The Deccan Festival is one of the most enjoyable festivals in Hyderabad, Telangana. This festival is a one-stop place for shoppers, art lovers, foodies, and cultural explorers. It is a 5-day festival which is organised by the Andhra Pradesh Tourism Department. The reason behind the festival is to preserve, maintain, and highlight the state’s cultural significance and heritage through more than one means. The festival which brings Hyderabad to life is celebrated in the beginning quarter of the year. This year the festival will start from 25th- 29th February 2020.
The venue for the festival is Qutab Shahi Tomb; cultural extravaganza programs are arranged to celebrate the festival. There are Qawalis, mushaira, and Ghazals performed by state-run artists that reflect the old traditions of this city. Also, classical dance such as Kuchipudi and Bharatnatyam programs take place where renowned artists give their performances.
The festival is an ideal destination for shoppers as a fair is held from where one can buy pearls and different varieties of bangles for Hyderabad is known for. The festival has many traditional foods to offer and one of them is Hyderabad biryani which is the most famous in Hyderabadi cuisine. Though there other delicacies like Mughal food, Irani chai with Osmania biscuits are unmissable too. Also, the local Telugu food which is the native of this state is served at the festival too.
About the City
Known as the city of Nizams, Hyderabad exudes its own old-world charm with the old and the new city. The city is one of the major centre of technology which is why is also called as Hi-tech city. Mohammed Quli Qutub Shah established the town in 1591. It is also home to some of the popular historic sites like Golconda Fort that was started by the Qutb Shahi dynastic capital as a centre for diamond trading. The Charminar which is named after its four minarets is a 16th-century mosque also old city landmark near the long-standing Laad Bazaar. The city has a history of diamond and pearl and is therefore also the place of origin of the very famous Kohinoor diamond. Hyderabad is truly a paradise for visitors who want to learn about the rich cultural past and a modern present. You can book a tour guide from Odigos for a memorable experience.
How to Reach
Hyderabad is easily accessible through air, railway, and road. The nearest railway station to the event in Hyderabad and Secunderabad and the nearest airport is Begumpet Airport. Various state transport buses are available and are well connected within the state and around.
Get your artistic lens on because some of India’s finest musicians, artisans and performers can be seen in this Deccan Festival. To more about the festival, do check out the Odigos app. They have tour guides and packages for almost all the major destinations in India. You can write to firstname.lastname@example.org or call on +91 124-4610699 and we’ll help you to plan the trip.