4 - 9 November 2020
  Hyderabad      India

Director:  Mahaalakshmi Karumuri

Application Form

  until 18 September 2020

Festival City – Hyderabad:
Welcome to Hyderabad, City of Nizams & City of Pearls:
The capital of Telangana, Hyderabad, is the sixth most populated and city in India and is home to a bustling multicultural society. Popularly known as the "City of Pearls" and the "City of Nizams". Hyderabad is one of the historical cities in India. The locals of the town are referred to as Hyderabadis, and they have developed a culture that is distinctly a mixture of both Muslim and Hindu traditions.

Teeming with history and heritage, Hyderabad draws visitors from all over the world with its old Indo-Islamic buildings, forts, and museums. The Musi River splits the city into the chaotic historic part, complete with narrow alleyways and quaint teahouses, and the modern area, where shopping centres and high-end restaurants line the streets. Sightseeing in Hyderabad isn't complete without a visit to one of its vibrant bazaars, some of which have been standing for centuries, while the city surroundings boast a variety of national parks, zoos, and wildlife reserves.

Hyderabad's Culture at a Glance
Hyderabad is a city of palaces and forts, has been the centre of a vibrant historical legacy, ever since its inception by the Qutub Shahi dynasty, to be later on conquered by Mughal Empire and finally falling in the hands of Asaf Jahi dynasty. The influence of this vast royal past shines even today in the culture of Hyderabad, food and iconic architectural structures such as Charminar and Golkonda Fort which stand as testaments to the city's glorious history. 

The city of smiles, of lights, of a thousand faces, endearingly called the Pearl City, Hyderabad offers a variety of tourist attractions ranging from Heritage monuments, Lakes and Parks, Gardens and Resorts, Museums to delectable cuisine and a delightful shopping experience. To the traveler, Hyderabad offers a fascinating panorama of the past, with a richly mixed cultural and historical tradition spanning 400 colorful years. Some of the tourist attractions include.

Hyderabad Monuments: Chowmahalla Palace, Charminar, Laad Bazaar, Falaknuma Palace, Golconda Fort, Qutub Shahi Tombs, Taj Falaknuma Palace, Taramati Baradari, The Buddha Of Hussain Sagar, Makkah/Mecca Masjid, Salar Jung Museum, NTR Gardens, Kbr National Park, Hyderabad Botanical Gardens, Ramoji Film City, Jalavihar Water Park, Snow world, Durgam Cheruvu, Shilpa Ravam, Gandipet Lake, Mount Opera, Birla Mandir, Puri Jagannath Temple, Sri Ramakrishna Math, Nehru Zoological Park, Wonderla Amusement Park.

Festival Description:

  • Telangana International Ethnic Folklore Festival celebrates the beauty the cultural unity and diversity of world folklore cultures. TIEFF honors the unique timeless cultural traditions, and supports the work of folk artists all around the world by celebrating the deep-rooted cultural traditions. Our mission is to promote and preserve international cultural heritage with a primary focus on the folk arts. TIEFF focuses on presenting the variety of unique and original artistic traditions of various cultures. 
  • Telangana International Ethnic Folklore Festival-2020 is the first edition started in the heart of Telangana State Capital Hyderabad. TIEFF-INDIA focuses on cultural & Tourism concepts with a combination of luxurious comfort of the artistic groups.
  • TIEFF provides a stage where the heart and soul of the dancers remains forever with aesthetic joy who come from all corners of the world to perform and share their love for culture and the unwritten histories, traditions, and heritage passed down from generation to generation.
  • Each year 10 of the internationally-based dance and music groups are selected to make the journey to Hyderabad to participate and to proudly represent their country's traditions, adding to the global diversity and rich cultures presented on the Indian Stages. In addition to our International ensembles, we also provide equal opportunity and welcomes 10-15 national cultural dance teams where they represent our local talent and the diverse cultures with colorful costumes and dazzling smiles.
  • The festival will be a highlight of the Hyderabad’s Cultural diversity and it expects an exceptional line up which brings over 400-500 artists together with the massive crowd over 10,000 to 20,000 spectators, creating a glorious and unique yearly performing fest, consisting of hundreds who speak the universal language of music and dance, truly creating; One World on One Stage

