The Union Ministry of Tourism would be organising Paryatan Parv, a festival of tourism, from 5 October 2017 in collaboration with other central ministries, state governments and stakeholders.
The main objective behind organising the festival is to draw focus on the benefits of tourism and showcase the cultural diversity of the country and to reinforce the principle of ‘Tourism for All’.
The 20-day festival would be beginning at Humayun's Tomb in Delhi. It will end on 25 October.
The festival will have three main components:
• Dekho Apna Desh
• Tourism for All
• Tourism & Governance
The components aim to encourage Indians to visit their own country by holding tourism events at sites across all states and interactive Sessions and workshops with stakeholders on varied themes.
Activities at the sites will include illumination in and around the sites, cultural programmes of dance, music, theatre, story telling, sensitisation programmes for stakeholders around the sites, tourism exhibitions, showcasing culture, cuisine and handicrafts/handlooms and guided heritage walks. These will all be “People’s Events” with large scale public participation.