People of Delhi eagerly await annual cultural extravaganza, and one of most popular and splendid ones goes by the name “India International Trade Fair”- a melange of business, trade and cultural activities (of course cultural hues is what caught my eye and camera!). This year, the 2-week long fair in its 35th edition is based on the theme “Make in India” and kicked off on 14th November at Pragati Maidan grounds.
For me, it was déjà vu thanks to a recent trip to the The Enchanting Indian Cultural Festival, even though IITF is much larger in scale, scope, concept and even footfall ! Any of you who might be interested in visiting this grand fair can find precise information on the official website – IITF.
There are beautiful pavilions of Indian states one-after-another showcasing their indigenous crafts, arts, clothing, history and technology; you can spend endless moments in each of these admiring the aesthetics, reading snippets of history or else bargaining for the wonderful-looking crafts Desi style ! Here are some snapshots :
The “International Fair” in Hall no. 18 attracted large number of visitors and includes stalls from various countries spanning South and South East Asia to the Middle East. My personal favorite? Mosaic Lamps from Istanbul’s Bazaar!
Finally, a customary visit to the Food Court is inevitable for folks like me.(which you, my fab readers know by now :D). From Rajasthani Kachoris to Awadhi biryanis, one surely has a vast spread to choose from. Our choice of “Hyderabadi Chicken Qorma wth Roomali Roti” turned out to be satiating, bringing a proper closure to the day-long, fun-filled touring at IITF!
If this excited you enough, do make a dash for the fair : It is worth it !