Andhra Pradesh Traveling 2022: 8 Festivals You Must See
One of the joys of having a vacation in India is the numerous festivals, which fall almost every day. Additionally, each state has some local festivals and unique ways of celebrating national festivals. Todays’ pick by India By Car and Driver is Andhra Pradesh and its eight festivals, which you must witness.
Indulge in these festivals to make your vacation in the state ten times more memorable
Andhra Pradesh is in South India, so you know that there have to be many festivals, and each one, whether local or national, will be celebrated with utmost enthusiasm and joy. So with that in mind, we will share with you the eight festivals of Andhra Pradesh, which you don’t want to miss.
Pongal: Pongal or Makar Sankranti is celebrated in every state of India. It is one of the famous harvest festivals of India. Pongal in Andhra Pradesh is celebrated uniquely. The locals dress up as well-known characters of local mythology, guests are invited, and sweets are given.
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Ugadi: Ugadi in Andhra Pradesh is a widely celebrated festival in Karnataka and Telangana. The celebrations take place as per the lunisolar calendar in Hinduism. People make numerous sweets like Puran Poli and Bhakshya.
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Vinayaka Chaturthi: Lovingly called Ganesh Chaturthi in Maharashtra, Vinayaka Chaturthi is one of India’s most widely spread festivities, observed as Ganesh Ji’s birthday. On this grand day, citizens of Andhra Pradesh worship the god with leaves, vermilion, Kheer, flowers, sandal paste, etc.
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Visakha Utsav: It is one of those cultural and Famous Festivals of Andhra Pradesh that the state government organizes. People flock in large groups to witness cultural shows, sports events, traditional crafts, garments, and flowers exhibitions.
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Tirupati Tirumala Brahmotsavam: It is a widely celebrated Hindu festival at the Tirumala Venkateswara Temple, which lasts for nine days, during which we follow several rituals, and on the 9th day, Lord Venkateshwara arrives at the temple through various streets.
Tirupati Tirumala Brahmotsavam
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Lumbini Festival: The state government’s tourism department organizes this Buddhist festival to spotlight the Buddhist culture, which was significant in medieval Andhra Pradesh. It is one of the Primary Festivals of Andhra Pradesh, which is celebrated for three days.
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Rayalaseema Food & Dance Festival: It is the largest art mela in Andhra Pradesh devoted to crafts, food, and cultural dances, the locals of the Chittoor region group at the Rayalaseema district to be a part of the grand shows and exhibitions. Fun fact, Rayalaseema Food & Dance Festival was listed in the top 5 Indian food and art festivals.
Rayalaseema Food & Dance Festival
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Deccan Festival: Deccan Festival is one of the state’s most celebrated and well-known festivals. It is a five-day celebration hosted in many essential locations in Hyderabad. The festival is devoted to Hyderabad’s art, cuisine and culture. In addition, you will witness numerous local fairs and exhibitions are fixed at various locations. The festival is also celebrated to cherish the state’s delicious delicacies.
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