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Location: Mount Abu, Rajasthan.
Significance : Devoted to the tribal culture and folk music and dances.
Time of Celebration : For three days in Aashadh (according to the Hindu calendar), which usually falls in June.
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 Rajasthan.
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.
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 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.
Refresh yourself in the serene environs of Nakki Lake and enjoy the summer festival a lovable harmony of color & rhythm in picturesque environment.