The Commercial office of Peru in India has been set up to further trade, investments, agriculture and tourism ties between India and Peru. The office has been tirelessly working towards spreading awareness about Peruvian culture amongst Indians through events and interactions.The National Geographic Traveller India and commercial office of Peru jointly hosted two events in Mumbai and New Delhi celebrating Peru and its rich food and cultural heritage. The events shone the spotlight on the attractiveness of Peru as a tourist destination, sharing stories about the country with a special audience. Those present were privy to presentations, discussions, food tastings and cultural experiences, aimed at creating a lasting impression of Peru. The first step in building awareness around a destination requires creating a buzz and these events were curated to do that. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfAt the Mumbai event, in addition to food tasting of Peruvian classics like ceviche and pisco sour, the audiences witnessed to a discussion about the country’s food history and culture. Held in the stylish Lima restaurant and bar by the Michelin Chef Atul Kochchar, the evening was a full house. The panelists included Luis Cabello, the economic and commercial counsellor for Peru in India, Priya Ganapathy, writer and guidebook author, and Ansoo Gupta, chief operating officer of Pinstorm, Founder of One Shoe Trust for Responsible and Mindful Travels. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe New Delhi meet-up, held at the Cultural Gallery of the Embassy of Peru, celebrated the spectacular culture and heritage of Peru. The audiences were given a glimpse of the festivals, revelry and pageantry that are part of everyday life in Peru. The panelists included the Luis Cabello, who was joined by Ansoo Gupta, Mandip Singh Soin, founder of Ibex Expeditions, and Sumana Mukherjee, food and travel writer. The attendees at both events were a mix of high net worth individuals with a passion for discovering new places, travel and food bloggers.