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Mount.Abu in Rajasthan is touched by a festive mood on the eve of the Summer
Festival that is held every year in the month of June. Mount Abu is bestowed
with steep rocks, tranquil lakes, picturesque backdrop and the favorable
climate which make it a perfect spot for the festival. Summer festival in
Mount Abu, a three-day festival is basically a feast of folk and classical
music and it gives a vivid knowledge about the tribal life and culture of
The summer festival,Mt.Abu is held every year during Buddha Poornima. The
festival celebrates the warmth and cheerfulness of the people of hill station,
their colorful life and vivacious nature. The hospitality of the people,
their lively culture and exotic location make this festival a memorable
experience during your tours to Rajasthan. This festival is one of the most
popular fairs and festivals of Rajasthan.
Mount Abu Summer festival commences with the singing of a ballad which is
followed by folk dances which mesmerize the spectators. Exciting boat race
is organized on the Nakki Lake add variety to the festival.
The summer festival in Mt.Abu proceed with a ceremonial procession, which
starts from the RTDC Hotel Shikhar and gather at the Nakki Lake Chowk where
folk performances of Rajasthan & Gujarat states are mainly organized.
The grand finale of the Festival displays glittering fire works. Mt Abu
Summer Festival is organized by the Rajasthan Tourism, Municipal Board,
Mt.Abu & District Administration.
The second and third day of the festival is more attractive as various competitions
are organized for the whole day. Skating Race, skater's Show, CRPF Band
Show, Boat Race, Horse Race, Tug of War, Panihari Matka Race and Deepdan
add more enthusiasm to the festival.
The Sham-e-Qawwali is a well- known musical extravaganza, as famous qawwals
or singers from all over the country can be heard entertaining the audience.
The grand finale of the summer festival in Mount.Abu is a display of dazzling
fireworks which catches the fancy of every tourist.
Reaching Mt. Abu Summer festival is very easy. Udaipur which is about 185
kms is the nearest airport. Abu Road about 29 kms is the nearest railway
station. Taxis and buses are available from both the airport and the railway
station. There is also a good network of bus services linking Mount Abu
to significant places like Ahmedabad, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaipur etc.