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Head To The Hill Station of Rajasthan To Enjoy The Summer Festival

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Head To The Hill Station of Rajasthan To Enjoy The Summer Festival

You must be wondering that the dry and arid land of Rajasthan has nothing but deserts and sand dunes. But if you think so sitting afar and simply agreeing with this statement, you are most welcome to the state of Rajasthan which not only revolves around monotonous brown sandy deserts. Rajasthan rich with its heritage, culture and traditions has a lot to offer to its guests. With fairs and festivities being celebrated throughout the year, Rajasthan is very vibrant and colourful.

Mt. Abu - JB

Also to answer your question of it being a desert, Rajasthan have sufficient water to quench your thirst as many rivers flow through our land. Not only this, Rajasthan also has a hill station where you can head to, to beat the summer heat. Though the summer temperatures are as high as 50 degree Celsius, our hill station – Mt. Abu which is one of top 10 getaways from the state’s capital. Mt. Abu hosts a Summer Festival, to make you realize it is not that hot.

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The three day Summer Festival is here again with its unique celebrations and festivities from 11th May to 13th May 2018. With the soulful ballad singing to mesmerizing folk dance forms like Gair, Ghoomar and Daph, the celebrations will kick off in style. The highlight of the Summer Festival this time is the Sham-e-Qawwali, which features some of the best folk singers from India. Some other events to keep you engaged in the beauty of the state are horse racing, tug of war, skating races, CRPF band show and boat races on the Nakki Lake.

Come down to Rajasthan to experience the summers with its unique chilly and windy evenings and make it a one of its kind.

A break from the smoldering summer blaze during Mount Abu Summer Festival!

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The infamous Indian summer is turning up the heat, making it the perfect time of year to head to the hills!

Mount Abu is a beautiful hill station in Rajasthan. The tourists and the native’s alike head here to take a break from the smoldering summer blaze. Mount Abu is probably one of the few places in the state of Rajasthan that endowed with lush foliage and a variety of flora and fauna. Besides being a summer getaway, every year ‘SUMMER FESTIVAL’ is celebrated in this mystifying and beautiful city, which is also known by names such as “Hill Of Wisdom”,Saint’s Pinnacle” and “Olympus Of Rajasthan“.

Mount Abu Festival

Though the place can be visited at any given time of the year, but Summer or Winter Festival of Mount Abu has its own fascination.

Mount Abu, the only hill station in Rajasthan, hosts the annual Summer Festival commencing from the day of Buddha Poornima. This year the 2 day festival starts from today that is 3rd and 4th of May, 2015

How to Reach:

Udaipur (185km) is the nearest airport while Mount Abu railway station is about 28 km from the city. Regular trains connect Mount Abu with cities such as Ahmadabad and Jaipur. Taxis, jeeps and excellent bus services connect the mountainous town with the rest of the state and cities in Gujarat.
The gorgeous setting of Mt. Abu with its rocky hills and placid lakes forms an apt venue for this exuberant show. In addition to the various performances, many competitions are also being held like Mataka Race, Tug of War Horse, Race,  tourists can enjoy the natural beauty of this hill station with its pleasant climate.

Refresh yourself in the tranquil surroundings of Nakki Lake and enjoy the summer festival a lovely harmony of color and rhythm in scenic environs.

Annual Summer Festival at Mount Abu

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Rajasthan’s popular annual Summer Festival will be celebrated on 13 and 14 May in the state’s only hill station, Mount Abu. It has been organized by the Department of Tourism, Government of Rajasthan, the Municipal Board, Mount Abu and the District Administration. The festival will begin with a ‘Mount Abu Carnival’, which will start in a form of a procession from the Nakki Lake to Polo Ground on 13 May.

 

Boat race competition being held at the Nakki Lake in the Summer Festival in Mount Abu.

Boat race competition being held at the Nakki Lake in the Summer Festival in Mount Abu.

The tourists will also have a whale of a time participating in various day-long competitions and events. On 13 May at the polo ground will be a cricket match, Abu Quit, Matka Race, Matka Phor, Tug of War (women and men), volleyball competition, Band Display, Rangoli Competition and Musical Chair Race. In the evening there will be a cultural extravaganza in form offolk performances by artistes from Rajasthan, Gujarat and North-East at Aravali Rang Manch.

 

Mount Abu Carnival in progress during the Summer Festival.

Mount Abu Carnival in progress during the Summer Festival.

On 14 May morning, will be trekking and hiking from Nakki lake to Sunset Point. A special attraction of the festival will be the exciting Boat Race at Nakki Lake which will be followed by Treasure Hunt at the Polo Ground. In the evening again the tourists and visitors will enjoy the Kathak and other cultural performances again at Aravali Rang Manch.

