States Rajasthan Festivals Summer Festival Mount Abu

Summer Festival Mount Abu Rajasthan

A one-of-its-kind festival of Mount Abu, the Summer Festival is an apt representation of Rajasthani culture, art and its tribal life.

About Summer Festival Mount Abu Rajasthan

Mount Abu which is the only hill station of Rajasthan and blessed with a pleasant weather throughout the year. Its natural beauty, captivating hill rocks, lush green landscape and serene lakes set the perfect mood to celebrate the Summer Festival with great enthusiasm. Being the most popular festival of Mount Abu, it gives the town a complete festive makeover. Celebrated just before the advent of monsoon season, the festival has the zest and fervour that can be believed to be infectious. This annual extravaganza of cultural activities brings out the best of Rajasthan’s art and tradition.

Since Mount Abu is associated with various religious and mythological stories, the first day of the festival usually coincides with the Buddhist Festival of Buddha Poornima. The two-day festival is full of interesting activities, dance, music, competitions, shows and fireworks. The festival commences with musicians singing Ballads followed by traditional folk dance. The celebration then proceeds to the popular Nakki Lake where the exciting boat race is organized. Second day becomes more interesting as various competitions are organized which includes skating race, tug of war, boat race, horse race, CRPF show, matka race etc. Evenings gets musical touch with the Shaam-E-Qawwali performed by the well-known singers of the state. At the end of the festival the sky-dazzling fireworks spreading all over the sky look incredibly magical.

Dates of the festival: Summer festival is celebrated for two days in the month of May. It starts during the Hindu festival of Buddha Poornima.

Special highlights of the festival:

  • While there are various folk dances performed during the festival,Ghoomar is the most popular of the all.
  • Nakki Lake hosts the boat race on the second day.
  • Various food stalls are set up all over the place where visitors can relish local cuisine.

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