Deccan Festival, the most happening and one of the most sought-after events in the South Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, to begin on 25th February, 2017. During this festival the gracious city of Hyderabad comes alive with beats and groove.
Deccan Festival is celebrated in Hyderabad every year on 25th February at Qutub Shahi Tombs. This five-day long festival reflects the culture of the Deccan and the spot light is on the arts, crafts, culture and the popular Nawabi cuisine of Hyderabad. Organized by the Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation, Deccan Festival invites various popular singers and dancers to showcase their talent and art.
The festival essentially celebrates the Qutab Shahi era. The love of art and literature of the city is reflected in the Deccan Festival. Cultural programmes comprising of ghazals, qawalis, and mushairas (poetry session) makes an atmosphere that gives numerous reasons to the people across India to attend this festival. The reason is further reaffirmed by the presence of legendary artists come from all parts who flock to Hyderabad to be a part of the proceedings.
This festival also includes Pearls and Bangles fair, displaying creations in lustrous pearls and multi-hued bangles that are local specialties, and a Food Fair, with items covering both Andhra and Hyderabadi cuisine. Cultural programs, food stalls, arts and craft shops etc. are well organized.
Besides Deccan Festival, Visitors can visit various tourist places in Hyderabad like Charminar, Mecca Masjid, Salar Jung Museum, Birla Temple, Golconda Fort, Ramoji Film City, Nehru Zoo Park, Lumbini Park and Falaknuma Palace.