Summer Festival, Mt. Abu
Mount Abu in Rajasthan is touched by a festive mood on the eve of the Summer Festival that is held every year in the month of Aprial. Mount Abu is bestowed with steep rocks, tranquil lakes, picturesque backdrop and the favorable climate which make it a perfect spot for the festival. Summer festival in Mount Abu, a two-day festival is basically a feast of folk and classical music and about the tribal life and culture of Rajasthan.
Month : Aprial
Duration : 2 days
Timings : All day and Night
Location : In and around Mt. Abu
Highlights : Skating Race, CRPF Band Show, Skater's Show, Boat Race, Tug Of War, Paniharimatka Race and Deepdan are some of the major attractions of this festival.
Mount Abu Summer festival of Rajasthan commences with the singing of a ballad which is followed by folk dances which mesmerize the spectators. Exciting boat race is organized on the Nakki Lake that adds variety to the festival of Rajasthan. The Rowing Competition at the Nakki Lake enjoys extreme respect and belief within the locals due to the legend attached to the Nakki Lake according to which it is believed that the Gods formed the lake-bed by digging it with their fingernails (called nakh in Hindi language) hence the name Nakki Lake. The second and third day of the Summer festival of Rajasthan is more attractive as various competitions are organized for the whole day. Skating Race, skater's Show, CRPF Band Show, Boat Race, Horse Race, Tug of War, Panihari Matka Race and Deepdan add more enthusiasm to the Summer festival of Rajasthan.