 

Cultural performance being organized in the Summer Festival at Mount Abu

Cultural performance being organized in the Summer Festival at Mount Abu

It is to be recalled that the Summer Festival is held every year during the month of May on Budh Poornima (14 May this year). The festival celebrates the warmth and cheerfulness of the people of this hill station, who welcome the tourists from the depth of their hearts. The hospitality of the people, their colorful culture and exotic locations have made this festival a-never-to-be-forgotten experience.

Mount Abu Summer Festival

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Mount Abu

Its time of the year for a summer holiday and Mount Abu with its forest, temples, tranquil lake, picturesque setting and a favorable weather makes it a perfect destination

Mount Abu is a beautiful hill station in Rajasthan. The tourists and the native’s alike head here to take a break from the smoldering summer blaze. The three-day annual ‘Summer Festival’ in Rajasthan’s only hill station Mount Abu is scheduled from 13 May to 14 May, 2014.

Mount-abu-festival

Mount Abu is probably one of the few places in the state of Rajasthan that endowed with lush foliage and a variety of flora and fauna. Besides being a summer getaway, Mount Abu is also a sacred pilgrimage spot. Revered sacred by the Hindus and the Jains, Mount Abu is associated with a number of shrines and the religious legends attached to this city.

The mystifying and beautiful city is known by many names such as “Hill Of Wisdom”, “Saint’s Pinnacle” and “Olympus Of Rajasthan“.

Places worth visiting in Mount Abu are:

  • Dilwara Jain Temples
  • Nakki Lake
  • Toad Roak
  • Gau Mukh temple
  • Sunset Point
  • Honeymoon Point
  • Government Museum And Art Gallery
  • Om Shanti Bhawan Or Universal Peace Hall
  • Adhar Devi Or Arbuda Devi Temple
  • Mount Abu Sanctuary

Though the place can be visited at any given time of the year but Summer and Winter Festival of Mount Abu has its own fascination.

Dilwara

The festival begins with a ceremonial procession, which starts from the RTDC Hotel Shikhar and gather at the Nakki Lake Chowk followed by folk performances of Rajasthan & Gujrat states. The grand finale of the Festival a display of dazzling fire works all three days. This three day colourful festival is organized by the Rajasthan Tourism, Municipal Board, Mt.Abu & District Administration.

The second and third day of the festival is more interesting because of various competitions that take place the whole day. Skating Race, skater’s Show, CRPF Band Show, Boat Race, Horse Race, Tug of War, Panihari Matka Race and Deepdan add to the excitements of the celebration.

The gorgeous setting of Mt. Abu with its rocky hills and placid lakes forms an apt venue for this exuberant show. In addition to the various performances, tourists can enjoy the natural beauty of this hill station with its pleasant climate.

Summer Festival Mount Abu

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Known for breathtaking natural landscape and popularly called as the “Oasis of Rajasthan”, the little hill station of Rajasthan – Mount Abu is located near popular tourist attractions Nakki Lake, Dilwara temples and other Hindu and Jain temples.

Dilwara Jain Temple

During the month of May, a three day festival is hosted in Mount Abu, culminating in the Budh Purnima. This three day colorful festival is organized by the Rajasthan Tourism, Municipal Board, Mount Abu and District Administration. The steep rocks, tranquil lakes, picturesque locations and the pleasant climate of Mount Abu make it an ideal location for the festival. The three-day festival is a feast of folk and classical music and a window to the traditional life and culture of Rajasthan. The festival celebrates the warmth and cheerfulness of the people.The dates of the Summer Festival in 2012 are from May04 to 06, 2012.

The festival begins with singing of a Rajasthani folk ballad and a ceremonial procession, which starts from the RTDC Hotel Shikhar and gather at the Nakki Lake Chowk. Folk dances from the states of Rajasthan and Gujarat enthrall the spectators. The visitors are also encouraged to take part in popular folk dances such as Ghoomar and Daph. Sports events such as the boat race on the Nakki Lake add variety to the festival.

The second and third day of the festival is more interesting because of various competitions that take place the whole day. Skating Race, Skater’s Show, CRPF Band Show, Boat Race, Horse Race, Tug of War, Panihari Matka Race and Deepdan add to the excitements of the celebration.

The Sham-e-Qawwali (Evening of Poems) is a much-awaited musical extravaganza, as renowned qawwals (poet s cum musicians) from all over the country can be seen regaling the audience. The grand finale is celebrated with a display of dazzling fire works, bringing a thundering close to the annual festivities.

Lovers of music, art and culture should not give a miss to this festival.