States Rajasthan Festivals Winter Festival of Mount Abu

Winter Festival of Mount Abu

Boasting exquisite handicrafts, spectacular folk-dance performances and sporting activities, the Winter Festival at Mount Abu is an awe-striking extravaganza in Rajasthan.

About Winter Festival of Mount Abu

Jointly organized by the Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation and the Municipal Board of Mount Abu, the Winter Festival aims to showcase the rich culture and heritage of Rajasthan and offers tourists a delightful vacation amidst some stunning vistas. The three-day festival begins with a lavish parade through this hill station in Rajasthan that ends at the famous Nakki Lake. A ceremony is performed at this lake called the Deepdan, in which, hundreds of earthen lamps (Deep) are lit and set afloat on it. This occasion is a photographer's delight and a feast for the eyes.

The Winter Festival features various classical and folk song performances by artists from Rajasthan and other states of Northern India. The Festival is also renowned for its Sufi Kathak and numerous traditional Rajasthani folk dance performances like Ghoomar, Daph and Gair. Soothe your nerves by listening to the mesmerizing Shaam-e-Qawwali and some amazing classical poetry recitations.

For adventure buffs and sports enthusiasts, the Winter Festival is a paradise. From many popular sports like Cricket to horse racing to activities like tug of war, kite flying, rowing and skating, the festival offers a plethora of opportunities for an exciting vacation.

Festival Dates/Months: The Winter Festival at Mount Abu is held once every year in the last week of December, that is, from 29-31 December.

Highlights of the Winter Festival:

  • The Winter Festival at Mount Abu is a three-day festival held every year.
  • It is one of the few festivals in India to include Cricket in its list of activities.
  • The Festival is famous for its spellbinding fireworks display in the evening.
  • It offers the opportunity to shop for authentic handicrafts.
  • A soulful live band performance by the CRPF can be witnessed in the festival.

Location Map

Mount Abu, Rajasthan

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