Religious in Hyderabad


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 …
Literature in Hyderabad

Hyderabad Literary Festival

A well-established three-day annual event that celebrates literature and the local tradition of mushaira (poetry recital). Held at locations including Lamakaan.
Music in Hyderabad

Pandit Motiram–Maniram Sangeet Samaroh

This four-day music festival, named for two renowned classical musicians, celebrates Hindustani music. It's held in the Chowmahalla Palace.
Religious in Hyderabad

Mahankali Jatra

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.
Religious in Hyderabad


Hyderabad's skies fill with kites during this important regionwide Telugu harvest festival. Expect fairs, bonfires and communal feasts.