Culture & Heritage

The Indian state of Telangana has a vast cultural history. The region emerged as the foremost centre of culture in Indian subcontinent during the rule of Hindu Kakatiya dynasty and the Muslim Qutb Shahi and Asaf Jahi dynasties— (also known as the Nizams of Hyderabad).

The rulers’ patronage and interest for arts and culture transformed Telangana into a unique multi-cultural region where two different cultures coexist together, thus making telangana the representative of the Deccan Plateau and its heritage with Warangal and Hyderabad being its epicenter.

The regions’ major cultural events celebrated are “Kakatiya Festival” and Deccan Festival along with religious festivals Bonalu, Bathukamma, Dasara, Ugadi, Sankranthi.


  • Male
  1. Uttareeyam or Pai Pancha (Angavastram or veil)
  2. Pancha (Dhoti)
  3. Jubba (Kurta) The top portion
  4. Lungi (Casual dress)
  5. pants & shirt.
  • Women
  1. Cheera (Sari)
  • Girls
  1. Langa Oni (Half sari)
  2. Lehenga (Long skirt or skirt below knees and a blouse)
  3. Punjabi dress/ chudidhar


  • Kuchipudi
  • Vilasini Natyam
  • Perini Shivatandavam
  • Oggu Katha
  • Burra Katha
  • Telugu Cinema
  • Kalankari