Fast, Fair and Festivals of India Fast, Fair and Festivals of India
Celebrated In : Mt. Abu, Rajasthan
In the month of : June
Attraction : Folk Dances, Boat race on Nakki lake
The Summer Festival is held every year in the month of Aashadh (June). The steep rocks, tranquil lakes, picturesque locations and the pleasant climate of Mount Abu make it an ideal location for the festival.
The three-day festival is a feast of folk and classical music and a window to the tribal life and culture of Rajasthan The festival begins with the singing of a ballad, which is followed by Gair, Ghoomar and Daph folk dances, which enthrall the spectators.
Sporting events such as the boat race on the Nakki Lake add variety to the festival. The Sham-e-Qawwali is a much-awaited musical extravaganza, as renowned qawwals regale the audience.
The grand finale of the festival is a display of dazzling fireworks, which adds to the tourist's delight.