Mount Abu Summer Festival 2016
Merging Of Music, Art And Culture
Event – Summer Festival
Venue – Mount Abu
State – Rajasthan
Type – Cultural Festival/Fair
Date – May 20, 2016 to May 21, 2016
The Key Attraction – Boat Race at Nakki Lake
Why to Attend the Festival?
Mount Abu Summer Festival is a not-to-be-missed event for all those, who love music and culture. Arranged by Rajasthan Tourism, this two days festival is an ideal way to harbour in summer time. The beautiful hill station Mount Abu which is known for rocky terrain and tranquil lakes serves as a perfect venue for this event.
Mount Abu Summer Festival 2016 is a three day fiesta that offers the visitors to revel in the popular folk dances. A ceremonial procession marks the event which is followed by get-together at Nakki Lake Chowk. Succeeding it, folk shows which include ballad singing and traditional dances are performed by artists of Rajasthan and Gujarat.
The most popular fragment of the event is still waiting for you and it is Rowing Competition at Nakki Lake. Various exciting activities including Skating Race, Skaters Show, Boat Race, Panihari Matka Race and Horse Race will surely make your day. Sham-e-Qawwali is a noteworthy chunk of all the competitions and activities of the event. The participation of adept singers from all over the country, keep the audiences stick to their seats.
Glittery fireworks are the most eye catching happenings of the event that brings the end of the event.
History Behind The Celebration
The summer festival in Mount Abu Rajasthan is one of a kind in the entire country. Held annually the date of the fest is decided as per the Hindu calendar on the auspicious day of Buddh Purnima.
At the time of British era in India, Mount Abu developed as one of the popular summer destinations in the region. The high heat of Rajasthan made it an ideal escapade in the months of summer. Gradually it became a favourite summer resort for the King and the royal families. From that time the festival was started to celebrate the colourful as well as rich culture and tradition of Rajasthan. The festival celebrates the hospitable nature of the local people, their warmth and open hearts for the guests. The backdrop of the place makes it all the more unforgettable.
How To Reach Mount Abu
By Air – The nearest airport to Mount Abu is at Udaipur, 185 Km away. One can take taxi/bus to reach Mount Abu.
By Train – The nearest railway station to the place is Abu Road, 29 Km away. Taxis and buses are available from the railway station to take you to the hill station.
By Bus – Regular bus services are available from the nearby places to Mount Abu including Ahmedabad (237 Km), Udaipur (164 Km, via NH 76), Jodhpur (270 Km via NH 14 and NH 65) and Jaipur (495 Km via NH 14 and NH 8).
Now you have one more destination to add in your bucket list for this summer stock.