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Visit Mount Abu and Experience the Winter Festival

by Madhav Srinivasan 5 year, 5 months ago

Get set to experience the warmth of the people from the hill station of Mount Abu and celebrate the culture of the place during the Winter Festival atop this picturesque location

Thousands of tourists both from local and abroad gather during this time atop Mount Abu and experience the beauty of the place and culture of the place. Mount Abu enjoys the distinction of being the lone hill station in the entire north-western region of India and is hailed as the “Oasis of Rajasthan”.

Mount Abu is a picturesque and scenic location on one of the highest peaks of the Aravalli Mountains and is covered with lush greenery and splendid waterfalls. The three day long winter festival is co-jointly organized by the State Government of Rajasthan and the Municipality of Mount Abu, where over three million tourists make a bee-line for the place to enjoy the splendid scenery and the marble art of the Delwara Jain Temples.

The festival is generally held in the month of December and it is the best time to book Mount Abu tour packages.

How is it celebrated

The festival begins with a ceremonial procession, which starts from the Rajasthan Tourism Development Council - Hotel Shikhar. The procession gathers at the Nakki Lake Chowk where thousands of lamps are set afloat on the lake that makes for a pretty picture. This act of setting lamps afloat is called Deepdaan. The festival comes to a close with a grand display of fireworks that earmarks the end of the festival and highlights and recollects the three days of joyous celebration.

The festival is celebrated to honour the culture and diversity of the state of Rajasthan by showcasing some of the most popular art and dance forms in the state for the guests. The artiste’s work hard and spread joy and cheer around the entire place with their charm and intricate performances that are a feast for the eyes.

Classical and folk singers mesmerize the audience with their rendition of various songs across an array of genres. Daph, Ghoomar and Gair are the main forms of folk dances that are also performed at the Winter Festival and best enjoyed on Mount Abu tours in Rajasthan.   

Apart from a variety of cultural activities, a host of sports tournaments are also held. Rowing Competitions and Cricket matches are conducted that sees a lot of locals and tourists participate with gusto.

How to get there

By Air: The nearest airport is in Udaipur which is approximately 185 km from Mount Abu.

By Rail: The rail station, Abu Road is the most nearest point of entry by rail. The Abu Road station is around 28 km from the main city.

By Road: Mount Abu is well connected by roads as well. The Rajasthan Tourism Development Council has developed special deluxe buses that ply from Abu Road and Jaipur.

Experience the magic of folk art and sink into the charm that exudes atop Mount Abu during this colourful Winter Festival by taking up North India tours

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