Ooty / Mount Abu – Summer Festival — Cultural programs, adventure sports, boat races, flower and fruit shows add to the splendor of the festival.
The Summer Festival is held every year in the month of Aashadh (June). The steep rocks, tranquil lakes, picturesque locations and the pleasant climate of Mount Abu make it an ideal location for the festival. The three-day festival is a feast of folk and classical music and a window to the tribal life and culture of Rajasthan. The festival begins with the singing of a ballad, which is followed by Gair, Ghoomar and Daph folk dances which enthrall the spectators.
Sporting events such as the boat race on the Nakki Lake add variety to the festival. The Sham-e-Qawwali is a much-awaited musical extravaganza as renowned qawwals regale the audience.
The grand finale of the festival is a display of dazzling fireworks which adds to the tourist’s fantasy.
There are several beautiful hill stations in Tamil Nadu. With the Summer Festivals on, the hills are even hospitable to welcome the visitors coming from India and abroad. The summer festival is held in the ’Queen of Hill Stations’ the evergreen Ooty, the exquisite Kodaikanal or the salubrious heights of Yercaud – where boat races, flower and fruit shows are specially organized.
Tourists also get a splendid opportunity to go trekking in any of Tamil Nadu’s other hill stations that promise unforgettable holidays off the beaten track. Cultural programs, adventure sports, boat races, flower and fruit shows add to the splendor of the festival.