Muharram is the first month of the Islamic year and commemorates the martyrdom of Mohammed’s grandson Hussain with mass mourning and all-night sermons. Shiites wear black in mourning, and throngs gather at Badshahi …
A well-established three-day annual event that celebrates literature and the local tradition of mushaira (poetry recital). Held at locations including Lamakaan.
This four-day music festival, named for two renowned classical musicians, celebrates Hindustani music. It's held in the Chowmahalla Palace.
A statewide festival honouring Kali, with colourful processions in which devotees convey bonalu (pots of food offerings) to the deity. Secunderabad’s Mahankali Temple goes wild.
Hyderabad's skies fill with kites during this important regionwide Telugu harvest festival. Expect fairs, bonfires and communal feasts.