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Festivals in Andhra Pradesh

Deccan Festival
Every year on 25th February, Deccan Festival is celebrated in Hyderabad for five days. It imitates the culture of the Deccan and emphasizes Hyderabad's culture, arts and crafts, and the well-known lip smacking Nawabi cuisine. Typical of the Hyderabad city, numerous cultural programs are organized which include Ghazals, Qawalis, Poetry etc. Every tourist must visit this festival in Hyderabad in the month of February. This special festival is conducted by the Department of Tourism. Apart from these cultural events, this festival also includes Pearls and Bangles fair, exhibiting beautiful creations of the famous radiant pearls and multicolored bangles that are local specialties. A Food Fair is also organized that offers appetizing items exclusive of both Andhra and Hyderabadi cuisine.

Deccan Festival is the most happening and possibly one of the most sought-after events in Andhra Pradesh. The most excellent features of this festival are the arts, crafts, dances, music and the 'Nawabi' cuisine of Hyderabad. The majestic celebrations persuade various popular singers and dancers to perform here.

The reasons that attract numerous people across India to attend this festival are the cultural programmes comprises of ghazals, qawalis, mushairas (poetry) etc. Renowned in their own fields, celebrated artists come from all parts the state as well as the country to keep in the colorful riots of music and laughter. One more attractive thing about Deccan festival is its Fair of Pearls and Bangles. This fair is the preeminent place to check out the outstanding collection of radiant pearls, jewelry, accessories and multihued bangles.

The key thought behind the celebration of this festival is to maintain the traditions and culture of the Deccan region lively. One can enjoy Deccan festival, through most delectable dishes belonging to both Andhra and Hyderabad cuisine at the Food Fair.
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