One of the many gems of Rajasthan is a picturesque hill station, Mount Abu! Its tranquil ambiance, verdant mountains and pristine lake attracts tourists to get respite from the scorching heat during summers. Every year during the month of May and on the occasion of Buddha Poornima this beautiful hill station of the desert state hosts a colourful Summer Festival! And like every year that time is back and here is what you should know about Mount Abu Summer Festival!

When: 20th May, 2016 to 21st May, 2016

Where: Mount Abu, Rajasthan

Travel Bytes: Glimpse of Mount Abu Summer Festival

The Mount Abu Summer Festival is the celebration of warmth and colourful life of the people of hill station. Organized by Rajasthan Tourism, Municipal Board and District Administration of Mount Abu, this festival brings in many tourists to this verdant destination. It begins with a ceremonial procession from RTDC Hotel Sikhar and spectators gathers at Nakki Lake to witness Rajasthani and Gujarati Folk performances. On the second day of this fest various competitions are organized like Skating Race, Skaters Show, Boat Race, Tug of war and many others. It is just a two day festival but people get to enjoy rich culture, music and art of this region which makes this event all the more memorable.

Mount Abu Summer Festival

Folk Dance & Music

Folk culture of Rajasthan

People who love music and are passionate about discovering the rich culture of Rajasthan should make their way to this fiesta. Folk dance and classical music of the region are the major attractions of Mount Abu Summer Festival as it lets people get to know about the tribal life and culture of Rajasthan. The grace and beauty of dance forms like Ghoomar, Ballad, Daph, and Gair is what mesmersises people.

Folk Dance & Music

Sham-e-Qawali

One of the reasons why this fest is a hit among the people is the Sham-e-Qawali. It is a musical extravaganza which is held on the last day of the festival. Famous Qawals and singers from all across the world gather to entertain the audience with their mesmerizing songs. This grand event in the enticing hill station comes to an end with soothing music and shimmering fireworks that adds a new charm to the sky!

Sham-e-Qawali

your tickets and get ready to witness an exotic festival amidst in verdant hills of Mount Abu.

How To Get Here

Sunset at Nakki lake

How to Reach: The nearest airport from Mount Abu is in Udaipur which is 180kms away. Private taxis, cabs, and buses ply from the route. Mount Abu Railway station is also connected by trains from major cities. Moreover this hill station is well linked by roadways too.

Sunset at Nakki lake

Where to stay: Hotel Hillock, Hotel Silver Oak Inn, Ratan Vilas, Krishna Niwas

What to See: Dilwara Temple, Nakki Road, Achalgarh Fort, Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary.