One festival that lures shopaholics, art enthusiasts, foodies, cultural explorers, and fashionistas all in one place is the Deccan festival, celebrated every year in Hyderabad. The city gets into party mood for five days, except that this is the kind of party that never tires you out. Get your creative lens on for you are about to witness some of India’s finest artists, craftsmen and performers. By Shubhanjana Das

When:

The Deccan festival 2019 is scheduled to take place from 25th February to 1st March.

Where:

The festival is held in Hyderabad.

What:

Deccan Festival is one of South India’s most illustrious and extravagant festivals, which lasts for five days wherein everything you had (and had not) expected comes to life. Nothing is off-limits at the festival, which is without a doubt a melting pot of arts, crafts, mouth-watering food, lots of shopping, and exciting cultural performances from all over Andhra Pradesh. Organised by the Tourism Department of Andhra Pradesh, this festival is an honest effort at preserving, upholding, and displaying the cultural significance, and heritage of the state through more means than one.

What to Expect:

* Qawali, mushaira, and ghazal performed by esteemed artists from the state are in store for all of the five days of the festival. Brace yourselves, people, for this is no ordinary affair.

* Hyderabad is known for its pearls and it’s no surprise that the festival becomes a mini fair of bangles, accessories, and lustrous pearls. Shop to your heart’s content for you aren’t likely to find these exceptional pieces of jewellery elsewhere.

* When it comes to food, the festival prides itself in hosting a Food Fair, which brings the very best of Hyderabadi and Andhra cuisine to the visitors. Hyderabad is every foodie’s dream come true. P.S. Do not fill yourself up with just plates of Hyderabadi biryani for there’s lot more in store!

How to Reach:

Hyderabad is well-connected by flights and trains to all the major cities in the country. Once you’re here, getting to the venue is a piece of cake. Private cars and taxis to the venue are available in abundance.

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