Station of the Rajasthan in a festive mood with the Summer
Festival, held every year in the month of 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
The festival begins with the singing of a ballad which is
followed by folk dances which enthral 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 from all over the
country can be heard regaling the audience. The grand finale of
the festival is a display of dazzling fireworks which adds to
the tourist's delight.
Udaipur (185 kms.) is the nearest airport. Abu Road (29 kms.) is
the nearest railway station. Taxis and buses are available
from both the airport and the railway station. There is also
a good network of bus services connecting Mount Abu to important
places like Ahmedabad, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaipur etc.