Delhi is a place of celebrations. A place which never stops breathing; you can always feel the vibes of festivity and fun all the time. Be it some cultural festival, some annual celebration or even a random mood; there are celebrations taking place round the year. But Delhi being a major tourist attraction organises a very important festival to bring everyone at one place and the festival is Paryatan Parv. A festival to celebrate the rich culture of the country, this festival will make you feel like you have visited the country at one single place only. This year Paryatan Parv New Delhi was organized from 16th September to 27th September 2018. The festival was organized at Rajpath area in New Delhi.
What is Paryatan Parv New Delhi?
Paryatan Parv is organized by the ministry of tourism to celebrate the tourism and culture of the country. The motive of Paryatan Parv New Delhi is to boost the tourism sector of the country and to educate everyone about its richness. Paryatan Parv is organized to bring everyone’s attention on the benefits of tourism along with representing the rich cultural diversity.
I often travel alone and there too I visited alone. And I got to spend a lot of time there. I visited almost every stall and place that was there at the festival. There were three major components of Paryatan Parv New Delhi namely Tourism and Governance, Tourism for All and Dekho Apna Desh. There were stalls of every state showing tourism and cultural heritage.
The one row of the festival was dedicated to the stalls showcasing the handicrafts and artefacts of the respective states. The other row had tourism officials and representatives of respective states. The same row also had food and cuisines from every state of the country. The festival was organized in partnership with several other ministries and stakeholders, state governments, central ministries etc.
The event was full of entertainment, fun, food, music and dance. Every day, there’re special event. The day I visited there; Navy Band gave a stunning, mind – blowing performance. It had folk dances. It had workshops. The place was really an interesting one to visit and I guess it was a must visit event in New Delhi.
Main Highlights of Paryatan Parv New Delhi
The festival had several amazing things to check out. From stalls selling handicrafts and other items to dedicated food stalls, there was everything.
- Total 32 states and union territories participated in Paryatan Parv New Delhi 2018.
- There were 18 Theme Pavilions in New Delhi’s Paryatan Parv 2018.
- There was a food court. The total number of stalls in food court was 54.
- There was a Kitchen Studio set up by Institute of Hotel Management, Delhi.
- The craft bazaar had 76 handlooms and handicraft stalls.
- There were live performances by the Indian armed force bands.
- The ministry of information and broadcasting had also put exhibition with theme ‘SaafNiyatSahiVikas’.
A Photowalk of Paryatan Parv New Delhi 2018