Festival highlights:

  • Direct flight to Hyderabad – Capital city of Telangana State
  • Welcome to all groups and to ages
  • Comfort stays with hygiene places 
  • 3 times meals with Delicious cuisines of INDIA
  • Convenient and friendly Program schedules
  • Certificates to all group members and a Huge beautiful Trophy to the Group
  • Mehndi Painting
  • Traditional Indian dress wear and photo session
  • Helps to explore as 15 Monuments of Hyderabad in City Tour
  • Option to choose other tourism around Hyderabad as per the group requirements

Admission to the Festival:

  • Groups should fill the application form.
  • Groups should choose the accommodation packages thereby selecting the 210 Euros / 260 Euros. (additional packages are available with the organizer)
  • Conditions:
  • Festival is open to host all dancing and musical performance groups, folk, classical, semi classical, theatre semi Folk & fusion, marching bands, oriental dance groups, Chorus, ballet, circus and rhythmic gymnastics etc. 
  • Participants of the group members should be of any age starting from 8+.
  • Groups are allowed to perform with live music or recorded music.
  • Participants of the Music Bands should at least be 5.
  • Groups should get the Flight Tickets and Travel Insurance by their own.
  • Groups can extend their stay in INDIA only with the organizer with extra days and extra tourism which are available with the organizer. Groups can not engage themselves with any other Tour operator while in India on Organizers invitation.
  • Groups should choose the accommodation packages stated below:

Participation Fee:

  • 150 Euro per person
  • 200 Euros per person
  • 250 Euro per person

Participation fee includes:

  • 150 Euro Package:
    • 3 Star Hotel Accommodation
    • Full Board: 3 Times Meals
    • 5 days/4 nights’ Accommodation
    • Arrival on 5th November by 12:00 and (Lunch will be the first meal)
    • Departure on 09th November by 10:00 - 12:00 (after breakfast)
    • Hyderabad-Rajiv Gandhi International Airport Transfers
  • 200 Euro Package:
    • 3 Star Hotel Accommodation
    • Full Board: 3 Times Meals
    • 6 days/5 nights’ Accommodation
    • Arrival on 4th November by 12:00 and (Lunch will be the first meal)
    • Departure on 9th November by 10:00 - 12:00 (after breakfast)
    • Hyderabad City Tour (Excluding Monuments fee)
    • Hyderabad-Rajiv Gandhi International Airport Transfers
  • 250 Euro Package:
    • 4 Star Hotel Accommodation
    • Full Board: 3 Times Meals
    • 6 days/5 nights’ Accommodation
    • Arrival on 4th November by 12:00 and (Lunch will be the first meal)
    • Departure on 9th November by 10:00 - 12:00 (after breakfast)
    • Hyderabad-Rajiv Gandhi International Airport Transfers
    • Hyderabad City Tour (Excluding Monuments fee)
  • Extra Day:
    • 3* Hotel: 25€  per person only accommodation
    • 4* Hotel: 30€  per person only accommodation
    • 3 Meals: 15€ / per person

Additional Tourism:

  • Hyderabad City Tour – 1 day - (20 Euros)
  • Hyd Ramoji Film City Tour – 1 day 
  • Hyd to Warangal Tour
  • Hyd to Hampi Tour 
  • Hyd to Bengaluru Tour 
  • Bengaluru to Kolar to Mysuru to Coorg to Mangaluru
  • Tours from Delhi:
    • Groups opting Delhi Tour should book their return flight tickets from Delhi International Airport.
    • Delhi City Tour – 2 days – (200Euros by Flight)

All application forms will be evaluated by the Organization Committee. Official invitations will be sent to all groups as soon possible.

