Toad Rock Trek - Mount Abu has always been well known among trekkers for its monstrously shaped rocks.
The Arravali ranges have always been trekkers favorites for Adventurous Sports.
The Toad rock is named so because of its resemblance to a toad.
The view of Mount Abu from top of the Toad rock is a treat to the eyes.
The ambiance is peaceful and one can spend hours enjoying the surroundings.
Other unusual rock formations nearby include
Nandi Rock, Nun Rock, and Camel Rock serve as a bit of adventure trek.
How to get there
By Air: Udaipur 185 km is nearest airport.
Taxi and buses available to reach Mount Abu.
By Train: The nearest railway station is at Abu Road, in the lowlands 27 km southeast of Mount Abu town.
The station is on the main Indian Railways line between Delhi, Palanpur and Ahmedabad.
By Road: Good network of bus services, Key connections are : Ahmedabad 221 km, Jodhpur 264 km via Sirohi Sanderao.
Nearest Town: Udaipur
Distance: Delhi - Udaipur - 670 km, Ahmedabad - Mount Abu : 221 Km
Best time to visit: February to June, October to December
Exact Location: Toad Rock is situated above the Nakki Lake
While trekking in this area, keep in mind that make sure that you do not dirty the surrounding places.
All the waste should be gathered and disposed off away from the camping site.
Things to Carry
- Walking stick
- Sleeping bag
- Hiking shoes
- Water, juices, snacks
- Electric torch
- Medical kit
- A good compass
- An extra pair of clothes
The town of Mount Abu, the only hill station in Rajasthan, is located at an elevation of 1220 meters.
It has been a popular retreat from the heat of Rajasthan and neighboring Gujarat for centuries.
The Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary was established in 1960 and covers 290 km² of the mountain.
Places of visit in and around Mount Abu are The Dilwara Temples, The Achalgarh fort, built in the 14th century by Rana Kumbha of Mewar, Nakki Lake, Toad Rock on a hill near the lake, Raghunath Temple and Maharaja Jaipur Palace on the hills near Nakki Lake.
The world headquarters of the Brahma Kumari order of lady renunciates is also located here, as is the World Spiritual University of the same denomination.
The Durga temple and Ambika Mata Temple lie in a fissure of rock in Jagat, just outside of Mount Abu.