Seize the moment when the world comes to you!
It’s evident that the world is shrinking by the day. Everything is now available at our fingertips as we move along. Social media and globalization have made people reachable, if not closer to say the least. Interaction with other cultural communities and citizens have become easier. For many nowadays traveling to far flung countries is as easy as flipping a coin.
Many would prefer visiting those exotic locations than by just watching them on TV, social media or any other medium like stage performances. But, there are some others, who would want to have a glimpse of diverse cultures of the world, taste the food to see if they can survive there for a considerable time and experience their art or music before they finally plunge their hard-earned money on a trip.
This is exactly where the World Fest comes to rescue. Ferris International Pvt. Ltd. brings forward this unique tourism concept to the inhabitants of Mumbai to give them a global experience in the comfort of their own city. Unity in Diversity is the unsaid theme of the event where the differences are respected and humanity forms the ground for unity. The aim is to promote India as a tourist friendly and safe travel destination for the world.
The two-day festival is an amalgamation of performing arts, food, culture, handicrafts, and music put together under one roof. And when the showground is as colonial & impeccable as Ballard Estate, the enjoyment proliferates. In its 4th consecutive year and 15 countries participating, the festival is a virtual passport for anyone who loves traveling and experiencing the varied cultures across nations.
I strolled through the arcade where handpicked unique artefacts from countries like Ethiopia, Sri Lanka, China, Brazil, Indonesia, Egypt & Poland were displayed for sale. I bought some intricate pieces to embellish my jewellery box.
Several traditionally dressed women represented their nation and were readily up for photos with visitors.
Country natives staged notable performances to bring together their music and dancing styles respectively. The audience was in captive while watching the acts and appreciated the artists through several rounds of applause.
What allured me was the wall art which characterised Buenos Aires love for street art. The canvass became an immaculate background for selfies. This was my take-home for the day.
The event witnessed additional footfalls as the evening advanced. If the European architecture appeals to you, there was separate arrangement for heritage walks and open-jeep drives powered by ‘Khaki Tours’ to take you through the legacy of Mumbai. I’m definitely taking one of these in the coming weeks.
For a newly born travel junkie like me, the fest served as a global tasting platter and I loved every morsel of it.