The Oasis in the dessert’, Mount Abu is located at around 1220 meters above sea level in Rajasthan. Mount Abu is the only hill station in the North West India and is an epitome of the contrast of British and Rajputana Royal’s marks on it. The history of Mount Abu dates back to several years ago when empires fought for their rule on this city. Till 1947, Mount Abu served as the headquarters for the residents of Rajputana. Although the Abu hills (about 330 sq.km.) were declared as a closed area in 1960, but the Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary covers about 290 sq.km. of the total area. This sanctuary is home to various species of flora and fauna. There are several stories behind the description of the name of this hill station. ‘Abu’ is believed to be the son of Himalayas; however some legends also say that Mount Abu derived its name from the powerful serpent ‘Arbuada’, who saved Lord Shiva’s bull, Nandi. The best time to visit Mount Abu is during the months of February to June and September to December.
Gangaur Festivals Gangaur Festival is celebrated from the month of March-April which is celebrated for about more than a month. During this festival married women and young girls worship goddess Parvati and the image of Gangaur is taken from village to village. This festival is majorly celebrated by the Garasia tribe from Sirohi-Mount Abu. Summer Festival Summer festival is celebrated in the month of May which is organized by the Rajasthan Tourism department and the Municipal Authority of Mount Abu. It is a three day long festival full with cultural programmes and folk dance and songs. The festival sets on start from the RTDC Hotel Shikhar and ends at Nakki Lake. Winter Festivals Celebrated during the month of December, Winter festival is also an initiative by the Rajasthan Tourism department and the Municipal Authority of Mount Abu. The festival however is on a much larger scale with plenty more of activities that are added with sport events and many other attractions.
Tourists can shop in Mount Abu at various street markets that have Rajasthani and Gujarati traditional items and souvenirs. The markets also offer Rajasthani attires and cuisines and many other things.
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