Deccan festival: The Deccan festival is the 5 day long festival that is celebrated on 25th of February every year up to 1st of March at Qutub Shahi Tombs. It is one of the most popular events of Andhra Pradesh. Every year the tourism department of Andhra Pradesh organizes the Deccan festival well known as the soul of Hyderabad; since it represents the tradition and culture of the Hyderabad City.
The five days festival is a great opportunity for many talented artists to show case their work in arts, crafts, music and dance. The whole city comes out with beautiful colors during the festival. The main purpose of celebrating this festival is to keep the tradition of Hyderabad culture alive.
The cultural programs during the festival include Gazal nights, Musaira and Qawwali. Many famous musicians and artist from all over the world come to the city to perform and show their talents in
Gazal: The ghazal is a short poem consisting of rhyming couplets, called Sher or Bayt. Most ghazals have between seven to twelve shers.
Musaira: It is an evening social gathering at which Urdu poetry is read to describe an event and perform their work.
Qawwali: A kind of Muslim devotional music especially among the sufis.
The main features of the Deccan festival are arts, crafts, appetizing food, exciting cultural performances and lots of shopping. Also huge numbers of stalls are arranged at the fair selling radiant pearls of all varieties, multi colored bangles, accessories and jewelries. Hyderabad offers the best Nawabi cuisine to the visitors. One can make use of Food Panda Coupons to enjoy the best Hyderabadi biryani; the one city is most famous for and there are many more delicious foods available.
The Deccan festival is an effort to preserve the cultural heritage of India. One can have the best experience of the Incredible India.