Deccan Festival is the most happening and perhaps one of the most sought-after events in Andhra Pradesh. Organized by Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation, the festival continues for five days in the month of February. The best features of this festival are the arts, crafts, dances, music and the 'Nawabi' cuisine of Hyderabad. The grand celebrations encourage various popular singers and dancers to perform here.
The cultural programmes comprises of ghazals, qawalis, mushairas
(poetry) etc, giving numerous reasons to the people across India to
attend this festival. Eminent in their own fields, legendary artists
come from all parts the state as well as the country to engage in the
colorful riots of music and laughter. Another interesting thing about
Deccan festival is its Fair of Pearls and Bangles. This fair is the best
place to check out the striking collection of lustrous pearls, jewelry,
accessories and multicolored bangles.
The main idea behind the celebration of this festival is to keep the
traditions and culture of the Deccan region alive. On your visit to
Deccan festival, you must taste the delectable dishes belonging to both
Andhra and Hyderabad cuisine at the Food Fair. Being celebrated at
Hyderabad, the Festival is also known as Hyderabad festival. In short,
Deccan Festival offers the best time to sneak a look into the glorious
culture of the princely state of India.