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Deccan Festival- An interesting Way To Introduce Your Child To The Rich Indian Culture.

Nandini Muralidharan
7 to 11 years

Created by Nandini Muralidharan
Updated on Feb 25, 2018

Deccan Festival An interesting Way To Introduce Your Child To The Rich Indian Culture

There are charming cities. And then there’s Hyderabad - a city of contrasts, a city of charm, a city of culture and a city of modernization. The fast paced IT industry coexists peacefully with the bustling pearl merchants and the Charminar. Various malls thrive alongside the biryani joints that have seen five generations. So what better city to host a festival that is a tribute to Deccan culture? Read on to find out more about this festival.

What is the Deccan Festival?

The Deccan Festival is a tribute to the rich culture of the Deccan region. Arts, crafts, music, dance and, of course, divine culinary experiences – you name it and you’ve got it. It is a five-day long festival organized by the tourism board of the state.

Here are some highlights of the festival:

  1. Musical performances:

    Energetic or soulful, whatever be your taste in music, the festival has something for everyone. Beautiful ghazals, qawallis, and other musical performances will be a major highlight of this festival,/li>
  2. Poetry:

    There will be beautiful poetry readings for all lovers of literature
  3. Handicrafts:

    Retail therapy at the Deccan Festival is sure to be satisfying, especially if you love handicrafts, and the famous Hyderabadi pearls, colorful bangles and other trinkets
  4. Nawabi Culinary Treat:

    The rich cuisine of the Nawabs will blow your senses away. Treat your taste buds to the flavorful food of Hyderabad at the festival

What Are The Dates?

This year the dates for the Deccan Festival are as follows: 25th Feb, 2018 (Sunday) To 1st March, 2018 (Thursday)

Location:

Qutb Shahi Tombs, Hyderabad

Other Interesting Things To Do In Hyderabad With Your Child

Making a trip to Hyderabad during the Deccan Festival is a great way to introduce your child to the rich culture of the region. While you’re there, here are some other things that your child can enjoy in the city:
  1. The Birla Science Museum:

    For all those budding scientists, the Birla Museum is a superb place to learn about the universe
  2. Charminar:

    Any visit to Hyderabad is incomplete without a trip to the iconic Charminar. Stroll around the bustling area, and indulge in some delicious lassi with your child. Take a walk around the market, and treat her to some colorful bangles
  3. Dhola Ri Dhani:

    For another dash of culture, the puppet show at the Dhola Ri Dhani is a great option
  4. Hussain Sagar Lake:

    Take a speedboat ride on this gorgeous manmade lake
  5. Ramoji Film City:

    For movie buffs, this sprawling film city is a must-see on a trip to Hyderabad. Apart from various film shootings, there are parks and attractions for children inside the premises
  6. Jawahar Deer Park:

    Situated next to the Shamirpet Lake, this beautiful deer park is home to rare species of deer. You can also take your child up to the observation tower for a breathtaking view of the Shamirpet Lake

Music and cultural festivals are a wonderful way to make your child aware of the diversity in Indian culture. So why not make a holiday to this dynamic city of Hyderabad this year for the Deccan Festival?

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| Feb 26, 2018

hyderabad is my next destination for holidaying.. thanks for sharing..

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