Mount Abu Winter Festival: Everything You Need To Know About This Thrilling Festival

by Vaishalee Kalvankar
Mount Abu Winter Festival: Everything You Need To Know About This Thrilling Festival

Rajasthan is a state that is blessed with the richest culture and heritage. Mount Abu is nestled in the Aravalli ranges and is Rajasthan’s only hill station. The hill station celebrates the culture, heritage, and traditions of the state every year with the Mount Abu Winter Festival. It is one of the most important and well-known festivals in Rajasthan. The festival will be held on December 29 and 30 this year. Here is all you need to know about this thrilling festival.

Mount Abu Winter Festival

The Mount Abu Winter Festival is known to be celebrated as an ode to the rich history, culture, and heritage of the beautiful state of Rajasthan. This festival began as an initiative to offer all its citizens a break from their monotonous lives. This cultural festival is organised by the Municipal Board of Mount Abu and the Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation.

This grand cultural event is actually an amazing opportunity for you to experience Rajasthan’s world-renowned warm hospitality in the state’s most pleasing and only hill station. Many classical and folk singers mesmerise visitors with their soulful voices and music. They also have various sports events organized, including a cricket match.

Mount Abu Winter Festival
Pic Credits: @mountabufest/Twitter

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Celebrating Folk Dances Of India

For folk dance performances, the festival includes not only Rajasthan’s Ghoomar and Gair but also some from other states. At the grand festival, neighbouring states such as Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, and Punjab are also given a stage to showcase their folk specialities. They also have kite-flying and traditional sports events.

The festival begins at Hotel Shikhar with a grand procession that walks through various scenic spots and ends at Nakki Lake. The Nakki Lake is an important spot as many adventure activities like water sports and rowing take place here. The Mount Abu Winter Festival ends with a grand and beautiful firework display.

Mount Abu Winter festival
Pic credits: @mountabufest/Twitter

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Are you excited to be a part of this festival?

Cover Image Courtesy: @rajsthantourism/Website and Wikimedia