Mount Abu is a very popular tourist destination of Rajasthan that is crowded by numerous tourists all the year but mainly during the summers. Mount Abu town, the only hill station in Rajasthan, is located at an elevation of 1,220 m or 4,003 ft. It has been a popular place which is free from the heat of Rajasthan and neighboring Gujarat for centuries. There are many attractions of Rajasthan as there are many temples, lakes, gardens etc. as well as the mighty Aravalli Hills that would spread charm and force you to spend a quality time in Mount Abu. Due to its dense forest covers, tourist enjoy a pleasant climate all the way through the year.
As you can visit this place all around the year but the best time is the summer festival. The summer festival in Mt. Abu is celebrated every year during Buddha Poornima. The festival celebrates the cordiality and happiness of the people of hill station, their colorful lifestyle and lively natural surroundings. The friendliness of the people, their lively culture and exotic location make this festival a memorable experience during your tours to Rajasthan. This festival is one of the most popular fairs and festivals of Rajasthan.
Mount Abu the only hill station of Rajasthan which is famous across the country as well as abroad for its colorful and exotic celebration of summer festival. These three days of folk celebration offers tourists a chance to experience the interesting culture of Rajasthan. The ceremonial procession of this festival begins from the RTDC Hotel Shikhar and ends at the Nakki Lake Chowk. This procession is followed by the folk performers of Rajasthan performing various activities.
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 lighting Deeyas add more enthusiasm to the festival.
On the third day you can enjoy The Sham-e-Qawwali is which is among the famous activities of this fair. It is a musical show in which done by well-known qawwals from all over the country to showcase their talents. The other charming activities of this fair are boat race, horse race, skating show, panihari matka race and exclusive glittering firework.
Mount Abu is well connected to Jodhpur (264 km) through Sirohi and Pali by Abu road. The nearest railway station is Abu Road 29 km away and nearest airport is Udaipur (185 km) .
Mount Abu Summer Festival Date in 2014: 12 May 2014 – 14 May 2014
Location: Mount Abu, Rajasthan