Monday, May 15, 2017
Telangana and Andhra Pradesh are known for its traditions and rich culture, and their festivals are a perfect reflection of the same. One such festival is the Deccan Festival, celebrated in February every year in Hyderabad, and is organised by the Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation. The focus during the five-day festival is on culture, arts and crafts, and the very popular Nawabi cuisine. During the festival, a wide array of cultural programs and small fairs is organized.
What to See at the Festival
Many renowned local artists, artisans, singers, and dancers are invited to the festival to showcase their talent. The whole city of Hyderabad comes alive during the festival, thus, making it one of the most sought after events in the city.
One of the major highlights of the Deccan Festival is the Bangles and Pearls Fair where one can see pearls of the best quality. One can find them intricately worked into gorgeous accessories and jewellery.
Hyderabad has one of the most glorious pasts and the Deccan Festival is the best time to observe the same as it brings alive the era of the Qutub Shahi. Catch some amazing events like qawwali performances, Ghazal concerts and poetry recitations when there.
Enjoying the Nawabi Cuisine
The Food Fair at the festival is the best place to enjoy sumptuous dishes from all over Andhra Pradesh. Nawabi cuisine of the state is very popular among food lovers from all over the country and is, therefore, a major attraction at the festival.
How to Get There
Most Indian airlines connect to Hyderabad, making it easy for tourists to arrive into the city during the days of the festival. Begumpet Airport is the closest to the city, located about 5 Km from the Secunderabad Railway Station. People come from all over the country arrive to witness the festivities. So, make sure to complete your bookings with hotels in Hyderabad well in advance.
The Deccan Festival undoubtedly is the best time to enjoy the art, culture, and music extravaganza at the Qutub Shahi tombs. The festival has something in store for everyone, be it a foodie or a music lover or a shopaholic.