During the period of the Maharaja’s, Mount Abu was used as a place of leisure by the royalties and semi-royalties. The place presents an interesting contrast of British style bungalows and holiday lodges of the royals (Thikhana) with various tribal communities residing amidst the thick lush forest on the hills surrounding the region.
The flora and fauna enjoys the adulation of the tourist to the fullest. The highest point of the Aravali is the ‘Guru Shikhar’ with a vast sanctuary that shelters a number of species like langur, wild boars, Sambar, leopards and many more along with a number of flowering plants and trees, which enhance the beauty of the whole scenery.
A rich collection of monuments of different religious sects like the famous shrines of Jainism are also found here.
The tribal community of this area still maintains its pristine ways of living despite progress of the modern times.
The Delwara temple is famous for its architectural splendour. The intricate carving on the marble stone is simply mesmerizing. A cluster of Hindu temples also marks the land with their historical past.
The Brahmkumari ‘Ashram’ is another world famous religious community center.
The summer festival is held every year during the month of May on Budh Poornima. The festival celebrates the warmth and cheerfulness of the people of this hill station. The hospitality of the people, their colorful culture and exotic location have made this festival a-never-to-be-forgotten experience.
The festival begins with a ceremonial procession, which starts from the RTDC Hotel Shikhar and gather at the Nakki Lake Chowk followed by folk performances of Rajasthan and Gujarat states. The grand finale of the festival display dazzling fireworks on all three days. This two-day colorful festival is organized on 3-4 May by the Rajasthan Tourism, Municipal Board, Mount Abu and District Administration.
Refresh yourself in the tranquil surroundings of Nakki Lake and enjoy the summer festival a lovely harmony of color and rhythm in scenic environs.