Arrivals & Departures:

  • The date of arrival for participants should arrive in Hyderabad – Rajiv Gandhi International Airport on 4th/5th of November by 12:00 hours as per the packages chosen.
  • The departure time from Hyderabad shall be started on 10th/11th November by 12:00 afternoon (After Breakfast).
  • The participating groups shall arrive in Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, the festival organization committee will arrange a coach to meet the foreign groups in the airport and escort them to the hotel.

Travel Requirements:

  • Each group should cover the travelling expenses of their international flight expenses for the round-trip.
  • Every member of the group has to have Travel Insurance which should include your medical and accidental coverage during the period of the festival.
  • Extra expenses, such as expenses in the hotel for beverages, laundry, room service, long distance calls are not allowed to pay by the organization committee.

Performance Details:

  • The Group should perform 3-4 different folk dances with 10/15 minutes programs each 1 or 2 times a day at provided venues.
  • Venues for performances will include open-air stages, theatres, halls, Auditoriums and scenic spots without special stage facilities or lighting equipment.
  • Groups should attend the rehearsals on time.
  • Group should provide 2 workshops & 1 road show in the festival
  • Group should actively participate in the discussion forums
  • The group has to take part in all programs, the festival organizers made its whole period and do not undertake any other performances, during the festival period they have no right to cancel any program without any approval from the Festival Committee.
  • National costume of their state can be stylized

Festival Rights:

  • The festival reserves the right for radio-TV and video-recording, copy-right without paying any honorarium.
  • The Festival organizing committee has the right to change the schedule of the program at any time during the festival.
  • By applying you confirm that you accept all festival conditions. All detailed information will be supply after your confirmation for participations


Thursday: 4th November 2020
  • 10:00 - 14:00: Arrival of the groups in Hyderabad & Hotel Check-In
  • 14:00 - 15:00: Lunch          
  • 16:00 - 18:00: Rehearsals for Opening Ceremony
  • 21:00 - Dinner in Hotel
Friday: 5th November 2020
  • 08:00 - 09:00: Breakfast
  • 10:00 - 13:00: Rehearsal on Stage/Performance
  • 14:00 - 15:00: Lunch in Hotel
  • 18:00 - 22:00: Official Inauguration & Performance by Groups
  • 22:00: Dinner in Hotel
Saturday: 6th November 2020
  • 08:00 - 09:00: Breakfast
  • 10:00 - 13:00: Workshops
  • 14:00 - 15:00: Lunch in Hotel
  • 18:00 - 22:00: Performance by Groups
  • 22:00: Dinner in Hotel
Sunday: 7th November 2020
  • 08:00 - 09:00: Breakfast
  • 10:00 - 13:00: Workshops
  • 14:00 - 15:00: Lunch in Hotel
  • 18:00 - 22:00: Performance by Groups, Closing Ceremony, Gifts exchange,
  • 22:00: Dinner in Hotel
Monday: 8th November 2020
  • 08:00 - 09:00: Breakfast
  • 10:00 - 12:00: CHECK OUT for 150€ package.
  • 10:00 - Hyderabad Tour for 200€ / 250€
  • 22:00: Dinner in Hotel for 200€ / 250€ package.
Monday: 9th November 2020
  • 08:00 - 09:00: Breakfast
  • 10:00 - 12:00: CHECK OUT for 200€ /250€ package.
 (Changes may be possible to the schedule of the program at any time during the festival)
NOTE: Festival organization take the full responsibility of the group by providing the official invitation. Festival will receive the group on arrival from the Hyderabad Rajiv Gandhi Intl airport and will escort the groups to the Boarding sections of the Hyderabad Rajiv Intl Airport on departures from INDIA. If the group wants to extend their stay in India with Tourism then also kindly consult the organizer for the further arrangements.
Any group willing to participate must submit an Application form.
Approved groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment.

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