Deccan Festival, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
Every year gracious Hyderabad comes alive during the Deccan Festival held from February 25 for five days. There are cultural programmes with ghazal nights, qawalis and mushairas, typical of the city. A pearl and bangle fair displays creations in lustrous pearls and multi-hued bangles that are local specialities. A food fest serves the best of Hyderabad's famed cuisine to visitors.