Deccan Festival, Hyderabad
Perhaps the most vibrant and enjoyable of all the festivals in Andhra Pradesh is the Deccan Festival. Held in Hyderabad every year, the Deccan Festival takes place for 5 days. This is organized by The tourism Department of Andhra Pradesh, with the purpose to keep the tradition and culture of the Deccan area alive. The Deccan Festival, consequently also known as the Hyderabad Festival in Andhra Pradesh has participants from all over the state. The whole state comes alive with a riot of colors ,music, spices and fairs.
To celebrate the Deccan Festival or the Hyderabad Festival in Andhra Pradesh, programs for cultural extravaganza are arranged. There are Ghazal nights and nights of qawalis and mushairas, that reflect the age old tradition of the city of Hyderabad. There are also fairs held in the city selling what the city is famous for, radiant and gleaming pearls of all varieties as well as the multi colored bangles. There is also a food festival arranged during the Deccan Festival, where the visitors can taste the different delicious and renowned cuisine of Hyderabad.
Time for celebrating Deccan Festival
The Deccan Festival is celebrated for five days in the month of February or March.