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
The festival is generally held in the month of December and it is the best time to book Mount Abu tour packages.
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
Air: The nearest airport is in Udaipur which is
approximately 185 km from Mount Abu.
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
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.