A state adorned with deserts, hill stations, royal palaces, ancient forts, and color themed cities, Rajasthan is a bewitching land of India that stands true to its tourism department’s tagline – ‘The Incredible state of India’. It caters to the spectators around the world and homeland alike, for its vibrant culture, festivals and art forms throughout the year. This blog will explore one such events that lightens up the otherwise scorching Rajasthan in summertime – Mount Abu Summer Fest. 

This 3 day carnival is held on Buddha Pournima every year by joint efforts of The Rajasthan Tourism Municipal Board, Mt.Abu & District Administration. It is organized at Mount Abu, a hill station located at a height of 1722 metres above the sea level and covered by lushy greenery of Aravalli hills. This scenic beauty is gifted with steep rocks, tranquil lakes, a picturesque backdrop, and a favorable climate which make it a perfect spot for the festival. 

This year, the festival will be held from 13 May to 15 May 2023. The affair is much awaited occasion for visitors, folk art enthusiasts, and artists who get decked up to entertain their audience. This event hosts Rajasthani as well as Gujarati art professionals who represent their respective cultures and folklores. 

Highlights of Mount Abu Summer festival 

The festival starts with a beautiful procession from RTDC Hotel Shikhar and proceed towards Nakki Lake Chowk, which is the event spot for next two days. The inaugration witnesses energetic and intriguing Ballad performance, wherein the singers narrate the stories of folk heroes and legendary lovers.

This is followed by wonderful folk dances like Gair,and Ghoomar. Major attraction of this festival are the outdoor games like horse racing, tug of war, skating races, panihari matka race, and boat races in and around Nakki Lake that test the competitive and enthusiastic spirit of the participants as well as the viewers. Apart from that, CRPF band holds an enthralling show matching their otherwise robust energy. The onlookers can also enjoy a much enchanting Shaam-E-Qawwali that bestows the audience with ultimate charm and happiness. Its worth the experience! 

If you are thinking of taking a summer trip to Rajasthan, make sure you visit this festival once and celebrate it along with localities and fellow travellers with you. The Rajasthani cuisine and warm hospitality at restaurants and luxurious stays is cherry on top of the experience. Moreover, you can bring back some ethnic Rajasthani apparels and showpieces to your home. 

You can book a taxi from Udaipur airport to reach the hill station. It is 185 kms away from Mount Abu. Buses are also available from the airport and railway station. The nearest train station is Abu Road railway station that is 28 km away. 
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