Fairs & Festival
Andhra Pradesh includes a long procession of festivals. Color,
gaiety, enthusiasm, feasts and a variety of prayers and rituals
characterize festivities here. The state is famous for celebrating
festival of every region and religion with equal pomp and gaiety.
Be it the age-old traditional Hindu festivals or the Muslim festivity
of brotherhood or Christmas the diversity of the state is manifested
in its people, languages, religions and cultures.
Fairs are a part of a living heritage in Andhra Pradesh. These are
events that are awaited throughout the year and careful planning
goes into them, which offers a thrilling experience to one's travel.
In Andhra Pradesh many temple fairs are organised, of which the
Brahmotsavam at Tirupati and the Sri Rama Navami Festival at Bhadrachalam
are very popular. Devotees in large numbers attend these fairs.
Andhra Pradesh Tourism organizes fairs like the Lumbini Fair, Vishaka
Utsav, Deccan Festival etc. that bring together the arts, crafts
and cuisine of the various regions of the state.
Fairs & Festivals in Andhra Pradesh
Location: Nagarjunasagar, Hyderabad
Month: 2nd Friday Of December
Lumbini festival highlights the 'Buddhist Heritage' of Andhra Pradesh.
It is an excellent opportunity to discover the heritage that takes
you back 2000 years in time.
Timing: Third Friday to Saturday of January
Visakha Utsav is organised for three days in Vishakhapatnam. It
is the festival special for 'Vizagites', in the cold month of January.
The festival is organized to bring together the arts, crafts and
cuisine of Vishakhapatnam district Visakha Festival comprises of
a variety of cultural programmes, sport events, food fair, exhibitions,
fashion shows, etc.
Urs of Hazrat Ali
Location: 120-kms From Hyderabad
Formerly Known As: Omkaram, Ahankarapattanam
Timing: October - November
Kohir town is situated at a distance of 12-km from Zahirabad and
120-kms from Hyderabad. This place was originally called as "Omkaram"
and "Ahankarapattanam", but was changed into "Kohir"
during the rule of the Muslims. There is a famous Dargah of Hazrat
Ali and the 'Urs' of the saint are held annually over here during
the months of October - November and is attended by about 5,000
Duration: Five Days
Deccan Festival is held at Qutub Shahi Tombs Hyderabad on Second
Friday, Saturday & Sunday of April every year. This festival
brings the choicest talent from the field of Music, Dance and Theatre
incliding the Ghazals, Mushairas, Qawwalis, Classical dances and
Music. Various renowned singers and dancers are invited for performances
and every tourist visiting this place in February must view it.
The Deccan Festival essentially mirrors the glorious Qutub Shahi
This Deccan festival also includes the Pearls and Bangles Fair.
Hyderabad is also known as "The city of Pearls" since
the Hyderabad pearls have been cherished and famed for their quality
and luster since times immemorial. This festival celebrates the
spirit of this heritage - Pearls and Bangles fair, displaying creations
in lustrous pearls and multi-hued bangles that are local specialties,
and a Food Fair, with items covering both Andhra and Hyderabadi
cuisine. Cultural programs, food stalls, arts and craft shops etc.
are well organized.
India Festival Of Arts & Crafts At Shilparamam
Location: 14-km From Hyderabad
Significance: Exhibits Arts And Crafts From All Parts Of
Shilparamam is a Crafts Village set amidst lovely rocks, rippling
waterfalls and gorgeous lawns, about 14-km from Hyderabad. Shilparamam
plays host to myriad traditions of arts and crafts of India. It
has become internationally famous for the Annual Crafts Festival
that is being organised in the first two weeks of March every year
During these Festivals, crafts persons from across the country
come here to display their exclusive creations. Here buyers' come
and pick up objects directly from the makers with out having to
deal with middlemen. While the first such Arts and Crafts festival
attracted people in tens of thousands the festival now attracts
hundreds of thousands of people every day. Crafts people from all
over the country sell their creations.
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