Ghar Aaja Pardesi tells the story of a daughter's quest for her long lost father at a turning point in her life, while glorifying the sacrifice of her mother, amidst intense opposition from her grandfather. The show portrays Bhavani Shankar Mishra (Vikram Gokhale), patriarch of a respectable family of Benaras and the conflict of his beliefs and thoughts with those of his family. Most of the family members represent today's generation, as they question the very foundation of beliefs on which Bhavani Shankar Mishra's "Parampara' and 'Aadarshvaad' rest. His wife Janki Mishra (Smita Jaykar) is the embodiment of her name and tries always to find answers to life's questions in the holy book of the Ramayan. She has never gone against her husband's wishes as she believes her husband to be akin to God.