Alai Balai is a cultural event held during the Navarathri festivities before Dassera. It showcases the life of people in State of Telangana. The festival aims to spread camaraderie and brotherhood among people. The festival was started by Bandaru Dattatreya, MP and Former Minister at Nizam College, but is now held at Jal Vihar, Tank Bund. The event is well attended by all sections and politicians of all regions. A typical ambience of the rural area in Telangana is created and is popular for the food festival for its traditional food delicacies.
The chief ministers of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, K Chandrasekhar Rao and N Chandrababu Naidu respectively, embraced each other at the Alai Balai programme organised by BJP senior leader Bandaru Dattatreya to promote unity and camaraderie on the occasion of Dasara.