Complete Rajasthan is incomplete without a celebration of the tribal folk and dance of Mount Abu. The land of vivid culture, is bestowed with steep rocks, tranquil lakes, picturesque backdrop and the favorable climate which make it a perfect spot for the festival. The famous Summer festival in Mount Abu, is a three-day festival feast of folk and classical music, giving out the perfect picture of the culture and tribal folk in Rajasthan.
The festival and the land of Mount Abu comes to life in the month of April during Buddha Purnima. There are many reasons as to why this festival is celebrated in Mount Abu. Legends have it that this place was blessed with all the 330 million gods and goddesses of the Hindu pantheon, who used to visit this holy mountain.
There are stories of the great saint Vashishth performing the yagna (sacrificial worship on a fire pit) to create four Agnikula (four clans of fire) to save the earth from demons are well sung and heard during the festival, the hospitality of the people of Mount Abu is at its peak during this time.
This 3 Day and 2 Nights festive extravaganza is another jewel to add to the tours offered by us for that perfect Complete Rajasthan Tour Package. This tour provides the perfect celebration of the culture and royalty of Rajasthan.
One of the most blissful and calm rides that one can take in their lifetime is probably a road trip from Udaipur to Mount Abu, from sands to hills to greenery, it is as smooth as the TGV in France. We reach Mount Abu, head for lunch followed by a quick nap and then head out to the scintillating Nakki Lake for a taste of the festivities and culture. Legends have it, that this lake was dug by gods using their fingernails leading to its bed like formation.
The hill resort is decorated and celebrated with folk dances classical music of the tribal life and culture of Rajasthan. Dance forms such as ballads, Gair, Ghoomar and Daph folk dances are a feast of grace and finesse to watch. The weather and calmness of the grounds coupled with the hospitality of the people make it the perfect way through which relax your body and mind muscles and give it out to the wind and dance to the groove, giving it the perfect start to a mind-blowing experience.
We head back to the hotel for the perfect sleep on the comfortable hotel bed to bring a perfect end to the first day.
We assemble at the Shikhar Hotel and head towards the Nakki Lake for the second day of the festivities. There are numerous competitions open for participation such as Skating Race, Skater's Show, CRPF Band Show, Boat Race, Horse Race, Tug of War, Panihari Matka Race and Deepdan to add the perfect masala to our Summer Festival Experience.
The highlight of the festival is the Sham-i-Qawwali which offers the perfect amalgamation of song and dance and food to being an end to your day.
The final day of the festival marks the final day of dance and games. Around lunchtime teams of locals and tourists contribute in boat races along the marvelous Nakki Lake. Followed by the Sham-e-Qawwali and a soul enriching and engifting show of fireworks bring the perfect finale to our breathtaking marvelous festival to celebrate the season of summer.
We head back to Udaipur after the lights show for dinner on our way and chattels full of memories and keepsakes to last us a lifetime in this Rajasthan Tour Package.
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