Mount Abu is a fascinating hill station, serving as a source of comfort from the sultry dessert climate of Rajasthan. Endowed with a variety of flora and fauna in the land of deserts, it is the state’s only hill station standing at a height of 1722 metres above sea level. This mystical alluring city is studded with a colourful mix of vast stretches of green forests, serene lakes, and effusive waterfalls.
Embraced by lush green hills of the Aravalli range, Mount Abu appears to be no less than a wonder in this desert state.Mount Abu is undoubtedly a favourite tourist attraction that allows you to revel amidst panoramic vistas, all year round. Other than its scenic beauty, Mount Abu is also popular for the flamboyant celebration of Winter Festival.This sleepy hill station comes alive during the Winter Festival held in December every year. Let us explore the wonders& extravagance of winter festival 2020.
Winter festival in Mount Abu salutes the rich culture and tradition of the princely state.This festival is the joint initiative of Municipal Board of Tamil Nadu and the Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation. The sole motive behind this winter festival celebration is to ensure that citizens take a break from everyday monotony &relish the extra vaganza.
The Winter Festival in Mount Abu is a rare combination of cultural vibrancy, scrumptious cuisine, intriguing handicrafts against a scenic backdrop. Already a hit with the tourists, it is a three-day extravaganza that endeavours to bring together craftsmen and performers from the nook & corners of the entire state. However, this is just the tip of the iceberg.
Winter festival 2019 is all set to enthrall audiences with a mixed bag of fun. The plethora of fascinating competitions & events scheduled during the carnival include:
1. Gilli danda,
2. 20-20 cricket,
3. Kite flying,
5. Poetry reading sessions,
6. Mesmerizing Cultural Programs etc.
Besides, this Winter Festival offers an amazing opportunity to shop for authentic handicrafts, relish lip-smacking Rajasthani food,and admire magnificent sights with embellishing decorations, lights & spectacular fireworks.
The Mount Abu Winter Festival celebration begins with a grand procession by local authorities, accompanied by stunning performances by local talents. This procession originates from Hotel Shikhar and culminates at the Nakki Lake Chowk in the evening. On Nakki Lake hundreds of earthen lamps are set afloat in the water as a form of reverence. This ritual is called Deepdaan. This mesmerising site forms a visual treat &photographer’s delight.
During the three days of celebration, the spectacular fireworks in the evenings astonish the crowd with its magnificence in the background of the serene lake.
Winter Festival is celebrated during the last week of December. Winter festival 2019 is scheduled from 29th December to 31st December 2019.
This festival has risen up to the world platform for the three main reasons. These are
· The hospitality,
· The colourful culture and
· The exotic location.
Apart from these, cultural activities, enthralling sports &competitions also add to the exuberance of the festival. With the New Year just around the corner, head towards this city of scenic beauty. Witness the ecstasy of this Winter Festival 2019, along with relishing the natural abundance, culture, history and architecture of this Alpine rich destination.