About Summer Festival
|Date||May 9, 2017 to May 10, 2017|
|Main Attraction||Boat Race at Nakki Lake, exotic location!|
The Summer Festival is organized and celebrated in the only hill station of Rajasthan, Mount Abu. It is held annually in the Hindu month of Aashadh (May or June) on Budh Poornima. Mount Abu is one of the most diverse cities, so is its history. The festival is celebrated to honor the warmth, cheerfulness and the depth of the hearts of the people with which they welcome the tourists. The diverse colorful culture of this city, the hospitality of the people, the mesmerizing and the exotic location of this festival make it even more unforgettable and an exclusive experience.
At the time of British rule in India, Mount Abu was one of the favorite summer destinations, since it was a kind of an escape from the heat of Rajasthan. So it also became a famous summer resort for the Rajput Kings of the Chauhan Kingdom of Rajasthan to which the city belonged. Since then the people started this festival showcasing their colorful culture and tradition becoming the major source of entertainment for the tourists in summer.
This three day festival offers ample time to the tourist to relax, enjoy and entertain themselves with the popular folk dances and general gaieties prevailing all around. The festival commences with a ceremonial procession from the RTDC Hotel Shikhar and then finally gathering at the Nakki Lake Chowk, which is followed by some of the best folk performances by Rajasthan and Gujarat folk artists. These folk performances include ballad singing and folk dances.
Out of all the festivities the Rowing competition at the Nakki Lake is the most famous and the most awaited. The second and third days are more exciting and attractive since all various competitions and activities take place the whole day. Activities such as Skating Race, Skaters show, CRPF Band show, Boat Race, Horse Race, Tug of War, Panihari Matka Race etc make the festival even more exuberant and enthusiastic.The celebrations and the gaiety atmosphere begin from the morning, tourists and visitors sit with a cup of Tea to be entertained by the local cultural troops. The day moves forward with competitions and other activities such as boat race at the Nakki Lake and an outdoor Shaam-e-Qawwali performance in the evening adds to the extravagance.
The audience is captivated by these mesmerizing vocalists from all over the state. The festivities and grandeur of the very last day of the festival is eye-catching and most memorable for the tourists. The summer festival's grand finale is a display of amazing and dazzling fireworks.
Last Updated on : December 28, 2016