad run by Govt. and private transporters, also about 10 train runs through Abu road from Ahmedabad and Bombay. Should you need any assistance for transportation after reaching Abu Road, you can call on Tele No: (02974) 38492

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Training Fields
Bellays walk during Training Camp at Mount Abu

The unique landscape offers challenging opportunities to any adventure goers. The steep rock faces are best for rock climbing training up to the level of Basic Advance and professional climbing. Huge mountains top when climbed makes you feel like, as if you are on the top of the world. Karamdis and Lantana covered slope teaches the intricate sense of politeness, endurance and harmony. The caving, as we call it ‘Under Ground mountaineering’ thrills the trainees to their utmost imagination. The magnificent view on all four direction, keeps the trainees occupied and some time leave them speechless. In all, the place is the best option for any adventure & Wilderness related activities or trekking camp.

The ‘Abu Wild’: Our Camp Site:

Camp Site: ABU WILD, at Mt. AbuOur main camp site is located about 3 km south from the Mount Abu bus stand, on way to Gaumukh. After reaching the Hanuman Temple before Gaumukh, one has to trek for five minute towards the westerly direction to reach the camp sites. We have named our camp site ‘Abu Wild. This camp site is being used by our Academy since last ten years and before that it was used by Xavier’s Social Service Centre for the same kind of activities. The Upper Kodra dam is also 300 meters distance from the camp site. The very old Mango trees, Ambla trees and the Pipal trees here at the camp site have offered the bases to the rarest ‘Orchid Garden” in the entire Mount Abu sanctuary.

The boarding Facilities

At the ‘Abu Wild’ - we provide accommodation in the tents and each tent may have to be shared by the maximum of ten participants. Participants have to bring their own bedding according to the season. The toilet facility for boys participants is in open air jungle at particularly marked area and for girls participants, there are temporarily erected canvass made structure.

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