WINTER FESTIVAL – MT. ABU
The annual Winter Festival held at Mount Abu in December pays homage to the rich culture and tradition of Rajasthan. The much-talked about event is a rare combination of cultural vibrancy, stunning handicrafts and delicious food,
The annual Winter Festival held at Mount Abu in December pays homage to the rich culture and tradition of Rajasthan. The much-talked about event is a rare combination of cultural vibrancy, stunning handicrafts and delicious food, set against a scenic backdrop. This three day extravaganza brings together craftsmen and performers from every corner of the state. It is also known for its sporting and entertainment events, such as kite flying, rowing competitions and poetry reading sessions. Also, it is the only festival in Rajasthan where cricket has been introduced as a part of the celebration. A grand procession marks the beginning of the festival. It culminates at the Nakki Lake with the ‘Deepdaan’ ceremony in the evening, where hundreds of diyas (earthen lamps) are set afloat in the water as a form of respect. A stunning display of fireworks ends the festival on a spectacular note. The dates for 2016 are 29th December and 30th December. The Udaipur Airport is the closest and is located 175 kilometres away.
Rajasthan is a place rich in culture and tradition. Besides the numerous tourist attractions, the rich culture and tradition of the place is also a great attraction for tourists. The various fairs and festivals are the perfect places to visit in order to get close to the rich culture of the state. Moreover, some of these festivals also have religious significance. Hence, a visit to these festivals will also reveal the religious history of the place. There are many fairs and festivals held in the different parts of Rajasthan. The Winter Festival in Mount Abu is one of the most popular festivals in Rajasthan. The festival held in Mount Abu adds a lot of attractions to the only hill station of Rajasthan.