Summer is the time for festivals in India and Mount Abu Summer Festival in Rajasthan is one among them. This is a three day festival held in mount abu hill stationwhich falls in the month of May every year. It is connected with Buddha Poornima and the climate will be favourable during this time. Steep rocks, tranquil lakes, etc are the added attractions. This festival is a combination of folk and classical music and it is a best medium of displaying the culture of Rajasthan.
The Festivities in Hill Station
Mount Abu is situated in the Aravalli Hills in the Sirohi District of Rajasthan. It is best known for its world Famous Dilwara Temples and the unprecedented natural beauty. The outstanding tourist facilities, the friendly local people offer a haven for tourists from all corners. It is also a very famous honeymoon destination. The popularity of this hill resort and the summer capital of Rajasthan can be gauged from the fact that it sees the influx of more than three million people from India and abroad. It gets exceptionally crowded during its famous Summer Festival.
The Mt. Abu Summer Festival brings warmth and happiness among the people and they celebrate it vivaciously. A large number of visitors are coming to attend this festival to know the culture, the hospitality of the people in hill station and to enjoy the beauty of Rajasthan. It is a famous festival in this state. People celebrate it by singing, dancing, etc. There will also be boat races in the Nakki Lake. There will be fireworks in the grand finale of the festival. Skating Race, skater's Show, CRPF Band Show, Horse Race, Tug of War, Panihari Matka Race, etc are the other attractions of the festival. Rajasthan Tourism, Municipal Board, Mt. Abu and District Administration are the organisers of this festival.
Mount Abu Summer Festival dates for 2013 has been designated as May 23 to May 25. Visitors pour in from all corners of the world. Especially, the devotees or passionate followers of art and music and Indian culture love to attend this festival. Mount Abu being a hill station, it also offers you a chance to escape from the heat of the plains and have a colourful festive time attending the Summer Festival. The festival, which is celebrated every year and organised by Rajasthan Tourism, is of international fame.
The opening item of the festival is with singing of a ballad along with a traditional procession that culminates at the Nakki Lake. Various folk items are performed along with classical music. You can also see the unique, colourful and graceful Gair and Ghoomar dances of Rajasthan that are a feast to the senses. Musical shows performed by the Quawali singers are also a popular feature of this festival. Mount Abu Summer festival provides a brilliant glimpse of the ancient cultural heritage of India. The festival is rounded off with brilliant fireworks show at the end that forms a major attraction of the entire festival.