AP plans festivals to boost tourism

The state will host dozens of fairs and cultural festivals throughout the year to promote domestic and international tourism. A high-level committee has finalised the itinerary for fairs and cultural festivals for the year in the three regions of the state from January to December. While Andhra and Telangana would have four festivals, Rayalaseema would have three festivals including the annual World Tourism Day celebrations.

While six festivals will be sponsored by the Centre, the expenses for the others would be met by the state government and organised by the tourism department.

Fairs & festivals planned
Lepakshi festival at Anantapur in August
World Tourism Day Sept. 27-29
Kakinada Beach festival in Oct. (3 days)
Araku festival Oct. 15-21
Rayalaseema food festival in Tirupati Oct. 16-30
Literary festival at Chittoor Nov. 10 and 11
Kakatiya festival in Warangal Nov. (last week)
Panagallu festival at Nalgonda Dec. 7-9
Hyderabad Carnival at Necklace Road, Dec. 21-27
Visakha Utsav at Vizag Dec. (last week)
Flamingo festival at Nellore Jan. 7-9
Taramathi festival at Golconda/Deccan Hyd Jan. 25-27.

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