Paryatan Parv is like a huge exhibition of all things Indian. A host of marquees have been set up at Rajpath lawns. This area holds a craft fair, a food court, selfie zones, arty installations, a few small podiums for random events, and a huge stage for performers of traditional art forms to display their art. The performances are grand and colourful and given the melange of folks like Bhangra and Garba and classical forms like Kathak and Manipuri, there is no dull moment and the audience goes on cheering. Moreover, every event functions with clockwork precision and there is no break between a performance by two groups. At any point in time, no less than 50 dancers are on stage in perfect harmony, and there is no lapse anywhere. The shows are as wholesome as they could get. There is an Army Band that performs on the Rajpath as well as on a separate standalone stage meant for their performance. The food court is huge, like a food festival with 50+ stalls with Delhi stalls outnumbering others. Along with state cuisines and street food, various hospitality institutes have set up individual stalls here and are serving some photogenic stuff. We were also very impressed with the huge craft display at the event. The handloom and handicraft products here are beyond what is available at the stalls of Delhi Haat. It was good to see that organisers have made a genuine effort to get artisans and craft societies from various parts of India to display their unique products. Various tourism boards of different states have set up their stalls at Paryatan Parv, and one can reach out to get more information about the state and any tourism-related queries. The Paryatan Parv is a celebration of India’s rich culture and tradition in food, crafts, and folk arts. Quite like Bharat Parv, Paryatan Parv seems to have similar goals – to make us aware of our Incredible India or Atulya Bharat. The entry to the event is free. Dedicated parking space available at Rajpath.
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Attend Paryatan Parv For Stunning Handicraft Items, Sumptuous Food & More
What Is It?
What Could Be Better?
Selfie zones were better last year. This year they look a little half-hearted and hackneyed.
How Much Did It Cost?
Under INR 500
Best To Go With?
Family, Big Group, Bae, and Kids.