Mount Abu Summer Festival: Complete Guide for first-time visitors

Mount Abo Summer Festival, impasted with tradition and rituals, is an annual festival of the cultural and tribal identity of Rajasthan. It is one of the most popular festivals of Rajasthan and tourist from all around the world come here to celebrate this special festival. Summer Festival that is held every year during Buddha Poornima in the month of June.

It is a collaborative effort by Rajasthan tourism, municipal board, Mount Abu and the district administration. It is a two-day festival that celebrates the warmth and cheerfulness of the people of the hill station, their colorful life, and vivacious nature.

This year, the two-day Summer Festival in Mount Abu, Rajasthan will be celebrated 10th May 2019 to 12th May 2019. Mount Abu is only hill station of Rajasthan bestowed with standing cliffs, tranquil lakes, picturesque backgrounds, and favorable climates, which make it an ideal place for the festival.

Major Attractions of Summer Festival

Rajasthan's summer festival is a festival of folk and classical music that shows the tribal life and culture of Rajasthan. Some of the major attractions of the Summer Festival of Rajasthan are dance forms such as ballads, Gair, Ghoomar and Daph folk dance which attracts locals and the tourists as well.

Summer festival starts with a traditional parade which starts from the RTDC Hotel Shikhar and assembles at the Nakki Lake Chowk, in this procession folk performances are performed from artists of Rajasthan and Gujarat.

On the second day, various competitions are organized such as skater's Show, Skating Race, CRPF Band Show, Horse Race, Boat Race, Tug of War, Panihari Matka Race and Deepdan.

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.

The Sham-e-Qawwali is famous music extravaganza, where famous Qawwals or singers from all over the country performs. The 2-day festival ends with an amazing fireworks show.

Other Places To Visit In Mount Abu

The places to visit in Mount Abu are Adhar Devi Temple, Achaleshwar Mahadev Temple, Trevor’s Tank, Gaumukh Temple, Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University and St. Saviour’s Church. The Dilwara Jain Temples are also must visit place, one that you should not miss.

How To Reach Mount Abu

By Air: The nearest airport to Mount Abu is Maharana Pratap Airport, also known as Dubok Airport of Udaipur, which is located 176 kilometers from Mount Abu. It is well connected to Indian metro cities like Jaipur, Mumbai, and Delhi.

By train: There is no railway station in Mount Abu. To reach the hill station by train, you will have to get down at the nearest railway station, which is Abu Road Railway Station. It is located just 28 kilometers from the main city. Trains are run from many major stations like Hyderabad, New Delhi, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Mumbai, Pune, Jaipur, Dehradun, and Trivandrum.

By road: Mount Abu has a good network of roads. The nearest national highway is NH 14 at a distance of 24 kilometers from the hill station. Roads are connected to Delhi, Bundi, Udaipur, and Ajmer.

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