Winter Festival is held every year in the month of December at Mount Abu. Mount Abu known as the summer capital of Rajasthan is the only hill station in the entire North West India. It is attributed as “Oasis in Rajasthan”.

Situated on the highest peak of the Aravali range of mountains, Mount Abu is covered with lush green forests and splendid waterfalls.

Every year more than three million national and international tourists visit Mount Abu enjoying its scenic beauty, rich flora and fauna as well as the marble art of Delwara Jain temples. This three-day colorful festival is organized by the Rajasthan Tourism and Municipal Board of Mt. Abu. The Winter Festival is a result of the joint initiative taken by the Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation and the Municipal Board of Mt. Abu to attract tourists as well as to give the citizens a break from the monotony of everyday existence.

Celebrations

The winter festival of Mount Abu is a three day long festival that glorifies the beauty and warm heart of this hill station. The celebrations generally start from the RTDC hotel named Shikhar and proceed further through the hill.

Three main ingredients of the Festival that have given it a world platform today are the hospitality of the people, their colorful culture and exotic location. The processions ultimately end at the Nakki lake Chowk. Followed by the magnanimous procession there are folk songs and dances performed by troupes coming from Punjab, Rajas than, Gujarat and other nearby states and places.

Along with these cultural activities water sports also form part of the festivities. Rowing competitions are held on the lake and Cricket matches are organized. The grand finale of the festival is made brighter by a display of dazzling fireworks on three days.

Mount Abu

GENERAL INFORMATION
Population: 30,000
Area: 25 Sq. Km.
Altitude: 1220 Meters.
Temperature : Summer 33.3 °C to 23.3 °C
Winters 23.3 °C to -2 °C
Rainfall : 153 to 177 mm.
Languages : Hindi, English, Gujarati, Rajasthani.

Time of Celebration

The Winter Festival of Mount Abu is celebrated in the last week of December. In 2018, Mt. Abu Winter Festival will be celebrated on December 29 (Saturday) to December 31 (Monday).

How to Reach

 

By Air:

The nearest airport is Udaipur, which is 185 km away from Mount Abu. There are direct flights to Delhi, Mumbai and Jaipur.

By Rail:

Abu Road, 28 km from the main city is the nearest railway station. It is well connected by Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Mumbai and Jodhpur.

By Road:

Mount Abu is well connected by road with major cities of the country like Delhi, Ajmer, Bundi and Udaipur. Deluxe buses run by the Rajasthan roadways provide comfortable travel fro Jaipur and Abu road to Mount Abu.

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